Golden

by Ben Kunder

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released May 26, 2015

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Track Name: Travelling
Looking at the wall,
Wondering if I’ll ever find my way back,
Checking down the hall,
Tracing my steps checking my tracks,

Missing all my holes,
Nowhere to put these buttons,
Bare down on these souls,
Try to make a pile out of nothing,

So I can play my favourite song,
On the jukebox by the stairwell,
‘Til my travelling blues are all gone,
And I, I can come home,

Make a promise to the earth,
That I’ll stop to rest my feet,
This land that fills my thirst,
Away from stone paved streets,

How do you pick up the pieces,
When the tide comes so fast,
Bare down on the creases,
Let’s make this one last,

Ten days out on the run,
Looking towards my home,
Ten more days out in the sun,
Look how far I’ve come
Track Name: Love On The Run
I am all a mess when left without you,
Falling harder than I ever thought I could,
I am all a mess when left without you,
Falling deeper than I ever thought I should,

You say for better or worse,
We can always shake the dust from our boots,
This love may be our blessing or our curse,
But if love is on the run,
I’m putting my best foot first,

Lying in the dark dream of you near me,
The ringing in my ears a tortured lullabye,
Lying in the dark dream of you near me,
To keep your body warm and your eyes dry,

You say for better or worse,
We can always shake the dust from our boots,
This love may be our blessing or our curse,
But if love is on the run,
I’m putting my best foot first,

For a lonely boy,
What have you got
Track Name: Golden (feat. Maia Davies)
When you were golden,
You could never do no wrong,
You could never do no harm,
When you were golden,
Now you’re just holding on,

When you were golden,
All you were was bags and bones,
Not a nickel to your name,
When you were golden,
Now you’re just holding on,

Where did you go,
Darling of mine,
I’ve been waiting for you,
For such a long time,
For such a long time,

When you were my love,
You’d hang off my every word,
I was your little song bird,
When you were my love,
You were a fine love, so fine,

When you were my love,
I got rid of my single bed,
Settled for a queen instead,
When you were my love,
You were a fine love, so fine,

When you were golden,
You could never do no wrong,
You could never do no harm,
When you were golden,
Now you’re just holding on
Track Name: Half Moon
The ocean is waiting for you,
Rolling in to steal your eyes of blue,
Waiting lonely as the moon,
To turn the world in an afternoon,

The blinds will shield you from the light,
And open to reveal the night,
Wait ‘til morning let the sleep dogs lie,
Calling you out can you hear them cry,

Lalala like a half moon,
Lalala like a half moon,
Lalala like a half moon,
And those eyes,
Are waiting to rise,
Like a half moon,

How’d you know just what to say,
To break me down and make me stay,
Lay me down in your long brown hair,
As the world turns unaware,

Oh,
Those eyes stay closed,
To block out the sun,
Oh,
Open slow,
As those eyes,
Are waiting to rise,
Waiting to rise,
Like a half moon
Track Name: Bags And Barrels
I remember walking to your bedside,
Tipping on my toes trying not to be heard,
Each time inching closer,
Each time trying not to say a word,

It’s been so long do you remember,
Days move quickly now it’s so hard to tell,
I haven’t seen you since September,
I hope to see you soon so I can wish you well,

When was the last time you told me,
Those games were your favourite too,
Your eyes so wide open,
Catching the light,
With every shade of blue,

Everything happens for a reason,
So they say when the odds aren’t on your side,
Your heart changes with the seasons,
When September comes I’ll take you for that ride,

You used to like to go for coffee,
Sit in Tim Horton’s and you’d tell me of back home,
Bags and Barrels and riding horses,
And how you came here and made it on your own,

What can you do with your head hanging down,
How do you see with your eyes on the ground,
I’m still waiting for you to reappear,
If only for a moment,
But that moment is what I hold dear,

I remember walking to your bedside,
Everything’s different now and we don’t look the same,
And as you’re cradled like a child,
All that binds us now are some pictures and a name
Track Name: Love And Motion
My heart is blowing,
Blowing just like the wind,
My heart is aging,
And wearing thin,

My heart is weary,
Of roads ahead,
My time is priceless,
So let’s stay in bed,

CHORUS
What can go wrong,
For filling my time,
What can go wrong,
For filling my time,
With love and motion,
With love and motion,

Big wheels keep turning,
Rolling in from the West,
To reach my baby,
Because baby knows best,

Coming on four years now,
Where has the time gone,
Living out of a bag breaking my back,
Living off of bourbon and a song
Track Name: Trailhead
At a glance,
We’re so fancy free,
Walking through the woods at night,
Ever so carefully,

Soon we’ll hit the streets,
The lights and paved walkways,
There we’ll finally meet,
Beneath the city lights,

But we went wrong somewhere,
When we left the trailhead,
Let’s get lost again,
Before we lose each other,

Meeting after dark,
Underneath the moonlight,
Hidden by the clouds,
Dampened by the street lights,

Meet me by the woods,
Underneath the treetops,
Kicking leaves is good, so good,
That we can’t hear our hearts stop,

Where do you wanna go tonight,
Where do you wanna go,
Where do you wanna go tonight,
Anything you want baby is quite alright,
Underneath the moonlight,

At a glance,
We’re so fancy free,
Walking through the woods at night,
Ever so carefully
Track Name: Don't Dance (feat. Kirty)
Don’t dance,
Unless you’re going to dance with me,
Put your feet on mine,
I’ll float you across the dance floor,
Don’t dance,
Unless you’re going to dance with me,
I can lead you ‘round,
I know I’m not that pretty,

More and more I wonder how I got here,
Something must have drawn me to you,
I see you at the bar you’re looking hungry,
For a taste of something new,

I spy your glass it’s looking empty,
Don’t you got a man standing by,
I could be the one to fill your cup up,
But you’re so pretty I can’t blink an eye,

Don’t dance,
Unless you’re going to dance with me,
Put your feet on mine,
I’ll float you across the dance floor,
Don’t dance,
Unless you’re going to dance with me,
I can lead you ‘round,
I know I’m not that pretty,

Drinking in my strength to take you on,
And feeling more and more like a Don Juan,
Never thought that you would look my way,
Now you’re standing before me,
I don’t know what to say,

Palms are sweating bullets down my back,
The only thing that’s steady is my gaze,
And all that’s keeping me from tumbling over,
Is this empty glass and the hopes that the band plays,
Plays on...
Track Name: Against All Odds
Signed my name on the dotted line,
Who’ll take my money when the sun sets over my head,
First time it won’t be the last,
When it all comes to pass and the sky turns from blue to red,

Working in the sun on my hands and feet,
‘Til I hit the street earning nickels in the bar tonight,
See a girl in the corner with her summer dress on,
She says ‘come on’ I’m thinking that I just might,

She makes me stay,
Against all odds,
Blue jeans piled in the doorway,
And you won’t let me go,
Let me go,

Hit the ground when the sun skips town,
Can’t rest now let my fingers do the talking,
Grow my beard ‘til it’s good and long,
‘Til my face is gone and my eyes are all left showing,

Who’ll know my face but the devil and you,
Who can tell me true from a beggar and a lover,
Lost out here in this Shangri La,
With the three of us hiding under cover,