Bastards Bitch

by Benjie Loveless

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1.
04:51
Well its long past leaving and its long past goodbye and its long past reasons and its long past why and its long past believing, that somehow you were mine and its long since I remembered the color of your eye and Life's so long without you and Life's so long with you gone and Life's so long without you and life keeps getting longer all along. Well I'm not done wishing you harm but there's no need for sounding the alarms No I ain't done adding up all of the penalties that you cost but I'm long past believing that yo were a just cause and Life's so long without you and Life's so long with you gone and Life's so long without you and life keeps getting longer all along.
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Through the deserts and the mountains and deep I couldn't find no company to keep Passers by coming up on the rise Look alive, hold your tongue and stick out you thumb Here they come Passers by don't pull over to my side they can see from the window, that I'm not their kind they see from the window that I'm not their kind I was denied because I was not their kind Through the deserts and the mountains and deep I couldn't find no company to keep Passers by coming up on the rise Look alive, hold your tongue and stick out you thumb Here they come Passers by pull over to my side they say "come on stranger and take a ride' but i see through the window , they are not my kind and I declined because they were not my kind.
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01:24
I didn't learn it at home I had to learn it on my own Found out the rumors were all very true And I learned to Hate you, hate you , hate you, hate you I hate your violence I hate your loud I hate your commerce I hate your rude I hate your children almost as much As they hate you Hate you, hate you , hate you, hate you
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02:27
You know I try to stop the world from turning You pull my head out from inside of the gears I see the the tooth marks it puts across your hands and I tell you they'll be there fr years Don't worry I love you more than I'm afraid of living I love you more than I hate my job I love you more than I want to be killing Anyone who's got more than me and all of their happy families More than my failed revenge schemes More than you hat waiting for me to come around to Hope and Joy, Oh boy, Hope and Joy. I see the future its a horrible place I see the future its an alien race I see the future when I'm reading the screen Poor thing, you see the future when you're looking at me Don't worry I love you more than I'm afraid of living I love you more than I hate my job I love you more than I want to be killing Anyone who's got more than me and all of their happy families More than my failed revenge schemes More than you hat waiting for me to come around to Hope and Joy, Oh boy, Hope and Joy.
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01:16
The shit work and the night jobs busy riling up the mob on my mind When I go away, all I think about Is everything I'm leaving behind in my Domicile everything I've gathered through all my young years Domicile Open up you arms dear let me stay a while This Pitch fork and this Brief case are just a quicker way to the grave Got to keep my eyes on the road That's always freshly paved to my Domicile everything I've gathered through all my young years Domicile Open up you arms dear let me stay a while
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You packed your bags in a hurry I begged you please to look at me You said you already know what I look like and don't you dare get on your knees and I've been coughing and hacking for three days straight and I don't know where you are I only know you say you're safe but I don't know if I am I'll do anything but let you go Just let me know No one wants to be some bastards bitch No one would blame you for leaving I know its me, I know its me, I know its me and I have driven you to my madness I'd cut it out with a knife if I though it would save you heart for me and you could look at me with your kind eyes again but it ain't that easy It will take time, courage and patience I've always been in short supply If I beg, borrow and steal enough to get through to the other side Will you walk with me through to the light I'll do anything but let you go Just let me know No one wants to be some bastards bitch No one would blame you for leaving
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03:50
I fed the baby all of my money and I watched it starve to death So I took evasive action till' I ran out of cigarettes and I'll blame it on the woman Though I know she's just a victim but I'll blame her anyway because she's just such easy pickins' and I thought about it hard and its death I'm living in and I though about it hard and I don't want to live again and If No man is an island Why do they build so many bridges ? and if bridges weren't meant to be burnt Why do they make them out of people ? and if People weren't meant to be hurt Why do they make them very fragile and I thought about it hard and its death I'm living in and I though about it hard and I don't want to live again and I thought about it hard and this life don't matter none and I thought about it hard Blow my brains out with a gun.
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Keep the home fires burning though I may not be returning If they catch me at the Border then everything's gone out of order Be prepared to burn it all down The time has come to stand your ground When the man marches down with the law in his hand He wants your money and he wants your land When the man marches down with the law in his hand Make sure you take him down with you when you go Fair faced boy from next door Just came back from the war He ain't so friendly anymore He's a Black water mercenary following orders He's the man marching down with the law in his hands He knows your secrets and he knows your plans When the man marches down with the law in his hand Make sure you take him down with you when you go All the preparations you made For when times were thin Don't you doubt for a minute They're gonna try and reign you in When the man marches down with the law in his hand He wants you money and he wants your land When the man marches down with the law in his hand He wants your seedlings and he wants your plants When the man marches down with the law in his hand Make sure you take him down with you when you go Nowhere to run and nowhere to hide They lay claim to every natural thing The seed, the sickness and the cure The words you speak and the songs you sing When the man marches down with the law in his hand He holds the patent and he owns the brand When the man marches down with the law in his hand Make sure you take him down with you when you go
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As together we share it can only be fair as the stakes are are raising As together we share A promise and a dare A partner and a rival When I'm feeling so low I want to get up and blow but I'm coming down cold and crazy Gotta squeeze in one more Before it kicks down the door and takes this moment from me As Together we share it can only be fair as the tides are rising As together we share A promise and a dare Departures and arrivals
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02:27
Sitting by lonesome trying to ignore you walking by Wishing that you would say you love me once more before I die I know you moved on with your other man but that's the lover that you took before you let go of my hand Can a heart break with grace Save some of this face eroded by the tears of losing you forever I want to take my tallest strides alone. Houses in the future and perfections of the past Never found a way to make the presents presence last You loved the idea of us and I loved the fantasy Gave you all I was and then you ran away from me Can a heart break with grace Save some of this face eroded by the tears of losing you forever I want to take my tallest strides alone. You Betcha'
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about

