Rented Rooms

by Ben Lubeck

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about

Rented Rooms is my solo debut. I recorded it in between projects with Farewell Milwaukee.

The album is filled with personal songs exploring my relationship with my father. When I became a dad in 2013 it rocked my definition of love and fatherhood and sent me on a journey exploring the true definition of both. Rented Rooms is essentially a love letter to my own dad as I figure out how to be one.

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released February 26, 2016

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Ben Lubeck Minneapolis, Minnesota

Singer/songwriter

Band: Farewell Milwaukee

It's alright, it's okay, there's something to live for - Jesus told me so.

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Track Name: Right Time
RIGHT TIME

I wait for the right time, I wait til the coast is clear
I wait for the right words, for the truth to whisper in my ear
I'll wait like a candle flame, burning out, gasping for air
I wait for the right time
I'll wait right here

There's one thing left in this world, one thing I can control
Now that I know what it is I won't ever let it go
I may never gain (NO ONE)
but at least I won't see them go
I've made that mistake
So many times before
Many times before

I'll wait for tomorrow,
Gonna hide out from today
I'll turn off the tv, put my cellular phone away
Man I can be stubborn, don't dare try to stand in my way
I'll gut this out like the East coast stares down a hurricane

There's one thing left in this world, one thing I can control
Now that I know what it is I ain't gonna ever let go
I may never gain (NO ONE)
but I'll never have see them go
I've made that mistake before
So many times before
Many times before
Track Name: Morning After
when daylight comes on the morning after ....do you dry your eyes
do the walls still shake on the morning after ....is the sky on fire

was it you that made it clear
that sometimes we don’t have to grow tired of love
for love to grow tired of us

the days just wear us down
the shoes wore circles into the ground
leaving a hole we couldn’t fill

follow the sound
just follow the sound
follow the sound of your wounded heart
(cause it’s a start)

Is there still a chance on the morning after ...or do you need time
does your heart still ache on the morning after ... we said goodbye

was it you that made it clear
that sometimes we don’t have to grow tired of love
for love to grow tired of us

the days just wear us down
the shoes wore circles into the ground
leaving a hole we couldn’t fill

follow the sound
just follow the sound
follow the sound of your wounded heart
(cause it’s a start)

yeah, it's a start
Track Name: Love of Mine
Love of mine feel no pain
I’ll be with you each and every day
Though you’re wondering....how
though you’re wondering...where are you now

Love of mine, I see you hoping
that the words between us weren’t left unspoken
It might be breaking.... you down
But just know/ I can hear everything now

Even though It might be pouring down that hard hard rain
and even though it might be far too soon to mention my name
even though the winds are blowing they always bring a change
If they blow through hard enough they might just bring us spring

Love of mine, can’t you trust
Everything you could, you did, and you did in love
but I was broken down
and my heart is where it wants to be now
Track Name: Love Cuts Glass
There's always more
towns to leave
and beds to burn
and doubt to feed

love cuts glass
but it cant hurt me
cause I’m like a promise
you just can’t keep

You say the lines on your face aren't going away
and you can only see heaven if you’re going insane
Well I had time to burn but you pushed me away
no theres nothing worth saving once it’s up in flames
once it's up in flames

Did you see heaven
in my eyes
if you did
i apologize

cause I’m not sure
I'd do it justice
but can you tell her
that I tried

You say the lines on your face aren't going away
and you can only see heaven if you’re going insane
Well I had time to burn but you pushed me away
no theres nothing worth saving once it’s up in flames
once it's up in flames

Since the room you rent is so dirt cheap
why don’t you blow out the ceilings let the rains come in
And let your mistress from laredo give you what you need
a temporary fix, for a temporary fiend

You say the lines on your face aren't going away
and you can only see heaven if you’re going insane
Well I had time to burn but you pushed me away
no theres nothing worth saving once it’s up in flames
once it's up in flames
Track Name: Roll On
roll on, roll on
everything you’ve ever touched, is dead and gone
but still you roll, you keep rolling, roll on

Turn to dirt, turn to dust.
everything you’ve ever had has turned to rust
but still you roll, you keep rolling, roll on

And I think you must have loved him
More than I could ever see
And you wore his scars like armor
though the world could never see
Still you roll on, you keep rolling...on

Cold hands, stiff limbs
Everything you ever had, wrapped up in him
and now he’s gone, you keep rolling...roll on

gentle voice, simple touch
those are the two things that you miss so much
butyou roll, you keep rolling, roll on

And I think you must have loved him
More than I could ever see
And you wore his scars like armor
though the world could never see
Still you roll on, you keep rolling...on
Track Name: Sweet Thing
Come on sweet thing
Come on sweet thing, don’t do me like this anymore

Come on sweet thing
come on sweet thing, don’t call on my name anymore

Come on sweet thing
come on sweet thing, Oh I’ve seen, that look before

You know I ain’t got the strength to leave.
Can't even use my legs to find the door
You're the only one that breaks me
And you're the only one that makes me whole
Can you do one last thing for me
And raise the flag before we lose the war
I think I'd trust you
I think I'd love you a little more

Come on sweet thing
Come on sweet thing, don’t you rattle my cage anymore

Come on sweet thing,
come on sweet thing, day by day, you take, a little more

You know I ain’t got the strength to leave.
Can't even use my legs to find the door
You're the only one that breaks me
And you're the only one that makes me whole
Can you do one last thing for me
And raise the flag before we lose the war
I think I'd trust you
I think I'd love you a little more

I think I'd trust you
God knows I'd love you a little more
Track Name: You'll Still Be Alone
you can call,
and you can write,
do anything
you’d like tonight

tell everyone
I’m giving in,
I’m giving up,
I’m out of luck

but you’ll still be alone
you’ll still be alone

When you look out at the sky tonight
through the window near your bed
do you think of what you lost out there
and the things you never had
you could have had it all, it shined for you
But you watched it fall
you watched it fall
watched it fall
you watched it fall right through your hands

And curse my dreams,
and all the things,
that you can’t hold
and you can't see

Are you waiting for
bells to ring,
and time to bring
you everything

but you’ll still be alone
you’ll still be alone

When you look out at the sky tonight
through the window near your bed
do you think of what you lost out there
and the things you never had
you could have had it all, it shined for you
But you watched it fall
you watched it fall
watched it fall
you watched it fall right through your hands