ROCK POP COUNTRY BLUES

by Nickolas Benson

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released 13 March 2015

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Nickolas Benson Los Angeles, California

Singer/Songwriter from South Dakota, living the dream in LA. Nickolas began singing from an early age, played trumpet, piano and drums. After singing in college he joined the military and learned guitar in Iraq-Kuwait where he wrote songs and entertained thousands of troops from 2003-04. He came to California in 2005 and began recording and performing in 2008 from Mendocino County to Los Angeles. ... more

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Track Name: Ridin' the Range
Feelin' Fine

Well I know you wanna kill for what I had last summer
When daddy is away you just hide beneath the covers
Love to see my mama in a long stretch hummer
We only go to town when we need more rubbers

We're ridin' the range
Ridin' the range
Back at the ranch
Back in the saddle
Ridin' the range

Ridin' the range on my big black stud
Holdin' my baby just for love
All the way home steady she goes
When she gets goin' god only knows

We're ridin' the range
Ridin' the range
Back at the ranch
Back in the saddle
Ridin' the range

Ridin' the range
Ridin' the range
Back at the ranch
Unleashed and uncaged
Ridin' the range

Yeah we're ridin' the range
Ridin' the range
Back at the Ranch
Love on the chase

Ridin' the range
Ridin' the range
Ridin' the range
Track Name: Finding True Love on TV is Tough
I know what you want
Man, you gotta reach out and grab it
I can't hold your hand the way I once could
But it don't matter now
That I won't be there when you fall
You might get the feelin'
To run sometimes

But finding true love on TV is tough
Yeah finding true love on TV is tough

Can't believe I'm here
Now I'm just in a rut
Never thought I'd be so close to it all
All you gotta do
Is dream your little dream
As long as you don't stop
Your little dream will come true

But finding true love on TV is tough
Yeah finding true love on TV is tough

So when you know the place
And you're ready to come back
You can pick it up
Just like falling off a bike
So when you feel like hope is gone
Just reinforce with faith
Dream your little dream
Dream on 'til your dream comes true

But finding true love on TV is tough
Yeah finding true love on TV is tough
Yeah finding true love on TV is tough
Yeah finding true love on TV is tough
Track Name: Hot for You
I'm hot for you
I can't cool down
You get me off
When we throw down

So hot for you
When you're on me
You got the lock
That fits my key

Callin' me baby
Call me crazy in love
So hot for you
I can't get enough

You came along
Shook me up
Rocked my world
Filled my cup

Yeah callin' me baby
Call me crazy in love
So hot for you
I can't get enough

I'm hot for you
Incessantly
Another love
Casualty

You callin' me baby
Call me crazy in love
So hot for you
I can't get enough

So hot for you
Can't hide my love
Up all night
So hot for you
I need your heat
Immediately

I'm hot for you
It's all I know
What you do to me
Stirs my soul

My baby's got my guitar
She's all I need
She takes me there
At lightning speed

Callin' me baby
Call me crazy in love
So hot for you
I can't get enough

Yeah callin' me baby
Call me crazy in love
So hot for you
I can't get enough
Track Name: Rocks Off
I hear you talking when I’m on the street
Your mouth don’t move but I can hear you speak
What’s the matter with the boy?
He don’t come around no more
Is he checking out for sure?
Or is he gonna close the door on me?

Well I’m always hearing voices on the street
And I want to shout, but I can’t hardly speak
I was making love last night
To a dancer friend of mine
I can’t seem to stay in step
She comes every time that she pirouettes over me

And I only get my rocks off while I’m dreaming
(only get 'em off, get 'em off)
Yeah I only get my rocks off while I’m sleeping

I’m zippin' through the days at lightning speed
Plug in, flush out, fire that fuckin’ feed
Heading for the overload
Splattered on a dusty road
Kick me like you kicked before
I can’t even feel the pain no more

