BENJO

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TONY MCGLINCHEY

WHERE THE LIGHTNING STRIKES
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I see your disaster
the wreck in a field
white heat intensified
those scars will never heal

standing alone in the rain
wrapped up in a world of pain
turquoise sky it's so alive
wind screaming who's wrong who's right

you're standing where the lightning strikes
you're standing where the lightning strikes
where the lightning strikes
where the lightning strikes
you're standing where the lightning strikes

I see your disaster
after the hurricane
another earth quake shakes
and you've lost everything

there's nowhere you can run for cover
everything you're seeing destroyed
confusion in that blank expression
and it's turning into paranoid

standing alone in the rain
wrapped up in a world of pain
turquoise sky it's so alive
looks like you're losing the will to fight

you're standing where the lightning strikes
you're standing where the lightning strikes
where the lightning strikes
where the lightning strikes
you're standing where the lightning strikes

I see your disaster
now you're fighting for breath
another tidal wave comes over
don't look into those eyes of death

conquered by your own emotions
feeling like you cried that ocean
love's a world full of cruel explosions
and don't you know them

and don't you know them

WHERE THE LIGHTNING STRIKES

WHERE ARE MY WHITE HORSES MOTHER DEAR
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where are my white horses mother dear
I have felt the reaper standing near
tell father hook em up to my box of glass
and tell my girl don't move on to fast

where are my white horses mother dear
promise me you'll hold back on the tears
I've touched the stone that bares my name
I'll stand beside you crying at my grave

white sun flicks through the golden leaves
my blood is soaked up by the tallest tree
all the last men standing rode away
across the battle field it's misty grey

heard church bells ring around the village
saw father Garvey pushing on his rings
mother I heard you read those sweet words
and I listened to the congregation sing

where are my white horses mother dear
where are those black feathers I picked out
why did the cock not crow at the rising sun
don't let my name be talked about in doubt

the silhouette you think you see beside you
knows the pain you're feeling in your heart
my life I laid down gladly for my country
where I go to now I'll wait with open arms

where I go now I'll wait with open arms

WHERE ARE MY WHITE HORSES MOTHER DEAR

I'M NOT WHERE I'M SUPPOSED TO BE
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it was never gonna be the perfect love
the fights the lies came from both of us
we'd hurt and forgive far to many times
ghosts appeared we couldn't leave behind

I stood by you through the storm of him
you persuaded me it didn't mean a thing
swore to me that you had nothing to hide
too many times I gave you back the knife

and now you're gone, I look for you
through the silence of an empty room
and now I'm gone, you look for me
I'm not where I'm supposed to be
I'm not where I'm supposed to be

I've lost count how many times I turned to you
I was down you picked me up and got me through
you were there when I was drowning in life
had the words to put this listing ship right

it was never gonna be that perfect break
winds were high rising tides ain't safe
I felt your thoughts slipping through my mind
should have looked when you were there to find

and now you're gone, I look for you
through the silence of an empty room
and now I'm gone, you look for me
I'm not where I'm supposed to be
I'm not where I'm supposed to be

a new sun slowly rises to a tainted dawn
and I lie back down on my bed of thorns
why does it take a crises like this
to make us realise who we're gonna miss

and now I'm gone you look for me
I'm not where I'm supposed to be

I'M NOT WHERE I'M SUPPOSED TO BE


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WHERE THE LIGHTNING STRIKES
---------- - - - - ---------- - - - - ----------

I see your disaster
the wreck in a field
white heat intensified
those scars will never heal

standing alone in the rain
wrapped up in a world of pain
turquoise sky it's so alive
wind screaming who's wrong who's right

you're standing where the lightning strikes
you're standing where the lightning strikes
where the lightning strikes
where the lightning strikes
you're standing where the lightning strikes

