Bumps in the Night EP

by Ben Ricketts

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This is a five track album. Enjoy it. Be scared by it. Let it make you sad and happy and everything else. It's fun music.


released October 30, 2014

Ben Ricketts - lyrics, production, vocals, acoustic guitar, monster screams, sampling, synth programming, maracas, breathing, bongos, hand claps, tambourine, medicine bottle shaker

Emma Morton - telephone speech on "Afraid Of"

Sadie Howell - telephone speech on "Spiders"

Dylan Van Zile - telephone speech on "Spiders"

Album photo taken by Tom Con. Photo edited by Ben Ricketts.



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Track Name: Afraid Of
Money I won't spend is running out again. Tell me why you won't stay the night. I lose all my friends by the time the evening ends. I just don't understand why you won't stay. What are you afraid of? Money I won't spend is ruined with my pen. Tell me why nothing works out right. I just doubt myself and send away my wealth. Tell me why I can't sleep at night.
Track Name: Spiders
Sometimes, I feel like a spider is inside my mind until I fall asleep. I am waiting for something to kill all the nightmares before they kill me. I don't want to leave this place alone, but I don't want a shiver in my bones. Sometimes, I feel like I'm crazy. I probably am. What can I do? Sometimes, I am a monster. But tell me, aren't you all, too? I am only human, don't you know? Forgive me for the things I do alone. Tell me what you are afraid of, and I know that it's nothing that I can control, but I'd like to take it away.
Track Name: Chameleon Down
Chameleon down! No one knows what color we are now. There's a smile behind every frown. I'll fall in love again. There's a ghost walking around the town. Don't you say a word, but he's here now. Everyone is circling around. Everyone came from under the ground, and we'll go back again. No one knows just how to wear the crown. If I fall or burn or crash or drown, I'll return again.
Track Name: Bumps in the Night
Track Name: Nightmare Games
Hey kids! Where are the games that we used to play? Where are the words that we used to say? I get a little more tired everyday. I wish I could sleep some time away. High tide, and I will make a call to you. Bumps in the night, but what are you going to do? Block it all out for a different point of view. Nightmare games are getting on the news. I hear the sound of a ghost living in my head. I see the face of a man from a book she read. I don't want to believe that the days are dead. I don't want to remember the words we said. In the back of my mind is a funny joke about the young protests and the aging folks. The eggs are cracked, but I can't find the yolks. Nightmare games are sweeping up the glass we broke. It's all gone. It's all here. Tell the kids that things will fix themselves. Tell the kids that you know their names well. Tell the kids that you are here to help. Nightmare games drag everyone through hell.