Ben Spivak

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released May 1, 2010

All songs written by Ben Spivak (SOCAN) except:
The Rhyme and Be Mine written by Ben Spivak/Tom McKay (SOCAN).

All instruments performed by Ben Spivak
except:
Drums - Tony "Lehlo" Rabalao
Percussion - Dave Gouveia
Pedal Steel - Tim Bovancanti
Background Vocals - Erin Hunt, Shani Mornan
Violin - Andrea De Boer

Produced by Tom McKay
Engineered by Tom McKay and Jeremy Darby
Recroded at Canterbury, Exeter Sound and Backroom Studio, Toronto, ON
Mixed by Anthony D'Avanzo at Backroom Studio, Toronto, ON
Mastered by Phil Demetro at Lacquer Channel, Toronto, ON

Copyright Ben Spivak 2010., all rights reserved.

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Track Name: High
Falling through the sky with your wings spread
Aimless as a leaf being blown about
The universe was sitting in the palm of your hands
How you let it go I'll never understand
You were

High off the ground
Nowhere to land but you keep looking down
High and alone
Nobody to catch you when you're totally unknown

Sweet as wine and just as blind
Trapped in a world with no path to find
Living like a million felt like yesterday
Never saw it slipping now it's gone away
You got

High off the ground
Nowhere to land but you keep looking down
High and alone
Nobody to catch you when you're totally unknown

Open your eyes, you'll find what's been missing
Learn how to turn on the light
Life's not a game, there's no rules to follow
No place to escape out of sight
Trapped in your skin, it's too late to begin
Finding your way in this life
Open your eyes and see that there's no way out
No there's no way out
Track Name: The Rhyme
Time don't lie to me anymore
Oh, but I lied to you
Oh I lied to you
Well I hope I have this figured out
Cause it went

Too far
Too fast to slow it
down for the rhyme
Too far
Too fast
I just lost it all in the blink of time

Broke my promise without pause
Crossed that line with ease
Now I'm lying here waiting for the dawn to come
I hope I've got this figured out
Cause it went

Too far
Too fast to slow it down for the rhyme
Too far
Too fast
I just lost it all in the blink of time

What do I do?
What do I say?
Do I tell her straight away?
Do I look her in the eye?
Will she see it's all lies?
Do I hope to wake up?

Too far
Too fast to slow it down
for the rhyme
It all went
Too far
Too fast
I just lost it all in the blink of time

Time don't lie to me anymore
Track Name: Who Am I To Break Your Heart
It's been two weeks since I've felt you
Wrap your arms around my chest
And I know that when I'm with you
That's when I am at my best

I am sorry
I am sorry

Well I wish that I could say that I still love you more and more
How was I supposed to know I'd ever dream to let you go
The truth is I don't know if I still love you anymore
How could this have gone so far
Who am I to break your heart

Now that I have lost you
And I'm the one to blame
Well I know that there'll be nights when
I would die for you again

I am sorry
I am sorry

Well I wish that I could say that I still love you more and more
How was I supposed to know I'd ever dream to let you go
The truth is I don't know if I still love you anymore
How could this have gone so far
Who am I to break your heart

Please walk away
The truth's not always wrong or right
Don't turn around
Love's not clear as black and white
Please understand
I don't know anything at all
I am over you
I'm crying over you

Well I wish that I could say that I still love you more and more
How was I supposed to know I'd ever dream to let you go
The truth is I don't know if I still love you anymore
How could this have gone so far
Who am I to break your heart

The truth is I don't know if I still love you anymore
How could this have gone so far
Who am I to break your heart
Track Name: Love Was All I Had To Give
When I knew I was small
When you knew me you didn't know me at all
When I held you near it seemed so clear
You were hiding behind your fears

Love was all I had to give
Now you know the truth
Love was all I had to give
To give to you

When we first met we were strangers in a room
I felt so small, you seemed so certain
You came with all you had
You gave your heart, your soul, your passion
Turns out you're a fragile little girl
Digging a whole to hide the doll you loved so dearly
Trapped in the dark, you never found your way home

Love was all I had to give
Now you know the truth
Love was all I had to give
To give to you

When I knew you I was small
When you knew me you didn't know me at all

Love was all I had to give
Now you know the truth
Love was all I had to give
To give to you
Love was all I had to give
Now you know the truth
Love was all I had to give
To give to you
Track Name: Letter
Hey there stranger
Long time no see
How have you been
I've thought about you
From time to time
I hope things are well

