Home

by Benjamin Fraser

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  • Home/Cage Double EP Cassette.
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    High-bias cassette tape featuring the "Home/Cage" EPs by Benjamin Fraser. Home is on the white side of the cassette, and Cage is on the black side.

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"Home", Benjamin Fraser's second EP, has a raw and eclectic lo-fi sound, drawing inspiration from math-rock and bluegrass in equal parts. Home expands on many of the musical themes of Benjamin Fraser's prior release, "Cage", with the addition of lyrics and more complex instrumentation.

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released February 3, 2014

Written, recorded, and performed by Brendan Rooney.

Violin by Jordan Tetewsky.

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Benjamin Fraser Portland, Oregon

Benjamin Fraser is the folk project of Portland-based musician Brendan Rooney.

Contact brendanrooneymusic@gmail.com for booking.

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Track Name: Short Life of Trouble
It's a short life of trouble
In a few short days we part
It's a short life of trouble, dear girl
For a boy with a broken heart.

It's a short life of trouble,
Better keep your vices down
For they'll strangle and hold you, entangle and choke you,
And leave you for dead on the ground.

It's a short life of trouble
When you blink it's halfway through
So when you're on your deathbed, pray that you never forget,
Just to your own self be true.

It's a short life of trouble,
And when that old death knocks for me,
I'll come kicking and wailing, I'll scream at him, rail him
Till he finally leaves me be

It's a short life of trouble
And it starts to break you down
2s and 3s life will hand you, even your God will damn you
If you stop treading, you're gonna drown

It's a short life of trouble
And you build a collection of scars
So when my day's come and that final bell's rung,
They will put my face up in the stars.
Track Name: Home
Well it's the smallest things that start the avalanches,
so I'm careful, yes I'm careful next to you.
And we can build a home of mud and fallen branches,
and our children can have noses just like you.

Well, John F. Kennedy said we can build a nation
Out of chewing gum and bricks and Mickey Mouse,
So I will hold myself in rapt anticipation
Of the day when I can tear down my old house.

Well Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah Jesus Christ I love her so,
Well Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah Jesus Christ I love her so.

I'll paint a genuine Picasso out of land mines,
and I'll leave the nose 5 miles from the ear.
I'll recreate your favorite Pollock out of tan lines,
and I'll become Bukowski after 7 beers.

Well Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah Jesus Christ I love her so,
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah Jesus Christ I love her so.