Alec Benjamin - The Book of You & I (Acoustic Piano Version)

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Well it all began in the back of her car
I was just sixteen, but I fell so hard
Well the years went by and she held my heart
But her love ran dry and we fell apart
I felt her growing distant
I knew her love was shifting
And all that I could say was
Don’t tell me that it’s over
The book of you and I
Now you’ve scribbled out my name
And you’ve erased my favorite lines
There were so many chapters that we never got to write
Like cereal for dinner and staying up all night
I remember where we started
I remember how you looked
But now I’m missing bits and pieces from the pages that you took
You didn’t give a reason and I’ll forever wonder why
We never got to finish the book of you and I
Well I bought a pen and I turned the page
Then I wrote about how I wish you’d stayed
I said all the things that I never got to say
Maybe when it’s done I will feel okay
But she had grown so distant
And that her love had shifted
I wish she felt the same
Don’t tell me that it’s over
The book of you and I
Now you’ve scribbled out my name
And you’ve erased my favorite lines
There were so many chapters that we never got to write
Like cereal for dinner and staying up all night
I remember where we started
I remember how you looked
But now I’m missing bits and pieces from the pages that you took
You never gave a reason and I’ll forever wonder why
We never got to finish the book of you and I
Don’t tell me, tell me that you’re leaving
My belly hurts and my heart is hardly beating right
I hate to beg, but I’ll try one last time
Don’t tell me that it’s over
The book of you and I
Now you’ve scribbled out my name
And you’ve erased my favorite lines
There were so many chapters that we never got to write
Like cereal for dinner and staying up all night
I remember where we started
I remember how you looked
But now I’m missing bits and pieces from the pages that you took
You never gave a reason and I’ll forever wonder why
We never got to finish the book of you and I

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  • These Two Windows .. out now :))))

    Alec BenjaminAlec Benjamin5 ай мурун
  • I wish i could be cool like you

    NSG AceNSG AceАй мурун
  • Please drop the instrumental my dearest Benjamin. 😇

    Nokmachiba LemturNokmachiba Lemtur3 ай мурун
  • 2:19 the way he said “took” made my heart melt because i know he wasn’t happy while recording this:/

    ItsSethItsSeth4 ай мурун
  • I need to get myself an alec benjamin

    kim babykim baby4 ай мурун
  • Absolutely flawless

    Kari B MorganKari B Morgan4 ай мурун
  • amazing voice

    PhoenixPhoenix5 ай мурун
  • Realizing that you are the only one thats holding on.... 💔

    Yan NyYan Ny6 ай мурун
  • Thank you for having amazing music that means so much to me each song I can relate to even if only a little I could just sit here for hours and listen

    Your average Art nerdYour average Art nerd6 ай мурун
  • What a voice!

    Ksh MishKsh Mish6 ай мурун
  • THE ALBUM IS COMING MAY 29TH !!! pre order here :

    Alec BenjaminAlec Benjamin6 ай мурун
    • i’m broke but I downloaded it on Apple Music and I listen to you like everyday!!!

      Anya ShahAnya Shah6 ай мурун
    • I'm broke 😭😭

      Olivia BrownOlivia Brown6 ай мурун
    • I wish i could and i want to so bad but since i rely on mainly my allowance for buying any albums that i would like to preorder from artists that i support i dont have enough money :(( Edit: ive never bought or pre ordered an album before but would really like one :)

      Jenna PascaleJenna Pascale6 ай мурун
    • I love your music ^w^

      XxsweetpeachxXXxsweetpeachxX6 ай мурун
    • Already did. I'm so excited 😊

      To ReiTo Rei6 ай мурун
  • you have such a great unique voice❣️

    Virginia AngelaVirginia Angela6 ай мурун
  • Stop it. I wanna hug you.

    MultifandomestMultifandomest6 ай мурун
  • wow this song hurts

    punkassarahpunkassarah6 ай мурун
  • You never gave a reason I'll forever wonder why😢😢😢😢😢

    Kazy TKazy T6 ай мурун
  • These two windows tommorow!

