Sublunar Minds

Sublunar Minds

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Sublunar Minds is a Manhattan based rock ensemble, rooted in jazz and funk, and featuring the songs and guitar of New York composer Ben Cockerham, and the unique harmonica and horn stylings of local legend Frank Vigilante. With a rhythm section that knows how to rock, this band delivers !!!!!!!

Biography

Why Sublunar Minds? ......Sublunar Minds has been forming itself over the past couple of years in NYC. It started with a very talented singer/songwriter named Ben Cockerham with a dream and a computer and a lot of great songs....... Next entered a harmonica player so unique as to make that intrument a major voice in the band without losing the defining sound of the compositions. Doubling up on trumpet, Frankie Vigilante definitely stands out in a crowd........ Long time friend and musical collaborator, Chris Farrell brings just the right touch of guitar and back up vocals to the music........ Add on top of that Pinky (The Bass Warrior) Mendez on rib-stickin' Bass. This man has been all around the world creating monster gooves with award winning musicians...... and the ever talented Sabastiano Agostini on drums and dynamic percussion,he has been playing for more than 15 years in Italy and has worked with various artists here as well...... and you got the recipe for one great evening of rocking music. This band loves to have a good time and it shows in the music!

Lyrics

Abby #5

Written By: Ben Cockerham

Abbey no 5
into the blue light on the coast
into the stella crashing waves
into the huddled masses standing on the shoreline
into the bright stone graves
she is moving, is poetry at will
she is glowing, is spinning standing still
we've got today, so stay awake
we've got today, so stay awake

let the rain come down

day pulls the stella and the charge
day shines light down on your hands
day accepts an ugly scarred hillside
and day is breaking over land
even notion, beyond all tethered ray
peeking out, I think I hear you say
we've got today, so stay awake
we've got today, so stay awake

let the rain come down

before the eyes are fully open
before the pleasure in the night
she is pulling punches, is burning through her day
she is giving all and all to sight
too much, and it goes on too long
my fault, reverse, and break back into song
we've got today, so stay awake
we've got today, so stay awake

let the rain come down

Let The Good Times Roll

Written By: Ben Cockerham

Let The Good Times Roll
Thoughts of you playing on my mind
I'm drinking beer and I'm killing time
would you miss me if I left today
baby we all fade away
give me everything you got
cause life is shorter than we thought
you know that love doesn't last forever
we'll lose what we have together

let the good times roll

I've come to love everything about you
i've come to thinking i can't live without you
there's always something that you can't see
you know the truth as well as me
love is a game we all get hurt in the end
no matter how you beg, she won't come back again
she's in love, god i need a drink
and i don't want any time to think

let the good times roll

You've been acting like it's all on your head
and it seems like you've been carrying
the weight of the world
let it go

when you don't love me, you can go your own way
or if you want to baby, you can stay
i'd always miss that face and those hands
and i'm always at your command
because you know that i would die for you
i'd do anything you want me to
it's love we all need so badly
Love, love, love

let the good times roll

Dumber Than a Box of Rocks

Written By: Ben Cockerham

Dumber than a box of rocks
Life goes on, much the same
the world keeps turning, most people don't change
they get dressed up, they pass me by
three trains an hour, is my baby inside?

come here sweetheart, I want to take your hand
I want to hold you close now, while darkness covers then land
I like a falling star, I give a half assed try
I like the sea at sunset, please life pass on by

Grey, yeah, yeah, yeah, why don't you fill my life with grey
Grey, yeah, yeah, yeah, why don't you fill my life, so I can stay here too

She broke my heart, I don't forget
but there came a day when I just got over it
Now the days are coming, so fast and so slow
We're rushing to a place, I've been there long ago

Grey, yeah, yeah, yeah, why don't you fill my life with grey
Grey, yeah, yeah, yeah, why don't you fill my life, so I can stay here too

She's gone away, sometimes I don't remember when I wake
And I forget sometimes, there's nothing left to break

Are my arms, open wide
I guess I'll empty out a place in side

Grey, yeah, yeah, yeah, why don't you fill my life with grey
Grey, yeah, yeah, yeah, why don't you fill my life, so I can stay here too

She's dumber than a box of rocks, dumber than a box of rocks
She's dumber than a box of rocks, dumber than a box of rocks
She's dumber than a box of rocks, dumber than a box of rocks
She's dumber than a box of rocks, dumber than a box of rocks

Nobody Really Gives a Good Damn

Written By: Ben Cockerham

No One Gives A Good Damn
It got cold, you're breathing hard
And you got nowhere to go
You're getting old, tired and complacent that you've
Fallen down this low
So tell me now, what do you love
What will make it alright
Cause you try and you die and you die when you try, when you try

So you come on and dance
With your heart in your hands
No one really gives a good damn
You move to the music
Say I am what I am
No one really gives a good damn

Long long night, a chill pervades
Your fingers and your toes
Frantic thoughts fill your mind
As your eyes close
And as we move you're wondering why
Why did it have to be so
Well baby there's just some things we can't know

So you come on and dance
With your heart in your hands
No one really gives a good damn
You move to the music
Say I am what I am
No one really gives a good damn

And in the middle of the night there's a knocking at the door
Well you get up with a shotgun you just can't take it anymore

So you come on and dance
With your heart in your hands
No one really gives a good damn
You move to the music
Say I am what I am
No one really gives a good damn

Watching the World Pass By

Written By: Ben Cockerham

Watching the world pass by

Begin to see that everyone is watching
Pretend it doesn't bother me at all
Then again perhaps their views are all dissolving
The lips they move but I can't hear the call

Rather soon the time for speaking then is over
And we hold on to each other for a while
I believe that later on it will get colder
And we shuffle down the highway mile by mile

And I'm wondering why
Are there tears in my eye?
Watching the world pass by

Then I snap into the moment in an instant
You say you need my touch right away
The ground beneath is growing ever closer
It is foolish to try and push away

It's just the shadows from a stationary window
They don't seem to mean as much to me
I try my best to balance in the meantime
Wonder what the answer then will be

And I'm wondering why
Are there tears in my eye?
Watching the world pass by

Take What You Can

Written By: Ben Cockerham

Take What You Can
So here comes the night
Call on the stars to bring their light
You shine all around
Whatever you do, don't let the daylight drag you down

Take what you can from your dreams
Take anything and make it real
Take what you can from your dreams
And if it falls apart, well...

So come back inside
Look at yourself, look through your own eyes
And what do you see
Are you what you want to be?

Take what you can from your dreams
Take anything and make it real
Take what you can from your dreams
And if it falls apart, well
Pick up the pieces and move on
Same old rhythm, same old song
A broken heart and nothing more
We've all felt that way before

Don't give up so soon
Why are you determined to lose
You've got all you need
Open up and let yourself breathe

Take what you can from your dreams
Take anything and make it real
Take what you can from your dreams
And if it falls apart, well
Pick up the pieces and move on
Same old rhythm, same old song
A broken heart and nothing more
We've all felt that way before

Discography

First CD out now titled "At Georges Place"

Set List

45 minutes sets of original music