Spice​-​Box

by Ben Cottrill

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A spicy new collection of sing-a-longs crafted perfectly to be ignored in the background of your coffee shop. But really, 4 Folk-Rock tinged songs just dying to be blasted on a road trip. Enjoy.

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released June 20, 2018

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Ben Cottrill: Vocals, Guitars, Piano, Harmonica
Kyler Pierce: Guitars, Lap Steel
Dylan Weightman: Drums, Percussion
Brandon Clark: Bass Guitar

Produced by Kyler Pierce and Ben Cottrill
Recorded by Kyler Pierce

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Ben Cottrill Vancouver, British Columbia

Ben Cottrill is a spirited west-coast artist with a gritty Acoustic-Rock sound, shaped by a decade of performing on streets and stages across Canada.

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Track Name: Give Me Thunder
LYRICS
You wanna give me some thunder, you wanna see if I bleed
Lover when you’re pulling me under, it’s the last thing that I need
All I really wanted, was the truth and your love
But the storm is over, and I’ve given enough

Sing it out like it’s never been sung, say it loud, tell me when it begun
I don’t know where this all came from, how can I help, when I couldn’t tell?
Scream it out like it’s never been done, tell me now, tell me when it begun
I don’t know where this all came from, how can I help, when I couldn’t tell?

Back then, was I half the man, when your tough love put the blame in my hands?
Laying alone, as it faded to grey, I could hear your thunder from a mile away
Back then, I was twice the man, yet another thing you’ll never understand
I was laying alone, I was achin’ in pain, baby I could hear your thunder from a mile away

The night is over,
The night is over,
Tonight, it’s over

You wanna give me some thunder, you wanna see if I bleed
Lover when you’re pulling me under, it’s the last thing that I need
All I really wanted, was the truth and your love
But the storm is over, and I’ve given enough
Track Name: Punky
A - F#m7 - C#min7 - E - A
A troubled man and his death wish, turns away from one last kiss
Never quite sure when to stop, a glass of wine waiting to drop
The broken road beneath his feet, do you know the man mystique?
The world is just a writers toy, and a choking hazard for this boy
Punky’s love is for another one, but I can never get enough

A - F#min7 - B7 - Bm7
Why couldn’t you just leave it alone
instead of finding the best woman that you’ve ever known
Honesty will cut you down
But nothing’s gonna hurt you baby, til you touch the ground
so come on, so come on

Morning on this shattered globe, dressed but nowhere left to go
Frightening how real it gets, with someone that you’ve barely met
Introductions hardly had, when you want something that bad
Nothing else has come this close, to those paws around your throat

Why couldn’t you just leave it alone
instead of finding the best woman that you’ve ever known
Honesty will cut you down
But nothing’s gonna hurt you baby, til you touch the ground
so come on, so come on

Forbidden fruit on an apple tree, tastes of grapes and sweet cherries
Only now I’ve learned the truth, everything you’ve done comes back to you
Sometimes I can fake the game, but a winner shouldn’t feel ashamed
To be victorious again, in falling for another friend
Maybe someone will set me straight, tell me that I’m out too late
But this sunrise is really great, and this time ‘round might be my fate

Why couldn’t you just leave it alone
instead of finding the best woman that you’ve ever known
Honesty will cut you down
But nothing’s gonna hurt you baby, til you touch the ground
so come on, so come on
Track Name: Elsie
Am - E
Elsie, maybe not tonight
Everything’s a little much, and I’m trying to do it right
Let’s go outside, and just talk
A/B - E - Am - E
That’s what I thought, you look lovely in this light

Elsie, remember that old grand
The one that looked like firewood, and your mother couldn’t stand
Found one today, it looked the same
But it didn’t have the place where we carved our names

Faded jeans on grey seats, in that the little van you had
Painted that thing red yourself and it didn’t look half bad
I think i left my hat in there, did you take a look for that?

Emaj7 - F#m7 - G#m7 - F#m7 x2
So it ends, watch it go
Though you love, you’ll never know
G#m7 - F#m7 x2
Elsie don’t go, promise you won’t

Am - E x3 - A/B - E
Who knew when these days would come,and cover us in change
Maybe if we just loved more things would stay the same
Elsie, that movie that we saw
The one where they get what they need, and don’t what they want
You be my little actress on the screen
You know I’ll miss you and that sweet perfume you’ve had since 17

So it ends, watch it go
What you love, fade like smoke
Elsie don’t go, promise you won’t
Elsie don’t go, promise you won’t
Track Name: Little Town
C - Dm - Am - G/B
Every winters getting worse
This one’s no better than our first
G/A - F - G
I don’t remember how your voice sounds

You said that you were gonna leave this place
And I believe that you will someday
Lights are growing dark, on this little town

C - E - F - G
Oh, this little town
Oh, this little town
Oh, never made it out
Oh, of this little town

Drops of sadness fall from your eyes
Roll down the window as I’m driving by
Looking in the mirror, and there’s nothing behind, oh

Oh, this little town
Oh, this little town
Oh, never made it out
Oh, of this little town

Seems like a dream that went too long,
Or maybe just a story that I heard
I’d like to write it into a song
If I could only remember the words

Oh, this little town
Oh, this little town
Oh, never made it out
Oh, of this little town

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