Cresco, Iowa

from by Ben Olson

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I don’t know if it comes that much a surprise to you that I’ve fallen on my face
But the last whole year has been the death of me as life crashes at my feet
The last time I could even think straight I was on I-80 out running a hurricane
And I left that man in Cresco, Iowa on the Sir family farm

I know it’s no more
It feels like I never had it before
Where’s the life that I’ve known
Cause nothing has ever felt the same since I came home

And I know you left to make your life your own and then you wouldn’t need me
But I didn’t know it would be our last good bye as you walked into those gates
So I found myself out here in the winter cold wondering when you were coming home
Thinking about the last thing you said to me, “This maybe the end I don’t know”


from The Life We Were In, released June 14, 2015



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Ben Olson Edmonton, Alberta has likened Olson’s trademark voice as that of a “gravel gargling honky-tonk angel.” Now" releasing his second album "The Life We Were In, ( on Edmonton label Manatees and Jack-O-Lanterns,) Olson will continue to expand into new genres, and more importantly, new parts of the country and continent that he’s never seen before. ... more

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