Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Atlas

Good Lord! This man makes beautiful music. Here’s his bio stolen from Wikipedia :

Benjamin Francis Leftwich (Born 4 September 1989) is an English singer-songwriter from York.

Leftwich began playing at the age of ten and grew up listening to The Rolling Stones and Nina Simone; later discovering Nick DrakeBob Dylan, and Elliott Smith.

 

Nick Drake and Elliott Smith fan?! Mew! I must move back to the UK so I can go to one of his gigs. I’m pretty sure the excitement I get from listening to something good will overwhelm me 🙂

 

Here’s some lyrics to make you adore him as much as I do:

 

Take me to the docks, there’s a ship without a name
It is sailing to the middle of the sea
The water there is deeper than anything you’ve ever seen
…Jump right in and swim until you’re free

I will remember your face
‘Cause I am still in love with that place
But when the stars are the only things we share
Will you be there?

Money came like rain to your hands while you were waiting
For that cold long promsie to appear
People in the churches started singing above their hands
They say “My God is a good God and he cares”

I will remember your face
‘Cause I am still in love with that place
When the stars are the only things we share
Will you be there?

I’ve got a plan
I’ve got an atlas in my hands
I’m gonna turn when I listen to the lessons that I’ve learned