Benjamin Bear Fights the Cube of Shame

by Benjamin Bear

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Benjamin Bear's seventh hip-hop album tells the story of a wizard's journey through the Cave of Abaddon to fight the mighty Cube of Shame; Destroyer of Lives and Reputation, Big Dick Monster, and All-Around Nutsack of the Hidden Reich. It has taken him years of preparation to take on such a task, and you can experience the magic from the comfort of your own ethereal listening devices!

Also available on laser-fed disc media.

NOTE: This album was mastered for K-14 dynamic range rather than loudness, so you might find it to be quieter than some of your other albums. Don't fret, just use your volume knob and enjoy.

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released December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Benjamin Bear at Lost Woods Studios, Krumsville

Shout out to Indiana, Lillith, and Finnegan. You guys are the real MVPs.

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In 1750, Benjamin Franklin was observed by over fifteen residents of Philadelphia as he branded an unidentified man with an Illuminati insignia. He was overheard telling one of his associates, “my work will be done once Benjamin Bear arrives to complete it.”

The reliability of these findings has been verified.

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Track Name: The Years Start Coming
sick of living gotta wake up every morning
and i’m tired all i’m doing here is yawning
maybe there’s another reason that i’m in here
but i’m feeling like i did it all last year
past here is the point that i came in
cycle back to the last time i made it
need a reason that i’m seeing all this sunshine
is it worth it?
search it on the back nine
stay stuck on the past it’s gone
try to dedicate my life to moving on
back again it repeats and repeats
chasing myself and i’m caught up in a dead heat
hi beams shed some light on the subject
tell myself i’m alive
i ain’t dead yet
time ticking on the clock needs to reset
sole survivor
oh shit i made it

but then the years start coming
they don’t ever stop
how much time will pass before the past will stop?
i mean these years
they leave a stick in my side
all that i can do is go along for the ride

and here i go again i’m racing
pacing and chasing
light beams and i seem complacent
through the motions
i’m still surviving
think back to the time i was thriving
wasted
daylight evasive
all night by starlight erasing
all the cases where i lost myself
gave up and denied myself
the chance to be something
i always dreamed of
still asking “do i deserve love?”
and the answer sits out of reach
outside my grasp alone in the street
and a car drives by to smash it to pieces
years pass and still i’m defeated
they cheated
hacked through the system
don’t just stand there, somebody listen
Track Name: Hold On
not wrong
i think we need a lesson
all we see are undead stars in the heavens
just a glimpse of what it could be
maybe just what has been
only see the past on the horizon
know we never could believe this
we too busy finding out reasons for grieving
for the remains of our probably nots
and our oh wells
takin up stock of the rocks in our own hell
still rollin that boulder
ask sisyphus if he ever feels older
and when the pain isn’t manageable
who can you turn to?
why you gotta fuel that fire till it burns you?
hey man
the way we going off
always keep believing the shots are played off
we be going dead, put the world to bed
cuz it already is in your head

stay with me
hold it down
they say love will save us now
stay with me
don’t let go
we don’t fear what we don’t know
stay with me
this will end
all we need is time to mend
stay with me
one more day
you will see this fade away

i came in a bath of stone
what you wanted was a lasting home
i’m the same man
i came back as a lame ass
right on top of giving back
yo believe that
i waited a lot
to wake up
i was getting by but the brain not up
golgotha
a man is on his knees
like a baby
know that he’s mad now
and needy
maybe we can take off
combine the honesty and wrath full stop
time to get the pieces and finally be happy
and laughing
come find me
going to keep behind me
crazy
but come on, don't be lazy
bound to earth all day
to shame me
don’t believe what they say on the rock
because they can’t replace the places we got

stay with me
hold it down
they say love will save us now
stay with me
don’t let go
we don’t fear what we don’t know
stay with me
this will end
all we need is time to mend
stay with me
one more day
you will see this fade away
Track Name: Still Breathing
see the lit up back of my mind
anybody could get lost so i’ll drive
surrounded by killer cold drastic thoughts
so what i need here
is a way to keep them off
and a
flaming pillar burnin off the shadows
what you wanna do to get the romans in a battle
laymen coming like a bad habit
foam at the mouth and start bitin like a bad rabbit
but what you can’t have
is the bad me comin
so what you mad at?
you about had me running
and what i seen makes me wanna get a reason to pass on by
same facts
need a reason for nothin
no piece of cake
and no easy pie
ya know we’re running out of spaces where the evil eye
can never see us
now we lift the pages up
see the maze get taller when you’re paid enough