    Yip JonesYip Jones7 ай мурун
  • 💕💕

    Adeline TravisAdeline Travis7 ай мурун
  • for some reason I prefer this version, but there's no download available anywhere without the talking at the start :(

    Dutch Ban RepublicDutch Ban Republic7 ай мурун
  • Omg seriously this is so amazing Alec!!! I made a cover of this song and I would be so grateful if you could please check it out!!

    Yuvaan IbanezYuvaan Ibanez7 ай мурун
  • Good vibes

    Baldo BradleyBaldo Bradley7 ай мурун
  • i dont care!!! i want this song to play at my funeral!!

    nazif irfannazif irfan7 ай мурун
  • ♥️

    cristinacristina7 ай мурун
  • I lOVE YoU

    appleliy •appleliy •7 ай мурун
  • Can you upload this to Spotify please!!

    Platinum PigletPlatinum Piglet7 ай мурун
  • I love you Alec, you are my lord and savior, and you have saved me so many times from hurting myself thank you so much you are forever in my heart❤️

    Micki ScagliottiMicki Scagliotti7 ай мурун
  • ❤❤❤❤💞💞💞💞

    Tasfia Tasfi IslamTasfia Tasfi Islam7 ай мурун
  • O.o this is amezing you make my day

    Aurelio ArzateAurelio Arzate7 ай мурун
  • Ich liebe sehr deine Stimme, und dich😉

    cristinacristina7 ай мурун
  • Alec you actually made me cried a couple of times :(

    ————val————val7 ай мурун
  • God

    Cameron101Cameron1017 ай мурун
  • Autotune: Come on Alec. It's autotune. Alec: What is ateotune?

    A Smol PersonA Smol Person7 ай мурун
  • When I die please use this song, thank you.

    DTI SPC Casiñas Hanako JoyceDTI SPC Casiñas Hanako Joyce7 ай мурун
  • He has such a unique voice. It’s beautiful

    Sophia KellyLilySophia KellyLily7 ай мурун
  • Day 1 of commenting until Alec reply’s

    Aisha Q VlogsAisha Q Vlogs7 ай мурун
  • His voice is so beautiful 😍

    Aisha Q VlogsAisha Q Vlogs7 ай мурун
  • I love the thing you do with "like cereal for dinnermmm" I LOVE IT and i love you ofc

    farah Ghwwfarah Ghww7 ай мурун
  • ❤️❤️❤️

    Sara LeónSara León7 ай мурун
  • Very Nice bro, Like!😢💓

    Son Goku ツSon Goku ツ7 ай мурун
  • This is so relaxing...💕💤

    Anahí ApcayAnahí Apcay7 ай мурун
  • Man you keep this inspiration & Creativity UP High ✌️

    Marouane MraniMarouane Mrani7 ай мурун
  • I love it.

    Victoria VirgoVictoria Virgo7 ай мурун
  • beautiful ❤️

    BaileeBailee7 ай мурун
  • 💙💙

    kyndra kriegerkyndra krieger7 ай мурун
  • It’s So Heart-touching ❤️🤧

    Amir MohammedAmir Mohammed7 ай мурун
  • Ughhh I can't get tired of listening to this song😭😍😍

    Crimson Ib ChCrimson Ib Ch7 ай мурун
  • i freaking love this song so muchhh !!!!!!!

