folk dreams & electronic fairytales

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all songs written and produced by Ben Wilkinson

---- this album was produced on a small laptop in a small room. this is something i would not recommend and won't be doing again.

best taken horizontal with a wee smoke and a pancake

eyes wide shut ----

Tracks 1 - 11 mastered by Joe Carra at Crystal Mastering, Melbourne
www.crystalmastering.com.au

album art by Rosa Friend
www.facebook.com/Rosafriendillustration

credits

released February 17, 2015

cheeers to:

all inspirations, and all the generous people who offered tips, tricks, feedback, gear, ideas and most importantly - encouragement

most of all though:

mum dad
Mikey for your mics
Ben Edwards for your mic thing
Juno Pyun for your violin and horses tails
mr Ben Light Stegmann for your gold and silver windpipes
Rosa Friend for the beautiful album art
Joe Carra at Crystal Mastering
those who gave honest opinions
flatmates who put up with my noise

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bin Nelson, New Zealand

A producer/musician based in Dunedin, NZ. A lifelong addiction to music has lead him into the domains of various instruments and genres.

bin attempts to combine these elements into a musical journey. from raw folk/jazz experimental electronica. Instruments are overlaid with electronic elements cast from field recorded samples.

It will probably never work but it's fun trying
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Track Name: possum in the headlights
i'm a possum in the headlights of life
i'm the man who never really says anything
i move around and move my head and beat my heart
my net thoughts are equal to zero

i can only speak from the outside looking in
i can only seek to assume from in my own skin
you move around and move your head and beat your heart
your net thoughts are equal to zero

close your eyes effortlessly
through the mist you can see
a fire burns seamlessly
that's your heart, now let it free

let it free
Track Name: don't tell me
oh no what's this
what's this i see
oh no don't you
tell me how to be

don't tell me how to be a man
just tell me you like me for who i am

oh no how long
to prove you're wrong
oh your kind heart
causing trouble from the start

don't tell me how to be a man
just tell me you like me for who i am

cos there's no no no way
back from here
except down down down
way over here
Track Name: fool's gold
oh how life can be full of surprises
and you were not what i had in mind
don't let it get you down
don't let it get you down

it's funny how we yearn for understanding
to the point where it brings us to our knees
it's never quite enough
it's never quite enough

take what you can get and turn it into gold
don't hate what you don't know, just know what you've been told
these people aren't your friends, they don't know what i know
so take what you can get, and turn it into gold

it's funny we don't turn our heads and run from this disease
to the point where it brings us to our knees
it's never quite enough
it's never quite enough
Track Name: little Johnny
little johnny burst
into the jaws of life
reaching out for love
but mother can never love him

his cries claw at her skeleton
for he forced himself upon her
upon her

she came here for a kiss
she'll be going back with nothing

he'll try to love a woman
and warm her by the fire
bad wiring's too ingrained
oh childhood's such a stain

she came here for a kiss
she'll be going back with nothing
it's hard to exist when your mother never loved you
she never loved you

hold on johnny, you got a little bit lost in childhood
you were tossed out into the burning day
hold on johnny, there's a bone chilling frost in these woods
you better walk on the right side of love
you were working sunday morning, working sunday evening
so the vicar came looking for you
looking for you

she came here for a kiss
she'll be going back with nothing
it's hard to exist when your mother never loved you
she never loved you
Track Name: night sky
you think it's alright
me having you around
i'ts time we sat down
and talked about

like a knife in the back
of people you don't know
shaking up your noise
please let me go

i know that this may not feel like a big deal to you
but may i reveal to you

that icy cold wind
that flows above your chin
to quick to criticise
even those you love

i know that this may not feel like a big deal to you
but may i reveal to you

goodbye night sky
goodbye nice guy
goodbye
Track Name: bubbly soul
sweet whiskey drinking girl sitting in the corner of my eye
you're like poetry to my cries, setting all instincts inside alive
you're one of those carefree, bubbly souls, so contagious
and not because you ain't seen nothing, nah you've seen it all before and you've dealt with it
broken hearts, walled off paths, wrong turns, and brand new starts

i believe i am lonely
for someone like you

sweet whiskey drinking girl sitting in the corner of my eye
you're like poetry to my cries, setting all instincts inside alive
you're one of those carefree, bubbly souls, so contagious
girl i've been waiting anticipating for a while now
we've all got ideas, we've all got our fears, we've all been lonely
broken hearts, walled off paths, wrong turns, and brand new starts

I believe i am lonely
for someone like you

cos you're not like me
and that's how it should be
Track Name: boyhood
don't judge alone on the words that i sing
please scrape below the surface
and try your best to do the same with the rest
i guess we're all going to come up short

oh and please try to see it like me
i'll do the same for you
it's hard to listen when your life seems to glisten
are we all talking at a wall

or do we grow up soon
cos mother always wanted to know how my day was
seemed trivial
but lately i've been thinking a whole lot less about me

yesterday i was all about living
telling my point over view
right now i can't stop thinking about giving
i put my feet in the worst of shoes

i don't think i'll ever cease to change
until the day i die
but god be damned can i please stop forgetting this
that would be a start

do we grow up soon
cos mother always wanted to know how my day was
seemed trivial
but lately i've been thinking a whole less about me

