So It Goes

by Ben Kessler

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released September 12, 2014

In memory of Bubby. We love you.

Words and music by Ben Kessler
Recordings and artwork ©2014 Ben Kessler

Ben Kessler - vocals, guitars, handclaps
Ross Bellenoit - guitars, percussion, vocals
Jaron Olevsky - piano, organ, keyboards
Chico Huff - bass guitar
Fred Berman - drums
Charlie Patierno - percussion
Steve Tirpak - trumpets, trombones
Monique Canniere - viola, violin
Andrea Weber - cello
Najwa Parkins - vocals

Produced by Ross Bellenoit and Jay Levin
Mixed by Rob Shaffer
Recorded by Rob Shaffer, Jeff Hiatt and Sean Svadlenak
Mastered by Jeff Hiatt
Recorded and mixed at Turtle Studios, Philadelphia

Art direction by Alessandro Arrigo - Arrigo Design

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Ben Kessler Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ben Kessler is a 17 year old singer/songwriter from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He composes, records and produces his own music. Ben’s accomplished guitar playing, soulful voice and musicianship distinguish him as a serious musician.

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Track Name: These Days
He says “reveal the fire ‘cause it’s starting to burn,
and this house can’t hold much longer ‘cause it hurts.”
He says “the walls are falling and my sight’s growing thin,
what’s this fire? Where’d it begin?”

‘Cause these days,
they are taking me away.
‘Cause these days,
they have gotta leave this place.

Now the glass has shattered and the fire is in,
He says, “these feelings are reaching this ceiling, this is the end,
So goodbye the impatience and hello these new ways,
‘Cause these feelings ain’t feeling now in these rays.

‘Cause these days,
they are taking me away.
‘Cause these days,
they have gotta leave this place.
Oh this place.

‘Cause these days,
they are taking me away.
‘Cause these days,
they have gotta leave this place.
Track Name: For Now
Fly away little one,
I say in the mirror,
‘cause I’m done with these stupid games,
until this life, oh till this life, gets clearer.

But wait,
this will be something someday.

So for now,
let’s go,
till our hearts can say no more.
And for now,
let’s feel,
and let the music take the wheel.
For now.

Rest away your armor and turn away your shield,
‘cause this threat ain’t a killer, no, it’s just a fear that you can feel.

But wait,
this will be something someday.

So for now,
let’s go,
till our hearts can say no more.
And for now,
let’s feel,
and let the music take the wheel.

Let the music take the wheel,
For now.

So for now,
let’s go,
till our hearts can say no more.
And for now,
let’s feel,
and let the music take the wheel. x2

Let the music take the wheel,
For now.
Track Name: Missing You
Oh the moon was young,
and the time felt right,
when I settled home,
that deep summer night.
We shared our late stories,
in sweet harmony,
oh we were living like we found the light.
Oh we were living so right.

How I miss the times,
when the stars were our rhyme,
when we’d dwell on nothing but the truth.
But now I’m lost in life,
and I’m tired of time,
so forgive me for missing you.

Now there’s a man at a movie,
and he swears he once knew me,
as he sits there pondering his wrongs.
He let’s the dark rob him empty,
and he feeds on the feeling,
of knowing it wasn’t his fault.

He says I miss the times,
when the stars were our rhyme,
when we’d dwell on nothing but the truth.
But now I’m lost in life,
and I’m tired of time,
so forgive me for missing you.

Missing you.

Oh we met on the green,
of the Big Apple scene,
two hands in one.
With a pen and a tree,
we wrote truthfully,
our late stories in the night.

And we say we miss the times,
when the stars were our rhyme,
when we’d dwell on nothing but the truth.
But now I’m lost in life,
and I’m tired of time,
so forgive me for missing you.
Track Name: Too Lonely
Now we’re jaded, our time has come.
No more dancing or singing, no, just pushing on.
And we’re stuck in the feeling of feeling no more.
‘Cause this distance is too great to be ignored.

Oh where did it all go wrong?
Oh where?
Because I’m too lonely to be alone.

Remember how we used to dance–
When you’d rest in my arms as we’d dwell on our innocence?

Oh where did it all go wrong?
Oh where?
Because I’m too lonely to be alone.
I’m sorry honey,
I’ve just been here for too long.
So goodnight,
because I’m too lonely to be alone.

To be alone...

Oh where did it all go wrong?
Oh where?
Because I’m too lonely to be alone.
I’m sorry honey,
I’ve just been here for too long.
So goodnight,
because I’m too lonely to be alone.