Talking To Empty Chairs

by Benny Rowe

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1.
Limp away 04:55
In lights and shadows, swallowed up by the world The vision of a sinking sail, who’s on board, who’s swimming to shore A part of you is gone, floating pieces left to save I need you now, just a little bit of love will do When I was younger I was caught going different ways I need your love, just a little more than before When I was running I was sure, now I limp away Drowning heart, gripped by the morning star Store the secrets in your scars, recover who you really are You know me, you know everything my spirit needs You’re my freedom, you’re my freedom I need you now, just a little bit of love will do When I was younger I was caught going different ways I need your love, just a little more than before When I was running I was sure, now I limp away Stare into the fire that burns for you the teacher he calls for you to now learn, learn who you are who you are
2.
As hopeless as you are Look how far you come my boy you star Look at what you staged so coy You never imagined but I dared You couldn’t stay there to the end Knowing who you are is all the power I need You weren’t ready for my weapon of choice My secret weapon is how I clear from all the noise You weren’t ready for my weapon in this game Knowing who you are is all the power I need As hopeful as you are Look at what you made my little star Look at what you done my boy You never imagined but I dared You couldn’t stay there until the end Knowing who you are is all the power I need You weren’t ready for my weapon of choice My secret weapon is how I clear from all the noise You weren’t ready for my weapon in this game Knowing who you are is all the power I need In my weapons eye, you realize You weren’t ready for my weapon of choice My secret weapon is how I clear from all the noise You weren’t ready for my weapon in this game Knowing who you are is all the power I need
3.
Do you think that you require more, desire more than you need Do you think that you can find more, it hides more than you can see When hope turns to despair Hoping you were there, hoping you can see that its just not out there No Moping in denial, when all that you waited for is bottled up inside This horizontal life we live will keep us walking side by side This horizontal life it means that we are equaled up in size This vertical life will just swallow me This vertical life can no longer be Do you hear that voice that tyers you, it denies you of what could be Do you fear that road that inspires you, it requires you not to concede When hope turns from despair Knowing you were there, knowing you can see that its just not out there No moping through denial, when all that you waited for is bubbling up inside This horizontal life we live will keep us walking side by side This horizontal life it means that we are equaled up in size This vertical life wont silence me This vertical life can no longer be Now that you made it somewhere it all feels so much better When you compare that somewhere, the fall is vertical Do you think that you require more, desire more than you need
4.
It seems like yesterday, so long ago Janie was so lovely, the queen of my nights There in the darkness with the radio playing low and the secrets that we shared, the mountains that we moved caught like a wildfire out of control with nothing left to burn, nothing left to lose. I remember when she said to me How she swore it would never end I remember when she used to hold me, oh so tight, I wish I knew now what I didn’t know then Against the wind, we’re running against the wind We were young and strong we were running against the wind Years rolled slowly past And I found myself alone, surrounded by strangers who I thought were my friends And I found myself further from my home and I guess I lost my way, oh so many roads, living to run and learning to live Not worried about how much I owe Running eight miles a minute a month at a time Breaking all the rules that I could bend And I found myself searching, searching for shelter again and again Against the wind, a little something against the wind And I found myself seeking shelter against the wind These drifting days have past me by I got so much more to think about Negotiations, commitments, what to leave in, what to leave out Against the wind, still running against the wind We are older now yet still running against the wind We are older now but still running against the wind
5.
On the watchers train, sitting across from you Wonder what’s your name, keeping an eye on you In a world of grey, you fill it with pinks and blues Wonder what’s your game, maybe I play it with you On the watchers train every day it seems the same When you’re living someone else’s dream waiting for your next stop to exit the watchers train On the watchers train, another day with you Do you share my pain, when the night catches you You’re calling out my name when all of you know my time is due I’m stuck in, all in the game when all I wish I could cash out too On the watchers train every day it seems the same When you’re living someone else’s dream waiting for your next stop to exit the watchers train
6.
Answers 05:14
