Troubled Mind

from by Ben Hughes

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a troubled mind may show no sign
to the outside world as it does it's time
keep it under cover,
"I'm doing well, how's your mom and your daughter?"

a suspect of such violent crime
returning to that same scene a dozen times
to put to rest a guilty conscience
that longs for the life he'd have had if he'd missed.

but that shot was shot
and now it's out of his control
once that blood spilled out,
it left that body with no soul.

a drunken night, a bar fight,
I saw a faithful man cheating on his wife
wishing to wipe the whole slate clean
or that he'd wake up and it be a dream.

but that seed was spread
and now she sleeps on a trundle bed
giving life to a kid
leaves no room for regret.

that daughter grew
a date was set
invitations sent,
and he had to send his regrets.

cause that shot was shot
and now he had no control
life on death row
is no excuse for a home
but that shot was shot
and now he has no control
cause that shot was shot
and now he has no control.

a troubled mind may show no sign
to the outside world as it does it's time.

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from If We Could Only Let Go, released December 4, 2015

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Ben Hughes New Jersey

"...channels musicians like Elliott Smith, Bright Eyes, and Sufjan Stevens, as on Hughes’ previous releases. But this record immediately calls to mind Pedro the Lion’s Control, with its deep-voiced chords and melodies, lyrical themes of corporate hell, and Hughes’ slurring voice. It could stand as a complimentary album to Control just as well as it stands on its own."

-Nick Tate, WXPN
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