phoenix benjamin

phoenix benjamin

BandCountryRock

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.! Your life changes when you come in contact with Phoenix. A positive good energy surrounds this artist.

Biography

Starting at age 14 Phoenix had the desire and drive to express his life through his art and music. With an entrepreneur spirit Phoenix accepted his challenges and turned them into songs that move you. Out of many intense hardships Phoenix now is a true example of humility and along with his artistic talent he also makes time to teach teens & people of all ages how to conquer their fears and rise to fulfill their dreams in a healthy way. This man is truly a force to be reckoned with. Having such soulful energy expressed through his talent he will be one of our days greatest movers and thinkers.
Award Winning Artist, Phoenix Benjamin debuted on the music scene with the group Green Devil Industry in Seattle in 1990, founded Firebowl Records in 1994 and in 1997 Firebowl Records International/ Caprice International. After working with Joey Welz, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member and featured pianist for Bill Haley & the Comets, he took a break to have a perfect son and namesake. Soon after, with 911 striking a major blow to our nation and the industry, Phoenix decided to shut the doors and focus on new things. Now he's back with a hot new folk/acoustic/rock record GLOBAL SEIZURE "Nothing More to Lose" with 16 songs including 5 karaoke (you know you love to sing along!) Two of these songs, "See" & "Today", feature Green Devil Industry.
Phoenix is modern day Renaissance man with enormous talent as a songwriter, singer and guitarist. Phoenix signed Endorsement with HALO Guitars and has a Signature line available as well. Several songs are autobiographical like "TATTOO" "Red Hot" "FOOTSTEPS" allow the listener to see themselves in them and, in the end, feel better just for listening. From the soulful "Baby Ride" to the upbeat "See", and the spiritual nature of all his songs, Phoenix proves no genre is beyond his limitless talent. Most of the songs could easily cross over into Country, Christian Rock, Top 40, Southern and Modern Rock formats. His influences are the founders of Rock n Roll including, but not limited to, Chet Atkins, Elvis, Johnny Cash, Bill Haley & the Comets, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, to the modern day Minor Threat, Social Distortion, Youth Brigade & George Lynch. He is also a first time author with the soon to be published book also titled "Nothing More to Lose."

The song "Best I Can" is amazing on it's own but, considering all writers and publishing royalties are being donated to AMBER ALERT, is reason enough to purchase this album. Phoenix supports our Armed Forces by showing solidarity in the wearing of BDU's. They are not the most comfortable or fashionable attire imaginable, however, this author finds Mr. Benjamin quite sexy nonetheless. Phoenix is the founding member of the Stop the Violence campaign. His goal is violence awareness, suicide prevention and safe housing. The music and spoken word show will be touring schools and colleges around the country.

Lyrics

FOOTSTEPS

Written By: PHOENIX BENJAMIN

Dear god, can you hear me
I have seen, so many things
I have lost, so many dreams
I have seen so, many things

Some I wish, I have never seen
Sharp like a razor blade,
it cuts so clean
Way I live my reality
I'm hanging here,
I'm swinging on air

Dear god, please save me
You got your footsteps, made in gold
Your the only, one I know
I have, seen so many things

I am money, power greed
You own, everything
Why do you, stop to talk to me
You got your footsteps, made in gold

So many things
I have lost, so many dreams
I was living a life of greed
My world, didn't stay with me
I'm a loser, in a bad dream
I've got no brakes,
and I'm gaining speed

Dear god, please save me,
Change my life,
do what you want it to be
Show me the path, to the light
One-way
I know where I'll go
My footsteps aren't of gold

TATTOO

Written By: PHOENIX BENJAMIN

These are my scars, marked for life
We were wild, when I was younger
Got a hand, placed on my shoulder
In blood, A TATTOO
Was the symbol, of growing up
What I've learned,
I was nine, I first saw, someone die
I was shocked, I was all confused
All inside, I thought we were here
To get along, I guess
I know I, look back, my thoughts
I was wrong, I was wrong
It's been sometime, now I'm older
Look back, at the TATTOO lies
On my shoulder, I think about
Think about, all the times, that I've had
All the good, the hard, all bad,
all the bad, I'm not bad
Just cause you don't have any Drawings,
on your body, doesn't mean you don't have a TATTOO
We are, marked for life, with scars

'Don't come through my window"

Written By: Phoenix Benjamin

Phoenix Benjamin copyright 2006 "Don't come through my window"
KAPO 2nd Fret

Don't come through my window,
one hundred thirty five grain, Hydro-Shock-Blows
Dusting in my zone

