Pyramid of Bribes (with Carrot Clarinet)
 
Benjamin Prosser - Voice and Samples
 
2013
Your Ox Will Calve
 
Oh no don't come calling
oh no don't call no more
heed me heed the warning
I hear ghosts they're at my door
 
Speak low say you love me
speak low or speak no more
heed me heed the warning
I hear angels through the floor
they say
 
"your ox will calve
you'll feel that pain no more
the sentence speaks your mouth
like never before
death is just a lifetime away
death is just a lifetime away
your ox will calve
& you will find a way"
 
Dream oh dream a lifetime
dream now your dreams can't wait
sleep well sleep your lifetime
find yourself at heaven's gate
 
"your ox will calve
you'll feel that pain no more
letting go is what your arms are for
death is just a lifetime away
death is just a lifetime away
your ox will calve
& you will find a way"
 
 
Benjamin Prosser - Words, vocals and Guitar
Ed Deegan - Oscillator
Recorded at the Gizzard
 
2011
 
 
 
 
 
The Watcher in the Night
 
I have a watcher in the night
watch as I pack my selves and leave
I have a watcher in the night moonlight
& we all need one of these
 
I have a watcher in the dark
waits til its light then disappears
I have a compass I hold tight daybright
we all need navigation here
 
walking the waters to the ocean in my blood
sail the skies on a boat of mud and twigs
I'm so small the watchers sky's so big
so big
 
Benjamin Prosser words, guitar and other thing
 
Recorded at home on dictaphone
 
2012
 
Dream Story for Lydia Moest
 
Benjamin Prosser - Guitar, Keys, Synthesizer
Recorded by Daniel Golan on Pepys Mountain, New Cross
2012

 

Done Done
 
I know I know
look what I've done done
life in ruin
broken eyes
it's time for truth not alibis
my son
 
final chance
I have it all to do
ride the wind
or hold the branch
it's time for facing
circumstance
what's new?
 
Benjamin Prosser - Words, Vocals,
Guitar
 
Recorded at home on dictaphone
 
2012
Vuelta to Unsui
 
Benjamin Prosser - Treated Spanish Guitar
 
2014
 
 
The Whole Night Through
 
cold wind blowing
keeps me blind
cold wind blowing
from infront
from behind
& no matter what I did
or who I did it with
forgive me forgive me
you're my love
forgive me forgive me
you're my love
you're the only one I love
 
& I'll be true to you
the whole night through
from now on
& I'll be true to you
the whole night through
from now on
 
walk out on the water
its in my palm
walk out on the water
where it's still
where it's calm
& though evil may be near
the error won't be clear
temptation is the devil
in disguise
temptation is a test
are you wise?
 
& I'll be true to you
the whole night through
from now on
true to you
the whole night through
from now on
 
from now on
from now on
 
Benjamin Prosser - Words, Vocals and Guitar
Recorded at home to Dictaphone
2012
The Third Ambivalent
 
Benjamin Prosser - Words, Voice, Guitar
and samples
 
2013
Heaven's Gate
 
How grave the flame that knows my name
that guides me through the dark
on mountain high the wind & I
move to make our mark
 
How pale the moon has come too soon
to spin its web of sound
no I'll not want for nothing none
no I'll stay close to ground
 
Heaven open your gate wide for me
Heaven open your gate wide for me
 
Oh sweet bird your rhyme I've heard
please sing your skylark song
though born aloft sing low sing soft
I'll try to sing along
 
How pale the moon has come too soon
to spin its web of sound
no I'll not want for nothing none
no I'll stay close to ground
Heaven open your gate wide for me
Heaven open your gate wide for me
 
I'm loathe to grieve I long to leave
Oh do my fortune tell
will skylarks sing a song for me
or wish me fair thee well?
 
How pale the moon has come too soon
to spin its web of sound
no I'll not want for nothing none
no I'll stay close to ground
Heaven open your gate wide for me
Heaven open your gate wide for me
your gate wide for me
your gate wide for me
your gate wide for me
your gate wide for me
your gate wide for me
 
Benjamin Prosser - Words, vocals and guitar
Ed deegan - Oscillator
Recorded at the Gizzard
2011
 
 
 
The Calling Kind
 
though I'm not the calling kind it's true
hough I'm not the calling kind it's true
oh I I I oh I'm in love with you
oh I I I oh I'm in love with you
 
injustice harms the doer most I'm told
injustice harms the doer most I'm told
& alchemy's not worth its weight in gold
no alchemy's not worth its weight in gold
 
winterlong I look into your face
winterlong I look into your face
well I hope you love me
I hope that that's the case
well I hope you love me
I hope that that's the case
 
Benjamin Prosser - Words, Vocals and Guitar
Ed Deegan - Roland 808, Oscillator
Recorded and Produced by Deegan
 
2011
The Piss Canal (Home Demo)
 
there is a piss canal
winding its way through the mud
a flood-plain & estuary in miniature
with which I can play God
but the yellow line binds me
a skinless umbilical cord to the earth
flood-plain & estuary in miniature
tells me what I am worth
no I don't complain
I will never complain
skinless umbilical cord
I'm skinless umbilical cord
it's funny
it tells me what I am worth
tells me what I am worth.
 
