Ben West

Ben West

BandFolkAcoustic

Great vocals and guitar/piano. Feel good music

Biography

I have many influences when it comes to music ranging from Brian McKnight to Gavin DeGraw from Fall Out Boy to the Beatles. I like any music with a good melody and good lyrics.
The thing that probably sets me apart from other bands is that I strive to make the strongest connection I can with the audience to make sure they have a good time. whether its from my stage presence to lyrics or vocals, even if i mess up, its all about having a good time.
My story? well, I just want to play music for a living and somehow bring people together with it.

Lyrics

Freefall

Written By: Ben West

If you ask me I will tell you what you want to know
If you want me don’t be afraid to let it show
Cause I’ve been searching far and wide and now is the time
time to let go of what I’m holding onto and just free fall

Oh I oh I, I love you so
No I don’t want to see you ever go
Cause this right here feels like im home
And I don’t ever want to feel like I’m home alone

Well I don’t know if you’ve been told but I think you ought to know
That you’re lovely oh it’s crazy how much it shows
Oh I don’t know how a man like me could find such a wonderful thing
and I won’t let go but you already know so lets free fall

Oh I oh I, I love you so
No I don’t want to see you ever go
Cause this right here feels like im home
And I don’t ever want to feel like I’m home alone

Bulletproof

Written By: Ben West

Hey You I really like the things you do
And the way your body moves excites me
It’s true even if you don’t mean to
There’s just something about you it’s hypnotizing
Cause you’ve got what would really hit the spot
Guys give you what you want just to be near you
But you see I I’m not like these other guys
Who’ll bend over for a dime that just not me

You know I want it
You think I need it
You’ve got me so wrong
Don’t think your spell has worked on me

You’re like a bullet well I’m bullet proof
I’m one step ahead you could even say that I’m immune
To your beauty cause you lack personality
That’s one of the key things that I need
Oh look in my eyes and try to realize
That you have lost this time

Hey you I see you like what I do
You hang on my every move It shows you want me
Don’t lie I can see it in your eyes
It’s just a waste of time to deny it
Cause you want to find if I’m really worth your time
Can I walk the walk or do I just like to talk?
Well pretty lady you might think that I’m crazy
But I can walk and talk at the same time

I know you want it
You know you need it
You need it so bad
you’re in to deep no turning back

Chorus

Oh don’t be sad and don’t get mad
just be glad I’m letting you know
It’s a waste of time for you and I
We’ll never be anything

Chorus

Fade Away

Written By: Ben West


Let me take you back to where it began
Just close your eyes now and we can pretend
She's here in my arms now and we're laying down
Giving my warmth to her keeping the coldness out

now comes the sunrise shining bright through her eyes
and as we rise to new found light. It's hard to let her go

Why does it always seem things meant to be never work out the way they should
When we all say things that we don't mean and it pulls us apart
And now I only see her in my dreams but my dreams do me no good
Because once i'm awake I feel my mistake and it hurts my heart
oh it hurts my heart

Intro - Guitar - Drums

Let's make our way back move on down the road
the path that led us here takes our feelings off hold
I know how this might sound it might sound cliche
but when I'm with her my blues fade away

and now with the moonlight illuminating her smile
my heart grows heavy and my knees go weak
It's hard to let her go

Why does it always seem things meant to be never work out the way they should
When we all say things that we don't mean and it pulls us apart
And now I only see her in my dreams but my dreams do me no good
Because once i'm awake I feel my mistake and it hurts my heart
oh it hurts my heart

Oh Mary

Written By: Ben West

Oh Mary, sitting pretty I i'm so mesmerized by those bright green eyes
Oh Mary, it's overwhelming how you call to me even when I sleep
Oh Mary, so addicting I lose sight within this world of sin
Oh Mary, such a mystery That I can't define should I even try?

all i know is she makes me feel like

I'm so high and I'm walking light
In the sky with the blue and whites
I'm so high and I'm taking my time taking my time
In the sky with you in my mind

Solo

Oh Mary, you give me time when I need to breathe you never question me
Oh Mary, always by my side when I need a friend you understand

and this is why she makes me feel like

I'm so high and I'm walking light
In the sky with the blue and whites
I'm so high and I'm taking my time taking my time
In the sky with you in my mind

I'm so high and I'm walking light
In the sky with the blue and whites
I'm so high and I'm taking my time taking my time
In the sky with you in my mind

Discography

nothing yet but will have one soon
www.myspace.com/jonbenjaminwest

Set List

My typical set list is about an hour to two hours. I'm still building up my covers. but usually when I do a set I do more covers than originals depending on where I am playing. covers -
I'll Be, Could not ask for more - Edwin Mccain
Come together, Here there and everywhere, ticket to ride, strawberry fields, oh! darling, I get by with a little help from my friends, let it be, I want to hold your hand, Hey Jude, drive my car, nowhere man The Beatles
Hard to handle The black Crowes
Crash into me - dave matthews band
this years love - david gray
Your Song Elton John
Santaria, What I've got, Smoke two joints Sublime how to save a life, over my head The fray
take a picture Filter
Bad Day Fuel
Just friends Gavin degraw
strong enough to break, deeper Hanson,
The power of Love Huey Lewis and the news
better together banana pancakes, Jack Johnson
I want you back Jackson 5
JAck and Diane John Mellencamp
No Such Thing, Why Georgia John Mayer
After Tonight Justin Nozuka
All My