I see your disaster
after the hurricane
another earth quake shakes
and you've lost everything

there's nowhere you can run for cover
everything you're seeing destroyed
confusion in that blank expression
and it's turning into paranoid

standing alone in the rain
wrapped up in a world of pain
turquoise sky it's so alive
looks like you're losing the will to fight

you're standing where the lightning strikes
you're standing where the lightning strikes
where the lightning strikes
where the lightning strikes
you're standing where the lightning strikes

I see your disaster
now you're fighting for breath
another tidal wave comes over
don't look into those eyes of death

conquered by your own emotions
feeling like you cried that ocean
love's a world full of cruel explosions
and don't you know them

and don't you know them

WHERE THE LIGHTNING STRIKES

WHERE ARE MY WHITE HORSES MOTHER DEAR
---------- ----- ----- ----------

where are my white horses mother dear
I have felt the reaper standing near
tell father hook em up to my box of glass
and tell my girl don't move on to fast

where are my white horses mother dear
promise me you'll hold back on the tears
I've touched the stone that bares my name
I'll stand beside you crying at my grave

white sun flicks through the golden leaves
my blood is soaked up by the tallest tree
all the last men standing rode away
across the battle field it's misty grey

heard church bells ring around the village
saw father Garvey pushing on his rings
mother I heard you read those sweet words
and I listened to the congregation sing

where are my white horses mother dear
where are those black feathers I picked out
why did the cock not crow at the rising sun
don't let my name be talked about in doubt

the silhouette you think you see beside you
knows the pain you're feeling in your heart
my life I laid down gladly for my country
where I go to now I'll wait with open arms

where I go now I'll wait with open arms

WHERE ARE MY WHITE HORSES MOTHER DEAR

I'M NOT WHERE I'M SUPPOSED TO BE
---------- - - ------ - - ----------

it was never gonna be the perfect love
the fights the lies came from both of us
we'd hurt and forgive far to many times
ghosts appeared we couldn't leave behind

I stood by you through the storm of him
you persuaded me it didn't mean a thing
swore to me that you had nothing to hide
too many times I gave you back the knife

and now you're gone, I look for you
through the silence of an empty room
and now I'm gone, you look for me
I'm not where I'm supposed to be
I'm not where I'm supposed to be

I've lost count how many times I turned to you
I was down you picked me up and got me through
you were there when I was drowning in life
had the words to put this listing ship right

it was never gonna be that perfect break
winds were high rising tides ain't safe
I felt your thoughts slipping through my mind
should have looked when you were there to find

and now you're gone, I look for you
through the silence of an empty room
and now I'm gone, you look for me
I'm not where I'm supposed to be
I'm not where I'm supposed to be

a new sun slowly rises to a tainted dawn
and I lie back down on my bed of thorns
why does it take a crises like this
to make us realise who we're gonna miss

and now I'm gone you look for me
I'm not where I'm supposed to be

I'M NOT WHERE I'M SUPPOSED TO BE

I WAS CALLING YOU WOMAN
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I was calling you woman
can only be, you couldn't hear my cries
I was calling you woman
she came again, screwing with my mind

still running hard against a storm of doubt
lightning lit a sky that turned and burned
being pulled toward the thunderous clouds
flames and rain and hail came pouring down

again I wake up shaking in a freezing sweat
singing to the shadows and the silhouettes
soon she'll have me lying under moss and stone
life on the road, too many highs and rock n roll
life on the road, too many highs and rock n roll

still fighting with that bitch that I regret
and I can't remember what I'm trying to forget
right now my head feels like a bag of stones
life on the road, too many highs, and rock n roll
life on the road, too many highs, and rock n roll

gave myself to easy, absorbed her in my skin
invincible, crazy's what it took back then
days faded into nights and highway lines
swimming in the drink, man I was never dry

I was calling you woman
big black birds cawed as they took flight
I was calling you momma
I thought I was being stolen in the night

again I wake up shaking in a freezing sweat
singing to the shadows and the silhouettes
soon she'll have me lying under moss and stone
life on the road, too many highs and rock n roll
life on the road, too many highs and rock n roll

still fighting with that bitch that I regret
and I can't remember what I'm trying to forget
right now my head feels like a bag of stones
life on the road, too many highs, and rock n roll
life on the road, too many highs, and rock n roll

