Close to the truth

by Benjamin N. Cameron

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released February 1, 2014

All songs written, performed and recorded by Benjamin Cameron.

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Track Name: Empire of Parties
There were a number of years, in between
When we were brothers in arms, and cigarettes
When we were young and poor, and we knew more
Than anyone, than anyone else in the world

The world was night, and the night was magic
We breathed it in, in our little town
In our little minds, and our little lives

You pulled us all together, held us round you
Never alone in a crowd, not if you can help it
The way you were in your mind, a bit separate
The way you were in your mind, a bit sad

You always told us that you loved us
But not in the way we thought

Somewhere behind your grey eyes, full of sorrow and charm
And hands full of harm, knew you were great
You were the man of the hour, our symbol
Of our life, of our life in this dirty town

The world was night, and the night was magic
We breathed it in, in our little town
In our little minds, and our little lives
Track Name: Beautiful Noises
Well, the beautiful noises are gone
It’s the end of the night
And I’m terribly sorry for some
Who couldn’t get it right

We’ll start again in the new day
I promise there’ll be more light
And the beautiful sounds will return
To fill up your night

We’re eager to hear
We’re eager to see
We dying to feel
We just want to need

It’s a need
To be seen by your eyes
It’s a need
To be keen on somebody
It’s a need

Like liter on the breeze
Dancing in the wind
I swear there’s more to feel
I swear that this is real

Even if we get lost
In the eddies of this wind
And are swept into the clouds
Never to be seen again
It’s all right

I’m straining to hear
I’m trying to see
I dying to feel
You next to me
Track Name: Chronometers
Five, five, five, five
Tries at chronometers
And the distance to the moon

It’s a sense of space
It’s a measure of time
It’s the romance of distant and far off lands
It’s a sense of space
It’s a measure of the distance
That keeps us far apart

Five, Five, Five, Five
Tries to find the lines
That keep me away from you

Measure the distance
Keep track of the time
I’ll find you waiting
On far off shores
Out behind the horizon

Only the French know how to find you
And they’ll tell me
If I give them my map of the stars

It’s the only way ‘round the world
It’s the only way to find your way
Back home

Five, Five, Five, Five
Tries to find the lines
And the seas that keep me from you

It’s the only way ‘round the world
It’s the only way to find my way
Back home

So take your time and refer to the moon
Take your time and refer to the moon
Degree by degree by degree by degree
Track Name: We Go With No Control
I’m driving in this car
What no one knows
There’s no control
I have no control

The steering in this thing is shot
It goes where it wants to go

And here we go
Across the median
Here we go
Careen from lane to lane
Here we go, with no control

I’m getting bad looks now
They blame me
Swear I’m in control
I have no control

But I swear it’s on autopilot
It goes where it wants to go
I have no control

And here we go
We swerve from lane to lane
Here we go
We jump the median
Here we go, with no control
Here we go, we go and we go

Now across the neighbor’s yard
Across manicured lawn
I have no control

Through fence and mailbox
It goes where it wants to go
Where it wants to go
Track Name: Kids Know - It's A Dream
Children racing monsters
They’re tucked
Safe in sleep
The fields where they’re playing
Are hidden in the deep
Their terrified parents
Have visions of devils
And the end for their young

But kids know…
It’s a dream

The devils are their soft friends
Stay hidden out of sight
To stem the tide of fear
Their appearance
Will certainly bring

But kids know...
Track Name: You Should Have Known
It’s not quite you wanted
It’s just what happened now
It’s certainly where you ended up
Can you deal with it?
Can you keep your head up?

You were looking for adventure
But you just can’t find the thrill
Now you’re pouting with your arms crossed
Can you deal with it?
Can you keep your head up?

Yeah yeah yeah yeah
You should have seen it coming
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
You should have known

Yeah yeah yeah yeah
You should have seen it coming
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
You should have known
That this was the end
It was obvious that it would come to this
Again

Now you’re sitting in your room
Going through all your things
And it’s a real nice collection
Despite the sadness that it brings
Can you deal with it?
Can you keep your head up?

Make a whole new set of plans
You’re better at that than making friends
It’s not a nice realization
Despite the freedom that it brings
Can you deal with it?
Track Name: The Pressure
The pressure’s on us now
I’ can’t believe I’m here at all
Right beside you
We can’t escape
This is the real thing

I guess you’d better keep near
I don’t know why but I have this fear
That if you leave my side
It will all go wrong
I’ll have to run and hide

It’s the pressure
That will keep us here

I can’t see any other reason
Like equal attractors
We should repel
Right on across the room
And way on up into the sky

So hold on to my hand
And look me directly in my eyes
Under this repetition
Along with me
Right on into the night

It’s the pressure
That will keep us here
Track Name: Blind
Seems every day that passes
Something new slips away
And it seems like all the masses
Keep getting better than me
Every day

It used to be that taking it all in
Came like taking in the air
More and more, it’s a struggle now
Asthmatic, forgetful and unaware

Losing interest, losing sight
Of the things that really matter
Taking in all the lies
How we’re meant to be
More than blind

Run hard into the wind
Struggle uphill to your goal
It doesn’t matter
You’re running blind
Got no stake in the world