Made to Fight

by Lee Rice

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about

After quite the journey, nearly 4 1/2 years, nearly all on the road, here you go, Made to Fight.
Those that know me, will know that this has been quite the challenge, to say the least, to get to here, and have this album ready.
I am sure that all that take the time to listen will hear, that this is fom the heart, the words are not made up, this was and is my life, day in, and day out.
This is my story and my journey and all of the songs were inspired from what I have felt and experienced, during this time.
There are many people that played a part in my journey, and I thank them for the impressions and influences that shapped my writing.
A huge thanks to Pete True for taking the time to fly from Poland to support me and play on my album. I'm sure everyone listening will be able to tell just how much he added to overall feel of the album. Honestly, it wouldn't have been the same without you Pete, thanks so much :)
Thanks loads to the Epic Russ Hayes for your skills and ear in your great studio, Orange Sound Recording Studios. You kept things relaxed but very proffesional. I always wanted to work with an engineer I could count on, and I found him. Thanks so much Russ, I couldn't be happier.
A special thanks to my family for the continuous support over these last 4 years, and my whole life. I haven't always been the easiest son, and without your support, I am sure I wouldn't be typing this now. I love you all.
This album means the world to me, it really does. All of the years of dedication, finally to have something I can say, I did it.
I hope you enjoy my work and if you do, please share!

credits

released May 6, 2015

Daniel Williamson, for being around and supporting my work, with constant encouragement.
Levan Jones for a great night and a great song.
The Legend, Pete True, for making the album complete with your epic skills on every track, other than Made to Fight.
Russ Hayes for being an awesome sound enginneer and an awesome guy with an exceptional ear. I could't have wished for a better place to record.
A special mention to the friends I have made on the road, those that have given continuous support like Lucienne Wiersema and Thor Revheim, and Andreas Friedrich for being a brother.
This list could go on for a while, you know who you are and thanks so much. Friendship means a lot to me and I am grateful for all of you that have been part of my journey, and it was my pleasure to be part of yours.
If you choose to support my music or just share my work to your friends, I would like to thank you. This is many, many years of dedication and your support means so much to me!!!

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Lee Rice Saint Asaph, UK

What a journey these last few years have been, rewarding and challenging.
Music is my life and gradually it has really taken over and now I live for music everyday. My home in North Wales is a great place for me to spend some time writing but I'm in my element when I'm travelling, busking, meeting people and trying to make the most of life.
I love Nature and feel more connected to it everyday :)
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Track Name: Someday
Someday

When winters lasting way to long
What doesn't break you
Makes you strong
The friends who said that they would call
Were lying

Well that's ok
And that's all right
There's still a lot of time
Left inside this night
While the second hand
Is moving slow
They're lying

Chorus
Open up, let go of doubts
Wear your heart, the inside out
Make believe, let go of fear
If your not there yet, you'll be getting near

Bridge
Someday
Someday

Catch your breath, it's morning now
Find your strength and don't wonder how
And if they tell you that you can't
You'll know, they're lying

There's no time like, the present day
We can all get lost, trying to find our way
So if at first you don't succeed
Keep trying

Chorus

Bridge

When you lose the beat and they change the song
Which way is right
And which way is wrong
While the second hand is moving slow
They're lying
Track Name: Winters Deep
Winters Deep



My brains completely rewired

From a time that I'd forgot

No wonder I fumbled & made the wrong turn..

I missed you quite a lot



Chorus

Supercharge this aching body

Wake me from this winters deep..

It only takes a moment

To put the suffering to sleep.



Welcome back my long lost friend

You'd been missing for sometime

No really, this ain't what you think

Not whiskey, water, or wine..



Chorus

Supercharge this aching body

Wake me from this winters deep..

It only takes a moment

To put the suffering to sleep.



The curtains are slowly lifting

There's a rapid clearing view

A certain spring is in my step

It's not winter, something new



Chorus

Supercharge this aching body

Wake me from this winters deep..

It only takes a moment

To put the suffering to sleep.