And I only get my rocks off while I’m dreaming
Yeah I only get my rocks off while I’m sleeping
(only get 'em off, get 'em off)
Yeah I only get my rocks off while I’m dreaming
Yeah I only get my rocks off while I’m sleeping

Feel so hypnotised, can’t describe the scene
Feel so mesmerised, all that inside me
Well the sunshine bores the daylights out of me
Chasing shadows, moonlight mystery
Headed for the overload
Splattered on a dusty road
Kick me like you kicked before
I can’t even feel the pain no more

And I only get my rocks off while I’m dreaming
(only get 'em off, get 'em off)
Yeah I only get my rocks off while I’m sleeping
(only get 'em off, get 'em off)
Track Name: Song for You (acoustic)
Oh my land is like a wild goose
Wanders all around everywhere
Trembles and it shakes 'til every tree is loose
It rolls the meadows and it rolls the nails

So take me down to your dance floor
I won't mind the people when they stare
Paint a different color on your front door
And tomorrow we will still be there

He built a ship to sing a song to
It sails the rivers and it sails the tide
Some of my friends don't know who they belong to
Some can't get a single thing to work inside

So take me down to your dance floor
I won't mind the people when they stare
Paint a different color on your front door
And tomorrow we will still be there

I loved you everyday, now I'm leavin'
I can see the sorrow in your eyes
I hope you know a lot more than you're believin'
Just so the sun don't hurt you when you cry

Oh, take me down to your dance floor
I won't mind the people when they stare
Paint a different color on your front door
And tomorrow we may still be there
And tomorrow we may still be there
Track Name: Messin' My Heart Around
Don't go messin' my heart around
Or you won't get what's comin' to you
Don't go messin my heart around
And I'll give you what you want to
Just be good to me girl and listen
And maybe we won't fall apart
If there's one thing I know for sure
My baby's got a hold of my heart

Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah honey

So if you don't stop climbin' my walls
And you don't stop bringin' me down
I'm gonna kick you to the curb my friend
And that'll be your happy ending

Don't go messin' my heart around
The road we're on is really rough
Don't go messin' my heart around
We got the strongest kind of love

Don't go messin' my heart around
When you think you're really somethin' else
Don't go messin' my heart around
And keep your feelings to yourself
Better-not-baby fall apart
Or we won't get where we need to be
If there's one thing I know for sure
My baby she's a lovin' me

Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah honey

So if you don't stop climbin' my walls
And you don't stop bringin' me down
I'm gonna kick you to the curb my friend
And that'll be your happy ending

Don't go messin' my heart around
The road we're on is really rough
Don't go messin' my heart around
We got the strongest kind of love

Better-not-baby fall apart
Baby I'm warnin' you
Don't go messin' my heart around
You got the one you'll never lose

Don't go messin' my heart around
Don't wanna be no silhouette
Stick with me baby, you will see
You ain't seen nothin' yet
Better not run and you better gimme my love
And maybe baby, I'll give it back

If there's one thing I know for sure
If there's one thing I know for sure
If there's one thing I know for sure
I'm with you and that's a fact, Jack
Track Name: Do It Again
Well it's automatic when I
Talk with old friends
The conversation turns to
Girls we knew when
Their hair was soft and long
And the beach was the place to go

With suntanned bodies and
Rays of sunshine
California girls and a
Beautiful coastline
And warmed up weather let's
Get together and do it again

With a girl the lonely sea looks good with moonlight
Makes your night time warm and out of sight, that's right

Been so long
(Hey now hey now hey now hey now hey now)
(Hey now hey now hey now hey now hey now hey)

Well I been thinking 'bout
All the places we've surfed and danced and
All the faces we've missed so let's get
Back together and do it again

Come on baby
Come on and do it
Track Name: You Got a Problem
Yer gonna have to try harder than that
To get me to say yes
I've been around and I know
A thing or two about a thing or two
And I'm no fool for you now

Well, I don't know just what you tell the other guys
And I'm sure that if you ever had a pack of lies
Ho, ho, ho