    Madeleine CiaaMadeleine Ciaa7 ай мурун
  • Alooc Banjoman

    ShawnathanShawnathan7 ай мурун
  • this made me cry, cause seeing ur face while singing was very emotional 👉🏼👈🏼🥺

    M3OWM3OW7 ай мурун
  • 🥰😭🥺💕

    Marissa TTWMarissa TTW7 ай мурун
  • i can’t stop listening to this 🥺🥺

    Sophie AnderssonSophie Andersson7 ай мурун
  • this is so pretty and calming 🥺

    Sophie AnderssonSophie Andersson7 ай мурун
  • Its so creepy how I emotionally connect to every single song you release

    SA1KOSA1KO7 ай мурун
  • ❤️❤️I like this song😊

    Angela SoriaAngela Soria7 ай мурун
  • Im not falling im not falling im not falling

    Szekeres HannaSzekeres Hanna7 ай мурун
  • It's very beautiful ♥️♥️

    M MmM Mm7 ай мурун
  • 😭💛

    Aleeya NatashaAleeya Natasha7 ай мурун
  • How to sing like you Alec? Please teach me senpai...

    Nick Dreamer - hitmanbreakeroftheyeNick Dreamer - hitmanbreakeroftheye7 ай мурун
  • Bury me in your heartstrings As there is no other place I'd like to sleep Accompanied by our wedding rings Oh, how I weep When I'm gone, will you remember me? Like I used to wait impatiently? In the darkness I'll be all alone But your memories, they'll keep me home Our children's laughter I will miss them dearly I hope they don't end up in disaster My mistakes... they'll impact them severely I only have a sole regret I never got to finish my baguette Oh, how I jest What more can I do, before I rest? Will it hurt, and will I burn? I'm scared it's too late Why did I not learn? I could have stopped right at the gate The screams, they still haunt I fear they'll never be gone Soon, it's me they'll daunt My fears will carry on But tell me, did I do right? If it's you I've hurt, then I don't deserve peace of mind I look into your eyes, and all I see is light Oh, but why was I never as kind? I became a prey to your beauty If only you had caught me sooner I would have stopped my duty At least I'd been a late bloomer To you, my Dear I offer my love and sorrow That I could not adhere So that we could enjoy tomorrow As one final gesture I planted a rose Hoping it'll be our treasure Bringing my life to a close Now I lay, in fear of judgment Please don't cry, as I could not bear you suffering You are my present And for you, I will be forever lamenting. If you liked it, support me becoming a novelist:

    Sarim KhanSarim Khan7 ай мурун
  • Full support for this calm beautiful voice with beautiful words.

    DeviLeftyDeviLefty7 ай мурун
  • Alec will u marry me ? 😘😘

    eva Hollandeva Holland7 ай мурун
  • How is it possible to be so cute 🥺🥺

    eva Hollandeva Holland7 ай мурун
  • You're voice sounds no less than songbird...I can hear you sing like 24*7 😍😍

  • this is what u call pure and raw talent

    Chloe AChloe A7 ай мурун
  • Tbh Alec, I more like the first version when you upload in IG... you sing in toilet with guitar, I really like that version so much.. I hope you will release that version in full length

    Fitriana DamairiaFitriana Damairia7 ай мурун
  • I literally can’t describe my love for you and your music, Damn.

    KimKim7 ай мурун
  • ❤️❤️❤️❤️ precious

    Maria LourençoMaria Lourenço7 ай мурун
  • How. How I this even possible. also, HOW IS HE SINGLE?!?!?! Good voice, good voice, a nice person, like bro know that all of ur fas are here for you and we fight with you till the end.

    kelsey kastenkelsey kasten7 ай мурун

    AmaranthaAmarantha7 ай мурун
  • Somehow Alec’s songs sound alike while at the same time each is so indescribably idiosyncratic. Whenever I shuffle all of them, every time the songs changes, before even the twenty second mark, I can name exactly what song it is.

    Ali VenusAli Venus7 ай мурун
  • Your voice is so beautiful ! I love it 💕

    Linh PiLinh Pi7 ай мурун
  • I don’t think I’ve ever heard his normal voice, like talking (for instance what he was doing at the beginning lol) so now I know haha.

    Shirley .017Shirley .0177 ай мурун
  • Awwww I love your voice so much! Thank you.

