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TOO MANY JAWBONES



Well, like so many others we’re holed up doing our best to stay focused and creative. It’s a DIY world around this house these days and that may or may not be a good thing? While our wonderful neighbors brought home a brand new baby boy this week, Suchi and I have been birthing a song about too much verbiage these days in the form of TOO MANY JAWBONES. You’ll see & hear what I’m talking about in the live video for the song.  Did I say LIVE video? Yes, yet another adventure into the unknown that’s starts with, “Hey, let’s take the gear downstairs and do a live video for this song!”  Then the reality …“What gear?”  This process is not for the faint of heart. Feels like back in the day when we kids went out in the backyard and “created” all kinds of worlds (mainly in our heads) with a minimum of props (aka, sticks, boxes, etc). All good fun then and honestly good fun all these years later too.  I sure appreciate Suchi’s due diligence & creative ability to put all the pieces together so we can share it with you. (Not an easy assignment! )  Hope you enjoy it in the spirit with which it was made ….Tom B

As we prepare for Halloween, Election Day, Pandemic Perseverance, and Global Survival, TOO MANY JAWBONES is a song that expresses with “tongue in cheek” the visceral & verbal challenges we are all literally facing in one way or another. I am grateful to Tom, my favorite songwriter, for being able to humorously articulate & creatively capture the essence of this message in song. As a visual artist, I dove deeply into creating graphics and a video to give imagery to the lyrics and expression to the quirky soul of this song.  As singer/songwriters, Tom and I made a LIVE home recording to share with you while staying true to the lyrics:  “I’ll tell you what’s the problem with the world today, too much talk and not enough to say … TOO MANY JAWBONES!”  Glad we’re still "A-LIVE" to do so and hope you can find a moment to “Look & Listen!” For those who would like to support our creative efforts as singer/ songwriters, the last two singles we have co-created: “Too Many Jawbones” and “Monet’s Daughter” are now available to digitally download on “The BenjaminWaters” music website for $1.50 at this link:  https://www.thebenjaminwaters.com/benjaminwaters-singles May we all find our way through these jaw-dropping & transformative times.  .....Suchi WB




TOO MANY JAWBONES

Tom Benjamin ~ music/lyrics

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

There's to the point

And there's round and round

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

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 ... including my own

TOO MANY JAWBONES....

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