Benji Allen

Benji Allen

BandCountryBroadway

Benji Allen wraps compassion, talent, high energy, great music and a band with over 50 years combined experience into a show that is not to be missed. Benji shines when on stage, captivating the crowd from youngest to oldest with songs for everyone. Entertaining is what Benji was born to do.

Biography

We're the more traditional side of the new Texas Music. Folks never complain of not getting enough dancing music after one of our shows. Our sets include both original and covers, some new and some older material. The musicians that make up this band are phenomenal! Very professional guys with even greater attitudes. They contribute to making the shows a success, and making folks come back again and again.

Lyrics

Beer Joint Baby

Written By: Marshall Hicks (words/music)

BEER JOINT BABY

I remember when I was a pup
I used to think that I was all grown up
Standin’ on a milk crate in a beer joint, at a pinball machine…
Yeah all the gals told daddy I was cute
They liked my hat and little cowboy boots
They’d ask me to dance I’d say yes ma’am, feelin’ like a king…

CHORUS
I was a beer joint baby, mama couldn’t save me
Daddy had me there all the time
My bottle was a long neck, when my ears were still wet
But it didn’t take ‘em long to dry
I could throw darts, shoot pool, shoot breeze, shoot the bull
And talk like a sailor in the navy
I was a line dancin’, two steppin’, cotton pickin’ hell raisin’ kid…
A beer joint baby

I can recall sometimes when we’d leave
Daddy would be in the wind three sheets
So he’d set me in his lap and let me drive, on those back roads…
But there were times when I’d be half lit
Cause he never kept up with my sips
I’ve wound up in ditches hit some fences, but always got home…

REPEAT CHORUS

BRIDGE
Yeah daddy says now, that he ain’t too proud
For raisin’ me the way that he did
But I’d have to disagree, cause if it were up to me
I’d go back and do it all once again…

REPEAT CHORUS

Mother Nature, A Cold One And Me

Written By: Marshall Hicks (words/music)

MOTHER NATURE, A COLD ONE AND ME

Sitting on a pier with a long neck of beer
That cool breeze blowing through my hair
Watching the cork as it jumps back and forth
That minnow, he’s trying to get somewhere
And the blue tick hound
Lord he’s busy making rounds
Giving little drinks to all the trees
I love the easy going ways of these summer country days
Mother Nature, A Cold One And Me

CHORUS
Mother nature, a cold one and me
A synchronized three part harmony-y-y
Like a turtle in a shell, Lord we fit together well
Seems like it was always meant to be
Mother Nature, A Cold One And Me

Lounging on the deck petting the pretty neck
Of the bottle that holds the amber fluid
Feeling not a pain as crickets serenade
Fiddling their hearts out in the woods
And while Buffett sings a notion
‘Bout mother, mother ocean
I close my eyes and hear the sea
I love the starry sounds and sights of these summer country nights
Mother Nature, A Cold One And Me

REPEAT CHORUS

INSTRUMENTAL

REPEAT CHORUS

This Bud's For You

Written By: Marshall Hicks (words/music)

THIS BUD’S FOR YOU

That TV commercial says
This Bud’s For You
And they show ya all the good fun things
That ol’ bud can do
Everybody’s smilin’, the party’s in full swing
But they fail to show, the watchin’ folk
What else their bud’ll bring

CHORUS I
They never show the handcuffs
Or those little holdin’ cells
And you’ll never hear ‘em telling’ you
Of how puke looks and smells
Nobody’s got a black eye
Nobody sings the blues
So be careful bud, when ya hear
This Bud’s For You

Well I’ve been known to sip some
And I know firsthand
The costly consequences
Of that buddy in a can
It ain’t always good times, like the TV portrays
‘Cause they don’t include, the red and blues
And that copper in your face

CHORUS II
They never show the food trays
Served up in county jails
And you’ll never hear ‘em braggin’ ‘bout
The sky high price of bail
Nobody’s in a courtroom wearin’
Funny orange jumpsuits
So be careful bud, when ya hear
This Bud’s For You

INSTRUMENTAL

REPEAT CHORUS I

Discography

We just completed a cd project -

Mother Nature, A Cold One And Me

Set List

We do a couple hundred songs or better. We prefer to do three or four 45 minute sets, but can do whatever it takes. It's a mix of originals to covers, about 20% to 80% respectively. The covers range from Tracey Lawrence, Tim McGraw, George Strait to Merle Haggard, John Anderson, Vern Gosdin, etc.