Mt. Doom

by Ben Morey & The Eyes

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Produced by Ben Morey and Katie Preston
Recorded by Ben Morey at Mission Hall in Rochester, NY April - July 2016
Mixed by Kris Daley at Salvation Recording Co.
Mastered by Dave Drago at 1809 Studios
Album Cover by Mike Turzanski

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released June 30, 2017

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Ben Morey is a songwriter living in Rochester, NY

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Track Name: The Hill
Up there on that hill there’s a heaven
and how I’d like to meet you there
where the air is full of sound
we can lay there on the ground
and let the bugs crawl in out hair

Up there on that hill there’s a sunbeam
stuck on a place that we can share
where nobody’s ever ill
and everybody finds their thrill
and there’s no such thing as sick or scared

We will have a new beginning
where nothing ever ends
I will climb that hill until I hold your hand
you hold my hand
I hold your hand again
my friend again

Up there on that hill there’s a graveyard
where everyone is free from care
and it’s not hard to see the stars
on a good night maybe Mars
and how I’d like to meet you there
Track Name: Been Gone
I don’t shudder when I read the news
nobody in the cemetery’s got the blues

I’ve been gone
how long have I been gone?
Well I know I got you worried
but it ain’t like I’ve been having fun

Say the last thing that you said again
My thoughts were running ‘round
I’m in and out of my head

I’ve been gone
how long have I been gone?
Well I know I got you worried
but it ain’t like I’ve been having fun

I got my TV and my radio, a screen or two
got all these voices shouting at me
nothing sounds like the truth

I’ve been gone
how long have I been gone?
Well I know I got you worried
but it ain’t like I’ve been having fun

I’ve been just fine
I’ve been done for
I’ve been to work on time
and I’ve woke up on the floor

I’ve been gone
how long have I been gone?
Well I know I got you worried
but it ain’t like I’ve been having fun
Track Name: New Life
All I want is all you have
and all I get is what I see
I’ll come meet you in the middle
if you come find me underneath
That’s not what I had in mind
Give me anything but dreams
Let me be big for just a little
then you can shake me back to sleep

I got a new life coming
I got a new life coming to me
I got a new life coming
I got a new life coming to me


See me rattle let me roll
watch me twist and make me shake
I can play you like a fiddle
and you can sing me back awake
Burn it down and I won’t mind
Turn it up so I don’t think
Why’d you say it like a riddle?
Well that’s as much as I can take

I got a new life coming
I got a new life coming to me
I got a new life coming
I got a new life coming to me

I see it now
it’s clear and loud
I got it all figured out

Don’t be so sure
when you got a door
there could be less
there might be more

you might find nothing
we’ll see

I got a new life coming
I got a new life coming to me
I got a new life coming
I got a new life coming to me
Track Name: Flowers
The universe is expanding
and you and I are moving farther and apart
But we’re just molecules dancing
and flailing around in the dark

But with your flowers
on my eyes
every little thing is new

who knows what lurks in the shadows
there might be things that wanna
suck all the blood from your heart
their getting ready for battle
and we don’t know where they are

But with your flowers
on my eyes
every little thing is new

The sky is falling down too

But with your flowers
on my eyes
every little thing is new
Track Name: Unanswered Question
Answer the question
that’s been on everybody’s mind
where does the world end?
what is my heaven?

I cried when I help it in the light
You were a mountain before you were my friend

Hold you position
you’re always wrong until you’re right
and there was so much time
before there was our time you know

But make a decision
It’s an imaginary life
and there was a big bang
before there was anything at all

I cried when I help it in the light
You were a mountain before you were my friend

Answer the question
There ever turning in your mind
where does your world end?
what is your heaven?
Track Name: Finger Trap
I saw you holding a peace sign
and caught in my finger trap
You said it’s cool and you’re just fine
well how am I supposed to sleep after that?
When someone called you a freak you started freaking out
Somebody called me a tramp
but when we get down to work we’re gonna work it out
Don’t go get caught in the sap

Don’t go thinking in straight lines baby it’s an awful mistake
go be in twisted up grape vines go be a white spinning plate

When someone called you a creep you started creeping out
Nobody called me a saint
but when we get back to work we’re gonna work it out
don’t go get caught in the drain
Nothings gonna feel the same
So how will you replace the pain you’re losing when you
finally put down your peace sign
Track Name: Born Last Night
Maybe I like having a problem
Maybe I need something real important to do
So I don’t get too blue

I know there’s an answer up on the bookshelf
buried in about a billion words that I’ll never use
Guess I’ll just watch youtube

I got sick from all the information
so I got high on communication
when I got swallowed in a light
I was born last night

I got my head on I got it straight
I keep one eye on my mind
buddy that’s the last thing I wanna lose

First I got tired then I got lonely then I got lost
but buddy now I know what I oughta do
Have you heard the news?

It got heavy in the isolation
So I went looking for a revelation
that’s when I finally saw the light
I was born last night

Now I got a talisman
and I got a document
and I know the way
okay
clap clap jump jump
hip hip hooray

Hey what’s your problem
I’ll solve it
Just ask the question
and I’d like to think I’d tell you the truth
or something you could use

I’ve been practicing my contemplation
and having long one-sided conversations
man I’m bored in the light
I was born last night
Track Name: Smoking In The Sun
There’s a hundred names I call you
but I never used my tongue
Candy apple red and true blue
if I don’t have you all wrong

I saw you standing on a lawn
bad news and loaded like a gun
Smoking in the sun

I walk late at night to catch you alone
Sitting at the bar
I drive late at night to glimpse you alone
leaning on your car

I saw you standing in your shoes
pink eyes and bruise on your tattoo
paper bag of booze

I saw you lighting up the place
smooth moves like god’s redeeming grace
shadow on your face

You saw me I still don’t know when
Made eyes and whispered to a friend
Track Name: Black Jacket
My world was flat
and he was the edge
He was my dream before I saw him
And I will love him after I’m dead

Black Jacket
shine in the sun
Black Jacket
my only one

The world rolled fast
under his bike
There was no sun before I saw him
and he took the dark right out of night

Black Jacket
shine in the sun
Black Jacket
my only one

I was standing out on your corner
just dreaming like I always do
I was thinking about our night on the hill
and I was hoping I might see you

But when you walked by
I could tell that something was wrong
‘cause there was someone walking with you
and she had your jacket on

I guess you didn’t see me
‘cause when you went inside
I walked over to your bike
and I took it for a drive

When I rode away
the tears rolled down and my face went pale
I made it all the way to the top of the hill
and straight through the rail

My world went black
over the edge
I never fell before I saw him
Now I will love him after I’m dead
Track Name: In The Shade Of The Mountain
Wake me up if I start to scream
I can’t tell you the things I dream

I was swallowed like a mayfly
a bobby pin sinking in the sea
When you came riding on a waveform
dial tone rolling home to me

I don’t wonder cause now I know
You can’t dance if you got no soul

You were pretty on the outside
tryptophaned, marzapaned and meek
I could almost see your insides
bustin’ out when you’re about to speak

And you told me to take you there
lie you down in the green grass
you asked me to taste you there
in the shade of the mountain

Bless this dust that was once my lover
and damn to black cloud that hung above her

When I was in my left mind
I could see the troubles easily
But I could never seem to stop my
minor key memories to be

And you asked me to take you there
lie you down on the train tracks
you asked me to waste you there
in the shade of the mountain