Harvested from various way points over the past twelve years or so, I had originally set out to create a mature singer / songwriter masterpiece. I have ended up with a genre hopping, demented, maniacal and sometimes humorous Bastardpiece. Bastards Bitch.
Though not solely composed of love songs, this collection is dedicated to an old, desperate exchange of love and fear that I have since surpassed. It is dedicated to former lovers willing to commit and cater to a deeply injured man as best they could while nursing their own traumas. This assembled collection has been a revealing mirror. Jenny, Melissa, Sarah, one way or another, these are for you. Thank you.
- Benjie Loveles

A GLOWING REVIEW
Rocker Benjie Loveless has released his new LP record album, “Bastards Bitch.” The album is comprised of 14 original tracks for a total of 26 minutes of playing time. It is categorized as rock music and has been released by the artist entirely independent of support from the music industry. “Bastards Bitch” is a shockingly creative, stunningly colorful record, and clearly one of this year’s most important releases in any musical category. It serves also as an arresting introduction to this unsung rocker from Baltimore, who comes to the public with this towering artistic accomplishment like a bolt of lightning out of left field.

The sound of “Bastards Bitch” changes from song to song like the work of the Velvet Underground, who were capable of music-box gentility and burning fireballs of noise on the same record. Also like the Velvet Underground, a subtle punk-rock sensibility underlies each track. Benjie Loveless himself sings like a cross between Nick Cave and Roy Orbison with a touch of Johnny Cash. The exquisite quality of his songwriting is staggering, and consistently so from beginning to end.

Loveless names as artistic influences a great ream of legendary artists, but the ones who seem to have lent the most to “Bastards Bitch” are underground heroes Tom Waits, Guided by Voices, and Pixies. The album also shares the versatility of Ween, and the poetry and sonorousness of Leonard Cohen. It is a mature record, one that comes with an ocean of passion and an equal amount of intellect. These attributes are perhaps surpassed only by the artist’s vast, sweeping musical capacities and flawless taste.

Incredible though it may seem upon hearing the record, Loveless alone is responsible for it – all of it – from his impeccable writing to his perfect performance, from the ingeniously raw production to the delightfully simple engineering. It is literally a musical representation of the man.

Regarding the message of his new record, Loveless writes that it communicates, “a vicarious cathartic release for lovelorn minds squirming with anxiety and distress. Hope can exist,” he says, “among chaos in the smallest and darkest places. Reckoning and pain are necessary for growth.”

“Bastards Bitch” by Benjie Loveless is available online worldwide beginning late spring 2013.

-Sean McCauley

Sr. Staff Writer

MondoTunes

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released May 29, 2013

Written, performed, arranged, produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Benjie Loveless

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Benjie Loveless Baltimore, Maryland

Normal music for weird people. Salty New Wave Americana singer songwriter with a introspective black humor, a moral nihilism and a mostly harmless misanthropic spirituality. Born and Bred in Baltimore , Maryland.

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