ten steps
and ya closer to death
bite your tongue or you’ll be out of breath (still breathing)
do what ya can to get out of a mess
but you still see all of what’s left
take time
cover all of it up
but you still come back in the stuff (still breathing)
don’t slip
need to button your lip
cuz your words keep makin ya trip

now what they may say he’s about
is he’s a mighty old man sitting on the couch
they never seen him rock
they just say he getting older but know
they dead wrong
he’s a man of the moment
don’t you dare come around if you goin to stress
go pick it up
stop
throw it
the man come and help
go on
cuz there’s a comet with our name on it speeding
through the cosmos searchin
waiting years for to see us
and my brain pops
and the world changes the locks
come from outside just to put your brain in a box
tick tock
got my hands on the clock
but i can’t even manage a knock
and i keep saying that the
same god who boasts he can’t lie
is comin back to us thousands of times
but where’s he going in the meantime?
is he stepping out on the planet?
we need a father not a god
goddammit

ten steps
and ya closer to death
bite your tongue or you’ll be out of breath (still breathing)
do what ya can to get out of a mess
but you still see all of what’s left
take time
cover all of it up
but you still come back in the stuff (still breathing)
don’t slip
need to button your lip
cuz your words keep makin ya trip

once i was afraid, i was petrified
i sat for a thousand years with only madness at my side
and i dreamed of all those pieces that you took from out my head
i did dread
that you’d come back from the dead
but you’re gone and some enterprising white mage with a soft
has removed all of the hardness and the light is shining off
but still this dungeon that i’m in
well it's pretty f***ing lame
and if i am to exit i must fight the cube of shame

ten steps
and ya closer to death
bite your tongue or you’ll be out of breath (still breathing)
do what ya can to get out of a mess
but you still see all of what’s left
take time
cover all of it up
but you still come back in the stuff (still breathing)
don’t slip
need to button your lip
cuz your words keep makin ya trip
Track Name: In The Presence Of A Conscience
down the road a while forgotten
been a long time since i slept
something in this state is rotten
find it hard to keep my breath
and i’m paralyzed by indecision
trying to find which way to go
and i wasted easy living
for a pocket full of no

send me back to sleep
sometime before the sun
in the presence of a conscience
i’ll still be here in the morn

chasing love and adoration
always leaves me feeling down
i can feel these old sensations
casting shadows on me now
and still my heart
it wants to beat
wants to keep me driving through
memories are perfect hunters
this i still know to be true

send me back to sleep
sometime before the sun
in the presence of a conscience
i’ll still be here in the morn
Track Name: Never Read The Comments
what are they saying?
i don’t know
is there some meaning in this picture show?
are there feelings?
or are they all long gone?
i just came here
to waste some time
but it feels like they’ve all wasted mine
i keep reading
yes, for way too long
and there’s people that are looking for answers that they just won’t find
cuz the ones who only showed up to argue have all lost their minds

doesn’t matter what the subject is
everyone’s a critic or a little kid
they’ve been waiting
to vomit out some words
i can tell you what the future holds
faceless opinions from the very bold
and some hatred
mixed with racial slurs
i’m glad i finally know what was better to some random guy
i don’t know why i read this far down, but i want to cry

every article and video
there’s always someone who will let you know
why you’re stupid
and you should probably die
thanks obama for these things you’ve done
tea party terrorists are just no fun
and these libtards
they want to tax the sky
i probably should throw my pc away into a fiery tomb
or try to walk up into mordor, jump into mount doom
Track Name: Labyrinth
so deep cut
the walls close up
can’t feel the sources of love
and all the
free madness that you can handle
no candle to light things up
and when the
chain snap and it pull ya back
and the pathways set are now shut
can you
stay sane comin up the same way
or were ya planning to give on up
when the
pain hits
your body dies
you run a long ass time
until you finally cry
when ya
start slipping and you finally find
a door has opened up inside your mind
come step into the
warm light
you can be healed
but you
still down
inside no shield
but your level’s up
you can fight the harder stuff
there’s no escape but now it ain’t so tough