    Rohila MamatkulovaRohila Mamatkulova7 ай мурун
  • The bestt❤️

    ew HELOew HELO7 ай мурун
  • I felt so close to you w/ this song. u make me want to stay alive. 🥺

    Amanda SantosAmanda Santos7 ай мурун
  • Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better 😭

    S AhmedS Ahmed7 ай мурун
  • GOSH DARN IT - I wish you were my SON!

    Elise WeatherlyElise Weatherly7 ай мурун
  • beautiful

    lynseylynsey7 ай мурун
  • Enamorada de la letra, enamorada de tu voz, Alec. De verdad.

    Miss FieldsMiss Fields7 ай мурун
  • I made a storyyy: There's a boy named Alec who has many different sides. He is a singer who has gone through a lot yet still is here with us. (: This is all about him. Alec tried to find JESUS IN LA but found out that he was not in LA and that he was in Colorado so that's where he went and there, he was OUTRUNNING KARMA and couldn't find Jesus so gave up. In Colorado, he met a girl by a WATER FOUNTAIN and realized it was a girl he knew at school. He remembered her name was Annabelle and then remembered that he had decided to do ANNABELLE'S HOMEWORK all that time ago. When she went away, he whispered to himself, 'I WON'T FORGET YOU, Annabelle' and then carried on his adventure as there is no reason to stop here now. Many people thought of him as a cynic but he didn't care as he would murmur to himself 'I'M NOT A CYNIC.' The next day, he decides to sing as he thought 'IF WE HAVE EACH OTHER it will all be fine again' in the next hour he had made it somewhere where he saw a girl who he had changed himself for and remembered he has used the phrase 'IF I KILLED SOMEONE FOR YOU' many times to her. He then realized he needed a friend so he (I) BUILT A FRIEND to help him. At this time he was having many flashbacks and one of them was the nickname 'HER BROKEN HEARTED SAVIOUR.' When he had that one he teared up as he remembered him asking himself at that time 'There's GOTTA BE A REASON why I'm doing this to myself.' When he went to sleep that night, he remembered his old best friends, GABRIEL and STEVE but then decided he needed to FEED himself so he went to the store even though his DEMONS were still in his head. At the store, he watched the DEATH OF A HERO so he bought his things quickly and ran back to where he was staying which was COLIN'S HOUSE even though he knew Colin was CRAZY. It was around 6:48 PM when he got to the gate and a few minutes before, he had been the BOY IN THE BUBBLE as some kids had beat him up. In his head, he told himself it's BEAUTIFUL PAIN even though he didn't convince himself.. At the bottom of all of these thoughts was the ARMY OF A NATION where the soldiers were ANIMALs with ANESTHESIA. He was in AMERICA so he told someone 'BE MY ENEMY' but it was the END OF SUMMER so people were too cold to fight. As he didnt want to live he took a JOURNEY TO THE LOWEST PLACE ON EARTH and saw a demon and the demon says 'I'm JUST LIKE YOU, trying to escape life' and Alec realized this demon was the LAST OF HER KIND so he asked her 'Could you find a way to LET ME DOWN SLOWLY?' as he knew LOVE IS A FRAGILE DANCE and it is hard to find a MATCH IN THE RAIN though his MIND IS A PRISON even after he had a trip to the MEDICINE MAN. He knew he had this because he had his (MY) MOTHER'S EYES and screamed 'OH MY GOD' as he realized NOW SHE'S GETTING MARRIED so he found his (MY) OLD BICYCLE with his PAPER CROWN and pedalled all the way to the marriage but someone said to him 'SETTLE DOWN, you don't need to feel REPLACED, your (OUR) LOVE IS A BURNING GARDEN now that she is OLDER and you need to SMILE WHEN YOU'RE SAD and forget about the book you named 'THE BOOK OF YOU AND I' even though there is a (THE) KNIFE IN your (MY) BACK and if you need to, just write THE SADDEST SONG for THE WOLF AND THE SHEEP. Also you need to TIE YOUR LACES and move on instead of using (USE) her (ME) as TOGETHER WE FALL and it is the WORST DAY OF MY LIFE too. Please realize you are going THE WAY TO NOWHERE as you still have THE COLONEL'S JOURNAL with you. You can find him without having to SWIM as you can borrow my boat.' 'Thank you' replied Alec and he carried on his journey. There he found STAN the colonel who was born in 1994 the same as him. 'It might hurt AT THE BOTTOM' said the colonel, 'But you can marry my sister and we can live happily ever after' Alec and that girl were together through all the time, even when they got WRINKLES and lived happily ever after, just like the Colonel said. The enddd I hope you enjoy this, whoever reads this. I spent 40 minutes doing this.

