Alec Benjamin - The Colonel's Journal (Demo)

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  • THE ALBUM IS COMING MAY 29TH !!! pre order here : alecbenjamin.lnk.to/TheseTwoWindowsID

    Alec BenjaminAlec Benjamin6 ай мурун
    • @Krishna Sachdeva I would love that all of his demos are sooooo good

      Amanda StallmanAmanda Stallman3 ай мурун
    • Krishna Sachdeva You can download musi, it has every song in the world because you can pull videos from youtube

      starstruck 04starstruck 043 ай мурун
    • starstruck 04 but he can make a different one for his demos or just put his demos out on different platforms. That would be so good. A lot these songs of his aren’t on any music app

      Krishna SachdevaKrishna Sachdeva3 ай мурун
    • Krishna Sachdeva Because the songs in his album are related and this one isn’t

      starstruck 04starstruck 043 ай мурун
    • Your music is truly amazing Alec (: 💙

      Olivia TomesOlivia Tomes4 ай мурун
  • bruh was tall with two Ls

    Dionne McClamDionne McClam8 күн мурун
  • 🥰🥰❤❤

    Alison :DAlison :D9 күн мурун
  • For 2 years, I've been praying for a collaboration between you and Billie. Like, I'm just saying, but maybe...

    Sophia Noelle JacobSophia Noelle Jacob13 күн мурун
  • God! The first song I heard from Alec, what a good feeling to hear it again... *-*)

    — Angel— AngelАй мурун
  • Lyrics: [Verse 1] The old colonel was a veteran Each night he'd take his medicine And stay up watchin’ Letterman Trying to forget The things he saw when he was young The carnage and the sound of guns He kept his pain from everyone With the ink inside his pen [Chorus] The colonel kept a journal of his troubles and regrets His battles were internal, raging wars inside his head 'Til the end he was a soldier 'Cause the fight was never over The colonel kept a journal and he left it in a box Buried in the basement underneath some dirty socks ’Til the end he was a soldier 'Cause the fight was never over [Verse 2] And the day he died, his kids flew in Took some time just to remember him They cleaned up his old medicine As everybody wept They were packing up the cellar When they found his diary, read it and Couldn't believe the things he said With the ink inside his pen [Chorus] The colonel kept a journal of his troubles and regrets His battles were internal, raging wars inside his head 'Til the end he was a soldier 'Cause the fight was never over The colonel kept a journal and he left it in a box Buried in the basement underneath some dirty socks 'Til the end he was a soldier 'Cause the fight was never over [Bridge] Mmmm-mmm Mmmm-mmm [Verse 3] The old colonel was a veteran My granddad, and a gentleman I'll always remember him Oh, I swear I won’t forget The things he saw when he was young The carnage and the sound of guns And the pain he kept from everyone With the ink inside his pen [Chorus] The colonel kept a journal of his troubles and regrets His battles were internal, raging wars inside his head ’Til the end he was a soldier 'Cause the fight was never over The colonel kept a journal and he left it in a box Buried in the basement underneath some dirty socks ’Til the end he was a soldier 'Cause the fight was never over

    Lamar's ReviewsLamar's ReviewsАй мурун
  • "His battles were internal, waging wars inside his head" God that hits so close to home

    Lamar's ReviewsLamar's ReviewsАй мурун
  • this is amazing i

    SnowyPugSnowyPugАй мурун
  • Love this

    John LawesJohn LawesАй мурун
  • Alec this has gotta be a single!!

    Abram JonesAbram JonesАй мурун
  • this must be for her grandpa

    Geoviero R.KGeoviero R.K2 ай мурун
  • is it just me or does the soldier on the picture look like tyler joseph from twenty one pilots?

    Thijs DekkerThijs Dekker2 ай мурун
  • Would people stop cutting onions when im listening to this song

    Ng DesmondNg Desmond2 ай мурун
  • Someone turn this into a movie. Please.

    Mollie RaidenMollie Raiden2 ай мурун
  • 9 months later and i’m still listening to this demo because i love it so much 🥰

    NayaNaya2 ай мурун
  • this rememinds me of my best friend she committed suicide a year ago but before she died she wanted to be in the army.

    Beka KingsfordBeka Kingsford3 ай мурун
  • Alec! Be my friend! Pls

    andrew merrittandrew merritt3 ай мурун
  • This is lovely. Alec is the sweetest human being on planet Earth.