Don’t wait for my answer, for my answer, don’t wait Don’t pry for my answer, for my answer, don’t pry before it arrives Don’t run, don’t hide Don’t run, don’t hide You feel it in your toes and fear it in your bones There is nothing I can say or do coz you already know It fixes in your brain, driving you insane There is nothing I can change or move, the answer is still the same It lingers in the air, with no answer to your love there Don’t wait for my heart to get started, its been a road full of pain Its been a year discarded, but I love you all the same I want to hold you closer, but its not what I deserve All you want is my answer, but you can’t pry it from me now Don’t run, don’t hide Don’t run, don’t hide You feel it in your toes and fear it in your bones There is nothing I can say or do coz you already know It fixes in your brain, driving you insane There is nothing I can change or move, the answer is still the same It lingers in the air, with no answer to your love there Don’t run from my answer, before it arrives, don’t run Don’t hide from my answer, before it arrives, don’t hide Don’t cry from my answer, before it arrives, don’t cry Don’t run from my answer, before it arrives, don’t run before it arrives.
7.
A shotgun blast to clear the class, you’ve got to do the math to walk this path Another blood bath to wash your ass, its all political you know The clock strikes one they move you on from the interactions they starve you from all the information is missing some, its all political you know, political you now You’ve got to be that someone, you’ve got to be that voice around here You’ve got to be that someone, or they will be that voice for you They section you off from the group now lost As the leader scoffs from the discussion tossed, the leftist knocks to warn you off its all political you know They police your thoughts, get wires crossed, while each of us are shocked our resistance soft, the goal is not to better you off, its all political you know Be that someone, you’ve got to be that voice around here You’ve got to be that someone, or they will be that voice for you
8.
Silent War 04:44
Don’t sit in silence when all around there’s violence There is So much to be said and done, don’t fire the peace gun Don’t think that kindness wont overwhelm the mindless, free those that should be spared, what’s deemed fair. And know what’s in your hands when playing fools for gold Let me go to war with my most inner thoughts inside my head to find my strength and make some sense of this silent, this silent war Don’t wait in sadness when all around there’s madness We need you to be strong to fight as one Don’t let them find us nor move on in behind us and find us in their wait. And know what’s in your hands when playing ghouls for souls Let me go to war with my most inner thoughts inside my head to find my strength and make some sense of this silence, this silent war I find no peace, I see no end, could this be our evermore Seek your truth and find yourself and know there’s a silent war Let me go to war with my most inner thoughts inside my head to find my strength and make some sense of this silence, this silent war
9.
Your futile past will follow And weigh you down like a stone In the wrecking yard you’ll find your heart broken apart Your empty glass of sorrow Will eat your time you just borrowed In the deck of cards you’ll play the king of hearts And throw it to the pile In the eve of your punishment Your wounds are all that you bare In the still of your accomplishments The fear is all that you share Yeah we are man left with our only friend We had hearts of gold Yeah we are man and now home again Yet no one knows Your futile past has found you It will leach you fast and destroy you Your beating heart will finally stop, holding the gun In the eve of your banishment Your wounds are all that you bare In the still of your accomplishments The fear is all that you share Yeah we are man left with our only friend We had hearts of gold Yeah we are man and now home again Yet no one knows
10.
Get It Right 04:59
We show our hearts, we show our might right here We show our hearts, we show our might right here We show our hearts, we show our might right here We show our hearts, we show our fight right now Get it right, get it right, get it right now, get it right Get it right now We throw ourselves around While you beat us to the ground If you could see our faces Just a number 43 blah blah blah A once vision now full of changes Now you hold us to the ground We show our hearts, we show our might despite fear We show our hearts, we show our fight despite fear Get it right, get it right, get it right now, get it right Get it right now We throw ourselves around While you beat us to the ground

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The “Talking to empty chairs” album is Benny Rowe’s 3rd studio full length album featuring popular songs Secret Weapons and Against the Wind. The album is an emotive journey of rock and pop stories reflecting on life and its challenges, pushing you into learning and discovery. Whether you are ready or not and willing to take a seat, this album will speak on what needs to be heard.

As a blind artist, I have had many deep and meaningful conversations with an empty chair not realising the person has left the room. This is a common experience for those in the blind and vision impaired community, and it could be said the best things were said and never heard during these moments. It is with great pleasure that I share these conversations with you in the album “Talking to empty chairs”. Enjoy and thanks for listening ❤️

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released December 16, 2023

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Benny Rowe Music Perth, Australia

Benny Rowe is a indie singer songwriter with a soulful, blues-infused sound. With a voice that is both powerful and emotive, Benny creates music that speaks to the heart and connects with listeners on a deep level. His lyrics are reflective, introspective, and delivered with passion. Benny is a big advocate for building inclusion in the community and his music speaks to what holds us back ... more

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