COSMIC CIRCUS TENT
"Do you believe in stars, Do you believe in the sky so dark, or is it a COSMIC CIRUS TENT over a massive parking lot, Where we’re all assigned our parts scripted from the start " . . . . .
This lyric asks the “Cosmic” question which opens a set of six songs whose scope encompasses a wide spectrum from the vastness of space to the simplicity of a single Sparrow song:" I'm a sparrow in this life, I don’t soar too high, I don’t fly too far, I’m a quiet light not a shooting star.”
These evocative songs build a bridge from the macro to the micro; a chance to look upward and to look inward .... I Want to Walk on Mars to Songs & Prayers and One Less Apple to My Religion is a Song. Tom Benjamin's gifts as a soulful and thoughtful songwriter are showcased in this collection of songs recorded in Nashville in the Spring of 2019 with a small group of great musicians in an intimate and creative atmosphere.
My Religion is a Song: “My religion is a song sung because it matters. My religion is a light that shines where darkness gathers.”
I Want to Walk on Mars: "I want to walk on Mars out there among the stars, I want to gaze across at Venus with the Earth there in between us like a firefly in a jar."
All songs written by Tom Benjamin
Produced by Kirby Shelstad and Suchi Waters Benjamin
Garden Studio - Nashville, TN