Well, I don't know just what you're lookin' for
And I'm not sure just what you're on

But I can tell you I know
By the way you hide your blow
You got a problem and I
Won't be around for the next time
Track Name: Blackwater Hattie
Blackwater Hattie lived back in the swamp
Where the strange green reptiles crawl
Snakes hang thick in the cypress trees
Like sausage from a smokehouse wall
And the swamp is alive with a thousand eyes
An' all of them a watching you
So stay off the track to Hattie's Shack in the back of the Black Bayou

Way up the road from Hattie's Shack
Lies a sleepy little Okeechobee town
Talk of the swamp witch Hattie they lock you in when the sun go down
Rumours of what she done and rumours of what she do
Kept folks off the track to Hattie's shack
In the back of the Black Bayou

One day brought the rain and the rain stayed on
And the swamp water overflowed
Mosquitoes and the fever grabbed the town like a fist
Doc Johnson was the first to go
Some say the plague was brought on by Hattie
There was talk of a hangin' too
But the talk got shackled by the cowels and the hackles
From the bowels of the Black Bayou

Early one mornin' 'tween dark and dawn when shadows fill the sky
There came an unseen caller born in a town where hope run dry
In the square there was found a big black round
Vat full of gurglin' brew
Whispering sounds as the folks gathered round
"It came from the Black Bayou"

Well there ain't much pride when you're trapped inside
A slowly sink'n ship
Scooped up the liquid thick and green
And the whole damn town took a sip
Well the fever went away and the very next day the sky again was blue
Well let's thank old Hattie for savin' our town
We'll fetch her from the Black Bayou

A party of ten of the town's best men they headed for Hattie's Shack
Said swamp witch magic was useful and good
And they're gonna bring Hattie back
Well they never found Hattie, they never found her shack
And they never made a trip back in
'Twas a parchment note they found nailed to a stump
Said "don't come look'n again"
Track Name: Wagon Wheel
Well I'm headed down south to the land of the pines
Thumbin' my way into North Caroline
Starin' up the road
Pray to God I see headlights

Well I made it down the coast in seventeen hours
Pickin' me a bouquet of dogwood flowers
And I'm a hopin' for Raleigh
I can see my baby tonight

So rock me mama like a wagon wheel
Rock me mama any way you feel
Hey mama rock me
Yeah rock me mama like the wind and the rain
Rock me mama like a south-bound train
Hey mama rock me

Well I'm runnin' from the cold up in New England
I was born to be a fiddler in an old-time string band
My baby plays the guitar
I pick the banjo now

Oh North country winters keep a gettin' me now
Lost my money playin' poker so I had to up and leave
But I ain't a turnin' back
Or livin' that old life no more

So rock me mama like a wagon wheel
Rock me mama any way you feel
Hey mama rock me
Yeah rock me mama like the wind and the rain
Rock me mama like a south-bound train
Hey mama rock me

Now I'm walkin' to the south out of Roanoke
I caught a trucker out of Philly
Had a nice long toke
But he's a headed west from the Cumberland Gap
To Johnson City, Tennessee

And I gotta get a move on fit for the sun
I hear my baby callin' my name
And I know that she's the only one
And if I die in Raleigh
At least I will die free

So rock me mama like a wagon wheel
Rock me mama any way you feel
Hey mama rock me
Yeah rock me mama like the wind and the rain
Rock me mama like a south-bound train
Hey mama rock me
Track Name: Poison of Your Ways
The saddest part of leaving you
Is knowing fully we are through
Can't believe it's been so long
Maybe you will hear my song

The saddest part of leaving you
Is knowing fully we are through
Can't believe it's been so long
Maybe you will hear my song

You got me bitten by
The the poison of your ways
And now I can't see how
I've seen so many days

Rolling along it's day April
Sun in sky, wind begins to spill
The saddest part of leaving you
Is knowing fully we are through

Rolling along it's day April
Sun in sky, wind begins to spill
Can't believe it's been so long
Maybe you will hear my song

