SHOREBOUND LYRICS

 

WHAT YOU LOVE WILL BREAK YOUR HEART 
Words & Music by Ben Glover/Amy Speace 

You know how it'll end before it starts  
The morning sun surrenders to the dark 
The darkness holds the night then burns away 
To another day 

You think you're in control of what you feel 
All she gives is more than anything that you can dream  
You lean into the beauty of the fall 
Don't feel the shift at all 

She'll make you whole  
She'll tear you apart  
What you love will break your heart 

You tattoed the word truth under your skin 
A reminder for you not to make the same mistake again  
But she's a fire nothing can contain 
Burning through your veins 

She'll make you whole  
She'll tear you apart  
What you love will break your heart 
What you love will break your heart 

It's the famine, it's the feast 
It knocks you of your feet 
It brings you to your knees 
It's the nature of the beast 

She'll make you whole  
She'll tear you apart  
What you love will break your heart 
What you love will break your heart 

©&℗ 2018 Ben Glover Music, Administered by Proper Music Publishing (PRS)/Amy Speace Music (ASCAP)

 

A WOUND THAT SEEKS THE ARROW 
Words & Music by Ben Glover/Angel Snow 

I don't have to justify  
The fire falling from my sky 
Don't need to give you reasons  
For what I do and who I am 
You'll choose not to understand 
I'm jumping off this carousel 

I won't let you, I won't let you in 
I won't let you, I won't let you in 

There's a wound that seeks the arrow 
There's a monster in the shadow 
There’s an echoing of doubt in my ear 

All these things are coming true 
When I open up that door to you 
I don't have to justify  

I won't let you, I won't let you in 
I won't let you, I won't let you in 
I won't let you, I won't let you in 
I won't let you, I won't let you in 

©&℗ 2018 Ben Glover Music, Administered by Proper Music Publishing (PRS)/Emmett Till Publishing (ASCAP)

 

NORTHERN STARS 
Words & Music by Ben Glover/Stephen Scullion/Matt McGinn 

Oh the way gets lost sometimes 
When I'm running blind 
Into a distant sun 
Rivers bend and disappear 
I'm a stranger here 
But not the only one 

Want to lay my head on a silver bed of northern stars, northern stars  
Want to lay my head on a silver bed of northern stars, northern stars  

All I am is what I've done 
So I'll find someone  
And make up for lost time 
Through the tears there's always tracks 
And I'll be coming back 
So fall in behind 

Want to lay my head on a silver bed of northern stars, northern stars  
Want to lay my head on a silver bed of northern stars, northern stars 

Leave the light on I’m coming home  
I won’t be long, save it for me 
No more fighting my straying’s done 
I’m staying 

Want to lay my head on a silver bed of northern stars, northern stars  
Want to lay my head on a silver bed of northern stars, northern stars 
Want to lay my head on a silver bed of northern stars, northern stars  
Want to lay my head on a silver bed of northern stars, northern stars 

©&℗ 2018 Ben Glover Music, Administered by Proper Music Publishing (PRS)/Stephen Scullion (PRS)/Matt McGinn Music Publishing (PRS)

 

CATBIRD SEAT 
Words & Music by Ben Glover/Mary Gauthier 

A hooker on the steps of Trinity Church, high heels pacing in the sun 
Sweat on her lip, swagger in her hip, eyes the color of a gun 
Sitting on a bench, cash in his pocket, waiting as the church bells chime 
Crows scatter and scream, he makes the sign of the cross then checks his wrist for the time 

Little red purse, a bible verse 
Sirens on a one-way street 
Written in blood in river mud 
Killer in the catbird seat, there’s a killer in the catbird seat 

Tarmac kisses a long embrace a real short walk and she was gone 
He replays the scene in his sandstorm dreams, burning in his soul till the dawn 
Young lovers slip into a tattoo shop as the stars come alive the sky 
He almost had him a family, he almost had him a wife 

Little red purse, a bible verse 
Sirens on a one-way street 
Written in blood in river mud 
Killer in the catbird seat, there’s a killer in the catbird seat 

Soot swirls silent in the streetlight, night throws a blanket on the day 
River rats run through the rotting trash, where the body in the high heels lay 
Wind rips leaves from the cottonwood trees, razor wire glistens on the ledge 
Moonlight falls on the water his shadow rises on the bridge 

