"Songs in the Key of Being Terrified by the Idea of an Entire Life" (or) "The Whale in the Forest"

by Ben Morey

  • Streaming + Download

    This is the 3rd e.p. in the series "Wallpaper". Each album has a theme and the theme of this one is Fear.

    Any money that you give for these songs will go toward making more songs.

      $5 USD


  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    A CD-R in a plastic sleeve with the REAL album artwork.

    Also something special from me!

    Also includes immediate download of 8 track album in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
    ships out within 2 days
    edition of 100 

      $7 USD




released December 7, 2009



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Track Name: Couches in my Head
I was looking at
leaves and acrobats
gourds and scarecrows and the faces of the fall

I'm willing to bet
someday I'll forget
how to love a leaf or love something at all

I'm considering
choices that have led
to this and what it is is I'm working toward
things I loved but can't do anymore

I was swimming in
cheap wood panelling
and differences that live inside my doors

I was thinking
of faces in my head
of people that I loved so hard before

I was sinking in
couches in my head
and girls that kissed me on the face before
ones I loved but don't know anymore

I was living in
tv show curtains
in bedroom in the houses of my friends

I'm considering
the ways beginnings end
and if I would die to be born again

I've been breathing in
ghosts and oxygen
of people in a sad and gaseous form
ones I loved but can't see anymore
Track Name: I Was Very Small in Her Stomach, with Lauren O'Connell (Internet Download)
My mom moved to Colorado when she was 21
the same age I am now
To live with friends who put her up until she found her own two feet and found herself knocked down
'cause then she met you
'cause then she met you
'cause then she met you
she told me so

When my mom met you, you were just a janitor and she worked in a bar and sold vcrs
my mom didn't mind that you cleaned floors, you had a mustache and were married once before
I think she loved you
I think she loved you
I think she loved you
but I don't know

My mom came back home in fall of '86 when I was very small in her stomach
My mom thought you put me there when she felt sick and then for sure when I began to kick
she came to tell you
she came to tell you
she came to tell you
but you let go

My mom
told me once you had a kid, you had a daughter that was six when I was born
and I always wondered if she knew that I existed or if she does anymore
but I bet she loves you
I bet she loves you
I bet she loves you
and you know her name