Seen Too Much

by Robb Benson & the SHELK

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This is the short awaited followup release to the first SHELK record, this one is again nearly entirely done by Robb Benson, and is a home spun one man electro-pop lo-fi anthem factory of tunes. Robb gets friends to back him live. yet on tape its all RNB. (Robert Norton Benson Music)

This record is very much a home spun one man job, but the biggest difference from past Robb Benson albums is in the second half of the album where it gets very influenced by Hip Hop beats and digital grooves. Seems to be a slight pattern from the last Shelk record, but there are plenty of old school late 60s psychedelic pop grooves and modern indie rock influences, as well as some R&B and even a bit of 80s electro pop... ending in a bit of folk and even some eastern soundtrack styled stuff.

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released January 1, 2014

Robb Benson on everything

except...

Darla Rae Barry Benson on one sweet backing vocal line in the chorus of the first song.

Lyrics on two songs by friends...
The Only Risk - Jake Uitti
At Night The Airfields - Alex Green

Everything else lyrics sound production self mastered - Robb Benson

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Track Name: I Really Love The Way You Make Me Feel
I really love the way you make me feel
I really love the way you make me feel

Since that day we met
Everything's changed

I really love the way you make me feel
since that day
Track Name: Smile (Stereo)
Smile right, smile left if you like
Stereo is your way to go
I know this because
Tetrahedron

You can't imagine the heaven I'm in
Track Name: Midlife @ Midnight
Please tell me to believe and please tell me not to leave my heart in scraps on the side of the road. Cause the rat race don't seem promising, I think i left my promise ring, I lost it now I'm feeling old. So baby why do they say that its better to have tried and failed then to have never to have tried at all? I have tried my whole life just to get myself a slice but the breadcrumbs all have turned to mold.

Midlife crisis
Oh but the midnight oil burning priceless
I just want something to believe in baby
something to believe in

And although my time has been real kind i got so much on my mind
& anxieties a blood pressure disease. Oh some are made of money others made of milk and honey while i'm just trying to pay bills week to week. Oh but don't let me get you down, I'm just trying to find a sound, that can make you feel alright. Its back to simplicity, and back to the table for a twenty-five year success overnight.

Midlife crisis
Oh but the midnight oil burning priceless
I just want something to believe in baby
something to believe in
Track Name: Release the need
Sitting by the train tracks
counting all the sides of the painted cars that pass
held down by the shade of several pines that blend together as they hold their poses

breaking out the moonshine
feels like winter with these colors so clear and alive
there's a shimmer to the night and a breeze that makes one think of rain again

and theres no control
of moments as they go
if you just release the need to hold on to something
and let the stream take you away
and let this dream take you away

sitting by the train tracks
feels like days but only hours have passed
this melting pot of time and places and things and people are ringing in my head
Track Name: All Night The Airfields
Waiting to get Alex to re-send me his poem.
Don't want to print it without correctly using his proper word phrases!
Track Name: The Only Risk
-- I have to have him resend the words, would not want to put them down and have them not be correct.
Track Name: Wanted Wanted
These crazy days are etched in wine and gold
and the truth be told
I might not remember much when i grow old
these days we look to our friends
sometimes to get to the start to the end
this family is a never ending weekend
and i keep on telling myself to please remember these crazy days
I'm trying to carve it in wood just to keep a running record of the things that I should we all stand here by the fire and recite our thoughts these are such wonderful wonderful days!

Oh and we all seem to beat the drum like a gang of friends from the great beyond like a parade held just for ourselves. It's a glorious time to be alive today.

So when we disappear... just don't forget these days
I'll keep these moments safe so they wont ever go away away away!
Track Name: Say it
Pardon me for interrupting maybe i was saying things you didn't understand, i was trying to be clear but sometimes my brain doesn't connect to the other half of this and that. I'm High, hello, I'm High.

(it's Caleb and Joel's fault)

Say it - Sun-nay it, sun-nay at ohhhh

Garden house, Strange things out back.
I kept telling the neighbors but they kept looking at me like i was on crack,
I can't explain the things Ive seen, I can't explain the things i have felt and heard out the back yard, God Damn it - out the back yard!

Say it - Sun-nay it, Sun-nay at oohhhh
Track Name: UP
If you're feeling down i wanna pick you back up
When you're feeling down i wanna pick you back up
Cause when I'm feeling down I hope you'll pick me up
come on together now
come on together now
come on together now

When you're feeling down i wanna pick you back up
IF you're feeling down i wanna pick you back up
Cause when I'm feeling down I hope you'll pick me up
Come on Come on Come on together now
come on come on come on

Life is a story from the start
till now from then we all have heart
show what you have and it will glow now
bigger then the sun how?
I'll show you how

(Repeat Verses)

Breathing is a glorious thing
and the earth turns
sometimes i feel like an earth worm
sometimes i feel the anxiety burn
but you seem always there to pick me up when I'm down
thank you for that
thank you for that
thank you for that

Everybody's getting turned on by the light of the day yeah!
Track Name: It was never easy
It was never easy
No matter what you say
It was never easy
It was never easy

That was when the whole world stood still for a while

There is a perception you can see the light erupt in time