    Agos L. FerraAgos L. Ferra3 ай мурун
  • He’s underrated:(

    carla correa.carla correa.3 ай мурун
  • I understand how breakups and finding love and growing up and etc are life-changing to a lot of singers, but Alec's songs hit on almost everything, from relationships to internal battles to mental health to what's happening nowadays to his family to himself to reminiscing to climbing back up to... really just everything. So when people say he doesn't just sing, he also narrates & writes stories, it's true. It's beautiful and it's precious and Alec is one of those artists that you appreciate deep down within yourself, not just on the surface.

    Eri PhoenixEri Phoenix3 ай мурун
  • I know this song isn't brand new anymore but I just wanted to say thank you Alec for giving us a place to escape and forget. I cry every time I hear this song. It reminds me of my grandfather.

    Anna AganAnna Agan3 ай мурун
  • "Til the end, he was a soldier 'Cause the fight was never over" this got me

    Cash HupfeldCash Hupfeld4 ай мурун
    • It got me too ❤️

      Amanda StallmanAmanda Stallman4 ай мурун
  • Here's an easy replay button 0:00 ❤️❤️

    Amanda StallmanAmanda Stallman4 ай мурун
  • A bit late and a bit dark, but on Memorial day I was out walking in a graveyard by myself whistling and singing this song.

    ArsteelArsteel4 ай мурун
    • I will definitely do that in 2021. I hadn't heard the song till after Memorial day 🙂❤️

      Amanda StallmanAmanda Stallman4 ай мурун
  • this is similar to Older

    Meghana MalempatiMeghana Malempati4 ай мурун
  • omfg

    MilwJayMilwJay4 ай мурун
  • With the slight distortion in the beginning and the picture together, I could see that being some sort of creepypasta I guess lol

    Sushi BoiSushi Boi5 ай мурун
  • This inspired me to visit my great grandfathers grave, he was a naval aircraft mechanic aboard an escort carrier in WWII, I regret not getting his story.

    Gilbert BeilschmidtGilbert Beilschmidt5 ай мурун
    • Same my great grandpa also served in WWII ❤️❤️. We visit his grave every year on .emorial day. I wish I knew his story too 😢😢

      Amanda StallmanAmanda Stallman4 ай мурун
  • I’m still angry this song is only on you tube

    Kenneth PhillipsKenneth Phillips5 ай мурун
  • Still my favourite after Paper Crown

    Carolien de VaanCarolien de Vaan5 ай мурун
  • Why is this a demo?

    Rosa BabichevaRosa Babicheva5 ай мурун
    • Ikr! All of his demos are great and should be songs

      Amanda StallmanAmanda Stallman4 ай мурун
  • This song is like my life. This happened to my dad

    Braden HaunzBraden Haunz5 ай мурун
  • You truly are an amazing song writer! Keep it up. You are going to do great things!!!

    Tricia LogstonTricia Logston5 ай мурун
  • I wish these were on spotify

    quesadillas queenquesadillas queen6 ай мурун
  • I can only imagine his grandpa suffering from ptsd 🤧😢

    Ron SolimanRon Soliman6 ай мурун
    • He probably did...

      Amanda StallmanAmanda Stallman4 ай мурун
  • Please put this on spotify 🙏🏼💕

    lynxi0lynxi06 ай мурун
  • Alec's grandpa looks like him...

    Ethan PalmerEthan Palmer6 ай мурун
  • Bro I almost forgot about this and it hasn’t even been that long

    SkadooshNoodleSkadooshNoodle6 ай мурун
  • You all would never know the hurt unless you pick up history books. Vietnam war contained a lot of hurts. The ones that involved mostly die, and the others really couldn't get over . You may not be able to bear these feelings when you read the sad past, but, please add to your heart a little sorrow, because in only that way you realise How much we have to do in order to keep peace rather than war. Save the happiness of the world, dearist global citizens .

    。くorazon。くorazon6 ай мурун
  • Please please please put all your demo’s on Spotify. I really love them all, especially this one❤️ Thank you very much for writing this, it helped me trough some very hard times❤️

    Julia HemmesJulia Hemmes6 ай мурун
  • ❤❤❤

    ahmet Konuşahmet Konuş6 ай мурун
  • I love this!