    Pony's Gaming ChannelPony's Gaming Channel7 ай мурун
    • @Åke Rönnblom Thank you!!!

      Pony's Gaming ChannelPony's Gaming Channel7 ай мурун
    • Love it. Just love it! ❤️

      Åke RönnblomÅke Rönnblom7 ай мурун
    • @Nobody. Thank you so much!

      Pony's Gaming ChannelPony's Gaming Channel7 ай мурун
    • @Baldo Bradley Thank you!

      Pony's Gaming ChannelPony's Gaming Channel7 ай мурун
    • @Pony's Gaming Channel It's beautiful omg

      Nobody.Nobody.7 ай мурун
  • Me: *trying to sleep KGcode:"hey! Do you wanna hear The Book Of You And I again?" Me: "nope, i've heared it thousand times" KGcode: "But, it's acoustic vers-" Me: *I AM IN*

    Jeconia CallystaJeconia Callysta7 ай мурун
  • I really like youre voice... so soft and warm...♥ :)

    츄츄츄츄7 ай мурун
  • I love your voice and everything about u !!! I will support you

    PloyPanPloyPan7 ай мурун
  • Seriously, I just can't believe it, he is too underrated. His voice is just like that of an angel, beautiful and relieving, and above all, his voice contains a sprinkle of innocence.

    Aparajita SharsAparajita Shars7 ай мурун
  • Why is your music the perfect backdrop for the bad days?

    Gumi TsuGumi Tsu7 ай мурун
  • Wow, this is beautiful! 😍

    Luna aLuna a7 ай мурун
  • I love how you make music so much and it all tells a story ❤

    Pony's Gaming ChannelPony's Gaming Channel7 ай мурун
  • This is art 🤩❣️🥺

    Alexandra VASQUEZAlexandra VASQUEZ7 ай мурун
  • 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

    nitin suthar143nitin suthar1437 ай мурун
  • One like by Jumin Hehehe

    Ирина ВабищевичИрина Вабищевич7 ай мурун
  • Your songs are beautiful. That's it. That's the comment.

    JoshuaAndrewNJoshuaAndrewN7 ай мурун
  • your voice is beautiful 🥺

    SharonSharon7 ай мурун
  • The fact that he made this in a freaking tour bus!! Pure talent and dedication right here!!

    SonaSona7 ай мурун
  • just the right song for a mental breakdown

    Gerald Lanz ResurreccionGerald Lanz Resurreccion7 ай мурун
  • You're always amazing!! Love all of your songs

    __bbuabuchaaa____bbuabuchaaa__7 ай мурун
  • just want to let u know, ur voice is like an angel's voice, and like painkillers, it really heals my broken heart love u so much 💕

    Eärwen InglorionEärwen Inglorion7 ай мурун

    Ice NiceIce Nice7 ай мурун
  • I dont know why but I remember my BFF when I listen this song...

    _justsehun __justsehun _7 ай мурун
  • People, please go out and make more than books :,((( promise me, ok?

    Nathalie MottetNathalie Mottet7 ай мурун
  • Alec your music is so pure and innocent that I want to cry

    Aradhana ParidaAradhana Parida7 ай мурун
  • Ur amazing! And ur songs are gorgeous! Love you Alec Benjamin ❤️

    shippo loonshippo loon7 ай мурун