China House and Other Tso​-​Tso Hits

by The Benefit

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The Benefit happily presents "China House and Other Tso-Tso Hits." A collection of old songs, freshly recorded for your eardrums' pleasure! Featuring live favorites "Birthday" and "China House," our new EP will surely bring back memories of your first Benefit concert. "Love Talker" is a pulsating throwback about being lead on, while "Jaws" appropriately cautions listeners about spending time on the beach. A re-recording of "She's Too Cool For Me" - the first song ever recorded by The Benefit - rounds out the EP, bringing the band full circle as they celebrate their 10 year anniversary.

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released December 20, 2016

The Benefit is:
Grant Cox - vocals, drums
Matt Daly - vocals, bass, keyboards
Max Shaffer - vocals, guitars, keyboards

Additional Musicians:
Jordan Puckett - additional guitar 1, 2, and 4

Engineered by The Benefit and Jordan Puckett
Mixed and Produced by Jordan Puckett
Mastered by Jordan Puckett at One:twenty-seven Studios
Recorded at Daly Mansion

Artwork: Max Shaffer

All songs written by The Benefit except:
"China House" written by Matt Daly, Max Shaffer, Grant Cox, and Brook Owens
"She's Too Cool For Me" written by Matt Daly, Max Shaffer, Grant Cox, Brook Owens, Daniel Maggart, Mitchel McCabe

Copyright 2016. All rights reserved.

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The Benefit is an alternative rock band from East-Central Indiana that serves up a tasty musical palette by combining elements of funk, punk, and reggae to create a truly unique sound.

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Track Name: Birthday
I wanna tell you all about a girl that I know
I met her on my birthday, about a year ago
Her eyes are pretty and her hair is great, yeah it's plain to see
She's the only girl I want, the one that's all for me

This girl makes me super-smile
Showing more teeth than a crocodile
Oh, how I wish that she could stay
I'd give anything for my next birthday
BIRTHDAY!

When I first saw her, I asked her for a dance
Didn't think I had a shot, not even a small chance
But she put her arms around me, much to my surprise
She laid her head against my shoulder and we danced away the night

This girl sure is tons of fun
Why is she always on the run?
Oh, how I wish that she could stay
I'd give anything for my next birthday
BIRTHDAY!

Freedom, Freedom, Freedom, Oi!

It was getting late and she said, "I've got to go."
As the clock struck eight, her skin began to glow
Her parent's spaceship reappeared, she said, "Don't shed a tear."
"I promise I'll come back to Earth one day in every year."

This girl makes me super-smile
Showing more teeth than a crocodile
Oh, how I wish that she could stay
I'd give anything for my next birthday
BIRTHDAY!
Track Name: China House
Chow Mein!
General Tso's!
Chopsticks!
Dine-in or take out?

CHINA HOUSE!!!

Egg Roll!
Moo Goo Gai!
Fortune Cookie!
China Buffet Sucks!

CHINA HOUSE!!!
Track Name: Love Talker
You may try to figure if you love her or not
But take a step back and look what she's got
She's got a lot of boyfriends under her belt
But you can't forget all the feelings you felt

She talks about love and leads you on
Once you're starting to like it, turn around and she's gone
She's a sweet love talker and she talks it a lot
Never letting you know if she loves you or not

She slips some of her love talking into your ear
And tells you all the things that you want to hear
If you let just a little of her love talking in
The love talking girl will get in under your skin

She talks about love and leads you on
Once you're starting to like it, turn around and she's gone
She's a sweet love talker and she talks it a lot
Never letting you know if she loves you or not

You hate yourself for letting her lead you on
But how could something so righteous be so wrong?
Sure, you still like her, think she could be the one
You still love that love talker even though she's gone

She talks about love and leads you on
Once you're starting to like it, turn around and she's gone
She's a sweet love talker and she talks it a lot
Never letting you know if she loves you or not

She knows that you can't get her out of your mind
She laughs cause you still think you're one of a kind
She's with another guy and she's leading him on
Even though she left you broken, to her this is fun

She talks about love and leads you on
Once you're starting to like it, turn around and she's gone
She's a sweet love talker and she talks it a lot
Never letting you know if she loves you or not

Does she love you or not?
Track Name: Jaws
Little bitty Betty, she was only eleven
When her family hit the beach for a summer vacation
All they wanted was a little fun
Build a sand castle, soak up the sun
Betty and her family wanted to cool down
So they jumped in the ocean and swam around
Splish and splash in a waving pool bath
About to feel the wrath of a shark attack

It started the same old way
Summer vacation with the family
It started the same old way
Disney World would have been great, but we're gonna hit the beach today
It started the same old way
A giant wave pool, a yippee yi-ay!
It started the same old way

Above the water, they saw a fin
Coming right towards them, this could be the end
Faster and faster, they try to swim
But sharks are so fast once they see human skin

It was a shark attack
Tasty like a Scooby Snack
It was a shark attack
Shark's wanted something new
Sick of slow motion Baywatch crews
Now they're hungry...for you!

Brittany was a preppy-prep chick
Kinda pretty but quick to be a prick
All of her friends dated the football team
They decided spring break in Cabo would be sweet
They didn't know what they were up against
Shark attack season was about to commence
What should have been fun, who would've known?
That Brittany and her friends would never come home

It started the same old way
Thoughts of bikinis and a beach par-tay
It started the same old way
Ready for a disco party and feeling a little naughty
It started the same old way
I need a tan and a chance to get away
It started the same old way

Above the water, they saw a fin
Coming right towards them, this could be the end
Faster and faster, they try to swim
But sharks are so fast once they see human skin

It was a shark attack
Tasty like a Scooby Snack
It was a shark attack
Lifeguards watched from the watchtower
These beach-goers were in their final hours
About to be devoured

Guys are looking for the Floosie Bunk
While the ladies are looking for a boy-toy hunk
But Summer Lovin' - ended up dead
There's no skinny dipping when the water runs red
For the sharks its like Halloween
A nougat centered fatty or lean Eugene
They're out there trick-or-treating for shoobies
The other white meat

It started the same old way
Beach party in the U.S.A.
It started the same old way
Come on guys there's no way that we're gonna be a shark entree
It started the same old way
Beach volleyball is full of babes
It started the same old way

Above the water, they saw a fin
Coming right towards them, this could be the end
Faster and faster, they try to swim
But sharks are so fast once they see human skin
Track Name: She's Too Cool For Me
I saw her walking by the other day
I looked at her and she looked away
Yeah, she's way too cool for me
With her manicured nails and her brand name jeans
And the lipstick that matches her belt
She'll never know how it felt
To find a date for the prom, to get in fights with her mom
To not really care, forget to wash her hair

Yeah, she's way too cool for me
She acts like the models that you see on TV
Yeah, she's way too cool for me
Strutting herself for everyone to see
Yeah, she's way too cool for me

To her I'm just a punk who doesn't exist
To her I'm just another guy who stares at her hips
Yeah, she's way too cool for me
With her Mercedes Benz and her $100 rings
And the t-shirt that matches her eyes
She'll never know what it's like
To live in the slums and be friends with the bums
To be down on her luck and have to scrounge for a buck

Yeah, she's way too cool for me
She acts like the models that you see on TV
Yeah, she's way too cool for me
Strutting herself for everyone to see
Yeah, she's way too cool for me

She's living the high life in her bedroom
Planning her wedding and choosing her groom
He's bound to be just like her
Covered in make-up, jewelry, and fur

Yeah, she's way too cool for me
She acts like the models that you see on TV
Yeah, she's way too cool for me
Strutting herself for everyone to see
Yeah, she's way too cool for me