Until It's Gone

by Ben Rabb

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released July 16, 2014

Ben Rabb - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Greg Settino - Drums
Lance Riley - Electric Guitar
Cilla Bonnie - Bass
Ted Hu - Piano
Eric Law - Cello
Pat O'Brien - Piano (Ragged Bones)
Alex Giorgetti - Bass (Ragged Bones)
Eric Rosier - Guest Percussion

Produced by Mike Davidson
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Mike Davidson at Plaid Dog Recording
All songs written by Ben Rabb
Artwork - Jason Briscoe
Photography - Stephan Alessi

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Track Name: On The Fence
How long can I stare at this side of the door
I’ve said and meant to open it so many times before
When I was a boy I never would toy with an open door
Never could stay too long in one place, just wanted more

Doesn’t seem so simple now
As it did back then
Just two broken hearts
On the fence

When I let you in, I gave away all of my past
Mistakes I’ve made, lover and shame gone, just like that
Still I claim, they gave me my strength and my muse
Put words to my voice, and crafted my point of view

Doesn’t seem so simple now
As it did back then
Just two broken hearts
On the fence

Take a step aside
Say goodbye to another love
Or go and share my hand
Cause I’m alive, not alone

Doesn’t seem so simple now
As it did back then
Just two broken hearts
On the fence

Doesn’t seem so simple now
As it did back then
Just two broken hearts
On the fence

Doesn’t seem so simple now
As it did back then
Just two broken hearts
On the fence
Track Name: New York
I’m torn between these broken days
With our wide eyed wonder gazing through, the New York City haze
Start out with a broken dream
Like an empty train full of hope, running on steam

We built what we built with our four hands
With a rusty hammer and torn up screws, planting in the sand
But I hold yours when you hold mine
And the broken glass beneath our feet will ease away with time

Drown my sorrow down with your cares
To the depths of god knows where
This is our home
Hold me close for heavens sake
Not for this forsaken place
Hold me again

When words get short and looks get sharp
Your hungry eyes and lavish lips, fall silent in the dark
But I don’t need your words to hear
Though the Bering Sea rocked you and me, smooth water is near

Drown my sorrow down with your cares
To the depths of god knows where
This is our home
Hold me close for heavens sake
Not for this forsaken place
Hold me again

Hold me again
Hold me close for heavens sake
Not for this forsaken place
Hold me again

Take my breath, take it strong
Take my arms and build your home
Take my side don’t face this alone
Take my heart until it’s gone
Take my heart until it’s gone
Track Name: Here Right Now
Take a step back, Find the wrong that I’ve incurred
It’s been three years, And I’m yet to hear a word

I’m here right now, And I’ll share with you
You’re leap of faith, My will to do

Patience wasn’t mine
Hindsight’s foolish crime
Come beck and call
We are bound to serve our time
If you’ll let me

Let go tonight, What was deeper than my yearn
Didn’t think I’d come by this, But the lesson must be learned

I’m here right now, And I’ll share with you
You’re leap of faith, My will to do

Patience wasn’t mine
Hindsight’s foolish crime
Come beck and call
We are bound to serve our time
If you’ll let me try
If you’ll let me

I’m here right now, And I’ll share with you
You’re leap of faith, My will to do
I’ll have another, Of what serves me right
Embrace temptation, But I’ll sleep alone tonight
Track Name: Bill
Never been a man of many words
Kept to myself simples how I saw the world
Laid down my goals, when I was rather young
Kept on track, beat the path and that’s what I’ve become
I’ve stayed up late, read the greats, hung on every word
Always in the morning I was me.

Never been the first to say hello
Black, white, sepia the cameras all I know
Sweet and surreal, an intimate portrayal
In a tattered picture frame your kids won’t see

Moonshine whiskey lies
Endless hope no compromise
To me that always seemed so vain
That’s who I am, a simple solemn man
Mr. Frost was wrong this roads the same

Rosy cheeks gets coffee every day
Lost in her curls wish I could take her breath away
Capture her grace, white sails the sign for fate
A dirty trick the camera played on me

I’ll never feel her taste my hands on her lips
Get to know her by, the swaying of her hips
Passions die down
Hell we’d both come around, rational men always up and leave
My motto’s been, what’s wrong with wondering
As long as the grounds planted on your feet.

Moonshine whiskey lies
Endless hope no compromise
To me that always seemed so vain
That’s who I am, a simple solemn man
Mr. Frost was wrong this roads the same

Moonshine whiskey lies
Endless hope no compromise
To me that always seemed so vain
That’s who I am, a simple solemn man
Mr. Frost was wrong this roads won’t change
My motto’s been, what’s wrong with wondering
As long as the grounds planted on your feet.
Track Name: Ragged Bones
Ragged bones, spoiled milk
Faceless house, on a slanted hill
Sleepy town, suddenly awake
And you’re all gonna give, can you feel me take

There the only one thankful depends on faith
You gave wholeheartedly have no mistake
I’m not the man I was, before I found this place

When the aching stops, and they say it will
When the paint is dry, were the tears shed real
Pace myself, like the devils coming knocking
Try to stand my ground, when it’s crumbling round

There the only thankful depends on faith
You gave wholeheartedly have no mistake
I’m not the man I was, before I found this place

My gate, aims to calm the rising sea
But my past is your past, share the same way back, but forwards what I need

There the only thankful depends on faith
You gave wholeheartedly have no mistake
I’m not the man I was, before I found this place

There the only thankful depends on faith
You gave wholeheartedly have no mistake
I’m not the man I was, before I found this place

Build enough for, Build enough for, Build enough for love
Build enough for, Build enough for, Build enough for love

Ragged Bones, spoiled milk
Faceless house, on a slanted hill
Sleepy town, suddenly awake
And you’re all gonna give, can you feel me take
Track Name: Take My Hand
When our tears don’t dry up, from a natural cause
And our lips turn ash white, from the bombs that were dropped
When our news isn’t new, to a world watching pain
But their gas crossed your lines, took my real breath away

Give me your hand
I’d like to feel yours
Born to this land
Taken by the war

Where our neighbors have fled, Just a million or two
And it’s been three whole years, Since their kids went to school
And a home left for dust, with a life as their claim
From the ash you can take, your nation built on pain

Give me your hand
I’d like to feel yours
Born to this land
Taken by the war

While I’ve felt hate before
All I want now is peace
Food to grow strong
Fresh air and a home
Weary eyes that can sleep

Give me your hand
I’d like to feel yours
Born to this land
Taken by the war

Give me your hand
I’d like to feel yours
Born to this land
Taken by the war

Give me your hand
I’d like to feel yours
Born to this land
Taken by the war

Give me your hand
Mine was taken by the war