David's Song (There Is Not Such A Place Exists)

from by Ben Lear

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    Limited Edition double vinyl with gate-fold jacket. Plus, the two B-Sides are on the actual vinyl! Vinyl is the only format that has these tracks.

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My name’s David and I am a Rothschild.
I’ve been traveling the sea for so long
My adventure is really quite simple.
I sail to Sydney alone in this boat

Made of plastic bottles
Tied with white rubber bands.

Silence distracts from the chaos that
Billows below where I stand.

Here’s the place where the tiniest particles
Swirl around like electric balloons.
They destroy all the life that the sea provides.
They destroy the primordial womb.

All the debris of humanity
Gather for miles around.

Nothing could pain me to think about
More than the mess that I’ve found.

Now listen David I need your help.
There is an island I don’t know where.
There you can find all you’ve ever lost.
And I have lost more than I can bear.

Can you take me there?

There is no place like what you described.
There’s just the garbage you swim beside.

Believe me there is much more to find
Like all the moments that slip your mind.

All your forgotten moments are gone.
But maybe that’s better.
Just thank the moments you have.

And as the sons of a mother who’s dying
I’m trying to locate her wounds.

I’ll find the drawings I used to make.
You’ll only find paper gone to waste.
I’ll find the film from Hawaii too.
You’ll find the chemicals spilling through.

There is not such a place exists.

I call the memories out from the sea
You little jellyfish come to me.
You turn the key to a perfect place
Where I can find what we’ve put to waste.

I’ll find the woman I want to love.
I’ll find the love that I want to share.
Now tell me Lillian, are you there?
Now tell me Lillian, are you there?


from Lillian: A Folk Opera, released June 14, 2011



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Ben Lear Los Angeles, California

BEN LEAR is a Brooklyn based composer and songwriter. His debut album, Lillian, "an edgy, experimental folk opera blending acoustic guitar songs with percussive chamber and orchestral music" (Los Angeles Times), was released in June of last year.

His live show, which often contains orchestra and light sculptures, has been called "an epic blend of Arcade Fire, Feist and a Muppet show" (The Awl).
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