heres to the good times

by Ben Hanna

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Some human said “the stars look lonely” but stars aren’t lonely,
that’s just the human projecting
And I was walking down the street like a burning sun

And they shot Tupac and they killed Jesus
they say it takes one to know one you gotta see it to believe it
And Jesus said “they don't know what they’ve done”

And humans are always hurting and searching and fighting
and hurting and searching like thunder for lightning
But how are they gonna find what they don't know they’ve already got?

They say time slows down when you move real fast so I keep on keepin on trying to make things last
But when I stopped, you were already gone

I'm gonna drink when I’m happy Im gonna drink when I’m sad
Here’s to the good times Here’s to the bad

They say the sun is burning out, and nothing is gonna last
But you still gotta go to school and get a job and pay your taxes
And when you ask why? They just say “because”

And I been dreaming big dreams in a dark dark night
I been saying my prayers and searching for the light
But when I die I just wake up

And there’s a war in heaven and a party in hell
It makes for good fiction and fighting as well
But before we play chess. honey… What color you want?

If you wanna leave hell don't say bye to the devil
If you wanna get out clean on a whole new level
then don’t look back, motherfucker.. Just run!

Im gonna drink when I’m happy Im gonna drink when I’m sad
Here’s to the good times Here’s to the bad

There wasn’t really love before mommas and mammals
and romantic love is too much to handle
And you say you wanna, fight but you really just need a hug

And there are more devices then there are people
you could populate a city and fill up a goddamn steeple
But come on people, devices can’t love!

And why ask the question when you know the answer?
Why would you sell insurance when you could be a dancer?
Yeah, I guess you still need food even if you got love

And why burn the flame when you got the candle?
Why carpet the world when you can just wear sandals?
And why make war... when you can “fuck”?

Im gonna drink when I’m happy Im gonna drink when I’m sad
Here’s to the good times Here’s to the bad

And you don’t need to know how to dance to dance
you don’t need to know how to gamble to take a chance
And you don’t need to be someone’s momma to know how to love

And you don’t need to prove it to be it
you don't need to show it to know it or believe it
You just need to know who you are and what you love

Why can’t we all just get along?
I stopped caring who was right or wrong
You what they they call the universe? “one song”

And if all is fair in love and war
Ill take you on a date to the liquor store
I’ve been broke but I never been poor

Im gonna drink when I’m happy Im gonna drink when I’m sad
Here’s to the good times Here’s to the bad

credits

released December 13, 2020
written and recorded by ben hanna
with a korg volca drum machine and a tascam 424
mixed by ben hanna
digitized and mastered by mingus fine
(shout outs to ryan sniegowski)

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Ben Hanna Boulder, Colorado

ben hanna’s lyrics are often that voice in your head that you don't tell people about. his “post-post rock” style is described as a blend of americana-inspired modern storytelling and high-energy punk. he sings about the human condition and finding your place in groups in society (or not). even people who think he sucks admit some of his songs are ok. ... more

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