Little red purse, a bible verse 
Sirens on a one-way street 
Written in blood in the river mud 
Killer in the catbird seat 
There's a killer in the catbird seat 

©&℗ 2018 Ben Glover Music, Administered by Proper Music Publishing (PRS)/Mary Gauthier Songs (ASCAP)

 

 

DANCING WITH THE BEAST 
Words & Music by Ben Glover/Gretchen Peters 

He only comes around when he pleases 
He only comes around when I'm alone 
He don't like my friends or my family 
He don't like me talking on the phone 
It isn't that he doesn't care about me 
If anything it's that he cares too much 
It's only that he wants the best for me 
It’s only that I don’t try hard enough 

He takes me in his arms like a lover     
He hears my confession like a priest 
He whispers in my ear in the darkness 
I'm dancing with the beast 
I'm dancing with the beast 

We circle round the room together 
Seal this devil’s bargain with a kiss     
One by one the lights go out inside me         
And I'm falling into the abyss 

He takes me in his arms like a lover     
And he hears my confession like a priest 
He whispers in my ear in the darkness 
I'm dancing with the beast 
I'm dancing with the beast 

©&℗ 2018 Ben Glover Music, Administered by Proper Music Publishing (PRS)/Circus Girl Music,Administered by Carnival Music (ASCAP)

 

KINDNESS 
Words & Music by Ben Glover 

May you know goodness 
May you know peace 
May you know contentment 
May you be at ease 
May the road before you 
Be soft beneath your feet 

More than all  
May this be true  
May you know kindness 
May kindness know you 

May you be without anger 
May you be without hate 
May you be without jealousy 
May you be without shame 
If the world gets lost in sadness 
May you find a prayer of hope  

More than all  
May this be true  
May you know kindness 
May kindness know you 

Even the beauty  
Even the pain 
Will rise up  
And fall away 

May you be with loved ones 
Who hear and see what you feel 
May those you trust 
Be honest and real  
May your feet follow  
Where your heart dares to go 

More than all  
May this be true  
May you know kindness 
May kindness know you 

©&℗ 2018 Ben Glover Music, Administered by Proper Music Publishing (PRS)

 

RIDE THE RIVER 
Words & Music by Ben Glover/Kim Richey 

Leave the clock unwound 
Let the fire burn down 
Write our name in ashes 
Then leave without a sound 
We could go tonight 
Stop somewhere first light 
In time to see the morning star 
Fade into the eastern sky 

I'll follow you all of the way 
Down to the banks if you say 
We'll ride the river  
Together for all of our days 

Let the waters rise 
Cut our loses, cut our ties 
No regrets, no second guesses  
No time to waste on long goodbyes 

I'll follow you all of the way 
Down to the banks if you say 
We'll ride the river  
Together for all of our days 

Far away from where we started 
Far away from broken hearted 
Past the point of somewhere far away 

I'll follow you all of the way 
Down to the banks if you say 
We'll ride the river  
Together for all of our days 

©&℗ 2018 Ben Glover Music, Administered by Proper Music Publishing (PRS)/Acamar Music, Administered by Words and Music (BMI)

 

SONG FOR THE FIGHTING  
Words & Music by Ben Glover/Neilson Hubbard 

This restless world, a beautiful sword    
Stars striking a dissonant chord  
We walk on broken glass down a razored path 
No one believes they can turn back 

How much longer can this fight last? 
How much stronger can I be than that? 
How much longer can this fight last? 

Where does it go when it is gone  
The stuff we held, carried so long? 
You answered the bell clenching your fist  
In all those years did you ever miss? 

How much longer can this fight last? 
How much stronger can I be than that? 
How much longer can this fight last? 
How much stronger can I be than that? 

