Pleasant

by Ben Morey

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Recorded by Ben Morey and Blake Cooper in Rochester, NY

Mixed and Mastered by Ben Morey

This album is dedicated to Daniel Johnston

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released December 11, 2013

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Track Name: Lightbulb
I feel your mind like a lightbulb
a floating glowing ball of white
your particles come flooding my skull
feeling for the holes inside

Everything switched on and alive!

I watch your voice and count the clouds fall
There seems a million brilliant kinds
I touch your noise and call you “Lightbulb”
Your humming whurrs around my life

Everything switched on and alive!
Track Name: Daydream
Inside the daydream
we use our wings to speak
and the color’s always changing
inside the blurry memory
where I listen to your daydream
until my mind’s too full to speak
and the heart is always changing
you move your fingers on the strings

And the song still stays the same
and the song won’t ever change
inside the daydream

Inside the daydream
you freed the raccoons from the cage
that your uncle had been keeping
as a boy beside a trailer far away
and you stare into the ceiling
and you see everything your mind wants you to see
while the record keeps repeating
“Do you ever long for love from me?”

And the song still stays the same
and the song won’t ever change
inside the daydream
Track Name: Bubble
Pink, green and silver
careful maneuvers
slow motion, mid-air

You spilling into me
blood spinning inwardly
we are two-liter tornadoes
we are marrying ketchup bottles

In a bubble
In a bubble with you
In a bubble
with the light coming through

The dust in your locket
The sage in my pocket
to Clear Weather we’ll send
everything that crumbles in a box
tied on to a rocket

You’re staying over
my wait is over
You’re staying over
my wait is over
Track Name: Pal of Mine
Darling pal of mine, darling pal of mine
ain’t it hard to be alive?
Pal of mine

The things you must survive, the things you must survive
I am always on your side
Pal of mine

Pal of mine, pal of mine
The sun you have inside
I’ll help you find I’ll help you find
Pal of mine

The worries in your mind, the worries in your mind
you know they worry mine
Pal of mine

So let me be a light, let me be a light
when your sky in black and white
Pal of mine

Pal of mine, pal of mine
The song you have inside
I’ll help you find I’ll help you find
Pal of mine

Darling pal of mine
Darling pal of mine
don’t it hurt to be alive?
Pal of mine

And it takes a long long time, it takes a long long time
but I’ll be by your side
Pal of Mine
Track Name: Storm
I didn’t listen and I didn’t care
When you stormed over my skin
inside your blue dark
I wasn’t there
It wasn’t fair
You don’t desearve it

You put your pretty things around my head
and said your love was like the water
in the ocean but twice as thick
and infinite
but I don’t desearve it

There are places that you will come to
where there are flowers, fun
and many many oceans filled for you
without the blue
and I won’t belong there
Track Name: Don't Go Crazy
Life's got a hole in it
Life's got a hole
But don't go crazy trying to fill it
It's probably gonna kill ya
Life's got a hole in it

But don't mistake it for a darkness
and don't go waiting for a sign
and don't spend all your days in night
like you're already out of time
but try now to decide
that it's time for you to try
and don't forget that you were
born with a mind without a limit

Life's got a hole in it
Life's got a hole
But there's a way to get around it
tell me when you've found it
Life's got a hole in it

But don't pretend you don't exist
just because there's something more
that you wanted to be doing
than what you're doing on your floor
and don't throw your life away
because it's not all happy days
if you believe that it can change
you'll change it in a minute

Life's got a hole in it
Life's got a hole
But don't go crazy trying to fill it
It's probably gonna kill ya
Life's got a hole in it

Try not to fall in it
Track Name: Small Space
I hope you and I someday will find
ourselves trapped in a small space
Though the world is wide I hope we're confined
somewhere close in a small space

where I can finally say to you
all the things that I never said to you
and you can scream until you're blue
if that's what you need to do

I wish you could see my TV fantasy
of us trapped in a small space
At last we could get to the bottom of it
when we're trapped in a small space

Where you could finally tell the truth
in all the places where you never told the truth
Be so much better if I knew
yeah, that's what you need to do

No reason to pretend so long after the end
when we're trapped in a small space
yeah, your heart's heart would mend
we'd be friends again
when we're trapped in a small space

And I could finally say to you
all the things that I never said to you
and you could scream until you're blue
if that's what you need to do
Track Name: Wonder
You've got a cold heart heavier than a stone
You've got a sadness that won't leave you alone
You've got a picture burning bright in your brain
and now you wonder when it's going away

But sometimes you're so happy you could cry
and then sometimes you're so sad that you might die
you might die
you might die
you might die

But you can wonder
and lie awake at night
and you can wonder
whether you were right
you can wonder
you can wonder
you can wonder
baby if you like

You've got a distance wider than a great lake
You've got a new ghost that you can't seem to shake
You've got a strangeness that you know like your name
and now you wonder if you're even the same

But sometimes you're so happy you could cry
and then sometimes you're so sad that you might die
you might die
you might die

But you can wonder
and lie awake at night
and you can wonder
whether you were right
you can wonder
you can wonder
you can wonder
baby if you like

you can wonder
you can wonder
you can wonder
baby if you like
Track Name: True Love Will Find You In The End
True love will find you in the end
you'll find out just who was your friend
don't be sad i know you will
but don't give up until
true love will find you in the end

This is a promise with a catch
only if you're looking will it find you
'cause true love is searching too
but how can it recognize you unless
you step out into the light
don't be sad I know you will
but don't give up until
true love will find you in the end