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The second in the Artist's catalog; singer/songwriter material performed ENTIRELY on acoustic guitar, but arranged with multi-tracked vocals. This CD shows off not only Bat's Songwriting ability, but his incredible skill on the guitar, and innovative use of vocal layering.

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released July 1, 2014

Produced by Bat & Rick Del Castillo.
All songs composed by Bat Bennett except:
Ne Maum* & Slow Burn* composed by Bennett/Crowder

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Bat Bennett

Amazing.
Phenomenal. Unbelievable. These are the adjectives most commonly used to describe the Singer/Guitarist from Flower Mound, whether they are talking about his voice, or his guitar playing. Now in his fifth year as a Solo Performer on the National stage, Bat leaves quite an impression wherever he plays.
Amazing guitar playing, wonderful storytelling, absolutely delightful.
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Track Name: Simple Little Tune
Simple Little Tune Bat Bennett

Good Morning Gypsy!
It’s plain to see it’s going to be another lovely day
That’s what I say

And everything around is bursting with sound
From the sky to the ground- no, they can’t calm it down
Whoa, they can’t cool down

There’s a simple little tune that keeps running through my mind
And the more I think about it, the more I find
I am Love

Now love is everywhere- it’s filling the air
So take your share, baby & I’ll meet you there
Yeah, you know I’ll take you there

I’ve been told by Mr Sun to spread the love to everyone

Good morning Gypsy!
You’re here with me- oh can’t you see it’s got to be my day?
That’s what I say

You’re here with me, oh can’t you see
You and me, we are love
Track Name: I Guess
I Guess
Bat Bennett

I knew a seabird who didn’t know me
He passed me by each morning casually
He can be what he wants to be
I guess he just wants to be free

I met a rhino in a coconut tree
I said hello, and he shook hands with me
Now he can be where he wants to be
I guess he likes it in a tree

The bears all went out singing, the giraffes were at the dock
When they asked me out, I said I must be home by ten o’clock
So they went on with their sailing
And I wandered home in shock

But I wasn’t tired the least bit
So I walked around the block

A speed boat driven by monkeys
Pulled a kangaroo on water-skis
Now he can ski, if he wants to ski
I guess it makes him happy

I asked the zoo man where the lions might be
Taking a course in world geography
The wallaby, naturally, takes advanced philosophy

The tiger’s writing novels and the llama’s playing chess
The penguin is at the opera looking fine in proper dress
I’m seeing, but I’m wondering if I’m feeling any stress

‘Cause no else is noticing
It’s all in my head I guess
Track Name: Stone Harper
Instrumental: The story of a Man named Fred on the Beach. Here is another example of Bat's incredible skill on the 12-String guitar.
Track Name: Ne Maum*
Ne Maum Bat Bennett/Ron Crowder

Flying

Flying beyond the second hand
I passed into the future
On my way to foreign lands
Tomorrow came to me today
I sent this morning packing
On its way to yesterday
Each moment sinks into the sea
And finds itself forgotten on the way

Baby keep me in your heart
Reach across the ocean to me
Hold me in the dark
Awakened; the dream is never true
An unrelenting Seoul detains me
Long away from you
I cast my thoughts into the sky
And send them home
Like pigeons in the blue

Ne maum tongshin kyote
Ttao pekisimnida
Ne chongshin kyoturo
Tongshin I paumnida
Kwan kwong machiko
Tora kamnida
My heart will beat for you
Will beat my heart

Breathing

Breathing the foggy Asian air; it fills my lungs
Believing it’s been so long since I have seen the sun


Ne maum tongshin kyote
Ttao pekisimnida
Ne chongshin kyoturo
Tongshin I paumnida
Kwan kwong machiko
Tora kamnida
My heart will beat for you
Will beat my heart

My Heart

Though years have passed along the way
I hear what King Sejong might say
These words are carved into the hearts of all. . .

Ne maum tongshin kyote
Ttao pekisimnida
Ne chongshin kyoturo
Tongshin I paumnida
Kwan kwong machiko
Tora kamnida
My heart will beat for you
Will beat my heart

And if I get too far away to feel your loving touch
My heart will beat for you
Will beat my heart

My heart will beat for you
Will beat my heart

My heart
Track Name: Boogie Woogie
Boogie Woogie Bat Bennett

Friday night and I’ve lost my soul
I’m sitting just a-listening to the rock and the roll
I’ve got to split- I get no kick
From the worn out guitar riffs that someone stole

‘Cause I never ever get to Boogie Woogie
I never feel the music like it should be
Listen to the noise of Glen & the Boys blowing that jive
I never shuffle anywhere near Buffalo
Can’t you see it gets me in a ruffle
It don’t mean a thing, if it ain’t got no swing
Give me Boogie Woogie Noogie yeah

I’ve got a certain somebody I love
Often I need to remind
Dancing together, fingers clasped in satin gloves
Is never far from my mind

Listen to me baby and I’ll make it all clear
If we don’t beat this dive I won’t be able to hear
I want something exciting or I’ll just disappear
Gimme Boogie Woogie Noogie yeah