You got me smitten by
The poison of your ways
And now I can't see how
I've seen so many days

You got me bitten by
The poison of your ways
And now I can't see how
I've seen so many days

The saddest part of leaving you
Is knowing fully we are through
Rolling along it's day April
Sun in sky, wind begins to spill

Can't believe it's been so long
Maybe you will hear my song
The saddest part of leaving you
Is knowing fully we are through

You got me bitten by 
The poison of your ways
And now I can't see how
I've seen so many days

You got me bitten by
The poison of your ways
We've tried everything
Still seen so many days
Track Name: Lazy Days
It's a lazy day
I'm down with nothing else to do
It's a crazy day
I got a thing that I wanna try with you
Now mama don't you go away
Please don't spoil my lazy day

Now isn't it better? or didn't you know?
Just sittin' down here by the radio
I'm gonna make you worry none about your income tax
No you don't have to worry, but you need to relax

Cause it's a lazy day
I'm down with nothing else to do
It's a crazy day
I've got a thing that I wanna try with you
Now baby don't you go away
Please don't spoil my lazy day

No you don't have to think about nothing to do
'Cause when I get you down by the barbecue
I'm gonna make you sparkle, shine like a brand new dime
No I don't got no money but I always got plenty of time

And it's a lazy day
I'm down with nothing else to do
It's a crazy day
I got a thing that I wanna try with you
Now mama don't you go away
Please don't spoil my lazy day

Lazy day
Lazy day
Track Name: Pants Off-Dance Off
Freeze, freeze everybody stop
Here I come to make your pistol pop
Stay, stay now everybody leave
Won't you go hide
So I can, seek

Please, please, tease, tease
But don't leave me
We're gonna turn it up now

Take those pants off
So we can have a dance off
Yeah I want those pants off, dance off

Who are we
To have had enough
I don't think so I can still feel my thumb
Some say it takes us a little more
Well doesn't it, now

Just take those pants off
So we can have a dance off
Yeah I want those pants off, dance off

There's no need to be lonely
There's no camera around
It's like nobody's watchin'
There's no need to be lonely
Audio may be on
Makin' our own soundtrack of love

So take those pants off
So we can have a dance off
Yeah I want those pants off, dance off

When your pants hit the floor I'm comin' for more
When your pants hit the floor I'm comin' for more

So take those pants off
There's gonna be a dance off
Yeah I want those pants gone, dance off
Track Name: In Words
Everything happens for a reason
Some of them happen for more
Walkin' away from love has been so easy
(it's so easy, it's so easy)
How do I thank you in words

I never knew him
Like I remember you
Nobody gets in
Those are the rules
Loved by all
Outgrew your life

We were never born
Thank god we never die
Thank god we never die

Used to think there was no rhyme or reason
Life's a journey as long as we explode
Now I know there is no destination
I've been saved since I stayed on the road

I never knew him
Like I remember you
Nobody gets in
Those are the rules
Stand in line
Backs to the light

We were never born
Thank god we never die
Thank god we never die
Track Name: Troubadour
I still feel 25 most of the time
I still raise a little Cain with the boys
Honky tonks and pretty women
Lord, I'm still right there with 'em
Singing above the crowd and the noise

Sometimes I feel like Jesse James
Still trying to make a name
Knowing nothing's gonna change what I am
I was a young troubadour, when I rode in on a song
I'll be an old troubadour, when I'm gone

Well, the truth about a mirror
Is that damned old mirror
Don't really tell the whole truth
It don't show what's deep inside
Or read between the lines
And it's really no reflection of my youth

Sometimes I feel like Jesse James
Still trying to make a name
Knowing nothing's gonna change what I am
I was a young troubadour, when I rode in on a song
I'll be an old troubadour, when I'm gone

I was a young troubadour, when I rode in on a song
And I'll be an old troubadour, when I'm gone
I'll be an old troubadour, when I'm gone