The Endless Stream Of Everything

by Ben Martin

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1.
There's a big, big house right next to an aeroplane cemetery it's got a dark red roof and a million details to love but when you step inside walk past all the lovely interiour you'll find a small white door that opens to only a few hidden under layers of bricks lies a garden so pure and easy once you've got the chance of a glimpse you'll dismiss what you've just had seen before now near the big, big house right inside of the aeroplane cemetery there's a pile of junk they just started tearing it down so the sun will shine through the window right into the garden and all the flowers in bloom leave everyone wondering 'bout the inside hidden under layers of bricks lies a garden so pure and easy once you've got the chance of a glimpse you'll dismiss what you've just had seen before now
2.
Snow 03:45
No special reason but my heart wants to dance again it's in the air, it's in the water that falls from the sky during the night "The sun is brighter than it used to be" my eyes would say they tell my hands to take the sheets and pull them over my head to prolong our night Our world is bright and shiny without a single dime can't loose what's there around me just need a little time Some hours late I pull the curtains, I'm turning blind the greyish-brown look of the backyard changed overnight covered in white The shot-like sound when I unlatch the window wakes you up I really need to catch a noseful of that smell in the air of the snow oh so bright
3.
Cracks 03:26
I get the feeling to get out to ride my bicycle and shout one day it's joy and one day pain but I will sure do it again I feel there's tension down my back stagnation grabs me by the neck serves as reminder to my head but my old agony is dead Cracks in my belief slowly mend together blackened by the grief clearing every layer Today it's 21 years old the weather's hot I got a cold ran down a meadow turning blind just couldn't see it with my mind Always considered to be strong I always knew that they were wrong just couldn't see that heart of mind to let it open took it's time
4.
We're back for unified laughter we're living proof of childish fun bring back some beautiful laughter not a smiling face for everyone some words are certified laughter just need to twist and turn around us nerds are certified laughter ten times a bad one and five times are good There's a flick in every notion watch out for the chocolate on the road no, we don't need any potion always smiling, ready for a goad some days it just doesn't happen but we're not the ones for giving up some thing we always believe in ten times a bad one and five times are good
5.
Melody 04:18
I was walking by the river I felt the urge to find some rest I found a rock next to the water shaped just perfect for my ass I couldn't stop my thoughts to wander had some big weight on my chest had to much energy for sitting continued walking where I'd left and then a melody came passing by the weight was gone just at a glimpse I couldn't stop to hum this melody I think it must have been like this I was hiking up a mountain felt the snow melt on my hands I had to carry up some weight then it was gone just at a glance As we crossed the shiny forest I inhaled the frozen air loved the smell of snow and winter kept on chatting on our way and then a melody came passing by out of the perfect clear blue sky I couldn't stop to hum this melody I think it must have been like this
6.
Clouds bursting in the distance fill the dead of night with a shattering sound I can hear you in the distance getting ready for firing off a new round Happiness lies in the distance even though it's here yet it has to be found Childhood days are in the distance even growing up doesn't mean you're not bound See the long and shiny road squeeze your eyes and look once more take your time it's here you'll see there's a parting of the ways Somewhere quiet in the same house holding a child inside your heart See the flowers in the distance if you look inside you will find them right here Leave your image in the distance there's another you in the mirror right here See the long and shiny road squeeze your eyes and look once more take your time it's here you'll see there's a parting of the ways Somewhere quiet in the same house holding a child inside your heart
7.
I got so used to running where I could have walked I was not one to listen instead I just talked I had to empty myself wash out all the dirt in my soul Did you ever say never while swearing to god well imagine your life when there's pain that will not go away by itself kiss you every day of the week I was looking for answers in places I thought they would say I had cancer instead I was tought I needed clearing myself vesseling the dirt off my soul I would have never asked for help never thought that I was in need to find myself funny though that this feels like healing to me life now turns out far more easy than I'd ever thought I was so used to running away from my thoughts I was simply too scared to admit that I'm not always right when I talk then you forced me to look myself deep in the eye I was blinded with rage while all I needed was cry but it was stuck in my throat screaming at the top of my lungs I would have never asked for help never thought that I was in need to find myself funny though that this feels like healing to me life now turns out far more easy than I'd ever thought
8.
Overwhelmed 03:20
I'm a little overwhelmed right now by the faces that surround me carrying around a lot of weight from the places deep inside into their soul I'm a little overwhelmed right now see the earth is nearly crying carrying around a lot of weight needs some love and trust and most of all: The endless stream of everything fills up the space between two trees, a million fleas and one, two, three, four things I've seen The endless stream of everything fills up the space between two fish, one crab, five stars and one, two, three, four things I've seen I am really overwhelmed right now see the elements are hugging now it's me who carries all the weight but it doesn't feel as heavy at all I am really overwhelmed right now all the people are transformers brotherly dividing all the weight with some love and trust and most of all The endless stream of everything fills up the space between two trees, a million fleas and one, two, three, four things I've seen The endless stream of everything fills up the space between two fish, one crab, five stars and one, two, three, four things I've seen
9.
Trains arrive with the usual delays Battery low only couple of plays Cold outside but a smile on my face Don't wanna wait for days Brand new cars all over the place Foggy stars up in outta space Swinging inside and a smile on my face Ready to walk in an easier pace Don't want no other lifelong race Against my own imperfections and disgrace Dirt in my style and on my shoelace Should be just fine but that's not always the case My handwriting tells who I am It changes from time to time Train arrives in a different place Warm goodbyes to a familiar face Sad inside but a smile on my face Ready to move into an easier phase Step outside with a smile on my face Same old stars from a different place Warm inside now on all of my days Finally arrived in my own loving ways Don't need to lead another race Embrace my own imperfections and disgrace Don't need to win another race Already own imperfections and some grace Dirt in my style and on my shoelace Could be just fine but that's not always the case My handwriting tells who I am It changes from time to time
10.
What a wonderful way to tell somebody I love you it takes a little time but has a great effect on everyone It's nothing easy to say sometimes it's not even obvious the true emotions may hide behind a joke or a smile or an insult I would like to know how to say how I feel but my fear is too big now I want you to know what it means when I lay my heart in a handshake What a difficult way to open up for emotions to fight the shades of your pride and step into the light for everyone it's not easy to stay maintain a livelong relation it's an everyday warfare against the constant noise inside your head I would like to know how to say how I feel but my fear is too big now I want you to know what it means when I lay my heart in a handshake
11.
You set the threshold for my ego when my input gain is over the top you function as my friction surface when my energy is not where we are right now in full power Sometimes I feel like our limiter is set to minus 4db is it the fear of disappointment are we even scared to make it one day for real in full power But don't you think it might be possible to reach a point that goes beyond our dreams But don't you know it's only possible to make it louder when you cut off the lows I feel, I listen closely to the noise between the lines I feel like I'm all hugging and kissing the world I feel, I listen closely to the words between the lines I feel like I'm all hugging and kissing you You are my LA2A helping me compress my wide dynamics a bit you function as my phase correction when my will and notion run out of sync once more now I'm in power But don't you think ... I feel ...
12.
Recall 04:00
I lay my feet up high in front of my television I'll have a drink or two and meet some friends I walk my parents dogs and go to an exhibition do what I can that I'm not too stressed out Play my guitar for all those hours inside my head I'll write a song once every other week The very moment I am sitting to write these lines I'm in no hurry since my dreams last night I know there was this thing I should not forget I just can't recall I wake up from the noise of my rushing head I can't remember at all Even though I'm buzzing I decide not to rush myself I don't want to give in to my fearful thoughts I lay my feet up hight in bed with my television I'll watch some DVDs and get up late I finally got myself to face what I thought I'd need this one thing done and I'd be free at last but all the mistery cleared up sooner than I expected all you had to do was ask for saturday night I knew there was this thing I had all forgotten I just couldn't recall I must have been too scared that I had to admit it I remembered it all

