The Ben Phelps Project

The Ben Phelps Project

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Soulful Vocals, Riveting Lyrics, & Contagious Melodies

Biography

The Ben Phelps Project plays a style of music likened to the Dave Matthews Band or Ryan Adams with a kick, featuring saxophone and lead guitar trade offs, along with soulful vocals.

Lyrics

Ticket To Heaven

Written By: Ben Phelps

(verse 1)
i saw stars fall from the sky today
golden winged angels in chariots took them away
to the front street theatre where they play

(pre chorus)
aint no cover charge just walk in
get yourself a good seat
then they'll begin

(verse two)
i saw jimi and stevie wailing on some vodoo child
and janice and jim morrison singing like they'd gone wild
johnny cash and robert johnson rollin over g chord runs
and john lennon and george harrison smoking having fun

(pre chorus)
aint no cover charge just walk on in
get yourself a good seat and then they'll begin

(chrous)
i'll take my ticket to heaven
lord knows it sure aint free
but i'll bet you my bottom dollar
it's better than my mtv

(verse 3)
i saw billy holiday singing about strange fruit
and miles davis and charlie bird parker blowin their tunes
ray charles and john lee hooker
soulful as two me can be
no finer show in this world
will you see

(chorus)
i'll take my ticket to heaven
lord knows it sure aint free
i'll bet you my bottom dollar
it's better than my bet

i saw old hank and kieth whitley singing an old sad country song
then they strolled on over to tootsies and got drunk there all night long
ronnie and the boys now your all free as birds
no finer music in this world will ever be heard

(chorus)
i'll take my ticket to heaven
lord knows it sure aint free
i'll bet you my bottom dollar
it's better than my cmt

Virginia's Song

Written By: Ben Phelps

line the wheels up and get 'em going
that gypsy wind is sure enough blowin
through the pages of my mind again

sara's singing songs of sweet redemption
in the early morning sun
i've never gotten close enough to mention
i always run to you virginia

and the sign says richmond ninety miles
my heart starts singing and my face is a smile for you virginia

i know this life takes me away
no matter my state of mind
i always stay here in virginia

so line the wheels up and get 'em going
got on last show to do
we'll load out of here and i'll be coming home to you virginia

maybe we'll hang out on the james river
maybe blacksburg va
maybe in the heart of richmond
i'll always stay
here in virginia

Discography

Vision and Sound (2006)
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