Icarus Falls - EP

by Laura Benson

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05:11
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03:51
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06:26
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04:52

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released March 22, 2017

Produced @ Buell Street Studios by Tony Leong
Mastered by Terry Yerves
Lyrics/Composition - Laura Benson
Bass/Fiddle - Emily Mann
Percussion - Bradley Jacob Cox
Patrons who made it possible: Nathan Barnett, Court Hoang, Dave Pascoe, Kaydin Carlsen, Finn Kelly, Jonathan Van Matre, Danielle Siegler & Jeremy Castro, Keith Beard, Roget, Peter, Glendon Papa

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Laura Benson San Francisco, California

A native of Santa Cruz, CA, Laura has been traveling the world with her fiddle on her back for the last decade. She fuses blues, Celtic and bluegrass stylings on fiddle, and composes original songs inspired by American folk music on guitar and voice.

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Track Name: Bones
[VERSE]

What if this old house
Is nothing more than bones?
Move old furniture out
Find a tired and empty home

What if this old life
Is over at birth?
All out anger and striving
Costs us more than its worth

What if this old heart
Wears out more each day
It twists and tears apart
Every time you turn away?

[CHORUS]

So,
Will you stand beside me?
Will you,
Will you help to make me whole?
As this world divides me?
Pulls my, Body from my would
Pulls my Body from my soul

[VERSE]

What if these old words
Are a little false to bear?
You form them as you curse
And then they linger in the air?

What if these old thoughts
Are hollow as trees?
Dying in these drought woods
Losing life and memories

[CHORUS]

So,
Will you stand beside me?
Will you,
Will you help to make me whole?
As this world divides me?
Pulls my
Body from my would
Pulls my
Body from my soul

[VERSE]

What if your old smile
Draws taught like a rope
And the walker in her style
Stumbles through rings of smoke? (maybe trips instead of stumble)

And she knows some day she’ll fall
And it’s a long way down
Will you answer to her calling
take her hand, help her turn around?

[CHORUS 2]

Oh,
Will you stand beside me?
Will you help to life me up?
As their gaze divides me
And they're all waiting for me to give up
Just watching for me to give up
Just ready for me to give up
Track Name: New York City
[Verse]

Won’t you meet me in New York City,
Walk with me down the avenues,
Won’t you meet me burrowed in buildings
Talk with me through the passing afternoon,

[Chorus]

Hand in hand by my side,
Stay with me until the night,
Pours in all around us,
And golden windows all light up,

Circling round us like the stars
As a serenade of honking cars
Sing their cacophony song,
We’ll go so sweetly ambling on,

[Verse]

Won’t you meet me in New York City,
In the autumn, when the leaves change,
Because I’ve been told they're so pretty
In Central Park, on a bench by the lake,

[Chorus}

Hand in hand by my side,
Stay with me until the night,
Pours in all around us,
And golden windows all light up,

Circling round us like the stars
As a serenade of honking cars
Sing their cacophony song,
We’ll go so sweetly ambling on,

[Verse]

Won’t you meet me in New York City,
Midway across the Brooklyn Bridge
And bring me a heart so heavy
That you can’t live without,
And we’ll drown it in the Hudson...

Hand in hand by my side
Stay with me until the night
Pours in all around us