Track 3 Broken Crayons
"Broken Crayons has such a cool 90s like - Brooks & Dunn or George Strait feel to me. It's something I could see people in honky tonks and dance halls two-stepping along to.
I wrote it after a conversation with someone whose girlfriend had broken up with him and had quickly started seeing a new person - only to have the guy break up with her and find herself back at my friend's door."
Ben goes on to joke that "It makes shows a little more fun when I see them, and tell the story of how this song came to life. So I guess there is some art in sadness. Haha!"
"I wrote this with Tucker (Long) & Eran (Ellerbeck) who have this awesome double solo thing they lay down - Tucker on guitar and Eran playing his mandolin. It has such a cool feel to it, it's quickly become a song people ask for all the time. Super proud of it and the way it came out."
- Team BG&BBs
Broken Crayons (B. Grillet/ E. Ellerbeck/T.Long) 3:08
So your hearts been broken • That's why you're standing here tonight • You never saw the leaving coming • And you want my advice • Well ain't that some karma • It's funny how life worked out • I was standing where you are • My heart inside a jar • You shattered on the ground • Broken Crayons still color • Royal Blue is still Blue • I wasn't lonely from you leaving • I was alone when I found you • You stole the wind from my sails • So now I paddle like Hell • But this ain't the end of the line • You'll find piece of mind • One day at a time • So now I've got to admit • I kinda like that side of you • Tears filling your eyes • You're wondering what you should do • So take it from me • I've been where you seem to be • And it won't take you long • To find love strong • You'll never be alone • Flat tires roll albeit awful slow • You'll get there in time with piece of mind • But there's one thing that you should know • It's Broken Crayons still color • And Royal Blue is still Blue • I wasn't lonely from you leaving • I was alone when I found you • You stole the wind from my sail • So now I paddle like Hell • But this ain't the end of the line • You'll find piece of mind • One day at a time • It ain't the end of the line • You'll find piece of mind • One day at a time •