how will i feel when i wake up tomorrow
not knowing makes it hard to plan
makes a plan seem a waste of time
might plan not to have a plan
Track Name: ramblings on love and life
to all the pretty girls, with pretty eyes, and pretty personalities
won't one of you sit me down, i need a talking to
i'll never know what goes on beyond, those little brown eyes
and even if i did, it wouldn't change the way they're looking back at me

to all the honest souls who sit on sinners toes, think again
beyond the lies a child's crying out to be held and loved
if it's the wild west where you come from, you'd be a cowboy
you wouldn't tie yourself in knots when you kill a man

won't you come and help me under her skin girl
when i can't tell what's true
raindrop sliding down my window
what's the point of you, what's your point of view

to all the stand alone's, who sit on empty thrones
it's ok to be by yourself
does it bother you if we sit as two, i need a quiet place
i'll never know what goes on beyond, those little brown eyes
and even if i did, it wouldn't change the way they're looking back at me

won't you come and help me under her skin girl
when i can't tell what's true
raindrop sliding down my window
what's the point of you, what's your point of view
Track Name: old brother
please let, the spirit seep in and warm your cold
to make you see, you're more than we all need you to be
vicious love and vicious all of the above
hard to find hope, when your mind won't

buried down are feelings that can't be put to sound
but burrow down, until you've found
insight, it'll feel wrong until it feels right
hard to find hope, when your mind won't

oh now hey old brother where are you
i always be down here looking up at you
won't you write me a love song and tell me that it's true
singing oh now hey old brother

i'll always be down here
Track Name: angst
play from your heart and play from your soul
sing me a song and don't play it slow cos i'm feeling

like i've got to reach out cos i can't reach back in
there's thoughts spilling out from deep down within
i'm not safe here, not like this

and my minds in a race that it won't ever win
a sink full of thoughts that's way past the brim
and i'm sinking, unplug me

it'll go away
in it's own way
maybe not today
to my dismay

play from your heart and play from your soul
sing me a song and don't play it slow cos i'm feeling

like i've got to reach out cos i can't reach back in
there's thoughts spilling out from deep down within
i'm not safe here, not like this

i'm all bottled up like a guilty villain
pinned to the floor by my own self esteem
i'm not safe here, not like this

it'll go away
in it's own way
maybe not today
to my dismay
Track Name: (acoustic bonus) boyhood
don't judge alone on the words that i sing
please scrape below the surface
and try your best to do the same with the rest
i guess we're all going to come up short

oh and please try to see it like me
i'll do the same for you
it's hard to listen when your life seems to glisten
are we all talking at a wall

or do we grow up soon
cos mother always wanted to know how my day was
seemed trivial
but lately i've been thinking a whole lot less about me

yesterday i was all about living
telling my point over view
right now i can't stop thinking about giving
i put my feet in the worst of shoes

i don't think i'll ever cease to change
until the day i die
but god be damned can i please stop forgetting this
that would be a start

do we grow up soon
cos mother always wanted to know how my day was
seemed trivial
but lately i've been thinking a whole less about me

how will i feel when i wake up tomorrow
not knowing makes it hard to plan
makes a plan seem a waste of time
might plan not to have a plan
Track Name: (acoustic bonus) bubbly soul
sweet whiskey drinking girl sitting in the corner of my eye
you're like poetry to my cries, setting all instincts inside alive
you're one of those carefree, bubbly souls, so contagious
and not because you ain't seen nothing, nah you've seen it all before and you've dealt with it
broken hearts, walled off paths, wrong turns, and brand new starts

i believe i am lonely
for someone like you

sweet whiskey drinking girl sitting in the corner of my eye
you're like poetry to my cries, setting all instincts inside alive
you're one of those carefree, bubbly souls, so contagious
girl i've been waiting anticipating for a while now
we've all got ideas, we've all got our fears, we've all been lonely
broken hearts, walled off paths, wrong turns, and brand new starts

I believe i am lonely
for someone like you

cos you're not like me
and that's how it should be
Track Name: (acoustic bonus) fool's gold
oh how life can be full of surprises
and you were not what i had in mind
don't let it get you down
don't let it get you down

it's funny how we yearn for understanding
to the point where it brings us to our knees
it's never quite enough
it's never quite enough

take what you can get and turn it into gold
don't hate what you don't know, just know what you've been told
these people aren't your friends, they don't know what i know
so take what you can get, and turn it into gold

it's funny we don't turn our heads and run from this disease
to the point where it brings us to our knees
it's never quite enough
it's never quite enough
Track Name: (acoustic bonus) night sky
you think it's alright
me having you around
i'ts time we sat down
and talked about

like a knife in the back
of people you don't know
shaking up your noise
please let me go

i know that this may not feel like a big deal to you
but may i reveal to you

that icy cold wind
that flows above your chin
to quick to criticise
even those you love

i know that this may not feel like a big deal to you
but may i reveal to you

goodbye night sky
goodbye nice guy
goodbye
Track Name: (acoustic bonus) don't tell me
oh no what's this
what's this i see
oh no don't you
tell me how to be

don't tell me how to be a man
just tell me you like me for who i am

oh no how long
to prove you're wrong
oh your kind heart
causing trouble from the start

don't tell me how to be a man
just tell me you like me for who i am

cos there's no no no way
back from here
except down down down
way over here