Idle Hands
 
why do I shun those who help me?
why do I shun those who care?
why do I shun those who help me lord?
oh fuck I think I'm scared
why do I shun those who love me?
why do I shun those who care?
why do I shun those who help me lord?
oh fuck I think I'm scared
 
fucking idle hands making idle art
you don't love me though it breaks my heart
come on come on
come on come on
unknown
 
I've got idle hands again
I've got idle hands again
I've got idle hands
idle hands
idle hands
again
 
fucking idle hands made an idle art
she don't love me though it breaks my heart
come on come on
come on come on
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown
I'm
unknown
 
Prosser - Words, Vocals, Guitar & Bass
Jankovic - Drums
Deegan - Harmonica
Recorded by Deegan
 
2002
 
Collage by Prosser 2013
 

 

Idle Hands

An early mix without bass and harmonica
 
Collage by Prosser 2014

Below the Plough

dry winds done
so what's up now?
all alone below the plough
I scan the sky
oh lord I'm feeling strange
 
place my hands upon the deck
oh make a fist around the cheque
no I can't pay you
lord I need a change
mocks below the plough
help me derange
 
tie the noose around my neck
 
mocks below the plough
help me derange.
 
Prosser - Words, Vocals & Guitar
 
2003
 
Collage by Prosser 2013
 
Old Wood, New Fire
 
Smell the burning
feel the flame
when I touch
you feel the same
when I'm yearning
for a name
makes me anxious
& ashamed
 
It's old wood, new fire
it's old wood. new fire
It's old wood, new fire
it's old wood. new fire
 
Benjamin Prosser - Guitar and Vocals
Recorded at home on Grundig Reel2Reel
2002
 
 
More Blankets
 
I can't think
oh I can't speak
warm I know
yet I can't sleep
made a bed
I cut the cloth
Put them on
I can take them off
 
need dream time
I'm all gone weak
need shut eyes
it's loss I seek
 
More blankets please
need more blankets please
need more blankets please
need more blankets please
need more blankets please
 
Benjamin Prosser - Guitar and Vocals
Stojan Jankovic - Tabla
 
Recorded at home on Grundig Reel2Reel
 
2002
 
Collage by Prosser 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Line Round Love
 
Do you think you could help me?
I'm needing a friend
needing a friend to hold
I have have patience
for love to grow
 
Trace a line round love
Trace a line round love
 
All the selves I never was
I give to you
All the Selves I never was
Take and hold make new
 
Trace a line round love.
 
Benjamin prosser - Words, vocals and Guitar
Recorded at home on Grundig reel2reel
2002
Killing Flaw
 
say it "how soon when?"
you don't know
I've love to lend
you don't know
can't take much more
hilly knoll
killing flaw
hey I'm fucking lonely
 
say it "how soon when?"
taint & know
"how soon when?"
you don't know
heat much more
hate it comes
killing flaw
I'm fucking low
fucking low
fucking low
 
say it "how soon when?"
I don't know
"how soon when?"
you don't know
can't take much more
here it comes
killing flaw
hey I'm fucking low
fucking low
 
killing flaw
killing flaw
killing flaw
oh killing flaw
own own owe own
 
what do you see in me?
is it the truth?
the truth of what's been?
idle hands make for idle art
its a it it & do a seam in my heart
I said hey
I'm all alone
 
say it "how soon when"
you don't know "how soon when?"
I can't take to much more
here it comes
my killing flaw
I'm all alone
 
Prosser - Words, Vocals, Guitar, Maraccas
Jankovic - Drums
Recorded by Deegan 
 
2002
 
Collage by Prosser 2013
Pursuit
 
I look after me
see who's following
I look back of me
see who's shadowing
I make the shape
of a gallows here
I need to know
why there's no-one near
I look after me
see who's shadowing
 
for all I know
I can grow
grow again
grow again
grow again
grow again
comes again
 
here it comes again
here we go again
 
see who's following
I look after me
see who's shadowing
 
think it all
think its all holy
 
Prosser - Words, Vocals, Guitar and Bass
Jankovic - Drums
 
2003
 
Collage by Prosser 2013
Kith & Kin
 
don't know why
why I ache
Something so sad
to keep me safe
& when you're gone
my heart will break
don't leave me now for
heaven's sake
 
deft hand deft heart
hear this love come free
half man half nothing
I ride the wind to thee
paint your name on a mountain
sing your name from trees
half man half nothing I
ride the wind to thee
 
you're kith & kin
you're kith & kin
you're kith& kin
you're kith & kin
 
she's the moth at the glass
she has eastern wings
she will speak of love
she will tell me things
but there is nothing I could ever do
to keep myself from loving you
 
kith & kin
kith & kin
kith & kin
we're kith & kin
 
Personnel as 'Through the Mill' 2009
 
Collage by Prosser 2013
Moonlight on the Meadow
 
there's moonlight on the meadows
from conchita I come
put me out to pasture
& I'll find my way home
hold a lantern see me dancing
on the lane on the path
whistling through the grass now
soon to see you at last
welcome home
 
walk out to the water
where I'm treading the boards
there's a vulture on my shoulder
making eyes at the hoards
but all this meditation
makes me foam at the mouth
when you don't fall in love with me
what's your illness about?
 
father of the needle in my eye
welcome home
 
Personnel as 'Through the Mill' 2009
 
Collage by Prosser 2013
Return to the Fold
 
fold then unfold
the pages of the book as the story told
then I wind then unwind
the hands of my watch oh you know my kind
I am old I am young
in the lines of this song & in how it's sung
& I know I can grow
I know that I know I feel it so
 
ache
to return to the
 
fold then unfold
the pages of the book as the story told
then I wind then unwind
the hands of my watch oh you know my kind
I'm alone in the nights
that have been they grow dark grow light
where I make a 'to do'
I make a 'to do' list to see me through
 
& I know I can grow
I know that I know I feel it so
 
 
Personnel as 'Through the Mill' 2009
Collage by Prosser 2013
Through the Mill
 
combined
no-one knows my name
no-one seems the same
no matter what I do
 
oh love don't be cruel tonight
give me second sight hold my heart until
 
help me get down
oh lead me through the mill
 
Scum what have I become?
done undone re-done
in candlelight you came
 
Aloft born upon the gale
set my soul to sail
or hold my heart so still
 
Help me get down
oh lead me through the mill
through the mill
through the mill
through the mill
you lead me through the mill
you lead me through the mill
you lead me through the mill
you lead me through the mill
you lead me through the mill
 
 
Prosser - Words, guitar and vocals
Jankovic - Organ
Swank - Drums
Deegan - Bass, tape loops
Engineered & Produced by Deegan
2009
 
Collage by Prosser 2013

I Built this Wall Within

when I was young, I made a son,
I wasn't there, I was everywhere at once.
into the outside, into the in
I burrowed deeper, felt myself begin
trust in the ways, trust in the ways,
trust in the ways I built this wall within,
I built this wall within
I built this wall with
 
so I grow old, as stories told,
hope I get warm, before I grow cold
into the outside, into the in,
I burrowed deeper, felt myself begin
 
trust in the ways, trust in the ways,
trust in the ways I built this wall within,
I built this wall within
I built this wall with...
 
chicachica come low now
shame I'm your son
these hands lie idle
don't you know what she's done?
chicachica come low now
shame on your son
these hands lie idle
don't she know what she's done?
 
trust in the ways, trust in the ways,
trust in the ways I built this wall within,
I built this wall within, I built this wall within,
I built this wall within, I built this wall within,
I built this wall within
 
Personnel as 'Through the Mill' 2009
Collage by Prosser 2013