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Yo! Here are works in progress toward a new album. Tracks posted as I "finish" them. As if anything can ever be finished.

I've got a title in mind for this next bunch of tunes, but I'll wait until I'm farther along with a collection of songs. I'm thinking: some tuneful and calm, some loud, some funny. Maybe some instrumentals. I like the mixture on the last album. Always fun to toss in some stowaways.

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released October 15, 2012

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Track Name: Tomorrow's Gonna Be A Great Day
Tomorrow's Gonna Be A Great Day
by Douglas S Benson
9/10/2012

G--Csus, G--Em
G--Csus, G--Em

C Am Em
Water snakes around the base of the buildings
G Em A7 D
Concrete mountains, rivers of trees
C Am Em
The ghost of the man on a wire is walking above me
G Am C D
Talking about the things that he sees

C Am Em
And from the deck of this great ship
G Bm Am D7
Spires reaching to heaven
G Am Em
Towers of babel, speak unto me
G Am C D
Make me a captain of industry

= chorus =
Bm G
This I must remember
Bm Esus-E
Fine day in September
G Am
There is one thing I know
G A7
You will not bring me low
G Am7 C D
Tomorrow's gonna be a great day
G Em Am Dm7
Tomorrow's gonna be a great day

<instrumental repeat>


C Am Em
I'll be here again in the morning
G Em A7 D
To meet with the men in their pinstripes
G Am Em
In my red power tie, full windsor knot
G Am C D
Silver cufflinks on every big shot


C Am Em
Rivers of green, ants on the Hudson
G Bm A7 D
Glorious views from each mirrored window
G Am Em
Reflecting the sky, the birds in the air
G Am C D
Soar through the clouds on a wing and a prayer


= chorus =

G--Csus, G--Em
G--Csus, G--Em
G--Csus, G--Em
G--Csus, G--Em
Track Name: Middle of Nothing
What's up is up but I'm down
I gotta finish my job as the class clown
Got grade school on my mind, yo!
Fifth grade, you know, and it's goin' so slow

I could die of old age in the fifth grade
But I'm young--gold tongue--not high strung.
And I just got it made in the shade
flyin' high goin' by like an air raid

Baseball cards, doin' trades at the arcade
Willin' and Chillin' in my best pair o' shades

<CHORUS>
This ain't your mama's middle school
This ain't your dada's middle school
Seems so cruel - It's the middle of nothin'!
I've got 7 years to go, fool (shows how much you know, fool)

<break>

And then college (college)
Gotta keep a sharp edge
Suck up knowledge, that's the first rule
Four years, maybe 'five in a state school
I got a feeling I'll be wading in a big pool

What's that, you say?
Another 8 for a Masters? Sometimes I hate school.
And if I wanna be a doctor (who you gonna call?)
Get a medical locker and a framed degree on the wall?

Check your eyes, shake your hand-hand
To be a doctor takes forever, so you
better get a walker and plus-size calendar, man
Cause you're gonna get stuck with a 12 year plan!

<CHORUS>

This ain't your mama's middle school
This ain't your dada's middle school
Seems so cruel - It's the middle of nothin'!
I've got 7 years to go, fool (shows how much you know, fool)

<break>
Lookit here on the playground
Me and my friends are doin' donuts on the merry go round
Kid got a skinned knee, aimin' to blame me
Better get a head start--flee! flee! flee!

Runnin' like a dog down the sidewalk block
Hockin' up loogies and playing with chalk
I'm a dried mud jocky in a crusty pair of gym socks
Sweaty like a hog, too dusty for the laundry

<break>

Every day I come alive, drive you mad mad
I revive for breakfast time—wake up mom and dad
Ho ho ho! It's the middle of morning, bro!
<beat> it's 7 AM-- let's go!

<CHORUS>

This ain't your mama's middle school
This ain't your dada's middle school
Middle school's cruel - It's the middle of nothin'!
I got years of pushin' and puffin' and rushin'
Track Name: The Way Out
The Way Out
by d.s. benson
10/1/2012

We shaped up
We shipped out
Worked hard and we
Didn't leave any doubt about it
We got up
But not until the bell ring
We walked proud
Did more than they were asking

chorus:
Thank you for your service to
The company. Whatever
befalls you now good luck to you
In all your future endeavors


We counted
Our blessings
We didn't think
That we were so replaceable
Our neighbors
Had lower cost o' labor
We never once suspected
Our dog tags were erasable

<bridge>
Expected no guarantees
(Don't look for a handout)
We got none
But a boot print on our backsides
(Don't let the door hit you on the way out)

<instrumental>

Reassess! Move over!
Lay your body down
For we need something
To roll over
Progress! Erase me!
So proud I made it
Possible to seamlessly
Replace me.


chorus:
Thank you for your service to
The company. Whatever
befalls you now good luck to you
In all your future endeavors


Don't let the door hit you on the way out
On the way out
On the way out