Ben Bruce

by Ben Bruce

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1.
04:32
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
2.
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
3.
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.
4.
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.
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03:02
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
6.
04:21
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
7.
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
8.
04:21
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
9.
05:20
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

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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 February 27, 2014

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Ben Bruce Seattle

Hey everybody! I’m Ben. I’m a singer and songwriter in Seattle, WA. I’m also a husband and father, a homebrewer, Web master and ideator. I help produce some of the Northwest’s most amazing parties.

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