At Sunset

by Ben Strawn

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anthonyquails This is an excellent followup to Ben's first album Bridges to Burn. If you aren't familiar with his previous work then I definitely recommend giving it a listen. Favorite track: How Sweet It Is (To Come Home To You).
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released June 9, 2017

All songs written by Ben Strawn ("How Sweet It Is" written by Ben Strawn and Jacob Ellis)
Artwork & design - Josh T. Roden

Produced by Juan Solorzano
Engineered by Logan Matheny at Big Light Studio, Nashville, TN.
Mixed by Seiji Inouye
Mastered by Joe Hutchinson

Ben Strawn - Acoustic/electric guitar, vocals
Caleb Hickman - Organ, keys, vocals
Juan Solorzano - Bass, Electric guitar, Lap steel
Logan Matheny - Drums
Molly Parden - Vocals
Jacob Ellis - Vocals

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Track Name: Woman with the Wind
Your art on the walls is a beautiful thing
But remind again when you got interested
Oh yeah, I remember the night when you lost your mind
I was sitting at Matt’s place, wasting all my time

We’ve come a long way since that night
When you hit rock bottom, your skin exposed so bright
You were my woman with the wind in her eyes
I saw you
That night you
Came through

That red flag went up and you told me to quit
I disregarded your wisdom and I’ll blame it on my kin
Pardon my french to all my conservatives
A slip of the tongue is better than a life not lived
Yes it is

We’ve come a long way since that night
When I hit rock bottom, my skin exposed so bright
You were my woman with the wind in her eyes
I saw you
That night you
Came through

I laid in the ocean, you ran out to sea
I couldn’t focus my vision, my blood was running down me
You called out my name, I was slow to respond
But we live in a house now so everyday we thank God that when
I laid on the surface, you were all I looked for
That brace couldn’t hold me, I was called by the Lord
You’re a reverend preacher, I’m a man with no gun
And I’m foolish for love cuz I’m a prodigal son

We’ve come a long way since that night
When I hit rock bottom, my skin exposed so bright
You were my woman with the wind in her eyes
I saw you
That night you
Came through
Track Name: You Don't Mind
Your defense is the only thing that wakes me in the morning
The only thing that keeps me hanging on
The sun always shines in the morning time and the dew rolls off the flower
Yet beauty lies in the greyest skies and that's enough to ease our pain

No I don't deserve Your love
No I don't deserve Your love
No I don't deserve Your love
But You don't mind

The steam that rises from my coffee cup is formless and it's empty
It takes the shape of my life without You
But I know your promises are true enough and that I’d die without You
So don't give up on me, I am a seed in the land of Tennessee

No I don't deserve Your love
No I don't deserve Your love
No I don't deserve Your love
But You don't mind

It really breaks my heart that we are miles and miles apart and the only way I feel You is in the rain
So Lord Almighty be my spark 'cause where has that gone
Is it hiding under the bushel of Your church pews

No I don't deserve Your love
No I don't deserve Your love
No I don't deserve Your love
But You don't mind
Track Name: It Don't Rain
Come on baby, let’s go west, let’s go west to the promised land
Take my hand again
Load up the car and drive real far
I could play for cash at the Wal-Mart
Don’t think twice this time

You know I’m real fond of Oregon
It would rain outside while I write my songs
It don’t rain enough around here and you know it don’t

Sunset drive is quite alright with me baby
But we can’t stay here forever
The future’s been too bright for too long
So take some time and get certified
I’ll pump the gas and baby we’ll go driving
Down interstate 75

So Kaley, don’t be afraid to come with me
There are some things that we need to see
But they’re on the other side
Where that green grass turns to white
Baby you and me

When we arrive we’ll take some time
To acclimate our state of minds to that
New horizon cross the borderline where our folks have to fly to get to us

And we could plant a garden high on that
Mountain with two railroad ties
We’d sip our coffee slow and we’d wonder why we had
Always settled before

So Kaley, don’t be afraid to come with me
There are some things that we need to see
But they’re on the other side
Where that red hair turns to white

Baby you and me
Baby you and me
Baby you and me
Oh hunny my baby you and me

It don’t rain, it don’t rain, it don’t rain enough around here
It don’t rain, it don’t rain, it don’t rain enough around here
It don’t rain, it don’t rain, it don’t rain enough around here
Track Name: It Would Be Sweet
I wanna buy a home of our own so we can live in the Capitol of Tennessee
And the reason is
I know we've said we've got big dreams so come on baby follow me
But I know

We've gotta be careful in every situation to weigh out our pros and cons
In a couple of years it would be the right time to chase whatever we want

The reality is it would be sweet baby
We could reside on the corner of Broadway street
And you can call your mom at night cuz we're on central time
I could work at that hipster vinyl store
You'd be my version of Joanna Gaines for sure
But you've got my last name and oh Lord that's nice
And I know, I know, I know
That it would be sweet baby

I know it seems like a lonely ride but I promise you baby we can take the night by storm
Oh my lord
We'd be the new kids in town but if there's anything home taught us
It's that we can turn right back around

But we've gotta be careful in every situation to weigh out our pros and cons
In a couple of years we might have us a kid and they could do whatever they want

The reality is it would be sweet baby
We could reside on the corner of Broadway street
And you can call your mom at night cuz we're on central time
I could work at that hipster vinyl store
You'd be my version of Joanna Gaines for sure
But you've got my last name and oh Lord that's nice
And I know, I know, I know
That it would be sweet baby

Oh my baby
Oh my hunny won't you
Cross that borderline
I'm like a revved up truck tonight

The reality is it would be sweet baby
We could reside on the corner of Broadway street
And you can call your mom at night cuz we're on central time
I could work at that hipster vinyl store
You'd be my version of Joanna Gaines for sure
But you've got my last name and oh Lord that's nice
And I know, I know, I know
That it would be sweet baby
Track Name: How Sweet It Is (To Come Home To You)
How sweet it is
To come home to you
After a long day away
After a long day away

This window is cracked
I wish I was going back to December
Taylor goes there all the time, I'll only go there to make you mine
What I would do to sit in your car, 10 degrees lit up by the stars, it's cold outside

How sweet it is, how sweet it is, how sweet it is to come home to you
How sweet it is, how sweet it is, how sweet it is

Our window is closed, we lit a fire and made a toast, to December
It's not much but it's what we got, we have hope and we have a lot of it
Cold’s coming in the walls, we've got nothing at all, so come lie with me

How sweet it is, how sweet it is, how sweet it is to come home to you
How sweet it is, how sweet it is, how sweet it is to come home to you
How sweet it is, how sweet it is, how sweet it is to come home to you
How sweet it is, how sweet it is, how sweet it is to come home to you

I'm saying goodbye to sunshine
I'm setting into my life on Sunset Drive