"Flasher​!​" (Stripped Version) (No Pun Intended)

by Ben From Planet Earth

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This album was made over a span of a few months. Its contents are songs about friendship and the loss of it, organized religion, space travel, love and trying to grow up. I'd like to thank everyone for listening, as this album is nowhere near perfect. This is my first full length so I hope it tickles your mustache hairs. Recorded in my room. Most of the songs written there too, except Two AM which was written in an airport on the way from Tokyo, Japan. 6 foot kid and [track name deleted] were written in Shaw AFB, South Carolina.

ATTENTION: The first track and the last track of this album "4145" and "4145 pt.2: An Apology and a Farewell" have been taken down due to an unfortunate incident. I have decided that new songs will NOT be put in their place, as Flasher is complete with those specific songs. I am not going to write new songs in their place, as I can save those new tracks for future projects. This stripped version of "Flasher!" will be free or pay what you want, because personally I do not see it as a complete album anymore. Thank you for understanding.

credits

released July 8, 2016

All tracks by Ben Dickson
Voice of the president: Marcus Badibanga

Also, I'd like to personally give a huge thanks to:
Marcus Badibanga, Skye Ocaranza, River Sprague, Emmanuel Carrillo, William Calderon-Lopez, Natalie & Whatshisname Kopilow, Jake Yates, Indigo Hernandez, Zoe Fleenor, Amber Haifley, Erin Sargoni, Lee-lo, Berni Zomalan, Dade Bradley, Mason Snyder, and most importantly Arcelia Emerita Ortega-Torres for always supporting me, without you guys I would probably be an old saggy toothless lighthouse keeper.
love my pals, always.

Also thanks to Viewers Like You. Thank You.

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Track Name: Two AM (In Wonderland)
I've fallen down the rabbit hole
too many times
I'm waiting here in wonderland
just like old times
We're just two stupid kids that hate our stupid backwoods town
our bruised and bloody bodies
they will laugh until the sun goes down

But it's two am
and I can't fall asleep

Surprisingly I surprised myself
and climbed to the tippy top (alright)
We're just two rats eating PB&J&O in a park that's made out of bones
Wonderland is a gorgeous place, the only thing above us is outer space
No Gods No Kings, just you and me, no place I'd ever rather be.

But it's two am
and I can't fall asleep

And as we ride the gondola to hell
I'd trade my soul for a story I can tell
I'll take the sunglasses off of you God
and prove you made our world a living hell

Tomorrow the sun explodes and we die
a pirate and a boy who can travel through time
this jet lag keeps me up all night
but nowhere near the thought of you being mine
Track Name: The Octopus and the Peppermint
I'm not gonna say I Love You
because the thought of that word makes me want to puke
and preferably, I don't want to barf on
the only girl that's haunting my dreams
The orange peels in her eyes are glowing through as I prayed awhile
and even though I lost my faith, I prayed this moment would never end
and I don't want to say goodbye so soon

I promise not to hurt you like the other guys that grab you by the wrists
and joke around about things that should never be joked about
I apologize for being an apologetic little shit
there I go again, an apology for an apology
and we knew, at least I think we knew this day would come

I pinky swear I cleaned my nostrils so you can pick it with a picket sign that says "God hates picky eaters, pretty landfills and pickled peppers"
So I admired the protest peppered on her rose pedal lips
as I prayed one last time, for the days to stop pissing by
So I'll play adam if you play eve
Track Name: Spudley
(Gather around children, got a great story to tell ya!
Goes a little somethin' like this...")

There once was a boy named Spudley
He was a cheese connoisseur
His life long goal was to test ever cheese known to man
so he flew to the moon, thinking it was the biggest cheese
but little did Spudley know the moon was not made of cheese

So he cried, he cried, he cried
stupid little spudley!
oh, he cried, he cried, he cried
stupid little spudley!

Spudley died on the moon that night trying to milk his own nipples
The moral of the story is to kill all of your dreams
Track Name: God is an Atheist
Hey Mr. God
do you believe in yourself?
or do you go to bed thinking you might go to hell?
do you stay up at night
wishing you had someone to pray to?

Hey Mr. God
what about the stillborns?
do they go to hell or are they just ignored?
if they go to heaven
then where's my free pass too?

