Mark your words so well,
I’ll remember before the night is through.
I am not your god,
"He" cannot contain everything you feel.
(And everything you feel is guilty)

And you take,
And you get,
Everything that you find before I can.
(You’ll never go far without another)

And you take,
And you get,
Everything that you find before I catch up.
(I’ll never catch up when you play your games)

In my dreams…

Go into the light,
Everyone is afraid to die.
Shy away from life,
Hide inside the world that you have known.
(And maybe I’ll be there waiting for you)

And you give,
And you get,
Everything that you want if you open your heart.
(I never would’ve let you hurt another)

And you give,
And you get,
What you want if you open your heart to another.
(And never let go - unless you want me to)

In my dreams….
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words and music by Ben Sevier
performed and produced by wyly

Living room concert

performance of the Snow Patrol song “Chasing Cars”

music and lyrics Ben Sevier, performed by wyly

I Don’t Mean to Be Mean (instrumental version), written and composed by Ben Sevier

Merry Christmas!

Listen/purchase: Angels We Have Heard On High (single) by wyly

"My heart breaks and heals itself every time I hear this song, and I supposedly wrote it. The composition and performance came to over a single weekend exactly 1 year ago. I have to let it go now." -wyly

photo by Levoce, “Sunset at Pacific Beach, CA”, used with permission by the artist. www.levoce.com

First recorded and shared in 2011, “Angels We Have Heard On High” has been remixed and remastered for 2013.

"Storytelling" was recorded between 2012 and 2013. The video was shot and edited using iMovie, over the long holiday weekend in November of 2013.

composed by Mark Thomas
edited & performed on the piano by Ben Sevier

dedicated to the memory of Barbara Chase
March 6, 1951-November 16, 2002

Summer 2013Outside the sky is growing gray, and the palo verde trees outside my window sway excitedly as a…View Post

Summer 2013

Outside the sky is growing gray, and the palo verde trees outside my window sway excitedly as a…

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In every corner I feel you
Staring into me.
His machine cutting down
Everything that is blossoming.

I hear you’re coming,
I turn my heart off.

Last time I checked we were feuding,
And I was storytelling
Of how I go farther than you,
But I guess that’s storytelling too.

You think that you love me,
I think you’re storytelling.

Don’t you come back here.
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music & lyrics by Ben Sevier

ACCEPTANCE (A MAN LIKE HIM)

music and lyrics by Ben Sevier

It doesn’t take a lot to love a man like him.
He will always try to please you,
He can finish all your sentences,
You know he’s got your back.

You don’t want him to settle for less,
But you can meet all his demands.
No, it didn’t seem so hard to love a man like him.

You fought him too many nights - too many days.
And he made you feel like you were losing your mind.

You just wanted to be boring,
And have your breakfast made for you in the morning,
No it didn’t seem so hard to love a man like him.

It shouldn’t be so hard.
Why did it have to be so hard?
It shouldn’t be so hard,
But it was at the time.

Now you make your bed without him
And it’s okay to sleep alone.
‘Cause you’ll never ever learn to love a man like him.

It just takes a little acceptance.

First blue light of early morning
breaking through the blinds
finds them in an embrace.
So deep and in love,
one rainy summer.

For now the tickets
to the baggage claim are lost.
They couldn’t smell the fall,
as they sailed through,
one rainy summer.

It felt so nice to cry,
to laugh and touch and sing,
and sleep to wake up
gazing into your eyes.

Two years flew
of justifying kisses into bliss.
But they know better now.
The best that they had was
that rainy summer.

They unmasked their grievances
and parted like two kids.
It seemed like such a waste
to throw it out like it was nothing.

One rainy summer…


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music & lyrics by Ben Sevier
vocals, Tibetan bowls and keyboards performed by Ben Sevier
percussion & drums performed by James Calbert