Tell me what it is you believe in 
Tell me what it is you believe in 
Tell me what it is you believe in 
Tell me what it is you believe in 

How much longer can this fight last? 
Tell me what it is you believe in 
How much stronger can I be than that? 
Tell me what it is you believe in 
How much longer can this fight last? 
Tell me what it is you believe in 
How much stronger can I be than that? 
Tell me what it is you believe in 

©&℗ 2018 Ben Glover Music, Administered by Proper Music Publishing (PRS)/Plastic Bird Music,Administered by Words and Music (BMI)

 

SHOREBOUND 
Words & Music by Ben Glover 

When I get weary like a shore bound sailor 
When the world throws me cold against the wire 
She is the open arms of the harbour 
She is the warmth of the home hearth fire 

Some nights get heavy like the thunder on the water 
I pull her in close, pull her in safe 
No need for words or explaining  
Just a knowing that between us everything is going be ok  
Just a knowing that between us everything is going be ok  
Just a knowing that between us everything is going be ok  
Just a knowing that between us everything is going be ok  

©&℗ 2018 Ben Glover Music, Administered by Proper Music Publishing (PRS)

 

 

WILDFIRE 
Words & Music by Ben Glover/Ricky Ross/Gregor Philp/Neilson Hubbard 

Alone on an evening 
Nothing to hold me 
So come home early 
Tell me you want me 
I hear your car wheels 
I smell you smoking 
I see the handle 
I feel it turning 

We're going to rage, we’re going to burn 
We're going to spread like wildfire 
We're going to rage, we’re going to burn 
We're going to spread like wildfire 

For all that we're breaking 
For all that we're crying 
For all that we're tearing 
It's worth it darling 
I swear that it kills me 
But something thrills me 
I wake up tomorrow and do it again 

We're going to rage, we’re going to burn 
We're going to spread like wildfire 
We're going to rage, we’re going to burn 
We're going to spread like wildfire 

Deep in the night time 
Your heart beating 
Rain on the window 
Constant breathing 
I hold you closer 
I hold you tighter 
Til it's over 
Til it's brighter  

We're going to rage, we’re going to burn 
We're going to spread like wildfire 
We're going to rage, we’re going to burn 
We're going to spread like wildfire 


©&℗ 2018 Ben Glover Music, Administered by Proper Music Publishing (PRS)/Wixen Music Publishing Inc/Wixen Music Publishing Inc/Plastic Bird Music,Administered by Words and Music (BMI)

 

MY SHIPWRECKED FRIEND 
Words & Music by Ben Glover/Anthony Toner 

Lonesome star in the west set your course 
There's a song in the wind fill your sails 
Unchartered waters in mist and the kiss of the moon 
Into the darkness too soon 

I'm high and dry for the first time in years 
Tasting the salt in these tears 
Just the driftwood and me but the sea doesn't care  
I hear your voice everywhere  

Let the mighty ocean roar 
Let it bring us all ashore 
We will meet again 
My shipwrecked friend 

Are you happy to be gone for good? 
Would you ever turn back if you could? 
Does it all fade to blue like a sailors tattoo? 
Or does it shine down forever on you? 

Let the mighty ocean roar 
Let it bring us all ashore 
We will meet again 
My shipwrecked friend 

                                       Can you hear the seagulls cry?                                     
Can you hear them cry? 

Let the mighty ocean roar 
Let it bring us all ashore 
We will meet again 
My shipwrecked friend 

©&℗ 2018 Ben Glover Music, Administered by Proper Music Publishing (PRS)/Anthony Toner (PRS)

 

KEEPER OF MY HEART 
Words & Music by Ben Glover/Robert Vincent 

I came here with nothing, I’ll leave with even less 
The only thing that matters is what I know right now  
Of all the things I found to be true 
Of all the things I found it's you 

The keeper of my heart 
The stillness of my soul 
The flesh around my bones 
The earth, the dirt, the stone 
The keeper of my heart 

Where the waves meet the ocean, where the mountains meet the land 
Where we are together is where we are apart 
Of all the things I found to be true 
Of all the things I found it's you 

The keeper of my heart 
The stillness of my soul 
The flesh around my bones 
The earth, the dirt, the stone 
The keeper of my heart 

The keeper of my heart 
The stillness of my soul 
The flesh around my bones 
The earth, the dirt, the stone 
The keeper of my heart 
The earth, the dirt, the stone 
The keeper of my heart 

©&℗ 2018 Ben Glover Music, Administered by Proper Music Publishing (PRS)/Robert Vincent (PRS)

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