I changed my life, I now think twice
Love my family, work hard, these things you see
Do you think, I'm gonna let you take this from me
you won't take this from me

Don't come through my window,
one hundred thirty five grain, Hydro-Shock-Blows
Dusting in my zone

God told me to let you live, you know he did
you need to go and tell all your friends
was that glass or a gun you heard you were climbing in
you got a second chance, and you were hit
that prayer, it's time to make changes within

Don't come through my window,
one hundred thirty five grain, Hydro-Shock-Blows
Dusting in my zone

Don't come through my window,
one hundred thirty five grain, Hydro-Shock-Blows
Dusting in my zone

COUNTRY GIRL

Written By: PHOENIX BENJAMIN

"Country Girl"

She said she liked me, she kissed me later that night
you made me laugh, you made me cry,
It was the first time
We smiled in a long time, one touch, one kiss, small things
We don't forget

Hey country girl, you could be mine, keep that dream alive
Memphis Girls, you know your mine, keep that love alive
Jacksonville Girls, you know your mine, keep that love alive
California Girls, you know your mine mine, keep that love alive

Cruising down the road, 1968 5.0 top down
watch my girly's hair blow, look inside baby, I love you

Hey NASCAR Girls, you could be mine, keep that dream alive
Hey Texas Girls, you know your mine, keep that love alive
Hey Clarksville Girls, you know your mine, keep that love alive

Cruising down the road, 1968 5.0 top down
watch my girly's hair blow, look inside baby, I love you

Hey country girl, you could mine, keep that dream alive
Hey NY Girls, you know your mine, keep that love alive
Hey girl next door, you know your mine, keep that love alive

Seattle girls, You know your mine, keep the love alive, keep the love alive

Cruising down the road, 1968 5.0 top down
watch my girly's hair blow, look inside baby, I love you

Cruising down the road, 1968 5.0 top down
Baby iphone's on, look up, watch those stars glow,
look inside baby, I love you

*****Produced By Phoenix Benjamin, written by Phoenix Benjamin copyright 2006 PBH Publishing (ASCAP)
MASTERED By Javier Francisco MASTERED at World Beat Productions
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED PHOENIX BENJAMIN & FIREBOWL RECORDS INTERNATIONAL
A heart with a home on the road
Copyright 2006 Phoenix Benjamin "Country Girl"

SECRET

Written By: PHOENIX BENJAMIN & MICHAEL FREDA

I'm sorry, you didn't understand,
not a word I said, you twisted it's context
you know, you seed your own reject
can't live the life, you don't respect,
We're sorry, youve been left behind

We know the secret, I know why I'm here, every thing is clear
I have the secret, I know why your here, everything is clear

I'm sorry, you didn't understand,
not a word I said, It's over your head
we know you did not get what you want,
things won't changes if left untouched
excuse me, I wasn't talking to you,
and you listened

We know the secret, I know why I'm here, every thing is clear
I have the secret, I know why your here, everything is clear

you are getting
what you keep getting
cause your doing
what you keep doing
remember - wake up now
its time to know

your not happy
you keep complaining
no biting, please stop fighting
Remember - wake up now
it's time to love

We know the secret, I know why I'm here, every thing is clear
I have the secret, I know why your here, everything is clear

Do you think I could keep my mouth closed
all this cancer that i've been exposed
call me crazy call me insane
Talk with GOD & just keep your faith
what is right, the high will seize the day

Look inside, we all know the way
Look inside, we all know the way
Look inside, we all know the way

*****Produced By PHOENIX BENJAMIN Recorded LIVE at 537-A in Jacksonville Florida
Mixed By PHOENIX BENJAMIN. MASTERED By Javier Fransico MASTERED at World Beat Productions Hollywood, Fl
Copyright 2007 PHOENIX BENJAMIN Published By PBH Publishing (ASCAP)
THE SECRET BY PHOENIX BENJAMIN & MICHAEL"DENIS" FREDA
Secret Words by PHOENIX BENJAMIN & MICHAEL "DENIS" FREDA:
Music By PHOENIX BENJAMIN ©?2007 PBH Publishing (ASCAP)

Discography

Good Man "Single"
Country Girl "Single"
SECRET "Single"
IMPACT 1-13-2008 NEW RECORD HIT STORES!!!!!
NEW Global Seizure "Nothing more to lose" LIVE/ LP
GS "Nothing more to lose" Radio Singles LIVE/ EP

Set List

Set list is about 45 min to Hour.