    ANG GANDAANG GANDA6 ай мурун
  • Think this is my favorite

    Hey it's ElaineHey it's Elaine6 ай мурун
  • 🥺

    ELEL7 ай мурун
  • (Verse 1) The old Colonel was a veteran Each night he'd take his medicine And stay up watching Letterman trying to forget The things he saw when he was young The Carnage and the sound of guns He kept his pain from everyone with the ink inside his pen (Chorus) The Colonel kept a journal Of his struggles and regrets His battles were internal Waging wars inside his head Till the end he was a soldier Cause the fight was never over The Colonel kept a journal and He left it in a box Buried in the basement Underneath some dirty socks Till the end he was a soldier Cause the fight was never over (Verse 2) The day he died his kids flew in Took sometime just to remember him They cleaned up his old medicine As everybody wept They were packing up the cellar when They found his diary read it and They couldn't believe the things he said With the ink inside his pen (Chorus) The Colonel kept a journal Of his struggles and regrets His battles were internal Waging wars inside his head Till the end he was a soldier Cause the fight was never over The Colonel kept a journal and He left it in a box Buried in the basement Underneath some dirty socks Till the end he was a soldier Cause the fight was never over (vocalizing) (Bridge) The old Colonel was a veteran My grand-dad and a gentleman I'll always remember him No I swear I'll never forget The things he did when he was young The Carnage and the sound of guns And the pain he kept from everyone with the ink inside his pen (Chorus) The Colonel kept a journal Of his struggles and regrets His battles were internal Waging wars inside his head Till the end he was a soldier Cause the fight was never over The Colonel kept a journal and He left it in a box Buried in the basement Underneath some dirty socks Till the end he was a soldier Cause the fight was never over (vocalizing)

    Mayah ThorneMayah Thorne7 ай мурун
  • ALEc rEALEADE TBIS STUFF JTS WMSING

    LouisLouis7 ай мурун
  • Make a lyrical version

    safina .mae13safina .mae137 ай мурун
  • Why this isnt on Spotify?

    Sergio BecerraSergio Becerra7 ай мурун
  • I wish this so g was coming in his new album

    ClxdyWindowsClxdyWindows7 ай мурун
  • this song is sooo underrated

    Marije StapperMarije Stapper7 ай мурун
  • you’re my favorite storyteller 🌷🦖💖

    taetaetaetae7 ай мурун
  • this reminds me of my grandpa who also served in ww2. i never knew him because he died before i was born but i miss him still ):

    robin drobin d7 ай мурун
  • Alec Benjamin BRO thank you so much! This is absolutely beautiful! Both my Grandpas served Bravely in WW2 in the Pacific, they fortunately came home to start families as yours did but this Song Makes you realize they probably never truly left the Fight behind... God Bless you

    Sports BraaSports Braa7 ай мурун
  • I’m going to cry. Why do you have this incredible effects in meeee I love u Alec

    Agos L. FerraAgos L. Ferra7 ай мурун
  • You should publish all the Demo songs in an album and call it "Demo".

    Scarlet RedScarlet Red7 ай мурун
  • the best song ever

    zivplayerzivplayer7 ай мурун
  • Alec sorta resembles his grandma

    bindu thomasbindu thomas8 ай мурун
  • After stumbling across this gem on Parler I was immediately hooked and literally so moved I wrote my first comment a minute latter oblivious to Alex and that other songs had been written! I call these finds rabbit hole jackpots! Thanks again Alex! I'm excited to get started exploring the rest of your work! Peace out!

    1JesusDesciple1JesusDesciple8 ай мурун
  • Thank you for sharing this beautiful homage to your Grandpa! The Colonels life will now soon be shared by millions, deeply touching this great nation and our world on it's way! It's obvious your family was blessed having this wonderful man as patriarch, leader, and Grandfather! May the comfort of almighty God be upon your entire family! In Jesus precious name! Amen!

    1JesusDesciple1JesusDesciple8 ай мурун
  • Does anyone else not find it funny that the Grandpa had to crouch down to even be in the photo, and even then he has like a head taller than her??

    Juliet GarciaJuliet Garcia8 ай мурун
  • came back to this video because I cannot get over this demo it’s so damn beautiful

    uuniversessuuniversess8 ай мурун
  • I'm not crying, you are

    my hidden librarymy hidden library8 ай мурун
  • oh my gosh so good! must have full song now:)

    Olivia GragedaOlivia Grageda8 ай мурун
  • the people who disliked this do not know good music, this is so touching and amazing, and the people who disliked have no hearts

    MysticDragonMysticDragon8 ай мурун
  • I need this

    NotfueNotfue8 ай мурун
  • every time i hear this i can't help but cry! sooo cute, alec u r god 💜

    Bella RandoBella Rando8 ай мурун
  • This may not be alec’s most popular, but it is my definite favorite

    Charlotte AlexanderCharlotte Alexander8 ай мурун
  • Alec's demos being released >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Esme LawlessEsme Lawless8 ай мурун
  • Most people just remember their grandparents... put up a picture sometimes. Of course they still love them. But, Alec making a song about his grandad is really sweet and touched my heart. Not all songs need to be about breakups. ❤

    Lucy ChiversLucy Chivers8 ай мурун
  • My grandpa said that one day his songs are gonna be in movies... Honestly, I agree 🥺💖

    Flowerfluff99Flowerfluff999 ай мурун
  • such a beautiful lyrics

    _Belletje__Belletje_9 ай мурун
  • I remember when no one even knew your name. But I did. And I was so proud of it. I still love your songs. I have for 3 years.

