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perfect world

by Ben Hunsberger

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arizona 04:09
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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

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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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