Dark Heart

by Johnny Bennett

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released 11 March 2014

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Johnny Bennett Los Angeles, California

Yes, you'll recognize plenty of your own thoughts and feelings in Bennett's work. And without fail, you'll find fragments of these songs whirling through your head as you go about your everyday business- because so much in his songs is just what you've been thinking all along. ... more

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Track Name: Johnny Bennett (Middletown) - Baby I'm in love with you
You can go and cheat and lie
Go ahead and roll your eyes

Baby I'm in love with you

You can always do me wrong
Go anywhere I'll come along

Baby I'm in love with you

Nothing you do or say could make me close the door
There's nothing you could take from me that's not already yours

You could leave me all alone
Forget that I was ever born

Baby I'm in love with you

You could find another man
Sell me off as second hand

Baby I'm in love with you

Nothing you do or say could make me close the door
There's nothing you could take from me that's not already yours

You can go and cheat and lie
Go ahead and roll your eyes

Baby I'm in love with you
Track Name: Johnny Bennett (Middletown) - Fireflies
I was the sun falling down the sky
You were the moon that came to me at night
Oh the night was my favorite time
We'd sit outside and watch the fire flies

I was no one moving all around
You were the one who helped me settle down
You in my life opened up my eyes
We'd sit outside and watch the fire flies

Those little sparks opened up my heart
Those times with you gave me a new start

I was the cold chilled to the bone
You were the coat that I could call my home
Oh my home yes you fit just right
We'd sit outside and watch the fire flies

Those little sparks opened up my heart
Those times with you gave me a new start

Now that I'm gone just like I was before
Yes you’re the song I sing to keep me warm
Oh my love I wish there was a price
I could pay to sit outside and watch the fire flies
Track Name: Johnny Bennett (Middletown) - Since you came along
She's everything I'm into
Where I want to go
If everybody'd seen Sue
Then everybody'd know
The feeling that I'm getting
Each and every night
The stars are on the ceiling
We're turning out the lights

Cause we got it right here
And we can't do no wrong
Her voice in my ear
It sounds like the song
Singing everything I wanted and needed is gone
Since you came along

I could never leave you
Never be untrue
But if you ever were girl
I'd tell you what I'd do
I'd bring you right over
To play a little game
We'll call it picking up the pieces
And put the past away

Cause we got it right here
And we can't do no wrong
Her voice in my ear
It sounds like the song
Singing everything I wanted and needed is gone
Since you came along

If you ever feel alone love
The walls are closing in
If you ever need friend love
I'll come rushing in
To see if you remember
The times we had it right
We'll head into forever
And forget about goodbye

Cause we got it right here
And we can't do no wrong
Her voice in my ear
It sounds like the song
Singing everything I wanted and needed is gone
Since you came along

Cause we got it right here
And we can't do no wrong
Her voice in my ear
It sounds like the song
Singing everything I wanted and needed is gone
Since you came along
Track Name: Johnny Bennett (Middletown) - I've been waiting for you
We are moving in all directions
But each at our center
How are we to come together
And who could be so true?

We are looking for perfection
But each of us different
How are we to love each other
When neither one will do?

I say hold on baby, I’ve been waiting for you

There is nothing in the middle
When we stand on our sides
How are we to touch each other
With neither one in sight?

There’s a women I can see her
And she helps me begin
How could I ever mislead her
When she smiles and takes me in?

I say hold on my baby, I’ve been waiting

I say hold on baby, I’ve been waiting for you
Track Name: Johnny Bennett (Middletown) - Worth anything
On a plane bound for London
Leaving my friends
So brokenhearted, I won't love again
I want to start over
Learn to pretend
That I never knew you
That there wasn't an end

But you'll always be the only one
Who believed I was worth anything

In another dark corner
With another dark mind
Hoping nobody sees the tears in my eyes
I'll never recover
I'll never replace
The love that you gave me and then took away

But you'll always be the only one
Who believed I was worth anything

Then you fly in from Paris
And I'm smiling again
For a couple of hours
Then you’re gone with the wind
My heads under cold water
Wearing clothes in the bed
Trying to tell myself that I'll learn to pretend

