When Your Battery Is Dead

by Ben Erickson



ours are the names carved in the rock wall
we know the pain that follows a free fall
your head is filled with the trap of what could be
looking for pills in the lap of luxury
answering calls in the vacant lot tonight
you are enthralled with the state you've got to fight
all your life

I don't wanna watch as you
blow your only shot
when your battery is dead
I don't wanna see you start
turning into me
when your battery is dead

ours are the names everyone utters
we play the game, same as our fathers and mothers
you know a spot in the woods where no one goes
I know the shot looking hoods in overcoats
it never ends just a circle of deceit
throwing your friends in the dirt with purple feet
all your life


released August 12, 2017



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Ben Erickson New Haven, Connecticut

Southern CT resident and world traveler Ben Erickson documents his life and times in song. Always playing, always writing, always hungry.

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