Greetings From Elderbush Gulch (2011 Remix​/​Remaster)

by Ben Minnotte

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My first full-length. Perhaps I spent too much time trying to be a good little singer/songwriter.

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released August 8, 2006

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Ben Minnotte Denver, Colorado

Rooted in the singer/songwriter tradition, but with an experimental/hard-edged streak. Listen at your own risk...

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Track Name: Come Hell or High Water
You’ve heard every line from me about a million times before
My bags are packed, the car is waiting for me
I’m bound for glory, I’m on my way
Come hell or high water

You’ve heard every prayer from me about a million times before
But you never hear my plea, so I ain’t prayin’ no more
I’m not afraid to try, I’m on my way
Come hell or high water

(Bridge)
I know you think I’m crazy
All my ideas are just schemes
You can walk away
But I’ve got to follow my dreams

You’ve heard every lie from me about a million times before
But I plan to deliver my promises that you don’t wanna hear no more
But I’m bound for glory, I’m on my way
Come hell or high water
I’m on my way
Come hell or high water

© 2003 Lyrics by Ben Minnotte & Music by Brenden O’Toole
SBU Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: Settling The Score
Well, the days are getting longer
And I'm not getting any stronger
I could tell you a thousand lies
I might take an inch, but would I try?

Where's my lady with the night black hair?
I know she's gotta be around here somewhere
When's my chance at a fresh start?
Cause I'm feelin' pretty run down and torn apart

(Chorus)
Between these walls that are closing in
If I can hold on long enough, maybe I'll win
It always seems like there should be something more
Well, don't you think it’s time for settling the score?

It used to seem tomorrow wasn't so far away
But now tomorrow seems like another day
And I'll be bearing witness to my own trial
If I don't figure out what it means to smile

(Bridge)
And in 20 years when I'm older
Hope I don't have one foot in the grave
Or become even harder and colder
Than a haggard, old road slave

Seems like all hell is breaking loose
And I can't find a way to shake these blues
Isn’t it about time I got my share?
Isn't there somebody out there?
Who cares?

(Repeat Chorus)

© 2005 by Ben Minnotte
SBU Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: These Memories
My mind must be deceiving me
I’ve seen a face enough to remember
Just how it looks and where I want to be

Well, maybe not tomorrow, but I know someday
I’m gonna reach out and I’ll find her right next to me

(Chorus)
The rainbow fades, it doesn’t last all day
But if I could just hold the moment
Well then, these memories I’ll surely repay

(Bridge)
Well my mind is strong
And it’s seen me through
Some hard times that
My imagination just can’t hold on

(Repeat Chorus)

© 2004 by Ben Minnotte
SBU Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: Fade To Blue
It won't be long now until the daylight fades away
It won't be long before you and I fade into the gray
On a path with those dreams that we knew
We'd never see come true
They fade to blue

It won't be long before we see what it is we've been working for
It won't be long before you and I open up a new door
But no matter what you say
And no matter what you do
You can't stop some things from fading to blue

(Bridge)
A heart with passion and a heart with desire
Won't ease your mind or put out the fire
A mind with the means to survive
And a will that keeps a love alive
Won't help you when the time comes when you'll have to decide

It won't be long until the darkness fades away
It won't be long and we'll run out of things to say
But you said if those dreams ever did come true
Don't let them fade to blue

© 2005 by Ben Minnotte
SBU Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: So Many Things
Old woman, sittin' there
Sweet eyes, childlike
There's something in there
That's telling me
"I know more than you ever will"

Old woman, starin' back
Sweet time, dreamlike
Somehow, something there
And could it be
That time has grown still?

(Chorus)
Take me down with you when you go
'Cause there's just so many things I still need to know

Old woman, lyin' there
Sweet eyes, starin' back
There's a fire burnin' in there
It's tellin' me
Never let yourself keep standing still

(Chorus)

Old woman, dyin' there
Sweet eyes, closed forever
She blows a whisper
And she tells me,
"I know more than I’d ever tell"

© 2005 by Ben Minnotte
SBU Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: The Horror Movie Song
Dark, restless nights are all the same
Old nightmares come back to haunt you again
And even when there's nothing left to fear
It just hits you like a hurricane
And it reels you in

Well, I've always been the one
Who takes the road less traveled upon
And the sky's been murky and gray all day
And it looks like
That's the way it’s gonna stay

There's just me and this unobtainable love on my TV screen
I think I've had enough
She's just another scream queen
Now if I could only dream

Well, for every bright light, there's a broken heart
And for every burnt out light there's a star

Well, I'm only here on business, babe
I'm only here to watch you fall
And this is where I get off

© 2004 by Ben Minnotte
SBU Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: Souls For Sale (Circus Fire Scene)
(Instrumental)

© 2005 by Ben Minnotte
SBU Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: Fugitive
"You've got something that belongs to me"
Those were the words I said
I took the money
And put a bullet in his head

Well, you just do what you've gotta do
And I'll do what I need
Just keep on the move
And try to pick up speed

(Chorus)
Fugitive, on the run
Fugitive, got no place to run

Get me out of this town
I gotta get free
Got me all run down
Hope it's just a crazy dream

Clouds coverin' up the sun
Lightning in the sky
Lawman draws his gun
But I'm already way up high

(Chorus)

© 2005 by Ben Minnotte
SBU Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: Ice Blue Eyes
Sittin' here under the stars
And I'm thinkin' about you
And I'm thinkin' about life
And just how I think it should be

Well this here is no place for me
Ever since we've been apart
I've been dreaming about you
And just what I'm gonna do

(Chorus)
And sometimes late at night
When that lonesome wind moans
I think about that look
In her ice blue eyes
I know it's not right
But I'm so alone
So I guess I'll keep on dreaming
Though the heartache has already shown

And it's hard times that have fallen
And the road don't get no shorter
And the time keeps passing us by
It'll do that until the day we die

(Chorus x2)

© 2005 by Ben Minnotte
SBU Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: Mean Woman Blooze
I been cryin’ and cryin’ all night long
I been cryin’ and cryin’ all night long
My baby left me, can’t figure out what went wrong

I’m goin’ down to the bar, gonna drink away these blooze (hear me talkin’ now)
Said I’m goin’ down to the bar, gonna drink away these blooze
Don’t care if I die tonight, either way I lose

I been cryin’ and cryin’ all night long
I been cryin’ and cryin’ all night long
These tears won’t stop -- and I hate this stupid song

© 2005 by Ben Minnotte
SBU Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: Everybody's Got Their Own Ideas
Don't you know there's somebody else out there waiting?
They'll just push you out of the spotlight
Well, tell me what you're gonna do about that
Tell me what you see in a life like that

We've heard all your lies before
We've heard you sing and we’ve heard you speak
Well, tell me how you think it's gonna be
Tell us how you think it should be

(Chorus)
And you're laughing 'cause you know no other
And you're crying 'cause someone stole your thunder
And it’s just as well 'cause
Everybody's got their own ideas

(Bridge #1)
And I know it's not easy
Getting something like that off of your mind
I've seen that look in your eyes once or twice, yes I see
And I know how hard it is to live through these times

Seems like such a shame when everyone's gone away
Everything you ever loved is up and gone
But nobody likes not knowing what might have been
You've seen it come 'round but it's gone again

(Bridge #2)
And I know it's not easy
Getting something like that off of the ground
I've seen that look in your eyes, my friend
You're off and running night after night

(Chorus x2)

© 2005 by Ben Minnotte
Saturate Before Using (SBU) Music (ASCAP)