The Benjamin Raubinsons

The Benjamin Raubinsons

 Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
BandAlternative

60's Psychedelic, Early 90's Grunge/Alternative, Shoegaze, and Britpop.

Biography

THE BENJAMIN RAUBINSONS have a distinctive early to mid 90's west coast sound with a perfect touch of 60's pop rock. Then, as if that weren't enough, they top it all off with vocal harmonies that will make a tight wad shiver. Their lyrics explore topics both political and moral so relatable to the world today that the listener will be left feeling an overwhelming sense of comfort. If you're disappointed with what music has become and you're looking to fill your ears and mp3 player with something new, THE BENJAMIN RAUBINSONS' up and coming Attic Rock sound is right for you.

The Benjamin Raubinsons are the self proclaimed founders of the "Attic Rock" genre of music. The Raubinsons were formed in Binghamton, New York in late 2008 by longtime friends and classmates Clint Ferro-vocals/drums/guitar/harmonica, Ben Raub-bass/electric guitar, and Dave Williams-electric guitars/vocals/drums. The Benjamin Raubinsons were one of the first bands to break into the growing "attic rock" movement in upstate NY. The term "attic rock" stems from the bands early rehearsals and recordings taking place in the bands Endicott, NY attic practice space. The Raubinsons gained early attention due to Williams 60's pop rock guitars, Ferro's powerful delayed vocal harmonies and Raub's rich bass lines. Their powerful 60's pop rock choruses included room for vocal harmonies giving listeners a new sound widely due to the band's variety of musical influences.

The Raubinsons have gained college radio airplay in the east and west coasts starting in mid 2010 and just completed an 14 date East Coast TOUR in in September 2011 in support of their debut album GO DUTCH! released on June 3rd 2011. The Raubinsons are currently touring the east coast NYC, Boston, and Baltimore and points in between.

Lyrics

the Rules

Written By: David Williams

The pieces fit when you put them where they belong
Thats why I guess I've been sitting here all alone
But it won't BE long now before you come home
Because I wrote you this song
and those are the rules
yeah, those are the rules
THOSE ARE THE RULES

I haven't seen your face in so god damn long
I forget what it looks like except the blurry picture in my phone
So do you like this song I wrote for you, it never had any words
Except each time I sing it, somehow I mumble the same old verse
But i don't know what it means though
and I won't pretend to either
Because I forget your smile
and i forget your eyes
and I forget you too
AND I FORGET YOUR LIES

If so, you'll BE so warn out
Lets sing songs and thats good but what of everything else around you
Lets sing songs and thats good but what of everything else around you
chi'do chi'do the break.

The pieces still fit when you put them where they don't belong
In the perfection of everything and the contrast of right and wrong
I'd like to say it's your fault but really it's my own
Because I put myself everywhere and everywhere is my home
and those are the rules
yeah those are the rules
yeah those are the rules
those are the rules

If so, you'll BE so warn out
Lets sing songs and thats good but what of everything else around you
Lets sing songs and thats good but what of everything else around you
If so, you'll BE so warn out
chi'do chi'do the break

Thats where you'll find me, to the left and down the hall
In the some white room, the floor is wet and the air is cold
But I'm comfortable
I'm comfortable
Somehow I'm comfortable

Barefoot Winter

Written By: David Williams

The reasons have all been here and gone but they sure would BE nice to know
Elevation is endless and the seasons have changed but they all seem to have come with snow
and i'm walking in circles so that people can follow yet somehow we're all alone

But at least i love you, at least i love you....

Tiny bits of memory on my bedroom floor when i walk they tickle my toes
so i put on my socks and all these things i forgot are now things that nobody knows
and these words all mean nothing and nothing is great but still more than i'd like to show
so i keep the car running so i have an excuse when i feel like i wanna go

But at least i love you, at least i love you....

i tip the cup over and the water pours out and the puddle begins to grow
and i sit here and watch from a distance as you teach me my own way to go
and i go... and i go...and i go... and i grow...
it's one hundred degrees and i'm wearing my coat because it protects me from the sun
the way you protect me when i'm feeling lonely thats it grab the gun
and the morning takes over all that is left when the previous day is done
and you'll look at me strait with those pretty brown eyes and say to me babe how come

because i love you, because i love you, i'll say i love you, because i love you....

Luada Heart

Written By: David Williams

I don't want you back to fall into the side
no I don't want you back to fall into disguise
and if you want the truth just look into my eyes
and a situation's going to arise

I've spent life times falling out of sleep
Falling into things that I don't want and I don't need
and I question who I'd rather BE
Looking back on all the flowers picked and the planted weeds
and what's it for, what am I looking for
and will you stay here with me

And a situation falling through is swell
But people are showing up with nothing left to sell
If you walk with me I'll sure see you in hell
Another situation falling through is swell

Now that summer's here and my garden's green
I lay down on my back, close my eyes and start to dream
and it's just in time a thought occurs to me
That all these ugly weeds are less like you and more like me
And such is life
Yeah such is life
This is my life
and I'm not in
I'm not in
I'm not in
I'm not in Love

We're Not So Tall

Written By: david Williams

Get out your tall note
Get out your tall note
Get out your tall note
Get out your tall note

I like it to BE what it isn't when it isn't noticeable

Get out your tall note
Get out your tall note
Get out your tall note
Get out your tall note

I like it to BE what it isn't when it isn't noticeable

We're not so tall now
We're not so tall now are we
We're not so tall now
No we're not so tall now

