Ben Harper — Alone
Album: Burn to Shine
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Released: 1999
Length: 3:46
Plays (last 30 days): 1
This empty room it fills my mind
Freedom it leaves me confined
Every single bone has cracked
But in this life, you can't turn back

I don't want to live
I don't want to live here alone, alone, alone, alone

As these words part with my tongue
I question why they're even sung
I promise but I lied
I don't even know myself inside

I don't want to be
I don't want to be here alone, alone, alone, alone

Today and tomorrow have become one
Every single thing has become none
Human nature is a beast
What I've done the most, to show i have the least

Please don't leave me here
Please don't leave me here
Don't you leave me alone, alone, alone, alone
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Ugh. this is ruining the lovely feeling of Gavin Coetzee that was just pleasuring my ears.
 {#Yes}hayduke2 wrote:


This is cool writing mh53spock cheers!  (do dig the tune as well : )

 


 mh53spock wrote:
The baseline on this is sublime. It sits at the back of your skull and occasionally snaps you back to reality - as the guitar simmers under the percussion of your mind chilling in the throaty rasp of his voice. Dig it. 

 

This is cool writing mh53spock cheers!  (do dig the tune as well : )
 Hannio wrote:
I think you're missing the kool-aid.
 
I've had the Kool-Aid. He can still go suck an egg.
 Johnny_Wave wrote:
Sorry, this is weak.  Ben can sing this alone; I'm hitting PSD
 
Ben can go suck an egg. PSD.
 mh53spock wrote:
The baseline on this is sublime. It sits at the back of your skull and occasionally snaps you back to reality - as the guitar simmers under the percussion of your mind chilling in the throaty rasp of his voice. Dig it. 

 
{#Notworthy}
Sorry, this is weak.  Ben can sing this alone; I'm hitting PSD
The baseline on this is sublime. It sits at the back of your skull and occasionally snaps you back to reality - as the guitar simmers under the percussion of your mind chilling in the throaty rasp of his voice. Dig it. 
 ScottN wrote:
I just don't get this guy's music.  I know he has legions of fans, so what am I missing?
 

See him live.  I only liked a few of his songs until that first show.  My mind was blown...
 ScottN wrote:
I just don't get this guy's music.  I know he has legions of fans, so what am I missing?
 

I think you're missing the kool-aid.
I just don't get this guy's music.  I know he has legions of fans, so what am I missing?
 jagdriver wrote:
I get it:

Nirvana - All Apologies                         RIP Kurt
Ben Harper - Alone                              (sounds dead)
The Doors - You're Lost Little Girl          RIP Jim

 

I think you're on to something.
Ben channeling Tool, or is it the other way around?
 unclehud wrote:
Romans would do this math ...

L I X = 59
 

Today, Feb 14th,  you need to add an X to that sum.
 luca77 wrote:
I think Ben Harper used to make really good music and he was a great live performer. This song was ok but I could only enjoy about half of this album and the % got less with each album he made that I heard. And his concert tickets got more and more expensive with each tour - it's hard to get used to paying x5 the price to see a guy you've seen several times already.

Anyway - enjoy the tunes people... people on their soapbox about musicians' beliefs e.t.c go put a box out on the street, stand on it, spew out all the crap you've been writing on here and see how many people stop to listen - that's how many people care. Then recognize that you're probably an idiot and put a sock in it.
 
=) i caught Ben a few times. Mainly, i've seen him as the opening acts for groups that i was more interested in. the time that stands out in my mind was when i took a entire day & night getting ready to hit the road for a "1st thing in the morning departure" i had to pick up 3 ppl & i had to drive? when i got there, i was tired as hell but who cared! I was glad so we could all catch 3 days of phish! i took a really kewl chick, a good friend, his gal & my kewl hippy van up to the next state for the show. Once we got in there, i parked in a great spot. by this time, i was just running my body on fumes for my energy levels! we carried our stuff into the venue. i sat down as Ben came on stage. i saw the 1st maybe 5 minutes of the set. When he sat down to play the guitar on his lap, i sat down too. i guess the difference was maybe he didn't but i did... fall asleep that is! "just as Ben came on stage" according to her. she was wild for him & couldn't understand why i was / kept falling asleep. I went to see Phish. I needed my rest for the good stuff =)

to answer your question about the ticket prices rising for the music not always doing the same, my money says that Ben is quite good. i get the feeling that he is more for the chicks who are always going crazy while the dudes sit there and chill. the dudes pay for the shows ticket prices, and if it keeps them gals happy, we might get a good nap, right? =) 
I think Ben Harper used to make really good music and he was a great live performer. This song was ok but I could only enjoy about half of this album and the % got less with each album he made that I heard. And his concert tickets got more and more expensive with each tour - it's hard to get used to paying x5 the price to see a guy you've seen several times already.

Anyway - enjoy the tunes people... people on their soapbox about musicians' beliefs e.t.c go put a box out on the street, stand on it, spew out all the crap you've been writing on here and see how many people stop to listen - that's how many people care. Then recognize that you're probably an idiot and put a sock in it.

 ckcotton wrote:
Quite possibly his BEST song
 
that's fairly sad...

 justsomeone wrote:

LIX = A/B + (C x 100)/A, where

A = Number of words
B = Number of periods (defined by period, colon or capital first letter)
C = Number of long words (More than 6 letters)

... do the math

 
Nope. Post a meaningful comment if you want a meaningful response. WTF is LIX anyway?

Romans would do this math ...

L I X = 59
 fredriley wrote:
 Dgradeworkunit wrote:

There's lots of fairy tales to go around - and quite a few are of the secular variety. Has everyone forgotten dialectical materialism for instance?

That's an analytical method, not a fairy tale. It's still used by serious academic historians and economists. Materialism, in a political and historical sense, is simply the view that events and social structures are moulded by objective economic factors rather than subjective 'idealistic' factors (as is the case with 'great men' history, for instance). Dialectical materialism is the added view that there's a 'dialectic' generated by the struggle between social classes. You can be a materialist analyst without taking on dialectical materialism. That dialectical materialism was elevated to the level of unquestionable dogma by Soviet regimes did make it a myth designed to give historical legitimacy to the regimes, but that doesn't invalidate it as an analytical method, no more than the fetishisation of science by such regimes delegitimates scientific enquiry.

Comparing a serious analytical method with the 'imaginary friend' approach of religion is insulting to both, and just plain inaccurate. We're talking chalk and cheese here.
 

LIX = A/B + (C x 100)/A, where

A = Number of words
B = Number of periods (defined by period, colon or capital first letter)
C = Number of long words (More than 6 letters)

... do the math