I was calling you woman
can only be, you couldn't hear my cries
I was calling you woman
she came again, screwing with my mind

I WAS CALLING YOU WOMAN

BLANKET OF STONE
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I sewed those stiches into your head
after taking sawdust from our bed
the barn door swung, in came the cold
you take in everything you're told

the grass was high around our skin
two birds were drifting on the wind
stolen chances thieves under sun
love had grown from our secret fun

the sunlight fades out on another day
guilty pleasure turned to guilty pain
fires burned too hot now ashes cold
dark descended, like a blanket of stone
dark descended, like a blanket of stone

I've cried inside for what I've done
and one day I'll pay the entire sum
but can any man turn his back on lust
and does any woman deserve your trust

the sunlight fades out on another day
guilty pleasure turned to guilty pain
fires burned too hot now ashes cold
dark descended, like a blanket of stone
dark descended, like a blanket of stone

two branded hearts with an iron deceit
it was ours to take and that we did
I'll beg no forgiveness I'll punish myself
by walking the red coals straight to hell

the sunlight fades out on another day
guilty pleasure turned to guilty pain
fires burned too hot now ashes cold
dark descended, like a blanket of stone
lying in the dust like old dry bones
dark descended, like a blanket of stone

BLANKET OF STONE

BE WITH YOU
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I'm in love with life
I know what it's for
I'm high on laughter
and you of course

there's so much to say
not a word comes out
desperately I'm trying
my tongue froze in my mouth

all I wanna do is be with you
all I wanna do is be with you
all I wanna do is be with you
be with you ooh ooh
be with you ooh ooh

inject me with a look
excite me with your smile
fire burns inside me
when I look in your eyes

kissed those lips before
in my unconscious mind
and I've done even more
you were lying by my side

all I wanna do is be with you
all I wanna do is be with you
all I wanna do is be with you
be with you ooh ooh
be with you ooh ooh

and if you asked me, is it love
all my secrets I'd give up
I won't hide behind my feelings
but could I ever be enough

all I wanna do is be with you
all I wanna do is be with you
all I wanna do is be with you
be with you ooh ooh
be with you ooh ooh

inject me with a look
excite me with your smile
fire burns inside me
when I look in your eyes

all I wanna do is be with you
all I wanna do is be with you
be with you ooh ooh
be with you ooh ooh

BE WITH YOU

DON'T KEEP LETTING HIM DRAG YOU DOWN
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don't like to say but you're looking older
you used to have such a pretty face
looks like troubles caught you up again
sad to see you back in that dark place

that strength you once had didn't last
it's like you're wrapped up in a shadow
the corner claims you like a spiders web
pushed from the nest the wounded sparrow

don't keep letting him drag you down
tide will take you and you will drown
you'll sink so low and not be found
don't keep letting him drag you down
don't keep letting him drag you down

do you ever wish now you'd chosen me
I let you go cause you said he loves you
all I see is a selfish drunken fool
I didn't think you'd fall so far so soon

don't keep letting him drag you down
tide will take you and you will drown
you'll sink so low and not be found
don't keep letting him drag you down
don't keep letting him drag you down

I look around your eyes for laughter lines
you look at the ground and kinda smile
in a whispered voice I ask are you happy now
you tell me yes but I have my doubts

don't keep letting him drag you down
tide will take you and you will drown
you'll sink so low and not be found
don't keep letting him drag you down
don't keep letting him drag you down

DON'T KEEP LETTING HIM DRAG YOU DOWN

I'M JUST BEING ME
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tatts and studs don't define me
there's nothing I'm trying to hide
chameleons are quiet creatures
they blend in to the colours of life

I'm not asking you to join me
I'm more than happy on my own
all this solitary confinement
just me and the cold hard stone

I'm not a freak, I'm not a freak
I'm not a freak
I'm just being me, I'm just being me

rush in with the hoses
wash me till I'm you
try to erase the differences
come on I want you to

