Chasing Tape

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we laid with a bottle moving back & forth
that was in between its parents
& its parents dealing with divorce
& as the bottle was nowhere near the cork
the flatness of the mattress
made the madness sever at the source

& the memories of our other
months make movies
& the reel keeps chasing tape
of what its played making
us inside woozy
& if you feel like firing the director
for feeding four year films in a projector
look inside, look inside detect the nectar
the forever’s on fire

all that we wanted was to remember our former
like futures that view at a past that’s warmer
your text was wet like a teen dream order
that’s left to forget a guillotine horror

we laid tangled in ourselves
speaking ’til we slept
& before the eyelid movies
took our lenses to the movies
so we could reflect
you said i could do what i want
& i knew just what you meant
you meant that anything that
happens out of passion is alright
so i thought about it when you dreamt
but the comfort of a comforter overcame me
& then a lapse of reality wrapped what little
body it embodied over covers of sheets
but then the next thing that i realized
there wasn’t any air between our five eyes
but then i felt down to your wrist
& i guess i missed, all on the rind

[all that we wanted…]
when i’m old will we still go on our strolls
& when you’re older will you be someone i hold
when we’re older will we look back & be cold
or when we’re older will we feel the warmth of a soul


from Burrowed in the Bedroom, released November 29, 2016



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Ben Dipper Lawrence, Kansas

Ben Dipper is the brain-child of Lawrence, KS based musician and songwriter Ben Snook (Miki Moondrops, In Vivid, Sighs). His debut album "Burrowed in the Bedroom" represents a sonic departure from Snook's other projects, mixing electronic beats, vocals, synths, and guitars. Heavy emphasis on the vocal hooks, spotlighting Snook's natural songwriting ability. ... more

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