Unyielding

by Ben Carr Music Project

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Ten original compositions rooted in world beat and rock with layerings of folk, jazz, and classical. The songs are melodically playful, dynamically adventurous, and at times full of raw energy while still containing moments of expressive simplicity. Lyrically the songs raise awareness on the human relationship to technology and the propensity for enforcing rule and thought upon others, while also encouraging us to find joy in everyday life and to embrace our place of coexistence in the natural world.

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released December 21, 2014

Ben - 'ukulele, vocals, percussion
Josh Marocco - guitar
Joel Eisenkramer - guitar
Jason Koerber - flute, sax
Pat Stevens - bass
Pete Biolsi - drums

Guest: Dan Rossow - trumpet

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Ben Carr Vermont

Ben Carr is a S. Vermont based musician focused on the performance and education of the 'ukulele, drum set, and percussion. Visit his website www.bencarrmusic.com for more info.

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Track Name: Smiling
Wake up smiling cuz the sun is shining
but if the rain fall I still be irie
I fell so fine with my cup of kind
and I occupy my mind with some lyrical styling

I keep it flowing right in time and
chant down Babylon
them got a wicked mind
oh yes, them got a wicked mind

For the cause I pause and give applause
and in the fall I make applesauce
you might think I'm funny or you might think I'm corse
but I'll push forward with the force

Like Yoda, no try just do
You gotta let your big heart shine through
Its easy just let it all go
all you you've got to do is keep smiling

Wake up smiling cuz the sun is shining
but if the rain fall I still be irie
I fell so fine with my cup of kind
and I occupy my mind with some lyrical styling

When you have a big Buddha smile
there ain't no one gonna come and rile
let em ruff and let em suss
but your the one them no can touch

Keep you mind clear, let your heart be pure
some say smiling is the cure
its a simple happiness we can all adore
forever the soul it will endure

So good now I see you smiling
don't you let know fears be hiding
its about time we all start shining
from the inside let your light be blinding
Track Name: Unyielding
Is there a time? Is there a place? For your kind?
Who always want to invade the land,
where the people stand just living life

You force upon them all your religion, pontificating lies
No respect for their beliefs or traditions, just who do you think you are?

You are so unyielding

Now you put us in another war
Watcha think that this one's for?
Nothing new.

It seems you've always been this way
Don't you think its time change your view?
Do you think that you could let go of all the ammunition?
Or are you afraid to show compassion for the kindred across Mother Earth?

You are so unyielding
Track Name: Together
It don't make no sense
how this one
and that one
can come from
the same one
and still not get to know one another
them all run for cover
of digital devices
palm pilots and blackberrys
the only berry I want grows on the vine
I see computer towers
they're blocking all the flowers
humans are so hungry for power
STAND UP!!
Re-LOVE-utionize this hour
I man say its time to pull the plug
turn off the lights
allow the world to be dark
look at the stars
remember thats where we come from

Live together
Live together
Live together
Let's live together

How can we live together if we never look at one another?

Day begin
time to go to work
got to make a way
through another day
of hustle and a bustle
for the stocks and prices
whatcha gonna do when it all comes crashing down on you?
nothing left to do?
got to find a way to make it through
the rubble and a trouble and the strife you cause
don't you think its time for you
to look at why you're disconnected?
and you feel so unaffected?
the thing that will keep you most protected
is to look into another's eyes
the prize
will be found deep inside
don't let lies continue to occupy
remember the word of the Dr. Bronner
"All One! All One! All One!"

How can we live together if we never look at one another?

Live together
Live together
Live together
Let's live together