Zero

by Bat Bennett

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This album is the most highly arranged and produced of any of Bat's works. The arrangements are filled out with piano, drums & bass, many include guitar solos by Bat as well. The trademark background vocals have never been better or more highly polished. This is Bat's ROCK album.

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released December 12, 2016

Written, Arranged, Edited, Produced all over the place by Bat Bennett.
Recorded at Third Eye Studios in Tijeras, NM
Mastered at Smilin' Castle Studios in Kyle, TX

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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: Queen Of The Universe
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Roosting At The Park
Everything was yellow, everything serene
Everything was orange and purple and green
It was- because it does
Everything was lovely, everyone was here
Everything was fuzzy, and hazy and clear
It was- because it does
We’re roosting at the park

We’re roosting at the park, we’re living in the sun
We’re singing for a lark, and everyone is only everyone
And I wish you had come along

Everyone was laughing; everyone had air
Everyone was happy with flowers in their hair
They wear . . .’cause we were there
No one was a weirdo; no one acted strange
We all acted foolish, and ran around in the rain
It rained, but we remained
We’re roosting at the park

We’re roosting at the park, and everybody’s feeling so elated
I’m bringing my guitar
And we’re staying here until everyone has played it
And I wish you hadn’t waited
‘Cause I’m so infatuated
It’s what I’ve anticipated
We’re roosting at the park
Track Name: She
Comes the morning, I’m waiting on the dawn
Light is softly yonder breaking
Chasing shadows almost gone

My eyes
My eyes can only stare
At the beauty here before me
And the freedom that we share

She-
How my heart just beats away-I want to tell her
That I love her more with every passing day
And brings me blue & green from black & gray
I want to make her
Want to make her cling to me;
Want to make her want to stay

She-
How my heart just beats away-I want to tell her
That I love her more with every passing day
And She
A million things I’ll never say
I want to make her
Want to make her cling to me;
Want to make her want to stay
Track Name: Not A Lot You Can Say
So you had a love so fine
But you crossed a dangerous line
When she saw you with that other girl last night
And you’ve been calling her all day
But there’s nothing you can say
Now you’re never going to be within her sight

Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh,
I’m afraid she’s let you go
And I’ll be there to pick up the pieces
And I’ll be there; I’ll tell you the reason

There’s not a lot you can say about the fool who’s lost his love
There’s not a lot you can do but wonder
What on earth he’s thinking of
My oh my, the tears you cry
Tell me when you’ve had enough
There’s not a lot you can say about the fool who’s lost his love

So you’re all alone so sad
‘Cause you treated her so bad
But you should have learned a long, long time ago

Listen to me It’s easy to see
That little girl’s so fine
And personally you’ll find eventually
That little girl is mine

Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh,
I’m afraid she’s let you go
And I’ll be there to pick up the pieces
And I’ll be there; I’ll tell you the reason

There’s not a lot you can say about the fool who’s lost his love There’s not a lot you can do but wonder
What on earth he’s thinking of
My oh my, the tears you cry
Tell me when you’ve had enough
There’s not a lot you can say about the fool who’s lost his love
Track Name: Old Lady O'Leary
Old Lady O’Leary lives 'round the block from me
I won’t go near her ‘cause she’s a witch you see
Old Lady O’Leary, I know you don’t like me

Tawny O’Leary is a lovely little girl
She held my hand and we rode the Tilt-O-Whirl
Old Lady O’Leary will turn me into a squirrel

I know she’s in the basement killing chickens and raccoons
And mixing vats of hemlock With her giant wooden spoons
Concocting potions that will turn my mind depraved
Still it’s Tawny that I crave

Tawny you’re all I can think of since I fell
Your mother, she hates me; wants me to burn in hell
Tawny, come out . . . . I don’t want to ring the bell
I’ve got to tell you I love you
Track Name: Sandman
Another day is gone, and it’s off to bed
For a date within her sleep
The night lamp switches of and she slumbers
And then her man arrives
He draws the shade and lies down by her side
She’s waited far too long for her lover

He touches tenderly; they are deep in love with each other
She whispers quietly; she is deep in love and she wonders
She wakes quite suddenly, and she starts to cry
And says “Sandman I
Thank you for the dream, may I have another?”