I'm not moulded in your skin
got to let the you be me
crush the flower that you planted
you should have crushed the seed

we're not so different
I bleed your blood
I'm what you made me
you caused these cuts

I'm not a freak, I'm not a freak
I'm not a freak
I'm just being me, I'm just being me

tatts and studs don't define me
there's nothing I'm trying to hide
chameleons are quiet creatures
they blend in to the colours of life

I'M JUST BEING ME

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WHERE THE LIGHTNING STRIKES
---------- - - - - ---------- - - - - ----------

I see your disaster
the wreck in a field
white heat intensified
those scars will never heal

standing alone in the rain
wrapped up in a world of pain
turquoise sky it's so alive
wind screaming who's wrong who's right

you're standing where the lightning strikes
you're standing where the lightning strikes
where the lightning strikes
where the lightning strikes
you're standing where the lightning strikes

I see your disaster
after the hurricane
another earth quake shakes
and you've lost everything

there's nowhere you can run for cover
everything you're seeing destroyed
confusion in that blank expression
and it's turning into paranoid

standing alone in the rain
wrapped up in a world of pain
turquoise sky it's so alive
looks like you're losing the will to fight

you're standing where the lightning strikes
you're standing where the lightning strikes
where the lightning strikes
where the lightning strikes
you're standing where the lightning strikes

I see your disaster
now you're fighting for breath
another tidal wave comes over
don't look into those eyes of death

conquered by your own emotions
feeling like you cried that ocean
love's a world full of cruel explosions
and don't you know them

and don't you know them

WHERE THE LIGHTNING STRIKES

WHERE ARE MY WHITE HORSES MOTHER DEAR
---------- ----- ----- ----------

where are my white horses mother dear
I have felt the reaper standing near
tell father hook em up to my box of glass
and tell my girl don't move on to fast

where are my white horses mother dear
promise me you'll hold back on the tears
I've touched the stone that bares my name
I'll stand beside you crying at my grave

white sun flicks through the golden leaves
my blood is soaked up by the tallest tree
all the last men standing rode away
across the battle field it's misty grey

heard church bells ring around the village
saw father Garvey pushing on his rings
mother I heard you read those sweet words
and I listened to the congregation sing

where are my white horses mother dear
where are those black feathers I picked out
why did the cock not crow at the rising sun
don't let my name be talked about in doubt

the silhouette you think you see beside you
knows the pain you're feeling in your heart
my life I laid down gladly for my country
where I go to now I'll wait with open arms

where I go now I'll wait with open arms

WHERE ARE MY WHITE HORSES MOTHER DEAR

I'M NOT WHERE I'M SUPPOSED TO BE
---------- - - ------ - - ----------

it was never gonna be the perfect love
the fights the lies came from both of us
we'd hurt and forgive far to many times
ghosts appeared we couldn't leave behind

I stood by you through the storm of him
you persuaded me it didn't mean a thing
swore to me that you had nothing to hide
too many times I gave you back the knife

and now you're gone, I look for you
through the silence of an empty room
and now I'm gone, you look for me
I'm not where I'm supposed to be
I'm not where I'm supposed to be

I've lost count how many times I turned to you
I was down you picked me up and got me through
you were there when I was drowning in life
had the words to put this listing ship right

it was never gonna be that perfect break
winds were high rising tides ain't safe
I felt your thoughts slipping through my mind
should have looked when you were there to find

and now you're gone, I look for you
through the silence of an empty room
and now I'm gone, you look for me
I'm not where I'm supposed to be
I'm not where I'm supposed to be

a new sun slowly rises to a tainted dawn
and I lie back down on my bed of thorns
why does it take a crises like this
to make us realise who we're gonna miss

and now I'm gone you look for me
I'm not where I'm supposed to be

I'M NOT WHERE I'M SUPPOSED TO BE

I WAS CALLING YOU WOMAN
---------- - - - - ----------


I was calling you woman
can only be, you couldn't hear my cries
I was calling you woman
she came again, screwing with my mind

