Copenhagen CD

by Benjamin Folke Thomas

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    10 brand new songs on a compact disc!
    With a twelve page booklet with complete lyrics and pictures.
    Art work by Trevor Moss

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released March 8, 2017

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Benjamin Folke Thomas Gothenburg, Sweden

Born on the coldest winter ever recorded in Sweden. Third studio album 'Copenhagen' out on March third.

"stands out like Oliver Reed at an aa meeting" - The Observer

"The Best guitar playing you'r ever likely to hear" - Q Magazine
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Track Name: Good Enough For Me
wish i could come down from this pedestal
don’t know how i managed to climb an object this tall
look at this shabby yellow hair
this obscene superior air
i’ve always struggled with a solid case of narcissism

tell me how the hell is one supposed to play
this game has been played to perfection its the same every day
sun goes up and then it comes back down
whether we live or die the world will still turn around
i used to believe it was hope i was looking for

once i was fooled i was foolish man
spoke about things that i did not understand
i met a queen
spoke volumes of self esteem
just like mine the crown she wore was not gold but paper

ravaged land lies from miles behind
the smell of contamination grows stronger with time
i count the days
until i will no longer remember my dirty ways
the halo of pride fell of when i hung my head in shame

gonna write an ode to my grandmother
tell my mother just how much i love her
taste the air that i breath
find true nature and inner peace
remember that the pressure of true aint always as high as it seems

i’m dancing to the beat of a silent drum
the choir of the gospel stands mute and dumb
no i don’t have religion
I’m as helpless as a lame little pigeon
the future is an unknown frontier and thats good enough for me
Track Name: Rhythm And Blues
what does it mean baby love at first sight
now i stumble and i fall just to keep you satisfied
i loved you in the morning when god was just a dream
when them gates of eden seemed as far away as you and me

you and me babe we are rhythm and blues
you got the rhythm i got the blues

i can read my life in the palm of your hand
gonna indulge too many dreams and then go mad
don’t you know that i hate that long winding road
thats why you borrowed my shoes baby now they’re sold

you and me babe we are rhythm and blues
you got the rhythm i got the blues

i talk about salvation and you want me to reminisce
about the things that believe in and stuff you want me to miss
then you beat me half to death when i try to be kind
i still love you in the mornings when you’re on my mind

you and me babe we are rhythm and blues x 3
you got the rhythm i got the blues
Track Name: Good Friend Again
this morning is rough
all the birds outside can muster is a cough
the air outside is crippled by frost
memories of last night has been lost

i can hear the neighbors fucking through the wall
the walls are so thin that i can hear it all
i crawl outta bed to get the paper in hall
hope to read some good news thats all

this is the day i start drinking again
need something to cope with these avenues of shame
when I’m sober my body feels so frail
like a leaf deteriorated by the rain

I’ve seen this happened
a hundred times or more
my mind gets restless and my heart gets so bored
need to get my ass of off the floor
been a selfish man of late
need to be a good friend again

the line has been drawn and it is clear
its common place now to be guided by fear
what was so far away has never been so near
tell the mob that there’s a stranger in here

i hear the children yes they are playing in the park
minding their business but their eyes do spark
soon they’ll discover that the light of day can be so dark
that there wasn’t room enough for everybody on the ark

i really do need to change things from the core
i was mistaken when i first closed the door
what i discovered isn’t there anymore
need to try harder than i did before

but everybody needs a companion
someone to care for
someone to fall apart with on the floor
I’ve been a selfish man of late
need to be a good friend again
Track Name: Finn
I worked with Abbas some years ago
He was a doctor from the state of Palestine
In the meat section of a big department store
I was 16 he was 49
It was a cash in hand job it worked well for me
I was only there for the summer Abbas was there indefinitely
We talked about his homeland politics and the state of it
most of all we talked about his family and how much he missed his kids

Time flies by so fast that was more than ten years ago
Little by little I remember him less
I wish it wasn't so

Finn was my grandpa
He was a communist
In World War Two him and his brother
Fought the nazis
In 1943 Finn became a refugee his brother had been killed by the fascist regime
cause of his ideology
He never talked about the war but I asked him plenty of times
I was six years old when Finn my grandpa died
I wish he was still alive

Time flies by so fast twenty years ago seems like yesterday
When grandpa and I set fire to his backyard I wish I could relive that day

I'm 27 now
same age as jury cobain was when e died
What was on his mind
would he still play music if he still was alive
My sister listened to punk rock
She's eight years older than me
She had a poster of the pistols on her wall and she got me my first cd
She lives in India now
Her and her husband's got a beautiful child
A product of love olive skin and laughing eyes