Hey Mr. God
my parents say you're everywhere
and that's kinda weird
because then you're in my underwear
and I hope you would respect my privacy

Hey Mr. God
do you trust yourself?
sitting in the shower, questioning your mental health
since god is an atheist
how can I trust myself?

Hey Mr. God
just give me a smile
because life can be a bitch every once and a while
so dry your eyes
and help me be a man inside
Track Name: 6 Foot Kid
I'm 18
and crying like a child because I
don't wanna say goodbye, I don't want you to leave

18
and throwing a temper tantrum
because I, don't want this summer to end

I'm a 6 foot kid
maybe in a year we'll get some coffee
6 foot kid
I always swore I'd leave the valley

18
and trying to live forever but I
keep burning this candle at both ends

16
and I keep forgetting my age
cuz Mr. Searway said it was something about "Denial"

18
and acting like a child
because I, Don't wanna fall in love again, unless It's with you

Sometime next year
I'll be talking to Marcus
about UC Davis
and he'll probably ask
"How's Junior College?"
and I'll probably say
"It was a big waste of time but I'm doing alright.
I just wish that I ran away with her
I just wish that I ran away with her
Instead I chose the safe route
I always choose the safe route"

6 foot kid
maybe in a year we'll get some coffee
6 foot kid
you finally left the valley
Track Name: [track name deleted]
I fucked Hitler in the butt
he did Nazi that coming
neither did he see, see me coming
he looked back at me and said
"AW, SHWITZ! WHAT DID YOU JUST JEW??"
I said cuz HITLER I LOVE YOU
I said cuz HITLER I LOVE YOU

[People of America
I declare today Hot Dog Day!
I declare EVERYDAY Hot Dog Day!
Make America Great Again!
Make America Great Again!]
Track Name: Mooneaters
Is anybody hearing this?
my transmission is barely coming through
is anybody hearing this?
I think I'm being watched
Is anybody hearing this?
I think I'm being watched
Is anybody hearing this?
I don't know what to do

You said there'd be no life here
but I say that you're wrong!

Is anybody hearing this?
I haven't slept in three whole nights
Is anybody hearing this?
I think you're being watched
Is anybody hearing this?
Is anybody hearing this?

And I can feel them
Crawling up my arm
just like you used to
just like you used to
...you're a mooneater, baby!

[Ground control... there's something coming towards me...
It smells like... cheese! It smells like cheese! It's trying to eat me!
Oh My God!!]
Track Name: Two AM (Acoustic Version)
I've fallen down the rabbit hole
too many times
I'm waiting here in wonderland
just like old times
We're just two stupid kids that hate our stupid backwoods town
our bruised and bloody bodies
they will laugh until the sun goes down

But it's two am
and I can't fall asleep

Surprisingly I surprised myself
and climbed to the tippy top (alright)
We're just two rats eating PB&J&O in a park that's made out of bones
Wonderland is a gorgeous place, the only thing above us is outer space
No Gods No Kings, just you and me, no place I'd ever rather be.

But it's two am
and I can't fall asleep

And as we ride the gondola to hell
I'd trade my soul for a story I can tell
I'll take the sunglasses off of you God
and prove you made our world a living hell

Tomorrow the sun explodes and we die
a pirate and a boy who can travel through time
this jet lag keeps me up all night
but nowhere near the thought of you being mine
Track Name: The Manly Man Song [with spooky intro]
I'm not a manly man
I don't know shit about cars
not a fan of sports or fixing anything at all
i was in boy scouts for a year
but every skill I just forgot

I know I'm not a manly man
like Dwayne The Rock Johnson
but if you hurt my friends
I'll hurt you back
If you hurt my friends
I'll hurt you back again

I'm not a manly man
I think all beer tastes the same
I just jerked off this morning
that's the manliest thing I've done all day
I'd rather be watching Dragon Ball
or reminiscing with my high school friends
like the time in 7th grade when that girl kicked an orange in my face

Of course it's the summer we all move away
That I meet the best friends I've ever had
Of course it's the summer we all split ways
That I meet the closest friends I've ever had

I know I'm not a manly man
like Dwayne the Rock Johnson
but if you hurt my friends
I'll hurt you back
If you hurt my friends
I'll fucking hurt you back
If you hurt my friends
I'll hurt you back again