Ben Atom

Ben Atom

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Progressive Acoustic, catchy creative lyrics, and versatile vocals.

Biography

I am an original song writer, who composes guitars, lyrics, and songs, for 3 seperate bands.

Band # 1
Ben Atom - Progressive Acoustic

Music style and writing is created to appeal to a 20-30+ crowd, lyric and song strucutres are tailored to music publishing in format and lyrical content.
My playing technique involves strumming patterns that evoke percussionary elements in order to create a sense of volume and movement for the audience members. For songs that I do cover, I try to create my own original version of the selected songs.
Total Orignal Compositions to Date: 20 songs

Band # 2
The Ben Atom Electric Band
- Electronic Rock\Dance Rock

Music style and writing appeals to 20+ bar & club goers, lyrics and song structure are tailored to more party going atmosphere with light political overtones and social commentaries.
Total Orignal Compositions to Date: 15 songs

Band # 3
Dead Ohio Sky - Progressive Rock

Music style and writing appeals to 20+ alt rock and hard rock\metal crowd, lyrics and song structure are complex utilitizing poly-rythmic timing signatures, and "deeply" politically motivated themes and social commentaries. Common themes & lyrical concepts carry across 3-4 songs in couplets, so as to create mini-albums within a 12 song LP ablumn, and visual and audio clips are used during live performances to further display and convey the messages behind the lyrical concepts.
Total Orignal Compositions to Date: 20 songs

Upcoming Venues & Dates:

--None until for the rest of '10--

Lyrics

“I know a girl and…”

Written By: Ben Atom

Verse 1
I know a girl and shes always in the mood
I know that girl and you bet shes got us fooled
Cuz I know that girl and know shes doin lines of coke before noon, so she’ll be turning tricks by 2
And I know that girl and you bet she’s gonna loose
Still she smiles politely when she says to me

Chorus
Please don’t tell me to turn off my red light
It’s the only way I’m gonna survive
Now please don’t tell me to turn off my red light
Cuz it’s the only way I’m gonna survived

Pre-Verse
I don’t choose this life no its chooses me
I wish this wasn’t the way things had to have been
All of my life I think I’ve been shitted on
All of my pain grants me a musicians fucking
Boring, repetitive, dedicated song

Verse 2
Still I know that girl and she’s always on the move
And I know that girl and you bet she’s gonna loose cuz
I know that girl I bets she’s dead before she’s thirty-two cuz
Shes got the positive disease
And I know that girl and she’s knows gonna loose
Still she cries politely when she’s says to me

Chorus (1 time)


Pre-Verse (1 time)

Outro
A whole damn lifetime gets boring, dedicated, repetitive song
All my sufferin’s worth a boring, dedicated, repetitive song
All the pain and shit a misery gets me
This boring, repetitive song

“Crashin & burnin (A Song dedicated to the memory of Kurt Cobain)”

Written By: Ben Atom

Verse 1
Hey now, don’t hesitate, just
Make up your mind about em, and try to
Escape it all, or waste away, shit man
It’s just a choice, please don’t make it in haste and obliterate,
into nothingness, don’t think they shy from your pain

Chorus
Just sing your songs to all the stars staggering in the sky
And watch them crash and burn, swallowed up into the night
How many times, I’ve had the fear drown my soul, corrupt my very mind
Cuz you aren’t who you say you are, I’m sure you’re not the one
Can you examine, this so called perfection we hold onto so tight
It’s a monster that we feed with the dreams we sacrifice
How far can you get, your footprints wash clean with turning tides
So goodbye now beautiful, I am sure that I’ll survive, without you

Verse 2
And your spiraling, way, way, down too far
For me just to see, who you swear to me you are
I wish the smaller things, in your life they meant much more
But its often they’re not, they just get ignored
As we want you so much more, so

Chorus
You’ll sing their songs to all the stars dancing in the sky
Just to watch them crash and burn, swallowed up into the night
How many times, will you feel the fear drown you precious life
Who would care who you say you are
You’re our burning crashing stars
Can you imagine, that this life will betray you in time
It’s a monster that you feed with the dreams we have sacrificed
Its alright I can live my own life without them I’ll be fine
Cuz they know just what they are, they’re our burning crashing stars

Outro
You know
You are, so damn
Beautiful, (and)
You’re not yours
You are ours, (yes you’re our)
Gleaming stars (omit)
Crashing stars

“So damn beautiful"

Written By: Ben Atom

Verse 1
She’s so damn beautiful but I’m fucking lazy
Write a song about her I don’t know maybe
If you paid me I would
Get up before 2 lets make it 3:30
Ah man forget about it I’m not a writer
I’m a lover and a bad one at that

Pre-Chorus
Now don’t you dare comment on that last remark
If you called more than never ever at least Id have a lil something
I could complain to these fine people about
Never ever underestimate my stubbornness
Cuz I left it all up to you, to finally get one phone call through
And now for a chorus all I gots a hum-along

Chorus
Lat dad a dat dad ah duh da
Da dut dad ah did a
Dut dad ah dat dahh da duh
Di dad ah did a duh
Lat dad a dat dad ah duh da
Da dut dad ah did a
Dut dad ah dat dahh da duh
Di dad ah did a duh

Verse 2
Shes so fucking beautiful but im still lazy
Write a song about her I don’t know maybe
If you paid me I would
Get up before 4 lets make it 5:30
Ah man forget about it Im not a writer
Im a lover and a great one at that

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Discography

Ben Atom: Volume 1 of 3
1) "3-4 am confessions"
2) "Don't cry over me"
3) "I know a girl and..."
4) "Last time I write a song about desperation"
5) "So damn beaufitul"
6) "Crashin & burnin"
7) "I get why girls cry (even though I don't)"
8) "A song inspired by the music of QOTSA"
9) "Can't Help Falling in Love With You"
10) "Hapy birthday, Princess"
11) "A 6 night 7 day relationship"
12) "Webcam anxiety"
13) "Go on, hod on, shut upl"
14) "I still don't get why girls cry (I'm just being honest)"
15) "Love ain't a four letter word"
16) "Hotel California"

Set List

Setlist range from min 1 hr to max 3 hr
Typical Setlist:

1 "The Chaffeur" Deftones
2 "Make it with chu" Queens of the Stone Age
3 "All we want" Elias
4 "I know a girl and…" Ben Atom
5 "I get why girls cry (even though I don't)" Ben Atom
6 "I still don't get why girls cry (I'm just being honest) "Ben Atom
7 "Where is my mind?" The Pixies
8 "Low" Cracker
9 "A song inspired by the music of QOTSA" Ben Atom
10 "Happy birthday to a Princess" Ben Atom
11 "A 6 day 7 night relationship"Ben Atom
12 "Webcam Anxiety"Ben Atom
13 "Everlong" Foo Fighters
14 "Crashin & burnin ( A song dedicated to the memory of Kurt Cobain)" Ben Atom