Unsolicited Material: L​.​A.

by Declan Bennett

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released July 27, 2018

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Declan Bennett London, UK

'Declan is the real thing. He sings from the heart, and I defy anyone not to be touched by his songs' – Linda Thompson

Actor/ Singer/ Songwriter Declan Bennett : An artist who continues to carve out a fiercely independent path, constantly evolving, impossible to pigeonhole.

His newest EP, the second in the trilogy, ‘Unsolicited Material:NYC’ is out now.
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Track Name: 14 Verses
14 VERSES

I didn’t see him coming but I sure did see him go
Like the light that dies in summer with the coming of a winter snow
Its confusing me


I found him in a scratch card that I picked up off the street
I thought I might have won a tenner but then millions fell in front of my feet
Its confusing me


He didn’t come alone though he came riding in a side car
With a distant gentleman who I refused to take seriously
Now he's confusing me


I must not entertain him lest I compromise myself
And anything that may arise from compromising his emotional health
He's already confused and I don’t need confusing anymore


His skins the kind of skin that drives me up the fucking wall
Its like it closes in around me and transports me up to heaven
And his eyes are like dreams that are using me
God its confusing me


I want to feel him cradled up against me
I wanna feel his fears release inside my grip and just for the night
Let him use me


Well Im confused and I am carefully protecting without thinking what could be
If I imagine he was mine and could pack up and live with me
If I let too many ideas present themselves in front of me
We’ll get confused and into trouble and it will not be the first time


Theres a million conversations going on inside my head
About the reasons why I should or shouldn’t get you into bed
And if my beds our destination then theres things we’ve overlooked
And the way your looking at me now its clear that we are fucked


I didn’t see him coming but I sure did see him go
I didn’t see him coming onto me and now I know
Why he didn’t close the door when he walked away
He wants me to follow him and I want him to stay



I want him to pretend just for a while I am in his bed
And life was easy and he knew that it was me he loved instead
And then wake up from the dream and go back to the man he's perfect for
This fairytales amusing me but fuck its confusing


So baby think of me with fondness think of me with you
And let your body daydream with those big old eyes so blue
We were not to be its not our destiny
I didn’t see you coming but I wanted you to be the one


Who’d finally get down upon his knee and make an honest man of me
I see our future and its shining brightly
You’re not ready for me, i'm ready for you
Our universes aren’t aligned, our timing, well, its not in time


So fuck the happy ending but I wish it all so well
I am a much better man for having met you what the hell
You would be better off inside of me than skirting my periphery
But love you from afar I will and not assume you’ll come for me


But I wish you all you want and if one day that should be me
I cant promise I’ll be single but I promise you that I will be
Everything you ever wanted, everything you need and Love Will Win
Track Name: Wake Up
Wake up Wake chop your breakfast out on a plate
White boys wait looking for ways to dissipate
Seven days make a week wait whats the date?
Its been 6 weeks that’s 42 days
Blues come through me, wait
Don’t do me anything other than another favour you’ve lost me
Brains not awake yet wake me up
Wake up wake up wake up wake up

Ive seen forty two moons turn into the sun
Forty two boys dancing to noise in a club
clubs don’t stop but they always end too soon
one wait theres the sun wheres the fucking moon gone?
Ive had forty two lives over six weeks
six times forty two, two hundred and fifty two beats listened to
drugs don’t stop but they always end too soon

One boy waits in line the emergency room spins like a ball
Like a disco hall go go get a vice lose a virtue
Nice boys don’t but the bad ones hurt you
Im on a lad, ladder climbing up high trying to get higher this is fucking genius
Im in every element ever made
Ace club heart spade
Diamonds will die but the beat just wont fade

The beat just wont fade
Track Name: Better Things
BETTER THINGS

Im playing a part that im not sure I was born to play

But still I act away like somethings gonna come of it

Life doesn’t owe you anything that’s what they say

So act like you're ok but you wish you knew a little bit



If this continues to bring up other things

Im gonna have to find my heart better things

If this continues to feel like shit

Im gonna have to find my heart better things 

Than what im giving it


The cat didnt die on his own it was curiosity

That set the sucker free looking for a better way

Six of my lives might've been precarious and free

I'll live this final three like ive got nine more left


If this continues to bring up other things

Im gonna have to find my heart better things

If this continues to feel like shit

Im gonna have to find my heart better things 

Than what im giving it



No letting go till it stops

Oh here we go will it stop?

No letting go till it stops

Oh here we go will it stop?
Track Name: You and Me
Funny looking life making money looking let then right
make a run for it

Run until you find whatever feels right and then
take a piece of it

funny how you do what you swear you’ll never do i must be
getting older now

inhibitions falling through the blue sky
when my blue eyes landed on this guy


cos you and me want this

you and me do this

you and me fear

that you and me wont get

what you and me still bet’s

ever so clear

you and me did this

you and me hid this

you and me knew

that you and me kissed

and then you and me wished that

you and me could do

what me and you do


wonder where we’ll go if we ever get through this mess

its gon’ be difficult

the more i get of you the less i feel i can do

can do without you

but do what you have to do

but do me first before you do

cos i do think its gonna be hard if you go home without me


funny how a boy gets so bored

when he’s taking it taking it

sometimes you wanna give what you get instead of faking it faking it

if somethings in your way how you gonna get past it past it

just throw your money down

cos loving from the hearts gonna cost you

but its worth every penny that you’ll put down
Track Name: You and Me (acapella)
Funny looking life making money looking let then right
make a run for it

Run until you find whatever feels right and then
take a piece of it

funny how you do what you swear you’ll never do i must be
getting older now

inhibitions falling through the blue sky
when my blue eyes landed on this guy


cos you and me want this

you and me do this

you and me fear

that you and me wont get

what you and me still bet’s

ever so clear

you and me did this

you and me hid this

you and me knew

that you and me kissed

and then you and me wished that

you and me could do

what me and you do


wonder where we’ll go if we ever get through this mess

its gon’ be difficult

the more i get of you the less i feel i can do

can do without you

but do what you have to do

but do me first before you do

cos i do think its gonna be hard if you go home without me


funny how a boy gets so bored

when he’s taking it taking it

sometimes you wanna give what you get instead of faking it faking it

if somethings in your way how you gonna get past it past it

just throw your money down

cos loving from the hearts gonna cost you

but its worth every penny that you’ll put down

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