Red Petals

by Benjamin Poole

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The first completely finished single from the upcoming album "Sing Yourself Better", out in July!

I have a tough time explaining what this one is about.


You are the warm night air,
I am the flower in your hair.
Each red petal brightly bloom
With arms that reach into my room.

You are the long walk home,
I am your tired soles.
Each red petal fall to ground
With arms that reach out into sound.

I won't waste my time,
Please don't waste my time.
Each red petal out of rhyme
With arms that reach outside of time,
With arms that reach into my mind,
With arms that reach into my life.


released May 7, 2013
Written and arranged by Benjamin Poole
Produced engineered by Matt Fox
Mastered by Mark Trewella at Full Circle Mastering in Philadelphia, PA (
Art by Jess Jahnle (
Performed by Benjamin Poole (banjo, vocals), Matt Fox (viola, concertina, mandolin), Wes Schaal (drums), John Heywood (upright bass), Ello Schertzer (violin) and Bexx Rosenbloom (cello)



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Master of the homespun and the heartfelt, Benjamin Poole is a Philadelphia folky who writes sad songs about sad things.

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