The Two of Us: Ben


This is a slightly weird take on Jim Adams’ challenge to write about a song which includes the lyrics, Couple/Together/Us.  The 1972 song (and the film it was the theme for) Ben, is along those lines.  It is a song about the relationship between a boy and a rat.  The film was the sequel to the 1971 horror flick, Willard.  The song on the Motown label reached Number One in the US, and 7th in the UK.  It also won a Golden Globe.



Ben, the two of us need look no more
We both found what we were looking for
With a friend to call my own
I’ll never be alone, and you, my friend, will see
You’ve got a friend in me
Ben, you’re always running here and there
You feel you’re not wanted anywhere
If you ever look behind and don’t like what you find
There’s something you should know, you’ve got a place to go
I used to say I and me, now it’s us, now it’s we
I used to say I and me, now it’s us, now it’s we
Ben most people would turn you away
I don’t listen to a word they say
They don’t see you as I do
I wish they would try to’
I’m sure they’d think again if they had a friend like Ben
A friend like Ben
(Like Ben)
Like Ben
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Don Black / Walter Scharf
Ben lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management

7 thoughts on “The Two of Us: Ben

  1. Sweet song. Contrast to the movie that I vaguely remember. It was unsettling. Pied Piper turned rat king. I would have been 7, too young to be allowed to watch horror. Maybe I saw it later as a rerun on TV?.

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