And when the morning comes, she can’t face the day
A lonely twelve hour waste
She slams the bedroom door and it thunders
She spends her office time wishing she were home
Where she is not alone
She lights a smoke and longs for the covers

And when the night arrives, she is sound asleep and he wakes her
He never says a word; he touches her and he takes her
She jumps up suddenly, and she starts to cry
And says “Sandman I
Thank you for the dream, may I have another?”
Track Name: Harder
Spent my last dollars, tried to fill the tank
Put on my best clothes, and drove down to the bank
But I’m too risky, no way to get a loan
Can’t get a mortgage to buy a family home

Interest is low, and my credit rating’s high
But there’s no banker who’ll look me in the eye- I
Can’t make the kind of bread I need to qualify
It’s getting harder—and harder to buy

Well I scraped and bought a ticket, drove to the aeroport
Another city might be my last resort
There in the concourse, I met the TSA
Said “ Just a few things, and you’ll be on your way”

They took my toothpaste, and razor, and shampoo
And searched for weapons concealed inside my shoe
And what was I to do—you
Can’t take no bottled water if you want to ride the sky
It’s getting harder—and harder to fly

I didn’t always feel this way
I still remember when I wanted to play
But not this way-- Things are different today

Read a letter from a Captain tired of these wars
Rather be home shooting baskets than Muslims anymore
‘Cause these hate those, and we them all despise
Can’t get the stripes from out of my eyes

My gut’s infected and there’s sand in all my gear
Just give the order—and get me out of here. . . Far from here
I keep the peace in a land that’s gone awry
Keeps getting harder—and harder to try

My heart is breaking and damned if I know why
But it’s getting harder—and harder to cry
Track Name: Carry Me, Pt 1
Carry Me, Carry me
Home far away

Well I’m trying not to get excited
But the nursemaids are gone for the night
In the hustle and bustle the delivery was late
The foreman he said “turn away . . turn away”

Carry Me, Carry me
Home far away
Track Name: Down The Road
Watching a star he walks along and gently stabs his thumb out at a car
It passes by and leaves him there to wander in the dark,
He is lonely
In a country bar he drinks a beer and wonders what his wife is doing now
She’s probably in the bedroom spilling tears on her nightgown
He is sorry

Down the road still he’s slipping ever farther away
Down the road still he’s seeking greener pastures everyday
As the dandelions grow, and the seasons come and go
You can see his shadow walking down the road

A freight in Omaha, a vagabond contained within a sidling boxcar
Asleep among the baggage as he clutches his guitar
He is empty
Down the boulevard he plays another nightclub, But his face is getting hard
The echoes from the old applause is all he’s hearing now-
And it’s deafening

Chorus

You see he’s changed, even though he’s come so far
When he exchanged his love for a guitar
Now he can say someday he’ll be a star
But that’s the way
That old musicians are

Watching a star he walks along and gently stabs thumb out at a car
It passes by and leaves him there to wander in the dark
He is dying

Chorus
Track Name: There Is Love
Have you looked around?
Have you seen that all you’ve seen is all you’ve found?
Have you hit the ground?
Have you listened to the earth without a sound?

It’s a question of perspective
A past recalled reflective
Do you feel the way you feel or do you know?

Have you seen the sky?
Have ever seen the clouds without your eyes?
Have you ever cried?
Did you taste the salty tears before they dried?

It’s a question that we’re handed
Did you take it all for granted?
Do you feel the way you feel or do you know?

I know why I was always going for the ride
Now that I’m inside
There is love, there is love
There’s more than enough love
Now that I’m inside

Did you ever care?
Did you ever turn to find yourself nowhere?
Did you ever know
There’s been people just like you since long ago?

It’s a question of your logic
When you feel so philosophic
Do you feel the way you feel or do you know?

I know why I was always going for the ride
Now that I’m inside
There is love, there is love
There’s more than enough love
Now that I’m inside
Track Name: Somewhere In Colorado
Stuck in a Standard station waiting for the repair
Finding our destination isn’t anywhere
Somewhere in Colorado miles from God knows where
Stranded on Big I-25 and we don’t care
Just my baby and me and the good Mr. Jones
We were headed up to Denver to roll the bones
Somewhere in Colorado never, never knows

The wrecker arriving shortly towed us to Trinidad
Told us our situation wasn’t quite so bad
Mr. Jones got hotel rooms and finding the nearest bar
We laughed and drank while the locals wondered who we are

At the end of the night baby pulled me to her
And made love to me on every stick of furniture
Somewhere in Colorado I was loving her

Morning finds us hung over on a pleasant day
A garage and Kit Carson’s museum, then we’re on our way
Burning numbers along the ride
We laughed until we each got a pain in our side
Rolling along with the tide
We were somewhere in Colorado

Somewhere in Colorado something was in the air
Driving an El Camino, we were on a tear
Bathing in our bravado, burning both ends of the flair
Somewhere in Colorado, baby take me there

The airport in north Aurora, the bar at the Regency
Mr. Jones bade us stay, but we went on our way
To the Lakewood scene

Kevin and Laurie’s parties, concerts in the field
Museums and zoos and the clubs and the booze
Till our senses reeled

Mr. Jones rang us up at the end of our stay
But which hotel he was in it seemed he couldn’t say
And I guess it didn’t really matter anyway
He was Somewhere in Colorado

Somewhere in Colorado, Venus and Mars in the air
Driving an El Camino, He was on a tear
Bathing in our bravado, burning both ends of the flair
Somewhere in Colorado baby take me there