Ben Stafford - All I Want


July 15, 2021

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Last month, Ben Stafford, from Lancashire, UK, released his debut album called "Poetry". And we can say that this album is like an open book where you will learn more about the hardships recently experienced by the artist. Indeed, his album is like a collection of poems that evoke deep wounds, each with its own universe.

When I heard the first notes of "All I Want", I savored the first seconds of the guitar... then I closed my eyes. And immediately... the pictures came to my mind. I found myself teleported to a beach, hanging out with some friends where we were supposed to support a friend who is in trouble. And during the sunset, this friend, who has suffered a lot in recent times, turns the situation around by taking out his guitar and starting to sing. And all our certainties collapse. Hearing this gem, "All I Want", we all realize that in reality our friend no longer needs help. He's all fine now. And just offering us a magical moment of confession and art. Just for us.

This is what I felt when my ears met Ben Stafford who is a friend of ... Taylor T, one of our artists from the IMC Family.

I have to admit that the guitar melody can sound a bit repetitive and might put off some people who are not curious or open-minded enough. But the beauty of the lyrics made me want to continue listening, and even to discover the 7 other jewels of this album.

Because, obviously, this guy is what I call a genius of words. It's not only about poetry and music. Without any artifice, just a guitar, and an incredible voice, Ben Stafford seduced us and you may hear from Ben again in the future on IMC.

Added to our Main Spotify Playlist, our "Without You" playlist, and played daily on Indie Music Center's Radio.

Written by Niko.

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Lyrics

You’re saying words I can’t understand,

You touched my heart with the touch of your hand,

And I knew it was right when everywhere said it was wrong,

Oh what’s the point in driving out so long,

But hey, I don’t mind I’ll do it for love,

Oh hey, I don’t mind, I’ll do it for love.

All I want is all I have,

Nothing more and nothing less,

All I need is all you can,

Do,

When all that is left behind,

Is gentle noise and a star lit sky.

Is gentle noise and a star lit sky. 

Your saying words that grow hard to bear,

Fall on my shoulders through warm summer air,

And I knew it was love, when all of me cried out for you. 

Oh what am I if I am without you.

But hey, I don’t mind, I’ll do it for love,

Oh hey, I don’t mind, I’ll do it for love.

All I want is all I have,

Nothing more and nothing less,

All I need is all you can,

Do,

When all that is left behind,

Is gentle noise and a star lit sky.

Is gentle noise and a star lit sky.

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