"Ben" as written by Damon Ryan De La Paz, Adam Lewis, Donnie Reyes and William Salazar....
Ask me a question I'll tell you all I know you ask for my advice
And then you take a different road you traveled oh so far left everyone
Who cared far behind left us all behind How could I ever saved
You the only thing I'd ever done was cared How could I have ever
Blamed you You never promised that you would always be there I'll
Never know what you were thinking on that night you saw him on the
Road and took the angel for a ride He gave you confidence as you
Yearned for your own praise then took your soul away Take a different
Road take a chance to know There's so much more than winning Take a
Different way wait another day Now it seems that it's too late and

Lyrics submitted by punkmebabygal

"Ben" as written by Damon Ryan De La Paz Adam Lewis

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commentpeople..i live all the way accross pacific ocean. i wonder y dont u guys listen to their whole album?ben, what a tune perfection! try this when u feel lonely n nothing to do. the next thing u know, u're head banging
    vmssxon January 31, 2002   Link
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    General Comment^^ i love people who speak in broken english haha
    DTRJohnnyon May 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this about his friend who is a girl (even though the name Ben??). But she asks for his advice and he tells her what he thinks, but she never follows it. And the routes she takes only lead to heartache. And he sees her always taking the easiest roads, but they're usually the worst. He cares about her, but he can't be mad that she left, cause she never said she would stay. Great lyrics.
    littlelostemoboyon May 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentonly three entrys? I LOVE THIS SONG! It has so much power
    noreasontodieon May 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentBen is one of my all time faves!
    posed_skater69on May 31, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this song is about a guy (Ben) who died in a car crush, and he was a friend of them...
    WHeReIsMyMiNdon June 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyea if you look on the s/t it says in memory of Ben Thores(probly wong about the last name if someone could check) so im pretty sue it is about theyre friend who died, which makes the song so much more powerful
    riverfenixangelon June 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthat's right! when you know that this song is "real" it makes you feel like... i don't know... it makes you feel funny.....it gets you heart......
    WHeReIsMyMiNdon June 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song... "How could I have ever saved you? The only thing I've ever done was cared" ~> this is like, he's been there for his friend all along; there was nothing else he could do.

    "How could I have ever blamed you? You never promised that you would always be there." ~> This means that, he can't blame his friend for anything, the friend never promised him anything. It's such a good song.
    MestUpNFGon June 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI could be wrong but this verse seems to resemble a dude going out and trying drugs:
    I'll never know what you were thinking on that night
    You saw him on the road and took the angel for a ride
    He gave you confidence as you yearned for your own praise
    Then took your soul away

    "and took the angel for a ride" Angel dust?
    mil24havocon July 07, 2002   Link

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