Come quitting time I’m ready to roam
I’m getting kinda tired by I don’t want to go home
And I get a shot of that wonderful beat
It’s like I got a pair of rockets strapped to my feet
Track Name: Long Way Home
Long Way Home Bat Bennett

I was on a C-130 from Korea to Japan
And was told the crew had come to repatriate a man
I really wasn’t sure what that meant, so I just settled in
On the jump seat of the cargo hold in a flying can of tin

The plane was cramped and the air was cold, and I had my headset on
Listening to the crewmen as we flew into the dawn
Talkin ‘bout this soldier they’d been sent out to retrieve
And how he’d been through more than anyone in his right mind could believe
-And how it’s a long way home

I was sitting with my feet propped on a little box there on the floor
Hearing tales about this ‘ol Boy in that ugly Asian War
And I tried to picture what it’d be like coming home after so long
How everything’d be different, and that life had moved along

He’d been missing; gone for thirty years when they sent to bring him back
My feet were squirming on that box when they told of the attack
And how he probably was captured; there’s just no way to know
But we never leave our soldiers- no matter how long ago
-It’s such a long way home

They told me all about him as we neared the Rising Sun
So I grew to know this hero, and all the things he’d done
Well, I couldn’t help but ask ‘em when we’d meet this giant of a man
And the Crewmen said “Son, you already have.”

We’d like to introduce you to Captain Davidson
And they pointed at the little box my two big feet were resting on
As my throat choked and my eyes welled up, they said ‘Aw, he don’t mind”
Old Davy’d just be glad we didn’t leave him behind
-Cause it’s a long way home
It’s such a long way home
It’s long, long way home
Track Name: When Why How
How can she wake up and smile at me from the bed
And look so doggone pretty from her toes up to her head
And how can she make me feel so good it must be heaven
Tell me how

When did she discover that love what was what she is
And when did she decide that it was me who’d raise her kids
And when did I become the one who deserved any of this
Tell me when

My little revolutionary outshines all the Queens
And doesn’t say that it’s ok if that’s not what she means
She’ll always tell it like it is, but never spills the beans
Oh my

Why does she hold me like it’s the moment of my birth
And turn around and love me like I was the last man on the earth
Why do I fail to understand she’s more than I am worth
Tell me why

Solo

I must have accidentally done something extremely right somehow
To earn that woman’s love who wants to be with me right now
And though I know I’ll never learn the when and why and how
She’s around- she’s still around
Tell me when, Tell me why Tell me how
Track Name: Slow Burn*
Slow Burn Bat Bennett/Ron Crowder

Well I was all set to leave you when you broke me up
Sifting all of my reasons through a paper cup
‘Cause I can’t help but feel like I’m not good enough oh no
But I can’t stand to love you and I’m gonna crack
I’ma leave in the morning, but I’m comin’ back
I’ma love you baby, I got nowhere else to go
I’ll be coming home

You & I light the fire, holding on we conspire
Keep it warm, fan the flame, I’ll be home
Keep it at a Slow Burn- All that I require
Slow Burn- Come to the fire

Babe believe me, I just want to let you know
We can hold this thing together- have a chance to let it grow
The beginning doesn’t seem so long ago
When we burned away the winter waiting for the afterglow

You know I came here for lovin’- you won’t give me none
We’re either shouting or silent, I don’t know which one
You know the whole situation makes me want to run- ohoh
I’ll be coming home

Please believe me; I just have to tell you so
We can find this love together- buried deep within the snow
The beginning wasn’t oh so long ago
When we burned away the winter waiting for the afterglow

And while we’re shaking off the winter chill
We can close our eyes and dream until
We know there’s bound to be a summer day
And when that day arrives we’ll hide within the flame

Babe believe me, I don’t want to let you go
We can hold this thing together- have a chance to make it grow
The beginning wasn’t oh so long ago
When we burned away the winter waiting for the afterglow
Please believe me, I just have to tell you so
We can find this love together buried deep within the snow
The beginning didn’t seem so long ago
We can burn away waiting for the afterglow
Track Name: Last Stand In Texas
Last Stand in Texas Bat Bennett

Time has come, fight or die- I don’t really care
A lifetime of taking the easy roads never got me there
So this is it, the big showdown and it’s time to draw
And we’ll see if I’m still made of steel
Not a scared broke down outlaw

I got one last chance down Texas that’s where I gotta go
I may boom or bust, or bite the dust
There’s only one way I’ll ever know
I’ll put it right in this one last fight, then throw down my guns
One last stand in Texas—then I’m done

On the highways and the back roads-I’ve run everyplace I could
And hid out in New Mexico, but didn’t do no good
All I got was overlooked, and mad under my skin
So I’m looking for a Badge of Gold, not a rusty star of Tin

You know I wasn’t born here
But this is surely where I’ll die
Bury me under a rolling thunder
And lightning Texas Sky
(In my Pancho)

Last Stand in Texas
Bye Bye- So long
Going Home