Hard Times

by Ben Shaw

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Woke up this morning, turned on the news
Man shuffling papers while singing the blues
Turning away struggling with what to say
Words caught on the lines 
Having to smile lies behind truths

Looking around to see what I find
Possible comforts to stave off my mind
Give me distraction, the latest attraction
Any old thing will do
Need to shake off the weary times and change my view

Put sugar in your coffee mama told me
Things can always be better than they seem
Takes a spoonful in your cup and a steady hand to stir it up
To find out how good and sweet life could be

Pack up my suitcase and head for the door
Need to get going though I don't know what for
Boots got fresh laces to take me new places
Going to wear down the tread 
Try to find a way that I can clear my head

When hard times are everywhere you go
Or make up the only world you know
Don't waste your time on self denying, get on the path that you've been eyeing
Set your sights, take yourself down the road

Put sugar in your coffee mama told me
Things can always be better than they seem
Takes a spoonful in your cup and a steady hand to stir it up
To find out how good and sweet life could be

credits

released November 22, 2019
Ben Shaw - vocals, acoustic guitar
Mark Medeiros - electric guitar
Ryan Kowal - percussion
Tom White - piano
Joe Grilli - bass
Brian St. Pierre - drums

engineered by Matt Lombardi

recorded on May 4th, 2019

photo by Evan St. Martin

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