2007
 

The New Fable

the candle's flame is still  burning
the flowers are on fire

I need advice from an astrologer
on why I can't paint
on why I can't seduce
 
I need a new fable to believe in
I need a wise man to help me out
to understand my childhood
to feel touched by grace
to make love with an angel
who will look, question
& spread her wings wide
bear me up and never let me fall
 
we'll pass over my past arm in arm
laugh at the joy of waving farewell
to impasse and neurosis
to longing, jealousy & hatred
 
to set sail on a voyage of love
without equal

Benjamin Prosser - Voice, Guitar 
& Digital Effects

May 2013

 

 

There Are No Holes in My Arm
 
a Life of transcendence
beyond the boundaries
of light and shadow
is all I desire
 
I beware false prophets
and false friends
even my enemy’s enemy
is not necessarily my comrade
 
upon the paths
upon the upon
I long to tread
I keep it clean
 
no dear friends
listeners
comrades
there are no holes in my arm
there are no holes in my arm
there are no holes in my arm
there are no holes in my arm
there are no holes in my arm
 
Benjamin Prosser - Voice, Guitar,
Percussion and Digital Effects.
 
2013

 

Library of Tongues (For Sandy Bull)
 
I am the pausing wanderer
I am the traveller returned

I have put the novels away
I have ceased to purchase 
knowing I am seduced by

your covers
tired of your lines

I have searched in your  pages
for the entrance
the entrance to the eternal realm 
to stumble upon
the seat of wonder

& I have sought the glimmerings
the reflection of my own story

 
but I have found 
however much I read
however much I buy
your words do not 
speak of me

that though related in atoms
held beneath the same sky
you are as foreign as fortune

 
& I lie again trapped between pages
in search of self & soul
 
in this throat of yours
the published
this tiring
library of tongues

 
 
Benjamin Prosser - Voice, Guitar
& Digital Effects
2013
Rule of Thumb
 
rule of thumb
I want you by my side
running
melted out
into the walls
 
know your house
is not your home
my friend
learning
 
the fact 
is not 
a fraction
when
it falls
 
Benjamin Prosser - Words,
Vocals, Bazouki, Feedback
 
Recorded at home to dictaphone
2012

In Her Hair are Many Snakes

she has sure & eager tread,
graceful face but don't be led
hollow cheeks & heart of stone,
but sure enough you'll take her home
now in her hair are many snakes,
don't go skate on thawing lakes
retribution's always near,
quick she's coming
she might hear
 
Listen now & listen good
she'll use your heart for firewood
& when you're burning
she will say
"rain rain come another day"
 
she'll fuck you now & fuck you good
you'd beg for mercy if you could
but don't listen to your foolish heart
it's a stranger to that dark
place she's from, place she goes
listen to a man that knows.
 
2007
 
 
 
Diamond Back (Home Demo)
 
you want me back into your life
you want me back to care
you want me back into your life
but you don't want to share
no I don't think that you know
where you want to be
there's a place I know
there's a place I go
but you aren't there for me
 
& it's a hateful world
& it's a hateful life
& it's a bitter way to be
but you won't take advice
 
you want me back into your life
you want me back into your life.
 
2004 or 2007 (?)
Love to Love You (Home Demo)
 
I would love to love you
I would love to care
have a future so certain
to take you there
on a voyage of joy
on a voyage so fine
where no-one is homeless
where there's no point to find
I would love to love you girl
oh I would to love you girl
oh I, oh I, oh I
oh eye eye eye
oh why? why? why?
 
2007
The Sight of You (Home Demo)
 
the sight of you all brand new
makes me feel so all alone
but no-one's home
for me to tell my troubles to
close my eyes
sing it out
makes no difference all in all
no-one calls
& I'm filled with fear & doubt.
 
2007

 

 

The Sandman is Coming (Demo)
 
keep me tight & keep me warm
pull my head in from the storm
see me right & see me true
hold me tight to get me through
 
the sandman is coming
heard him pull up outside
the sandman is coming
like a bee to the hive
 
take me out & drive me home
keep awake if I'm alone
see me right & see me true
hold me tight to get me through
 
the sandman is coming.
 
written 1997 / recorded 2003
 
 
 
 

 

Will You Take Care of Me? (Demo)
 
won't you be my girl?
take care of my world?
is there someone out there who could?
I really don't know
 
but I've had this dream for so long
in it I go far
where I'm given a hope
ride on a star
but I really want to know
who I am & you are
 
will you take care of me?
in my hour of need
cuts me deep.
 
written 1996 / recorded 2003