In other words:

“Ben and I really got along great, and while most rock stars have big egos, Ben had no ego whatsoever and was really just a regular guy. He was even a bit isolated and pretty much kept to himself.

“Musically, Ben was very serious and all business in the studio and, as everyone knows, simply had an amazing voice and vocal inflection. My music experience with Ben was very enjoyable, and he really made you feel like he was your peer, and not some opinionated ‘rock star’ looking down at you.” — Adrian Medeiros, Boston musician and writer of “Send Me,” Let’s Go! Benjamin Orr and The Cars, by Joe Milliken

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Ben Orr, Renee Devine, and Adrian Medeiros in the studio, mid 1990s. Photo by John Kalishes

Lyrics: Send Me

Send Me written by Adrian Medeiros and John Kalishes,©1993

 

Day’s breaking, my body’s aching, this bed don’t feel the same

Who am I, where am I, need someone in my life

But I’m sitting here, talking to no one

 

I tell you one thing, you gave me something that made it feel so right

I need it now, I’m wondering how to keep you in my life

But I’m sitting here, talking to no one

And they tell me I’m crazy, but darling you’re the only one

 

Send me all of you, send me

Send me all of you, send me

 

It’s a fine line, just a matter of time, I hold my ground

I watch and wait, you hesitate, until you come around

But I’m sitting here talking to no one

And they tell me I’m crazy but darling you’re the only one

 

Send me all of you, send me

Send me all of you, send me

 

What’s nothing to you means everything to me

I’m talking to you, wherever you may be

I’ll be there, too

 

And I’m sitting here talking to no one

And they tell me I’m crazy but darling you’re the only one

 

Send me all of you, send me

Send me all of you, send me…

 

(Repeats to fade)