Grey Morning Light

by Ernest Benoit

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'Grey Morning Light' is my second album, 11 original songs produced once again in the 100% classic DIY style. I did my best to improve on the 1st record in all aspects, playing, shouting, recording quality, etc.

Thanks for checking it out! I hope that you enjoy the music!!

Physical copies are available at www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ErnestBenoit or just hit me up at my main website, framminghq.com

rock \m/

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released May 17, 2016

Credits:

Lyrics / Music - Ernest Benoit

Music (as noted) - Paul Flury, Justin Plante, Michael Rousseau, James Titus

Recording, Production / Guitars, Percussion / Shouting / Photography, Graphics / Grind - E. Benoit

Background vocals on ‘TV Zombies’ - Alyssa Benoit, Emily Benoit

Mixed and Mastered by Michael Harmon at Wachusett Recording Co., Princeton, MA

To Lisa, Alyssa, James and Emily:
I love all of you more than you’ll ever know! Thank you for putting up with me while I made this record and for supporting all of my musical endeavors! None of this would be possible without you!

Extreme gratitude for helping to inspire and shape the music on this record:
Mike Rousseau, Sean McGuire, Paul Flury, Justin Plante, Jim Titus, Matt Brown, Alan Berman, Scott Low, Marie Simone, Margo Thompson

Thank you to everyone that has come to a show, thrown a dollar in the tip bucket or bought me a beer.
Karma +1!

© 2016 Ernest Benoit
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Ernest Benoit Worcester, Massachusetts

Ernest began writing punk and country songs in 2007 as a way to relieve pent up stress and express those damned emotions.

Ernest released his first album, entitled 'Coaster', in 2014, and his second album, entitled 'Grey Morning Light', in 2016.

Each record contains 11 original songs.
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Track Name: Riverside
© 2015 Ernest Benoit
Track Name: 19 Years
19 Years
© 2007 Ernest Benoit

It was 19 years ago today
An old friend was taken away

Well I gutted my way through so much pain
Now I'm doin ok

Now there's been a few more since then
I've lost track of how and when
With every life
There is death

And that's just the way it is my friend

Though some remnants still remain..
Some scars won't go away
But my whiskey, eases the way
And a Woman and Child's smiling face..

19 years have come and gone
Since the day things went all wrong
19 years, so far gone
I'm still standing here, I'm standing strong

After 19 years
After 19 years...

Was a time I'd think I'd be one of them
Just another name you'd rememeber when..
Another face.. another friend
But then you came along, and now here I am

After 19 years...
After 19 years...

19 years have come and gone
Since the day things went all wrong
19 years, so far gone
I'm still standing here, I'm standing strong

After 19 years...
It's been 19 years
Track Name: Drinkin' Game
Drinkin’ Game
© 2011 Ernest Benoit

Let's play a game called 'whiskey vs gin'
Roll the dice and see what kind of mood I am in

Gin makes me happy, whiskey makes me sin
It's a fun little game called 'whiskey vs gin'

Whiskey vs Gin
Who's gonna win?

Either way I lose
Now where do we begin?

Whiskey vs gin
I can't lie down I've got the spins
It’s a fun little game
….called 'whiskey vs gin'

Sometimes I drink to kill the pain,
Sometimes I drink to forget
But I wake up in the morning
With the same old thoughts, the same memories,
The same problems, a nice headache…
And some brand new regrets

Let’s play a game called 'whiskey vs gin'
Roll the dice and see what kind of mood I am in..
Whiskey makes me trouble.. gin makes me grin
It’s a fun little game called 'whiskey vs. gin'

Whiskey vs. Gin
Can't believe the shame I'm in
A straight shot to the bottom
Here I go again

Whiskey vs Gin
This constant pain I'm living in
It’s time to start a brand new game…
A game that I can win
Track Name: Dying Day
Dying Day
© 2010 Ernest Benoit

Well I'm a-rollin down this highway
And I'm a-doin bout a buck and some change
I see them red and blue lights behind me
And I ain't feelin any pain

I could end this all so easy
Make this whole mess go away
Just a-slow it on down, pull off to the side
They could put me away to stay

Too damn easy..

