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Ben Bruce

by Ben Bruce

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A collaboration between singer and songwriter Ben Bruce and legendary guitarist and producer RL Heyer, there is a gritty hopefulness buried in these tunes that the world needs today -- a message that without darkness there is no light.

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released 27 February 2014

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Track Name: Tide Came In
A song came to my mind
all about how to be a man
I thought that all I had was time
so I just wrote it in the sand

And then then Tide came in, oh
I wrote it in the sand

The gods above
When they were coming up with their plan
All about the primacy of Love
But they just wrote it in the sand

And then the Tide came in, oh
They wrote it in the sand

And as the Tides come in
So they recede
And in the sand they leave behind
I’m just going to write the song again

And then then Tide Came In, oh
I wrote it in the sand
Track Name: The Way Is Wide
Some say deny
some say deliver
some say it’s a mountain
some say a river
And we eat the bread
and we drink the wine
dig up the earth
or pray five times

The way is wide
The way is wide to heaven

Some say it’s joy
some say suffer
some say avoid
the passion we are given
And we warm in the sunlight
and we draw down the moon
dance in the firelight
and die too soon

The way is wide
The way is wide to heaven

If there’s a heaven at all
Good people meet there one and all

Some say do penance
some fight pollution
some take their chances
on absolution
And we drink bitter tears
to remember the fallen
embrace our fears
and follow our calling

The way is wide
The way is wide to heaven
Track Name: Face In the Fire
I was alone
and the fire was strong
And I saw a face in the fire

Suddenly his eyes
burst into flames
And I wondered why I saw a face in the fire

The wind blew
smoke in my eyes
And I realized they were burning just like the face in the fire

Our eyes were burning
What have I learned?
I am the face in the fire.
Track Name: In Another Universe
You look beautiful tonight
and your eyes are like stormy weather
when the sun is on the way

In another universe, they say
you and I are going out together
but not in this one, you say

I will love you forever
Love you ‘til time is done
Love you in another universe, yeah
Damn sure love you in this one

And somewhere we are dancing
and you're in my arms
and I’m your man.
Track Name: Simple Song
Simple song
Just two chords, and sing along
Simple song
Simple words to say you make me strong
And that without you there’s no song at all
Track Name: Will It So
I've been dropped, many times before
I tell her I love her and then she shows me the door
Standing in the rain wondering, "What's this for?"
And, "I don't know if I can take it anymore."

I've been down many times before
I dig my way out and then they knock out the floor
Laying on my back, wondering, "What's this for?"
And, "I'm not going to take it anymore."

And if there's one thing that I've learned
In all my days
It's that my life is not my own
Unless I will it so
Track Name: Poised to Soar
We sailed across the oceans
We drove our proud bow into shore
We climbed into the mountains
We crouched and now we're poised to soar

Gonna break the chains that bind us to the floor
Gonna set our dragons flying high
We're going to smile from the back of our eyes
We're going to dare to be wise

Sometimes you've got to jump and pray for wings
while others, who can't abide such things
remain behind and watching as you rise
will wonder how you learned to fly
Track Name: Mama
Mama, come on home

Papa's lonely
Lonely, lonely, lonely

Mama, come on home

I'm a man like an anthem
powerful and proud
big and loud
bold and unbowed
and still I'm crying

Mama, come on home
Track Name: Torn Wings
I saw an eagle fly
on torn wings
And it made me realize
it's not the body but the soul that sings

Open wide, and Divine comes in

I saw an eagle fly
on torn wings
And it made me realize
it's not the crowns that make us kings

Open wide, and Divine comes in

I saw an eagle fly
on torn wings
And it made me realize
it's not the past but the present that the future brings

Open wide, and Divine comes in