It's too bad we had to leave on bad terms
I wish that it wasn't that way

I have memories
Of carving our names in trees in the park
We'd hide from the rain
Watch it get dark
And I know that you've probably moved on
You don't want to look to the past

I'm sure you've found someone you quite adore
I have as well, we're doing just fine

Well I hear people say,
"Love needs time to move on,"
Who knows, maybe they're right

I have memories
Of carving our names in trees in the park
We'd hide from the rain
Watch it get dark
And I know that you've probably moved on
You don't want to look to the past
Track Name: Deja Vu
Another day passes by
On the calendar another line
Feels like I've been here before

Why did you come in here
Switch me up then disappear
Come back let's talk some more

There's something familiar
'Bout falling unsure so fast
Feels like it's happening again

Deja Vu
(There's something here, it's so familiar)
Deja Vu

Some think I'm hallucination
Wishful thinking, and creating
These thoughts inside my head

But I know I've been there, done that
Where or when though, I don't know that
It's not something that I read

There's something familiar
'Bout falling unsure so fast
Feels like it's

Deja Vu
(There's something here, it's so familiar)
Deja Vu
(It's coming clear, I wanna be with ya)
Always coming back, it seems to me
To where it all began
Deja Vu

When you said you felt it, did you mean it?
And every time I hold you do you need it?
And everything you can't explain,
Do you throw it out in the rain?
Or ride the storm with no more blame?

Deja Vu
(There's something here, it's so familiar)
Deja Vu
(It's coming clear, I wanna be with ya)
Always coming back, it seems to me
To where it all began
Deja Vu
Track Name: Second Chance
I really shouldn't write this song
No good can come from it
I shouldn't even be here but I need to tell you this

I want you back

There was a time rolls were reversed
Your words tore at my heart
Stones thrown at my window
Even Cupid played his part
Now my window makes no sound
No arrows come my way
Tonight I wish my phone would ring
So I would hear you say

I want you back

I thought this when I thought of you today
I want you in so many words I don't know what to say

I'm sure these thoughts will disappear at some point down the line
I'm sure that I'll be over you
I'm sure that I'll be fine
This morning making breakfast I would only cook for one
The empty seat across from me was blinding as the sun

I want you back

You asked me for a second chance and I turned you away
Now I wish my phone would ring and I would hear you say

I want you back
Track Name: Can't Go On
Don't you see
I was just fine without you
You came back into my life
You came to me
Wrapped yourself around my head
I introduced you to my friend

You turned a new page when you met him
A perfect match made in heaven

Woah I can't go on like this
Woah I don't know what it is I thought I missed

You and me
We've got years of history
You always seem to let me down
Don't ask me why
I'm always letting you back in
You start out sweet then knock me down

I should've seen it coming
You only look out for number one

Woah I can't go on like this
Woah I don't know what it is I thought I missed
Woah I can't go on like this
Woah don't ask me why

He told you that we weren't friends
He's just trying to get in your pants
I guess it worked
I thought that you gave a shit but I guess I was wrong
I should've seen it coming my way
I should've known you'd find a way to hurt me first
Track Name: Be Mine
Do you see the way the sun shines on you
Or do you hide in the shade?
Do you see the way all eyes are on you
Or do you just look away?

I know you don't know
Girl I love you so
So baby be mine
Baby be mine
I know you don't know
But girl I love you so
So baby be mine

Do you feel the wind blowing through your hair
Or do you cover up your face?
Cause I've never seen a girl like you
So afraid to show your style and grace

You don't see your true reflections
And all the beauty that you hold
Cause I've done my time, I've looked around
All the rest have left me cold

I know you don't know
But girl I love you so
So baby be mine
Baby be mine
I know you don't know
But girl I love you so
So baby be mine

You're like a star in the daylight
For you I would set the sun so that you can
See how bright you shine on me
I wanna be with you so let me in

Do you feel the warmth of love in my heart?
It's only there for you

I know you don't know
But girl I love you so
So baby be mine
Baby be mine
I know you don't know
But girl I love you so
So baby be mine
Baby be mine
Track Name: Starting Over
The perfect night out with my friends
I move away and stand behind the lens
To see them through this little screen
All caught in time living a waking dream

Oh
Have we lost our sense of now
Or just it's worth?
Should we start all over

We're always catching memories
By sacrificing what this moment could be
Like saying Spring will come again
Instead of staying out until day's end

Oh
We could lose this moment now
And all it's worth
Instead of starting over

So when I'm walking in the night
I try my best to take in all the sights
Appreciating where I am
Without a phone or camera in my hand

Oh
I'll just keep my sense of now
And all it's worth
Instead of starting over