4​!​001 - Home Language

by Benjamin Poole

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Whole lotta acoustic strumming, boy choir harmonies and sad feelings. Occasional synth + banjo round out the whole affair.

"I just don’t feel like I can stress enough how artists try to do what Benjamin Poole is doing only they end up falling flat on their face whilst Poole remains a diamond in the rough." - raisedbygypsies.blogspot.com

Check the rest of Ben's tunes at benjaminpoole.bandcamp.com and soundcloud.com/benjaminpoole


released March 7, 2014

all words + music by Benjamin Poole
recorded fall + winter 2013 by Ben and Matt in Ben's room
thanks to Ellie for help with the art




4! records + tapes Bozeman, montana

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Track Name: Blacks
has she forgotten all the names
of everyone that ever loved her?
they're cut into her face-
she won't forget me.

she lights a Black out in the snow
just to keep herself awake,
'cause the sidewalk doesn't glow
like it used to,
with every silent step she takes.

and she turns her eyes to mine
because she feels it getting worse,
and as she cuts another line, she says
"do we deserve how much this hurts?"
Track Name: I Should Know Better
i should know better
than to wonder where you've been
i drew lines through every letter
that you'll never get to read

i should know better
than to wonder how you are.
i find your face on shapeless figures,
nameless and afar.

i met you once
a soul with the capacity for carlessness
and fantasy.
i hurt you then i know
and i'm still sorry,
but i hope you love
the person i've become.

and i should know better.
Track Name: Reds
it's always just a little farther,
try to get up.
when every day's a little harder
hold your head up. try to smile
though nothing has felt real
in quite a while.
don't let 'em know that you're tired.

it's always just another morning,
another day.
each time it comes without a warning-
are you okay? you're not sure.
you wonder sometimes what your life is worth.

and you know it's gonna be a long, long time
before we feel like ourselves,
it's gonna be a long long time.

keep your story straight
and walk on.
don't let them see that everything's gone wrong.
don't let anyone hear you sighing,
don't let them know how hard you feel like crying.

god dammit, you're trying.
Track Name: Unlove
we were unlovers
for too long.
a contract in nevers
a signature strong.

you know i'm tired,
tired of being lonely.
all that i want,
i want you to be sorry
for me.

lapsed indecision
to let this begin,
the hungry-handed precision
of fingers on skin.
tethered mistakes,
why did we even start
when we knew this would break
both of our hearts?

you know i'm tired,
tired of being angry,
all that i want,
i want you to forgive me.

so if you pull your punch,
i will rest my case
and bury your faded flowers
beneath this place.
cause the thaw doesn't come
any time before dawn,
it will pick you right up,
it will carry you on.