just don’t stop
if you
don’t give up
you can reach what you need for us
in this cave
you can still be saved
grab your sword you can
still be brave

now you slaying a monster
same one that held you back
but now you living in a world of fact
and the simple things are just that
and you react
the way you wanted to when you collapsed
and enemies are trying to
bring back the lies
they wanna put a flame behind these eyes
don’t ever let em burn away those thoughts
keep looking for a way to light that spark
and one day you gonna
find the path and slay that dragon
let go of all that extra baggage
step forth into a world of light
and finally hold your head up to the sky
you might remember how the pain felt
but now it only helps
because you finally can know yourself
and now you’re stronger than your demon
you see him leaving now
still breathing while the light shine down

just don’t stop
if you
don’t give up
you can reach what you need for us
in this cave
you can still be saved
grab your sword you can
still be brave
Track Name: The Battle With The Cube Of Shame
i see him doing that bad illusion
coming every day with that damn confusion
put my feet down
i feel my mind move
wobbling
got myself all trembling
body took on the modern data
bouncing
tumblin
pavin the hallway of the past
maybe go too fast
aim with a comet
don’t ask
don’t sleep
don’t do that
no more bringin the moment passed
drain it call it just get with it
don’t believe i’m not up in it
hot shame
burnin me
turnin me nasty
only puppetry put a hole in me controlling these chasms
and i leap
to uncertainty
gone where i should have been
say what you think of me
oh but what could have been
the seeds of conscience with all the nonsense
will bloom into this room and move in all of the monsters
but
all i need is just a blade and a miracle
outside they perishing
yo
be an american

lies
and shame
and the world goes down into flames
i’m the beast shouting love at the heart of the world
but the crowd never knew my name
and all that i’ve seen
is gone
but the world keeps soldering on
and the last battlefield is alone in your heart
torn apart so they feed like dogs

john the revelator
go on down and tell the nation
you borne a revelation
that your god is out of patience
savor the moment
the battle’s on
deep down in abaddon
get em all put em on put em up
and then emote it like an atom bomb
there ain’t no way to play it safe out in this battle zone
they keep trying to shame us
the lamest came up to prattle on
know when your leading
so you’re standing on the highest shoulder
they can’t put a bullet in all of us so the party’s over
don’t lie back
until all that we came for
has been taken along with the main floor
it’s our world
but these enemies are living in it
came with a bodacious machination of violent criminals and
we comin back
give no shits or asscracks
all in the past
we go get the bad man
we solar flaring
so we notice it’s apparent
came with a bonus that no one own us
so go and get your parents
Track Name: We're Gonna Live In This World
my life has really changed
and sometimes it feels strange
would have never thought these feelings
would be swimming through my brain
but i’m glad you staked a claim
and this family’s been the cure
of all the pain i knew before
who’d have thought that all i wanted
was the simplest of things
so glad i made the change

oh oh oh be my little angel
can i say one thing
it used to be so much worse
i tell you oh oh oh you’re my little angel
and i will stay here
we’re gonna live in this world

i wake up every day
hoping things are still the same
when i see it’s not a dream
then i just smile and stay awake
it’s a life i want to make
and all the people far away
don’t mean a thing to me
anyone that i could want to see
is living here with me
and i see them every day

oh oh oh be my little angel
can i say one thing
it used to be so much worse
i tell you oh oh oh you’re my little angel
and i will stay here
we’re gonna live in this world
Track Name: Switchboard
headed on back
troubles in a sack
moving on through
put your gold up in a stack
last part of the journey
hurry up we so dirty
take out the potions and herbs
start serving
whatcha burning?
lemme get some of that
yo i’m a furnace
a wizard of id and i’m learning
that i faced the impossible here and i’m living
it’s surprising sure
but i take what i’m given
and i’m taking each day better than the last
that battle past and behind me
recovering fast
I’m in the present
and it feels so pleasant
brain full of bliss
yo it feels like heaven and
i could ride a bike again if i wanted
and i’m fine with it
it’s my life
and i’mma vibe with it
i mastered time and space just to be here
so now i’m living my life out with no fear

