Painted By Numbers

by Ben Parcell

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4 tracks of stripped back acoustic goodness, from U.K Singer/Songwriter Ben Parcell. For fans of Frank Turner, Ed Sheeran and Ben Marwood.

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released October 10, 2011

Ben Parcell – Painted By Numbers EP
By The Sea Records.
BTS002
Out 10th October 2011 on iTunes
www.benparcell.com
ben@benparcell.com

Credits:
Lyrics and music written by Ben Parcell
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Keys and Percussion by Ben Parcell
Backing vocals provided by Edwina Hayes
Recorded and Produced by Ben Parcell
Mixed and Mastered by Ian Sadler of Emeline Productions
Artwork by Jan Moat and Katriona Macintosh of Identity Tattoo Studios

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Ben Parcell Bridlington, UK

Ben Parcell is one of the U.K's new breed of folk artists. He has been busy playing over 250 gigs across England and Scotland in the last three years. Along the way supporting respected UK acoustic artists Chris Helme Ben Marwood, Ryan Spendlove

2013 sees the release of Ben's full length CD album 'Expectations' drawing from influences of modern pop folk artists such as Frank Turner and Ed Sheeran
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Track Name: Painted By Numbers
All that seems to matter now, is there one thing in this life?
Something you can do yourself, stand up for the fight.
People come and people go, they tell you that you're through,
Think that you can change my ways? Don’t take me for a fool.

It's all been done for you before
You're just the one to shut the door.
Don’t care who you are.
Tear that page and make a start.

Save me from the same routine of working nine till five.
One day truth will hit you right between right between the eyes.

It's all been done for you today
You think your life will fade away
Aim those arrows high.
Shoot the target, take the prize.
It's all been done for you before
You're just the one to shut the door.
Don’t care who you are.
Tear that page and make a start.

You paint by numbers everyday,
Only you can wash away, the way you follow in your pride.
Take your road and change its path, the same old days will be the past
Decide your destiny or you'll be left behind.
Left behind.

It's all been done for you before
You're just the one to shut the door.
Don’t care who you are.
Look up high and find that star.
Track Name: Too Late To Say Goodbye
Another day has passed me by, you'd never know.
You keep the feelings deep inside, they never show.
I need to say I’m sorry, I hoped you'd stay.
I never notice what I’ve got until its goes away.

But it's too late to say goodbye; she's already gone.
Hold back those tears of which you cry; she’s not the one.

There's more to see than meets the eye, You'd never know.
I took a chance and rolled the dice, it's not my turn.
I need to say I’m sorry, I’ve found a way.
Time can move things on but will never bring back yesterday.

But it's too late to say goodbye, she never phoned.
I never found the reason why; I’m all alone.

Your love is buried in the past, like a faded memory.
I thought that we could make it last, if only you would hear me.

But it's too late to say goodbye; she's already gone.
Hold back those tears of which you cry; she’s not the one.
But it's too late to say goodbye, she never phoned.
I never found the reason why, I’m all alone.
Track Name: Stay In Touch
I see your face again the thought it makes me smile.
A lonely heart to mend that’s brought up on denial.
I’m getting signals way too fast,
This conversation be the last?
Help me scrape myself off the floor.
You’re stepping through the borders of my mind,
How do I know if it’s right to make you mine?
Everybody wants to know your name,
Don’t think you're gonna play my game
How can one girl be so perfect?

She’s the kind of friend that makes you happy,
Then you find yourself attracted,
To the girl you cannot love.

And then you see her with your new replacement,
It’s hard to act cool when you think you’re second best.
Jealousy’s your new best friend,
And now you wish your life would end,
Feelings set in stone long time before.

She’s the kind of friend that makes you happy,
Then you find yourself attracted,
To the girl you cannot love.
I’m the kind of guy that might be took
Save me please before I’m hooked
She’s the girl I cannot love.

“I need some time alone, you can call me on the phone”
Think those lame excuses make it all ok?
Say I’d like to stay in touch, but for you that’s just too much.
Hey you gotta tell me. Can’t believe its true,
What was wrong with me and.. What was wrong with me and…?

Tell me now; what was wrong with me and you?
Track Name: Love Song
This is a love song, I’m writing with the hope I’ll find a cure.
The tide is slowly coming in; it leads me to your shore.
Sometimes I feel I don’t have much to say.
My confidence is getting stronger every day.

Standing on the corner, waiting for my love to arrive.
Have you seen her? Maybe I should turn and walk away.
As the day grows old, It seems that I’m the only one who’s living life alone.

Where do I go from here?
To leave me all alone, that is all I fear.
Where do I go from here?
To leave me all alone, that is all I fear.

This is a love song, I’m writing, with the hope I’ll find a cure.
The tide is slowly coming in; it leads me to your shore.
And I want more.