still running hard against a storm of doubt
lightning lit a sky that turned and burned
being pulled toward the thunderous clouds
flames and rain and hail came pouring down

again I wake up shaking in a freezing sweat
singing to the shadows and the silhouettes
soon she'll have me lying under moss and stone
life on the road, too many highs and rock n roll
life on the road, too many highs and rock n roll

still fighting with that bitch that I regret
and I can't remember what I'm trying to forget
right now my head feels like a bag of stones
life on the road, too many highs, and rock n roll
life on the road, too many highs, and rock n roll

gave myself to easy, absorbed her in my skin
invincible, crazy's what it took back then
days faded into nights and highway lines
swimming in the drink, man I was never dry

I was calling you woman
big black birds cawed as they took flight
I was calling you momma
I thought I was being stolen in the night

again I wake up shaking in a freezing sweat
singing to the shadows and the silhouettes
soon she'll have me lying under moss and stone
life on the road, too many highs and rock n roll
life on the road, too many highs and rock n roll

still fighting with that bitch that I regret
and I can't remember what I'm trying to forget
right now my head feels like a bag of stones
life on the road, too many highs, and rock n roll
life on the road, too many highs, and rock n roll

I was calling you woman
can only be, you couldn't hear my cries
I was calling you woman
she came again, screwing with my mind

I WAS CALLING YOU WOMAN

BLANKET OF STONE
---------- - - ----------

I sewed those stiches into your head
after taking sawdust from our bed
the barn door swung, in came the cold
you take in everything you're told

the grass was high around our skin
two birds were drifting on the wind
stolen chances thieves under sun
love had grown from our secret fun

the sunlight fades out on another day
guilty pleasure turned to guilty pain
fires burned too hot now ashes cold
dark descended, like a blanket of stone
dark descended, like a blanket of stone

I've cried inside for what I've done
and one day I'll pay the entire sum
but can any man turn his back on lust
and does any woman deserve your trust

the sunlight fades out on another day
guilty pleasure turned to guilty pain
fires burned too hot now ashes cold
dark descended, like a blanket of stone
dark descended, like a blanket of stone

two branded hearts with an iron deceit
it was ours to take and that we did
I'll beg no forgiveness I'll punish myself
by walking the red coals straight to hell

the sunlight fades out on another day
guilty pleasure turned to guilty pain
fires burned too hot now ashes cold
dark descended, like a blanket of stone
lying in the dust like old dry bones
dark descended, like a blanket of stone

BLANKET OF STONE

BE WITH YOU
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I'm in love with life
I know what it's for
I'm high on laughter
and you of course

there's so much to say
not a word comes out
desperately I'm trying
my tongue froze in my mouth

all I wanna do is be with you
all I wanna do is be with you
all I wanna do is be with you
be with you ooh ooh
be with you ooh ooh

inject me with a look
excite me with your smile
fire burns inside me
when I look in your eyes

kissed those lips before
in my unconscious mind
and I've done even more
you were lying by my side

all I wanna do is be with you
all I wanna do is be with you
all I wanna do is be with you
be with you ooh ooh
be with you ooh ooh

and if you asked me, is it love
all my secrets I'd give up
I won't hide behind my feelings
but could I ever be enough

all I wanna do is be with you
all I wanna do is be with you
all I wanna do is be with you
be with you ooh ooh
be with you ooh ooh

inject me with a look
excite me with your smile
fire burns inside me
when I look in your eyes

all I wanna do is be with you
all I wanna do is be with you
be with you ooh ooh
be with you ooh ooh

BE WITH YOU


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hi I'm tony / benjo, I've been writing lyrics now for about three years, I was influenced by the tragic death of a teenage couple in a car accident, I wrote a poem for them and a friend put it to music, then I joined a song writing forum and got a lot of collaborations and compliments on my work so I decided to try and take it further and joined songbay, I'm 53 years old with a wife and two grown up children, I work in warehousing / FLT driver,I enjoy writing in my spare time...

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