LYRICS 
The BenjaminWaters / Singles

WHEN TROUBLES COME AROUND

Troubles come

And pass away

Life simply moves that way

It's what you do, not what you say

When troubles come around

 

Storms of life

Are seldom kind

Yet people say they often find

An inner strength, an inner light

When troubles come around

 

(Bridge)

All I hope is you can find me

All I hope is I can be found

All I know, are the ties that bind us

Reach beyond this earthly realm...

 

And if I don't

Return to you

In the flesh and blood you pray I do

You need to know I'm there with you

When troubles come around

 

(repeat - Bridge )

(repeat - 1st verse)

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Find inner strength

Find inner Light

When troubles come around

w/m  Tom Benjamin 

TOO  MANY  JAWBONES

There're backbones

And there're jawbones

There's solid rock

And there're rhinestones

There's give and take

And there's shut down (shut down, shut down)

There's to the point

And there's round and round (round & round) 

     (chorus)

     I'll tell you what's the problem with the world           today

     Too much talk and not enough to say

     Too many jawbones

     Not enough backbones

     Too much big talk

     Not enough walk the walk

     Too many houses

     Not enough real homes

     Too much who cares

     Not enough hand sewn

     So take a look around and I know you'll see

     Listen for a moment and I think you'll agree

     Too many jawbones...

 

There're big hearts

And there're hardheads 

There's what you say

And what they say you said

There're those who lead

And those who are misled

There're those who rise

And those who stay in bed

     (Chorus)

     I'll tell you what's the problem with the world           today

     Too much talk and not enough to say

     Too many jawbones

     Not enough backbones

     Too much big talk

     Not enough walk the walk

     Too many houses

     Not enough real homes

     Too much who cares

     Not enough hand sewn

     So take a look around and I know you'll see

     Listen for a moment and I think you'll agree

     Too many jawbones... (repeat)

     Including my own ….. 

w/m  Tom Benjamin 

MONET'S  DAUGHTER

Colors drift across the room

On sunlight through a window shade

As sleepy eyes awaken

And tiny arms stretch to greet the day

     Then the door slowly opens

     And a silhouette appears

     Bringing flowers from the garden

     And a new toy from the market

     These were the things he brought her,                 Monet's daughter

 

Look outside your window

Paint the world you see

Light and shadow on the surface

Underneath the mystery

     Then the door slowly opened

     She saw the world differently

     Brushstrokes of broken colors

     Reflections harmony

     These were the things he taught her,                     Monet's daughter

 

          We are here.... then we are gone...

          Like a touch of blue... on a Monet pond

 

She watched over her father

When his sight began to fade

As he painted weeping willows

To honor soldiers who were slain

     Then the door slowly opened

     She saw the end was near

     She brought flowers from the garden

     And placed them by his bedside

     The last time he saw her, Monet's daughter

 

          We are here.... then we are gone...

          Like a touch of blue... on a Monet pond

 

     These were the things he taught her,                     Monet's daughter

 

w/m  Tom Benjamin 

RISE  ABOVE 

Gonna beat a song out of this highway

Make a man out of this dust

Make amends to those who've loved me

Rise above

 

Gonna find the truth and I will live it

Pass the flame that's passed to me

Sleep as sound as a new born

Rise above, rise above     

 

Gonna rise above, rise above.... 

 

Gonna throw a stone into still waters

Rock the cradle rob the grave

Keep it steady I'll be ready

Rise above

 

Gonna find a way to cool this fever

Find a way to calm this fright

Gonna jump this wall at midnight

Rise above, rise above     

 

Gonna rise above, rise above.... 

 

I'm gonna write my life story

Then I'm gonna put it to a match

Burn all these illusions

Rise Above

 

Gonna walk down by the river

When fall is in the air

To admire its creator

Rise Above 

 

Gonna rise above, rise above, rise above ....

 

w/m  Tom Benjamin 

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