    Trash mouth TozierTrash mouth Tozier9 ай мурун
  • This is so beautiful. I'm at a loss for words

    Dee DeeDee Dee9 ай мурун
  • Showing my Mom some of your songs and she's in amazement. She says "He's so dang smooth! And subtle! Like the piano - I hear it, and then the second time it dips over here. It's like watching a sunset, and it's orange. And then it's red and I'm like 'how did it morph?!'. And I like them both - they're both beautiful!" We are really enjoying your music. ^_^

    Giggle's VidsGiggle's Vids9 ай мурун
  • Great video and song. I wish I could write and perform a song like this. It's really an inspiring video and song to keep getting better and to keep following my dream.

    Jeffersons 411Jeffersons 4119 ай мурун
    • like, sub or com on my channel/411 song gets the same back 3x from collab chanels kgcode.info/stream/q6PKhbZ4nteBmp0/video.html

      Jeffersons 411Jeffersons 4119 ай мурун
  • Beautiful song... This song touched my soul... All the best Alec.

    GSBGSB9 ай мурун
  • You look so like your grandpa too wow ... Love this song too

    Angielee GilhoolyAngielee Gilhooly9 ай мурун
  • This is one of the most underrated songs Alec has ever written ❤️❤️

    NayaNaya10 ай мурун
  • Alec Benjamin reminds me of a traveling singer who goes to different towns to tell old tales and stories for a hot meal or a place to stay. 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙤𝙠.

    Juliet GarciaJuliet Garcia10 ай мурун
  • Eu te amo

    Allanys GabriellyAllanys Gabrielly10 ай мурун
  • I need a full version 😭😭😂

    I don’t know Why you’re hereI don’t know Why you’re here10 ай мурун
  • In the chlec song universe, is shall General Cloud from 'gotta be a Reason'?

    Lahly BirdLahly Bird10 ай мурун
  • Irrelevant but his grandma looks just like him 🥺

    BanananeticBanananetic10 ай мурун
  • Your grandmother is very pretty Alec :) and your granddad is very handsome I'm sorry for your loss :(

    Chicken NuggetChicken Nugget10 ай мурун
  • Hi I am a 8th grader at Dixon middle school can you email me at 12419529@student.onslow.k12.nc.us

    TYLER SALINASTYLER SALINAS10 ай мурун
  • This is so sad, wow.

    BobAirBobAir10 ай мурун
    • This is Arac

      Lahly BirdLahly Bird10 ай мурун
  • I mean it isn't my favorite song but it is a really good song

    PotatoPotato10 ай мурун
    • they always are

      Lahly BirdLahly Bird10 ай мурун
  • Wow such a damn good story for your song. Wauw.

    Noor de RuijterNoor de Ruijter10 ай мурун
  • Absolutely gorgeous. I got chills. Your way with words and telling a whole story in a song is absolutely incredible. I love this with my whole heart.

    Celina BinkleyCelina Binkley10 ай мурун
  • 😭😭

    Alyssa RicheyAlyssa Richey10 ай мурун
  • Plz put this on Spotify 🥺

    Maliha HossainMaliha Hossain10 ай мурун
  • You have your grandma face :D

    Samuel DangSamuel Dang10 ай мурун
  • Question- is this going to be on spotify because pleaseeeeee

    Millie MMillie M10 ай мурун
  • vous avez une voix superbe god bless you

    siham bennacersiham bennacer10 ай мурун
  • Am I the only person who heard "Kernel" and not "Colonel"?

    Samira YunSamira Yun10 ай мурун
  • I love how even with a growth in fans, he never changes his style of music like some artists do. He's stayed true to his story telling.

    GraceGrace10 ай мурун
  • 1:15 sounds like he is getting a bit emotional. i love that about his music. i love how his music means something great to him and how it tells stories and how he gets emotional about it. i love that it means something of great value to him and how he connects with his fans through his music. this is an amazing song and reminds me of my grandfather who served in the army and died of cancer this past may. i love how it means something to me.

    hellopepolesez_1hellopepolesez_110 ай мурун
  • I woke up with the sudden urge to hear this song again Thanks, now I'm crying my eyeballs out

    Haniya R. R.Haniya R. R.10 ай мурун
  • You are so cool😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎

    kittin brokittin bro10 ай мурун
  • Se siente la tristeza en la voz de Alec :'(

    Karol PérezKarol Pérez10 ай мурун