Benjamin Francis Leftwich 1904

All of our friends survived

When a plane crashed their minds

And in 1904, I found

Some real, real strength of my ground

You looked at me with your old, old eyes

That you used to

Look at your god in your old, old ways

If you lost your way, walk on, walk on, walk on

All of our thoughts collide

When our hearts smashed inside

And in that place I saw the cold dark diamond

In the cold dark floor

You looked at me with your old, old eyes

That you used to

Look at your god in your old, old ways

Lost your way, walk on, walk on, walk on

Benjamin Francis Leftwich Frozen Moor

Show me how I got here

So I can plant my root

Out over those branches

I throw down at my boots

Only you could tell me

The secret to my mind is only me being ready

To swim into the tide that’s coming in

You know me, brother

All of my bridges have started to burn

You owe me nothing

But won’t you run with me over that frozen moor?

I’ve been pacing circles

Roaming ’round the street

Waiting for that thunder

To hand you down your peace

All I need is a promise

That if everything may go, you’ll believe

My honest love for you will flow and flow and flow

You know me, brother

All of my bridges have started to burn

You owe me nothing

But won’t you run with me over that frozen moor?

Benjamin Francis Leftwich Atlas Hands

Take me to the docks, there’s a ship without a name there

And it is sailing to the middle of the sea

The water there is deeper than anything you’ve ever seen

Jump right in and swim until you’re free

I will remember your face

‘Cause I am still in love with that place

But when the stars are the only things we share

Will you be there?

Money came like rain to your hands while you were waiting

For that cold long promise to appear

People in the churches started singing above their hands

They say, “My God is a good God and He cares”

I will remember your face

‘Cause I am still in love with that place

When the stars are the only things we share

Will you be there?

I’ve got a plan, I’ve got an atlas in my hands

I’m gonna turn when I listen to the lessons I’ve learned

I’ve got a plan, I’ve got an atlas in my hands

I’m gonna turn when I listen to the lessons I’ve learned

Benjamin Francis Leftwich Maps

I named a star for you

I named a star after you

But that wasn’t bright enough for you

I climbed a hill for you

I climbed a hill just for you

But you said “That’s nothing new, what does that prove?”

I know if I find when you hide in your mind, I’ll get lost in it

I’ll wait for the day when I find a way to make you mine

I put up a building for you

With thirteen floors and a nice view

But that wasn’t good enough for you

So I pushed it down down like you asked

Built it again out of glass

So every star could shine through, darling,

And you’d change your mind

Didn’t you?

Oh my darling, you should know

Since the last time you saw me, I have grown

I know if I find when you hide in your mind, I’ll get lost in it

I’ll wait for the day when I find a way to make you mine

Benjamin Francis Leftwich Stole You Away

There was a boat in a sea I knew

Couldn’t believe what I saw was true

I swam out through the waves

I caught it as it moved away

I said I’d stole you away

I said I’d stole you away

Next time I’ll steal you away

Next time I’ll steal you, darling, you stay

There was a change

In the way you breathe

I couldn’t believe

You would change for me

And if you hear the sound

Of shooting stars

Protect your heart ’cause it burns back

And turns back around

I said I’d stole you away

I said I’d stole you away

Next time I’ll steal you away

Next time I’ll steal you, darling, you stay

High strung your soul

It’s uncovered by believing

And the things you see

You spent too long running

But there’s nothing coming

Turn around and run into me

I said I’d stole you away

I said I’d stole you away

Next time I’ll steal you away

Next time I’ll steal you, darling, you stay

Benjamin Francis Leftwich Snowship

I was only looking for the treasure in the dark

Not the tree’s and people in the middle of the park

But the treasures buried beneath years and years of time

He put his hand in my hand and he told me, “Son,

When they all come looking for you, where you gonna run?

Your hearts wired up to the eyes in your head and they’re flashing bright.”

Be careful what you wish for when you’re young

Be careful what you wish for when you’re young

I signed a deal with the devil and he took my soul

To a room with a table in the dark and cold.

I signed my name just the same as I’d done on the line before.

I was in the middle of the cliff and the sea

With a ditch right behind me that the bitch couldn’t see

She came right at me with her teeth and her dress

And they both fell off

Be careful what you wish for when you’re young

Be careful what you wish for when you’re young

Benjamin Francis Leftwich Cocaine Doll

You’re waiting by the stone wall

You’re money in your hands

Twisted and turned by the fires that burn

You said, “I am making a stand”

You said, “Please for me

I wanna be set free

I need you to be

Swimming in the sand freezing, with me”

You went out on the snow horizon

Pointing to the coast

You said, “The thunder is all I’ve got

But it’s home I’m missing most”

You said, “Please for me

I wanna be set free

I need you to be

Swimming in the sand freezing, with me”

You were caught under good intentions

Your lips were painted blue

You said, “I’ve tried all preventation

Nothing’s coming through”

You said, “Please for me

I wanna be set free

I need you to be

Swimming in the sand freezing, with me”

Benjamin Francis Leftwich Manchester Snow

Its better to sing that you stick to your wings then to roll in the past

But right in the blur of a stormed apparition I was stuck out making it last

Are you ready for love to carry you home

Keep your hands steady

You’re bound to be unknown

When you were getting low in the Manchester snow I was buying new jeans

When you were giving head in the cold of his bed I had lapped you twice

I don’t know their names but I know what they mean at least I’m not another major machine

Are you ready

For love to carry you home

Keep your hands steady

You’re bound to be unknown

Are you ready now

For love to carry you home

Keep your hands steady

You’re bound to be unknown

If my soul is returning from where I cannot see

From smoke into summer tonight could set us free

In the morning there is sunlight and it burns into our world

Oh little darling we have learned