about

Positive, authentic, uplifting, euphoric - that pretty much sums up "The Endless Stream Of Everything", Ben Martin's sixth soloalbum. The melancholy and occasional sadness of his earlier releases is gone and only reverberates in the transitional story of "Melody". There was obviously a lot of fun and joy involved when Ben Martin and his band recorded the twelve songs live in the studio. The energy only added up to what became and outstanding piece of music not only by Martin's own standards.

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released March 22, 2013

Produced by Zebo Adam

Ben Martin - Vocals, Guitars, Horn Arrangements
Daniel Letschka - Drums
Manfred Scheer - Bass
Christoph Richter - Keyboards

Martin Ptak - Trombone
Martin Eberle - Trumpet
Manfred Franzmeier - Baritone Saxophone

Kathrin Winklbauer & Bobby Slivovsky - Backing Vocals on "Shattering Sound"
Cori Liebhardt, Kathrin Winklbauer, Peter Schönbauer, Daniel Letschka, Zebo Adam, Alex Lausch, Bobby Slivovsky, Maurice Ernst & Michael Krammer - Backing Vocals on "Melody"

All songs written by Ben Martin and recorded live at Martin Scheer's studio
Recorded and mixed by Alex 'Fire' Tomann
Mixed at Beat4Feet Studio
Mastered by Martin Scheer

This album was funded by the Austrian Music Fund (ÖMF) and SKE-Fonds

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Ben Martin Sankt Pölten, Austria

I'm here to write, perform and spread music that has its roots in pop with influences from soul, jazz and folk rock. Ever since I discovered the guitar as a means to express my feelings in 1985, I'm constantly refining and clearing the channel through which I receive, digest and send out music. I recorded "The Endless Stream Of Everything" to share my love and songs with you. ... more

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