Well I aint in the mood for easy
Rather make them earn their pay
Why should I make it easy for these mutherfuckers
When you know I can't expect the same

Besides where's the fun in that?

Well I can feel the end a comin
So you best stay out of my way
Cause I aint ever gonna stop running
Till I've reached my dying day

Gonna meet my dyin day
Gonna see my dyin day
Gonna be my dyin day
Track Name: Galavantin' and Carousin'
Galavantin' and Carousin'
© 2011 Ernest Benoit

Round the corner down Suffolk St
Theres a place we like to go
The balls are hot and the drinks are strong
Gonna make a few friends I know

Find a nice little spot on the patio block
To just sip and gaze around
In a backyard oasis
With the stars up above
And tomatoes growin’ in the ground

With some crazy chicks
Looking for trouble…
Out carousin' on a Friday Night

Crazy chicks
Nothin but trouble
Out carousin
On a Friday Night
Galavantin and carousin

Got all we need
In this dark little corner
And there aint no sorrows to down
Just chill and relax to that song in my head
I love the way that jukebox sounds

Well set em up Frank cuz I’m just about ready
Think I'll have myself another round
Got a band settin up, gonna play some rockabilly
And I’m pretty sure it’s gonna get loud

Chorus:
With these crazy chicks
Down for trouble
Out carousin' on a Friday Night

Crazy chicks
They're nothin but trouble
Out carousin
On a Friday Night

Galavantin and carousin
Track Name: The Happy Song
The Happy Song
© 2007 Ernest Benoit

Flowers and puppies and butterflies
Puffy clouds in the sunny sky
They said that it couldn't be done
But I have proven them all wrong
Cause I have written a happy song

Booze and cars and naked ladies
Everything that a growing boy needs

Keep it straight
Keep it in line
Cause some mistakes last a whole life-time

And I'd hate to see it all go wrong
Cause that would ruin my happy song

Flowers and puppies and butterflies
The glitter of love in a child’s eye
Moments will come and soon will be gone
But those dark thoughts I’ll not dwell upon
Instead remember these words in my happy song

Flowers and puppies and butterflies
Flowers and puppies and butterflies
Flowers and puppies and butterflies
Puffy clouds in the sunny sky
They said it couldn't be done
But I have proven them all wrong
Cause I just wrote
A happy song
Track Name: Liar Liar
Liar Liar
© 2007 Ernest Benoit

Well I used to drown my sorrows in whiskey..
But the more I drank
The worse things became

So pour another shot o' that Tennessee whiskey...
Pretty soon old Satan, he'll be calling out your name

You know that bottle looks awful tempting
Old Satan really knows how to play this game
So pour another shot of that Tennessee whiskey
Wanna hear what old Satan has to say

Now the Devil comes around when you're at your weakest
And he'll do his best to lead you astray..
So pour another shot of that Tennessee whiskey..
Cause I heard it all before, now just go away

Go away!
Track Name: Lil' Lisa
Lil' Lisa
© 2010 Ernest Benoit

My little Lisa, you're the only one for me
Oh my little Lisa, it's your love that sets me free

When you squeeze me tight
And you hold my hand
You know I know
I'm a damn lucky man

Oh little Lisa, you're the only one for me

That's right

My little Lisa, you know you're always lookin so fine
Oh my little Lisa, for you I will always walk that line

I tell you right now, never have no fear
Cause you're the only woman that I'll ever hold, dear

Oh little Lisa, it's your love that sets me free
Oh my little Lisa, you're the only one for me

Yeah my little Lisa, that's the way it'll always be
Track Name: One More Minute
One More Minute
© 2009 Ernest Benoit

Wake up every morning to your lovely face
The alarm clock's ringin' in my head

I need just one more minute in this warm embrace
'Cause I'm not ready to leave you yet...

