The Bencoolen EP

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Introducing Bencoolen's debut EP! Physical copies will be available soon after release.

For the first month of release, we will be donating a portion of the proceeds to The American Music Therapy Association.

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released August 22, 2014

Music & Lyrics by Bencoolen
Artwork by Alison Below & Walker Livingston
Recording, Mixing & Production by Martin MacAlister at Studio Warfare
Mastering by Ryan Hayes at Westfall Recording Company NY
© 2014

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Bencoolen Washington, D.C.

Bencoolen is a band with a classic lineup of the soaring vocalist, fleet-fingered saxophone player, and bluesy rock lead guitarist. Mixing together old-school vibes and modern influences, Bencoolen brings it all to the stage with a knack for drawing in a crowd of college students to halls, restaurants, and bars. ... more

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Track Name: Waiting Room
Out of town fighting for your life
Or keeping track of time.
‘Til the end of what we know
or ‘til the end of the line.

We have met at a crossroads.
A single point in time.
We will never live to tell.
All of our truths and lies.

A carbon copy like the rest
Your uniform will serve you best
The waiting room will never know
Is he heading to his grave, or is he going home?

A hundred faces past right by
A regular morning
If I take notice of just one
It makes me wonder what

You have done to arrive here?
And how far will you fly
‘til the day we meet again
Or until we die.
Track Name: Hold On
Come and see, playing against my troubles
Outside they’re speeding but in here I move slow.
Watch me dance, and feel the flow,
But the demons pull at me so, so I go.

Suddenly I am free.
Hands of ghosts,
not touching,
not touching me.
Look at me, the weight is gone
So I beg that this moment will hold on.

Come and see, just what we’ve been waiting for
Inside my eyes have fallen down all closed.
Watch me as I melt down like rain,
As the outside walls, as they yell out in pain.

One more thing before I leave
Wondering was I ever free?
Just one more thing before I leave
Wondering was I ever free?
Track Name: Change of Plans
Listen to me dear
Too my greatest fear.
You’ll soon be leaving.
I’ll soon believe it,

But late at night you made your choice
I try to make the best of it.

We try to believe you’re better off alone.

The art of sinking
Bury my feelings.
Under the floorboards
To last the winter

And now and then we’ll speak again
I’ll take them out and show them off.

But they are so cold from being underground.

I’d prefer that
you not stay here.
Take your time I’ll
Try to stay clear.
And I’d like to say that
I’ll be waiting
When you get back,
And I hope I’m right.

We’re wasting your time
Forget you’re leaving.
Enjoy the daylight
Forget ‘bout evening.

And polish a pearl
It’s coming out of its shell
And as we fight to the teeth
It’s in our pocket, we got it,

It’s gone.

A mysterious disease we may never find a cure.
Track Name: On the Rocks
Bloodshot eyes (Whiskey’s sight)
Circus mind that runs like wild
Silence sits (on the mountain top)
With the snow and time that stops

Limping man
Proud to sit, fucked up to stand
Turns his head
Casting eyes over the land

Green grass
Silver sea
How could you describe this third stone to me
When we’re
At the top
Despite the feeling, time will never stop.

They say cut a smile
A papercut so mild
Because the last thing we need is another hearse

Sunset comes as he rises up and stands
The view is gone, but it lasts on in his head
You are changed. Revelation takes its toll.
Leave this place, one look and he is gone.