perfect world

by Ben Hunsberger

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released February 4, 2006

all songs written and performed by ben hunsberger
recording and production by ben hunsberger

Ben's website: www.welcomefarmmusic.com

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layer fresh melodies with full-bodied undertones.
fold in a little nature and politics.
season with angst, humor, and a pinch of sarcasm.
serve with plenty of volume.

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Track Name: arizona
Words and music by Ben Hunsberger
April, 2005
© 2005 Welcome Farm Music

Arizona was a strange little girl
She grew up in her own little world
One foot in, the other always out
Arizona knew the shadows. Arizona knew the doubt.

Close her eyes and time would slide through her hands
Rise and fall like the waves upon the sand
Through ages past and ages yet to come
She would float above her body in the Arizona sun.

She became the warrior and the innocent
The passion and the rage
She could walk the road of humanity
Such a long, long way
She could see miracles in the distance
The turning of the page
She could see choice in every destiny
Such a long, long way.

Time goes by Arizona finds her voice
Realizes the future is a choice
Charts the sky, learns the lessons of the stone
Arizona grew a family. Arizona found a home.

Repeat chorus

Arizona made her best of the world
Left a soft impression
A quiet hand, the falling of the rain
Arizona knew the kindness. Arizona knew the pain.
Track Name: every morning
Words and music by Ben Hunsberger
August, 2005
© 2005 Welcome Farm Music

You've been down on luck
It's not like you
Empty fills your cup
It's not like you

And all the friends you used to depend on
Are all packed up and moving away
You've got to put this thing behind you
And get on your way

It all starts with the dawn of every morning every day.
It all starts with the dawn every day.

Get down off your shelf
Cause I like you
Kick your sorry self
Cause I like you

That face you see in the mirror
Is not the one you expected to see
It's gonna keep getting clearer
Eventually

Rise up with the dawn of every morning every day.
All starts with the dawn every day.

Feeling sorry for yourself
It's not like you
Every feeling that you felt
It's not like you

Getting tired of pretending
That you're never gonna be whole again
It's not a matter of if
Just a question of when.

It all starts with the dawn of every morning every day.
New start with the dawn every day.
Track Name: if this can be so
Words and music by Ben Hunsberger
March, 2005
© 2005 Welcome Farm Music

I said I wanted to stay
I said it to myself - no one heard me say it
I said I don’t want to go
Got so much more to show - don’t you see?

I could tell my kids that I love them
Sing a quiet song to the sea
Remember things long forgotten
If this can be so.

I’m tired of laying in bed
Cobwebs in my head that I can’t sweep clean
I’ve got to pull myself up,
Coffee from a cup - you can’t help me.

I’ve got to do this thing for myself
Lose the chains that tether my mind
Got to play the hand I’ve been dealt
If this can be so.

[Bridge: Gm C Gm C Gm C F]

Maybe I’ve worn myself out
River in a drought with no rain in sight
There’s nothing left for me here
But shadows and the fear behind the darkness

If I brace myself for a fall
Into this turbulent sea
You could walk away from it all
If this can be so

I think I've figured it out
Beyond the shadow of doubt lies a bright blue sky
It's calling out to me now
Take a final bow and step from this fine stage.

But if I lift my eyes to the sun
Warm light collecting on me
See that every race has been run
If this can be so.
Track Name: dog says please
Words and music by Ben Hunsberger
March, 2005
© 2005 Welcome Farm Music

You see the dog, the dog says please
Won't you come throw the ball for me?
You can't resist when the dog says please

Go for a walk, the dog says please
I'll be so good, you won't need my lead
You can't resist when the dog says please (E D A D)

That little dog got you figured out
Knows every button makes you scream and shout
If it's a dog that you want me to be
Honey, the dog says please.

Scratch my ears, the dog says please
I've got an itch I just can't reach
You scratch the itch when the dog says please.

Go get the cat, the dog says please
I'll chase the kitty, shake your tree
You can't resist when the dog says please. (E D A D)

He sets his sights on the nearest door
He wants to leave and you just want more
If it's a dog that you want me to be
Honey, the dog says please.

Throw me a bone, the dog says please
Got a few new tricks up my sleeve
You get a treat when the dog says please

Get this straight, right from the start
You've got a weakness for a dog that smart
If it's a dog that you want me to be
Honey, the dog says please.
Track Name: don't matter at all
Words and music by Ben Hunsberger
April, 2005
© 2005 Welcome Farm Music

They say it don't matter, matter at all.
You got the money or nothin at all
They say it don't matter, matter at all.
But you got connections, you get the call.

They say it don't matter at all.

They bring you down, down to your knees.
Bow your head for you, give you no peace.
They bring you down, down to your knees.
But you got connections, do as you please.

They bring you down to your knees.

They say it don't matter, matter at all.
You spit in the wind, scrawl on the wall.
They say it don't matter, matter at all.
But you got credentials, you make the call.
Track Name: perfect world
Words and music by Ben Hunsberger
December, 2005
© 2005 Welcome Farm Music

A line on the paper
from the ink of a pen
Straight as the hand
guides it end to end

It's part of a perfect world.

Blood from my finger
falls to the floor
Quiet as a whisper
from lips I adore

It's part of a perfect world.
Part of a perfect world.

Tears fill your eyes
and roll down your face
Relieving your pain
sweet, salty taste

It's part of a perfect world

The fear that grows wild
from unrestrained hate
is no match for a child
with food on her plate

It's part of a perfect world
Part of a perfect world.
Track Name: little brother
Words and music by Ben Hunsberger
June, 2005
© 2005 Welcome Farm Music

Big man running on the side of the road
Pounding the tar with his feet
Cracker-jack smile and a heart of gold
Moves to a different beat

Slamming through air like a V8 engine
Leaving a wake in the heat
Rooster tails flying, he's paranormal
Terribly sweet

You can try till you break, but you'll never catch up
They broke the mold when they made Little Brother.

He's over the top, under the radar
Real Fruit 'n cake
Cream of the crop, goon for a day
The thought you can't shake

Hollywood smile, simple farm girl
Leprechaun treasure
He's the music man, he's paranormal
A feeling you can't measure

You can clone a fake, but it won't be the same
The planets aligned when they made Little Brother.

Flower child sitting in his secret garden
Frangipanni
Cooking up goodies in an Easy Bake oven
Chocolate brownie

Old lady Dinkledorf is having a cow
Hetti's green dress is totally now
Smash 'em up Charlie looking for a party
Flufflegeiser

You can cry till you're blue, it'll do you no good
Walk in his shoes if you think that you could
Nothing to do but do as you should
Worlds collided when they made Little Brother.
Track Name: every question
Words and music by Ben Hunsberger
July, 2005
© 2005 Welcome Farm Music

Why do the stars
Fill the dark evening sky?
And where do they hide
In the bright morning light?

Stars shine for you
Little darling (Oh child) of mine.
They hide in the spark
Of your every question.

Who put the stars
In the dark evening sky?
Where do they go
When it's time to die?

The secrets of time
Little darling (Oh child) of mine.
Are kept by the stars
In the dark evening sky.

Stars red and blue
In the dark evening sky
How do they know
That I'm looking at them?

Nobody knows
Little darling (Oh child) of mine.
How the stars came to shine
In the dark evening sky