'I need just one more minute', is what I said

I know I've been around a little while
I like to think I've seen a thing or two
But you know I'm only 45
And I've got a lot more livin' left to do!

I'm gonna spend every minute that I can, here with you...

These kids are getting big right before our eyes
I wanna savor each day cause they are flyin' by

Wanna watch them grow up
And I know you do too
But oh please make it slow down
These days are precious few

Growin up and movin on
Again just me and you

I need just one more minute before these childhood days are through

I know I've been around a little while
I like to think I've seen a thing or two
But you know I'm only 45
And I've got a lot more livin' left to do!

I'm gonna spend every minute that I can, here with you...

There's a day out there, off in the distance
The day our time on Earth is through
And when it comes I'll look into your eyes
And ask for 'one more minute' here with you

I'll ask for one more minute ..here with you..
I'll pray for one more minute ..here with you..
I need just one more minute ..here with you..
Track Name: Perfect Man
Perfect Man
© 2009 Ernest Benoit

I'm not a perfect man
Wanna know what I am?
Just read the list of faults a mile wide
And you'll start to understand..

I'm angry and mean
This nice-guy facade is paper thin,
I got a patience level of zero
When you get under my skin

I'm far from perfect, man
I'm not a perfect man
No!

I make a little bit of progress
Then revert to square one
As I hurt the ones I love
And wreck the good that I've done

Now do you understand?
I'm not a perfect man

But one of these days
This vicious cycle I'll break
Cause I'm gonna keep on working
Do what ever it takes

To earn your trust again
And be your Perfect Man

You know you're my best friend
I'll be your Perfect Man
Track Name: Second Hand Story
Second Hand Story
© 2011 Ernest Benoit

This aint nothing new
We've all been there before
Led along to find
Not what I was looking for

The things you say they fit just like a puzzle piece
Until you've reached the end and find the truth, the missing key

Told a tale of your adventure and glory
Turns out it's just a second hand story...
Embellished and enhanced this truth you put before me

Turns out it's just a second hand story...

Break the seal and I dive right on in
Just to find a pile of empty nothing once again
You're leading me around
But I can see the cliff ahead
See through the lies, leave you behind, before I'm left for dead

Told a tale of your adventure and glory
Turns out it's just a second hand story...
Perfected and enhanced this truth you put before me

Turns out it's just a second hand story...

Your reality it seemed to be so real
Didn't give a shit about another living thing's ordeal

Say whatever, make your plans come to be
Your fucked up world, I brush you off, now get the hell away from me

Brush you off, dust you off, now have no more affect on me

Told a tale of your adventure and glory
Turns out it's just a second hand story...

Perfected and enhanced this truth you put before me
Turns out it's just a second hand story...

Told a tale of your adventure and glory
Ain't nothin but a second hand story...
Infected and enhanced this truth you put before me

Turns out it's just a second hand story...
Track Name: TV Zombies
TV Zombies
© 2010 Ernest Benoit

They sit and stare
At a screen all day
Try to get a response
They got nothin to say

Their eyes are all glassy
As the drool creeps down their chin
They are TV Zombies
Let the horror begin

Whoa whoa they're zombified!
Whoa whoa they're TV Zombified!

Staring at that screen they are in their own world
It makes no difference if it's a boy or a girl
It's hypnotizing power has them mesmerized
Doesn't matter what is on
They are TV Zombified

Whoa whoa they're zombified!
Whoa whoa they're TV Zombified!

It's a twisted piece of irony
TV's eating their brains
Pupils dilated
And eyes all a-glaze

Staring and staring
At the pixels flying by
They can't look away
They are TV Zombified!

Whoa whoa they're zombified!
Whoa whoa they're TV Zombified!

Whoa whoa they're zombified!
Whoa whoa they're TV Zombified!
Track Name: Crickets
© 2015 Ernest Benoit