Got my feet on the sidewalk
Just walking around
I'm turning a corner in a true roundabout
I'm back to the life
That I knew so well
Of sadness and hunger and wrecking my health

But you'll always be the only one
Who believed I was worth anything

Yes you'll always be the only one
Who believed I was worth anything
Track Name: Johnny Bennett (Middletown) - This house was always yours
I polished the floors
And I cleaned the rooms
I took out the trash
Got good with a broom
I was just happy doing the chores
But this house wasn't mine babe
This house was always yours

Now I wrote some songs here
And you paid the bills
While you went to work Babe
I took lots of pills
Looking on back now I should have done more
But this house wasn't mine babe
This house was always yours

Now I never dreamed that I'd pack up and leave
That I go and sell off all you'd given to me

But I dream of you swinging out under that tree
And I dream of you sleeping with your soft side to me
And I dream of you wanking right through the back door
But this house wasn't mine babe
This house was always yours
This house wasn't mine babe
This house was always yours
Track Name: Johnny Bennett (Middletown) - Not long for this world
By the time that you get this call
I’ll be long gone baby from this world where I did nothin’ but fall
For every cheap shot scam you could talk me into anything at all
I’m an easy target just like a fool in a song
Who ends up with nothin’

But I’m not long for this world
I’ve been fading for so long
I’m not long for this world
I’ve been failing and getting it wrong
Baby I’m not long for this world
And you won’t even know I’m gone

Well the wind won’t remember my name
It’s like I wasn’t here
And the sun won’t remember my face
But it’ll keep on shining dear
If I could leave here without a trace
I’d take the next train out from this town and my life of disgrace
Where I just let you down

But I’m not long for this world
I’ve been fading for so long
I’m not long for this world
I’ve been failing and getting it wrong
Baby I’m not long for this world
And you won’t even know I’m gone

If it’s true that there’s a better land
Baby I’m headed there with some fools gold in my hands
I’ll be a better man
Headed there right now nothing can slow me down
On down Gods highway or into the devils ground

But I’m not long for this world
I’ve been fading for so long
I’m not long for this world
I’ve been failing and getting it wrong
Baby I’m not long for this world
And you won’t even know I’m gone
Track Name: Johnny Bennett (Middletown) - Red #9
Fake red head
Track Name: Johnny Bennett (Middletown) - Beautiful room
I keep my things dusted and clean
Off of the floor all in order
I keep my papers filed in between
The cards that describe what their there for
I keep my bills sorted but late
The shoebox is there in the corner
I keep my mind free of the date
So my thoughts can keep out of the storm

I might as well sweep up the floor
Light up another and walk to the store
When the time is right I’ll call out to you
Won’t you come and saty in my beautiful room

I keep my words in a little black book
Just like so many before me
I write em’ down just as they appear
In the back of my mind when you’re around me

I might as well sort photo graphs
Light up another and smile looking back
When the time is right I’ll call out to you
Won’t you come and stay in my beautiful room

No clutter in sight
Nothing to distract me from looking for you

I might as well polish the chrome
Light up another and sit all alone
When the time is right I’ll call out to you
Won’t you come and stay in my beautiful room
Track Name: Johnny Bennett (Middletown) - Where we belong
If you should go
Take me with you down to your gulf coast
And if you should stay I’ll be with you right here in LA
Right beside you for all of your days

Everywhere I go darling you’ve got to let me know
When you’re headed back home
Anyone could see there’s so much love for you and me
And it’s pulling us back, putting us back where we belong

Wait here for me
I won’t be last to share your sweet tea
There’s a picture of you in my room
It’s there in a frame
I’m kissing you and you’re not turning away

Everywhere I go darling you’ve got to let me know
When you’re headed back home
Anyone could see there’s so much love for you and me
And it’s pulling us back, putting us back where we belong

I’d never leave with my heart
It’s there with you where you are
I’s never leave ‘cause I know in my soul

Everywhere I go darling you’ve got to let me know
When you’re headed back home
Anyone could see there’s so much love for you and me
And it’s pulling us back, putting us back where we belong