• Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $1 USD  or more



Written by Ben Gallagher- piano, vocals
Brian Esau- guitar, vocals
Kramer Kelling - upright bass, vocals
Alex Venetucci- drums


I made $25 playing music at the college
got a $20 parking ticket playing music at the college
I gave ‘em ten grand and they let me go to college
I lived up in a tower in a closet at the college
but I didn’t like college
not to say I didn’t want knowledge
I just didn’t want to buy it from the college.

So tired of the flatland, moved over to the mountain
I made a little money playing music in the mountain
My knee was feeling funny spitting mucus at the mountain
but I don’t climb mountains ‘cause I’m not that strong
and it takes too long.

Simple is is simple does
I’m doing it just because I can.
Doesn’t matter anyway
I’ll be scrounging ‘til the day I die
So why should I even try.
I’d be lying to say that I planned it this way.

Got me thinking now I oughta go back to the college
Get myself a degree when I go back to the college
I’ll give ‘em ten grand and they’ll let me go to college
I’ll live up in a tower in a closet at the college.
I’ll play nice and friendly with the children at the college
Get my piece of paper when I get done at the college

Then I’ll have the knowledge that I bought from the college.

I’ll spit shine my shoes ‘til they look polished
when I go back to the college.


from Heart Shaped Rocks, released January 13, 2015
Engineered by Ben Gallagher, mixed by Joe Turse, mastered by Jon Gold



all rights reserved


Ben Gallagher Boulder, Colorado

contact / help

Contact Ben Gallagher

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code