Silver Water (It Must Be The Great Plastiki)

from by Ben Lear

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    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.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Lillian: A Folk Opera via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days
    edition of 500 

      $20 USD



Belly full of silver water when all I need is air.
And I ask why did I bother if everything ends here?

The storm and the squall, the weight of it all.
If only I had heard the warning call.

I see the morning sun come softly pressing through the fog.
And with it burns away the hope of you beyond my thoughts.

The storm and the squall, the weight of it all.
If only I had heard the warning call.

Last night, before you went to sleep we had a fight.
It made me think, “What would I do if I lost you?”

Is there a boat out there made entirely of plastic bottles?
I think I see a boat.

Is there a man aboard? Must be captain of the great plastiki.
What a welcome sight.


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



all rights reserved


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).
... more

contact / help

Contact Ben Lear

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code