Whisper To The Thunder (Shake It Down)

by Bennett Neuhauser

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The sun is burning down on a long, straight stretch of desolate highway in the American West, circa now. You might want to fasten your seat belt. This is Americana Noir -- Like Film Noir on a folk guitar.


Whisper to the Thunder (Shake It Down)
©2010 Bennett Neuhauser. All rights reserved. Bennett Neuhauser is a.k.a. Ben Sage. BMI.

The desert air was droning
And shimmering with heat
In waves that blurred the lines
Between wakefulness and sleep
Her gas gauge read empty
Her mind was full of sheep

She came down off the highway
In her baby-blue Mercury
Told the man at the fillin’ station
Baby, fill it up for me
I’ve got suitcase full of unmarked bills
And a trunk full of misery

Shake it down / Shake it downtown
Shake it down / Shake it downtown
Now whisper to the thunder
Shake it down

He looked her up and down
Smiled and said, Yes, ma’am
Then he cocked his head and asked
Are you in some kind of jam?
She said, judgment’s waiting down the road
And nobody gives a dam

[CHORUS] [Instrumental break: rock out here]

When she went to the rest room
He snuck over to the trunk
He wanted to see for himself
If it was just loaded up with junk
Then he opened it
And in a flash became … defunct


She drove away oblivious
To his empty, smoking shoes
She pulled back on the highway
But forgot to check her rearview
She was blown into the ditch
By a big old truckload of blues


released July 11, 2012
Bennett Neuhauser (aka Ben Sage) —Vocal, guitar, words & music


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Bennett Neuhauser Chicago, Illinois

Bennett Neuhauser (aka Ben Sage) carries on the pure lo-fi essence of the pioneers of rock'n'roll, folk and country and blends it with pop and blues influences, and lyrics that reflect his unique insights, humor and passion. Bennett Neuhauser is a BMI songwriter who has written more than 150 songs and released three CDs to date: In Word and In Deed, Troubadour, and Plenty of Gold. ... more

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