i thought that every day would be exactly the same
and nothing’d ever stop the rain
but now i see the sunshine
switch
everybody call this
darkness just came and went
it only takes a lifetime to make a change
and possibly it might be strange
but the choice is up to you to
switch
everybody call this
you control what god exists

i’m doing new things
i finally got my passion back
no more darkness over the land
we all past that
i met someone new
and she’s beautiful
the moon is shining all over town
like a unicorn
and now there’s great news
gonna be a daddy
everything i went through
doesn’t even matter
cuz it slides off
just like a duck’s back in similes
everything is brighter up in my proximity
from the garden of gethesmane
well look at me now
it’s like i died but they want me around
so i came back
to prophesy my own things
livin in the moment
cuz the moment’s where i own things
i got a plan now
i live for myself
and my family came over to help
it’s a brave new world
and we’re building it up
and i’m glad to say that stuff don’t suck

i thought that every day would be exactly the same
and nothing’d ever stop the rain
but now i see the sunshine
switch
everybody call this
darkness just came and went
it only takes a lifetime to make a change
and possibly it might be strange
but the choice is up to you to
switch
everybody call this
you control what god exists
Track Name: Take Care Of The World That's Surrounding You
wake up
the world is new
you’ve finally made it through
this is it
the other side
don’t know how long you’ve been on this ride but
it’s done
you can unpack
kick back and just relax
go take in all the sights
you’re gonna sleep tonight
no worries now
no worries then
don’t think about what might have been
it’s over now
your troubles past
you’re still alive and that is that
your heart is beating strong
no more depressing songs
you found a way to live at last
now life is such a blast

it’s so easy
just take care of the world that’s surrounding you
stop grieving
there’s nothing else on earth that you gotta do

standing in the river
there’s fire on the shore
and you are standing strong with all the memories you’ve stored
patience is a virtue
it's such a simple fact
but you have won the battle with your sanity intact
and all along
you’ve been so strong
all that’s passed is simply gone
you’ve let it go
it drifts away
there’s nothing left to say
hang up your sword and shield
go eat a tasty meal
you go enjoy your spoils
as you find a place to play

it’s so easy
just take care of the world that’s surrounding you
stop grieving
there’s nothing else on earth that you gotta do
Track Name: Dad Life (f./Beefy)
[BEEFY]
it's the dad life, aka the stressing out life
the you're not getting any tv till ya eat your brussel sprouts life
each and every day ya brighten
it's like we bottled lightnin
explain to me why it can be so frightnin
i just want what is best for ya, have a Barbie fest with ya
clean your mess and I won't be a pest to ya
maybe it is petty to complain about toys
but if she don't listen right now then she won't listen bout boys
[BENJAMIN BEAR]
i’m waking up at three o clock in the morning
guess who needs more food
babies up in here are just so rude
having conversations about their favorite cartoons
and more food
which of you is smellin like old poop
no dude
you can’t eat your fruit in the bathroom
eat cat food
knockin over the last juice
tryin to relax
then they both come and attack you
dad life
wouldnt trade it for a statue

now children don’t you worry
cuz your daddy’s here
gonna tuck you in
chase the bad dreams away
don’t be in such a hurry
cuz growing up ain’t all that fun
listen what ya daddy say

[BENJAMIN BEAR]
i know you’ll have a bad day
but i’m here cuz i’m your family
i’ll do the best i can to do the damn thing
i’m not perfect but i love you like you were my own
because you are
that’s why i keep you in my home
and i’m impressed with every step you ever learned to take
and every setback you have
feels like it’s mine to make
might be embarrassing but yo
i hope you understand
you’re the reason that your dad became a grown man
[BEEFY]
and the reason i get goofy as a little boy
you found a way to turn a blackened heart into a thing of joy
and when we don't get a party
well then i get annoyed
you and the dog are the only ones allowed to be so unemployed
best believe i may be raising a misfit
shoes up on the table eating cheetos for breakfast
try to discipline you but sometimes i get choked up
that's why your mother says your little fingers got me wrapped up

now children don’t you worry
cuz your daddy’s here
gonna tuck you in
chase the bad dreams away
don’t be in such a hurry
cuz growing up ain’t all that fun
listen what ya daddy say