I see nothing when i'm nowhere and when I'm nowhere I'm in love
I see backward when I'm forward and when I'm forward I'm a stone

Indecision

Written By: David Williams

I'm claiming indecision cause I'm undecided
I'm claiming indecision cause I'm undecided
I only do these things because the sun is rising
I need to get out of this place before everyone is decided

I want you to know that my heart is here to stay
What time is it and where are you
You set your time and place and I set my mind
and I don't want you to go

I've already made my decision but I'm undecided
I've already made my decision but I'm still undecided
I only do these things because the sun is setting
So that when it's cold and dark my fate will BE pre-decided

I want you to know that my heart is here to stay
What time is it and where are you
You set your time and place and I set my mind
and I don't want you to go

I'm claiming indecision but I've decided
I'm claiming indecision but I've already decided
I only do these things because I'm in hiding
My sanity's in your hands and it's undecided

I want you to know that my heart is here to stay
What time is it and where are you
You set your time and place and I set my mind
and I don't want you to go

Mid Sized Soul

Written By: David Williams

I sat down on the side of the road
It's not that I don't want to keep going, I'm uncomfortable
Because I've got these rocks dancing around inside my shoe
So I stopped to pick them out, I was gonna give them to you
But you just kept walking on. You just kept walking on....

We'll build a nightmare and we'll build it out of lies
All crooked, discolored, sideways and unsatisfied
and we'll piece it together like a daydream at night
and when it all comes down you'll get upset and set it aside
Just like you always did. What did I think would happen....

I sought soul
I saw you dancing on my front lawn
If it makes you believe and if it makes you grow
It's a place to lay my head and a place to call home
La na na na....La na na na....La na na na....La na na na....

Let time....let time.... let time.... let you
Let time....let time.... let time.... let you
hold me. You said you would
It lets you hold me. You said you would
and that will BE the day
Now I'm fucking pissed at you....

I sought soul
I saw you dancing on my front lawn
If it makes you believe and if it makes you grow
It's a place to lay my head when I'm not home
I know what I have said and all that I have shown
They're not always the same but I'm a mid sized soul
La na na na....La na na na....La na na na....La na na na....

In a Jar

Written By: David Williams

Here I am....
Here I am....
Here I am....

Take a picture of my mind and turn it into words
Put the tape recorder to my mouth and sing a sad sad song
Keep the moment in a jar and put it on display
For all of those who'd like to see
Would you look at that.... Look at that....

Is it good enough
Is it good enough for you
Is it what you expected
Is it good enough for you
If it's not good enough
these things are good to know
But it doesn't matter
Cause if it's good enough for me
It'll have to BE good enough for you....

Take a picture of my mind and turn it into words
Put the tape recorder to my mouth and sing another sad song
Keep the moment in a jar and put it on display
For all of those who'd like to see
Would you look at that.... Look at that....

He liked you for a time but I liked you from the time when I saw you coming
He liked you for a time but I liked you from the time when I saw you coming
and the answer to your mind went and so did the answer to your soul
and the answer to your mind went and so did the answer to your sou

Here I am.... And there I go....

Lonely Water

Written By: David Williams

I'll BE complete when we come together
You'll BE right here with me in lonely water
We'll hide in the bedroom with peanut butter
But I don't think about things like that

La na na na na na na na......

I'll BE right back in about an hour
Because I lost myself in the lonely water
The hot sun and the cold daughter
But I don't think about things like that

La na na na na na na na......
No no no no.....
Na na na na.....

Artikle

Written By: David Williams/Clint Ferro

He wrote an article on what to do in case of a flat tire
He wrote an article on what to do in case of a fire

Feelings at the top of my lungs, the top of my voice
Nothing but feelings at the top of my lungs, at the top of my voice
Nothing but feelings at the top of my lungs, at the top of my voice

He wrote an article on what to do in case of a drunk miner
He wrote an article on what to do in case of a flat lier
Flat lier....
Flat lier....
Flat lier....
Your a lier....

Is it a shadow on the ground or a tree blocking the sun?

Written By: David Williams

It's safe in my garden
I lay in my garden
and then in a while we'll sit outside and I'll see
everyone says god lies to me
But I stay in my garden

Until you take it away
Until you take it away
Why do you take it away
Until you take it away

It's safe in my garden
I lay in my garden
and then in a while we'll sit outside and I'll see
everyone says god lies to me
But I stay in my garden

Until you take it away
Until you take it away
Why do you take it away
Until you take it away

You said you don't know what you are looking for, for
You said you don't know is that you are looking for,
forward for today to end.
Except you don't know is that you are beautiful to me
It's that you don't know is that you can't afford to lose
Lose you this way, this way
Why don't you know that those eyes, those sad sad eyes have gone

Until you take it away
Until you take it away
Why do you take it away
Until you take it away

Discography

(2010) Missing! D Williams & The Benjamin Raubinsons-(Debut EP) self released

(2010) The Found EP-(5 Song EP) self released

(2011)Go Dutch! debut album June 3rd 2011 Attic Records.

Set List

Mid Sized Soul
Faking It
Barefoot Winter
Too Late
Lonley Water
Save Marie
In a Jar
Indecision
Artikle
Glorious Love For The Dead
Charlotte Song
The Rules
Hot For You
Is That A Shadow On The Ground Or A Tree Blocking The Sun
Come On And Listen
Kill Media
Were Not So Tall
Lies From The Button
Luada Heart
By Me
Mr Sideway
it's IT and it's out of sight
and the skies go backward