Time flies by so fast spend it with the people you love
Track Name: Safe And Secure
feels so strange
knowing that you’ve landed on your feet happy again
i guess i hoped i meant more
i thought your heart would be broken or at least a little sore
now you look as great as ever
safe and secure

skin so fair
you got the rhine in your blood
perfect ebony hair
how i wish it could be
when you make love to your new man instead of him you think of me
bet hes doing you good
safe and secure

i have a meanness in my bones
i struggle with self pity when I’m down and alone
i become a jealous man
they say that love is liberating but i don’t understand
how can anyone in love ever feel
safe and secure

isn’t this land of love supposed to be gentle and neat
it always brings out the worst in me
my heart has been rooted in the wrong country
oughta dig it up and leave

i wanna be reborn
I’m a self-proclaimed martyr I’ve made my own crown of thorns
I’m sick of this home grown pain
i need to lose these burdens and break these chains
rebuild some bridges
safe and secure
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Track Name: Bad News
a time bomb ready to explode
someone tried to pay off a debt with fake gold
the crowd smelled blood when the news got out
when the jury reached its verdict there was never any doubt

bad news travel fast
one day you’re an idol the next you’re an outcast
bad news travel fast
ring them bells because this world won’t last

war breaks out come dysentery
heaven shall fall down upon the unrepentant regencies
frontline losses carry the cost
when the cavalry mounts the poor has paid the cost

bad news travel fast
one day you’re an idol the next you’re an outcast
bad news travel fast
ring them bells because this world won’t last

poisoned fruit lies fertile in the ground
something must be dying neath this sacred mound
theres no moral to the story maybe an ethical approach
to the statements of facts that we learn down the road

bad news travel fast
one day you’re an idol the next you’re an outcast
bad news travel fast
ring them bells because this world won’t last
Track Name: Copenhagen 30/7
The night was open when you stepped in
you were humming that song about immortal sin
i worried about you were you alright
had your mind gone dark again

you sang so softly into my ear
the saddest song anyone would ever hear
i tried to reach you but you just slipped away
it was just me in this empty room

i missed you tonight when i was up on stage
couldn’t find my focus unable to engage
the sound was bad not enough tickets sold
i wish i was with you tonight

like a chain
tight around the neck
through the meltdowns you’re a rock
im a wreck
let the light shine in
won’t you tell me please
how can someone like you
love somebody like me

my brain is loaded it is two am
i try to straighten things out but it just won’t bend
my chest is heavy but your heartbeat is calm
you carry me on

i remember the day when we first met
a train station in copenhagen how could i forget
you paid me no mind but we got drunk that night
you fell asleep in my arms

i laid there in the grass listening
to the soft breath of sleep as the morning rolled in
dawn appeared fresh and rosy fingered
and i knew you’d be mine

like a chain
tight around the neck
through the meltdowns you’re a rock
im a wreck
let the light shine in
won’t you tell me please
how can someone like you
love somebody like me
Track Name: Hold On
i heard elvis on the news he was breaking the blues
a 30 stone hunk of love with his head in the news
hold on elvis hold on

i saw michael jackson in his cadillac car
enticing lotsa children popping adderall
hold on MJ hold on

jerry lee got married to a twelve year old
incesteous love thats the story told
hold on mr lewis hold on

parliament pedofiles in government
set them on fire they won’t be back again
hold on old men hold on

hold on a little bit longer
just a little bit longer
they hold on just a little bit longer then they carry on

three dumb jesters sitting on the edge
one fell of the other two made a pledge to
hold on old men hold on

we are the kings troopers now we won’t go out without fight
whatever we decide to do we got some heavenly right
hold on fellow peers hold on

hold on a little bit longer
just a little bit longer
they hold on just a little bit longer then they carry on
Track Name: Struck Gold
there in the distance stands the confused
I’m not with them I’m not with them
I’m standing tall no i won’t fall
solid as a rock ready for your call

soft be the night let it tend to my needs
may she hear my plea and enter my dreams
in the shape of a seraphim wings so white
to my body she will cling let her be tonight

i was just debris a wound unhealed
an anchorless ship lost at sea
you took me in you harbored my heart
mended my sails they had fallen apart

i sought revenge but found true love
there in the dirt i struck gold
i heard a heavenly chime through the desperate rhymes
after dreadful and dreary there was you

like a gulf stream breeze after the hurricane
you kept so calm so i could stay sane
your a crack in the wall where the light gets in
carry the torch when the day starts to dim

i sought revenge but found true love
there in the dirt i struck gold
i heard a heavenly chime through the desperate rhymes
after dreadful and dreary there was you

lay me down take me over
recite from your books with your head on my shoulder
shut the door theres no need to leave
i can cover for you you can cover for me
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Track Name: Gimme A Smile
i can hear the birds they’re singing
as my alarm bells ringing
brown eyed girl on the radio
outside the traffics humming
sometime soon the mailman will be coming
let me ask you once for you go


give me a smile why don’t you
give me a smile why don’t give me
one more smile for you go
one more smile for you go

Late night drinking late night dreaming
one more shot well be steaming
the bar stopped serving we caught the last bus home
we kissed like we would live forever or have two kids and die together
just once for you go

give me a smile why don’t you
give me a smile why don’t give me
one more smile for you go
one more smile for you go

head pounding no regretting
i love you girl and don’t you forget it
as you walk towards the door
you look at me with eyes a flashing brown
give me a kiss and say ill see you around
but just once for you go

give me a smile why don’t you
give me a smile why don’t give me
one more smile for you go
one more smile for you go