Let You Down

from by Ben Olson

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A surprise to me I never realized
The truth about intersecting lives
All the friends you thought you had
To pick you up off the fallen track
Are neither lost or neither found
They’re like an empty chair when they’re around
They fill the space enough to see
But in the end it’s still empty

Would you believe the one’s you need would let you down

You need a place to sleep tonight
You need a place to store your life
You need to a hand to move it all
You need to know that you can call
But you find the ones you thought
Would be there have all gone
And there you stand in wonderment
Wondering where they all went

So where were the ones you counted on
All those ties you thought so strong
The ones who swore so lovingly
That they’d be there when you need
I guess the truth ain’t hard to read
In the end they don’t want to see
All the problems of real life
They’d rather just live the lie


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



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Ben Olson Edmonton, Alberta

ThePunkSite.com 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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