The sound of every whisper

Right until the beating drum

Somehow it's like a symphony

That's waking under the sun



Chorus

Supercharge this aching body

Wake me from this winters deep..

It only takes a moment

To put the suffering to sleep.
Track Name: When you don't Believe
When you don't Believe

Control is essential
It's something I always lacked
I've watched a solid service
Turn to ice
Before it cracked.
How much is essential.
Don't forget to breath.
Quick hurry now, they're coming.
We better leave.

Chorus
They say that hope
Takes time time to achieve.
When you don't Believe.

Now I look back like a blind man.
Was that even me?
Not everything is as it appears to be.
I heard your silent whispers.
Where did they come from?
It won't be long until the hour is gone.

Chorus.
They say that hope
Takes time to achieve.
When you don't believe
When you don't Believe.
Track Name: Ready for any Test
Ready for any Test

There are many roads I've travelled.
They all look much the same.
All those unknown faces.
Where I never caught your name.
I still tried to keep a smile.
Even when the road was tough.

There are places I'll remember.
There are places I forget.
The odds were stacked against me.
Though I hardly ever bet.
I still tried to keep a smile.
Even when the road was tough.

Chorus
When I push myself.
That's when I'm at my best.
Until the flame goes out.
I'm ready for any test.

There's no doubting life's a challenge.
Those roads go round and round.
Then when I thought I'd lost my way.
Something else was found.
I still tried to keep a smile.
Even when the road was tough.

Chorus
When I push myself.
That's when I'm at my best.
Until the flame goes out.
I'm ready for any test.

So now this day is closing.
Another battle i got through.
The promise of tomorrow.
Always offers something new.
I'll try to keep a smile.
Even when the road is tough.

Chorus
When I push myself.
That's when I'm at my best.
Until the flame goes out.
I'm ready for any test.
Track Name: For Free
For Free

Rugged shaded edges
Carved for centuries
A thousand arms all reaching out
And we know them as trees

Water sculpted landscape
Streams to rapid waves
The greatest of all artists
Carving your stone into caves

Your blanket warming covers
Are all humbled by the haze
We're staggered by your beauty
So for hours on you we gaze

You offer more than anyone
We have so much to see
How did you get so generous?
To offer this for free
It's all for free
It's all for free
For free
You offer this for free
You have so many faces
You never look the same
We try our best to keep you
Looking perfect in a frame

You come in many sizes
Are you sleeping or awake?
Some of you aren't moving
While others starts to shake

Chorus

Silence interrupted
The guards have been disturbed
While patient glowing backgrounds
Stop and wonder
What they heard

Cleanse me fresh air soothe me
Below a billion lights
Your peaceful watch of certainty
Is here again tonight

Chorus
Track Name: Made to Fight
Made to Fight

It's not as if I haven't tried
To fit inside the pigeon hole
It's not as if I haven't wished
For a better hand
For better dice to roll

Bridge 1
Why is it, that it's so hard?
To see everything I see
Why is it, it's so difficult?
Simply being me

Chorus
Something keeps on giving
Just when it all seemed so right
Is there something I'm not seeing
Was I made to fight.

I can only see two choices
Well actually, there is only one
Well I can't consider quitting
When the other choice
Is to carry on

Bridge 2
Through every storm I've battled
Eventually she'll ease
There's hope for calm to find me
Make it soon please

Chorus
Something keeps on giving
Just when it all seemed so right
Is there something I'm not seeing
Was I made to fight.

In the meantime I will try to keep
My spirits they won't break
There's still a chance I'll turn it round
So long as I'm awake

Bridge 1
Why is it, that it's so hard?
To see everything I see
Why is it, it's so difficult?
Simply being me

Chorus
Something keeps on giving
Just when it all seemed so right
Is there something I'm not seeing
Was I made to fight.
Track Name: Hot as Hell
Hot as Hell

He manipulates me.
Through the cracks in my mind.
When the devil digs his claws.
My weaknesses he'll find.

He always seems to know.
Exactly where to look.
Will I find out how to break him?
In this holy book.

Chorus
Someone told me that I'll see
A way out of his spell.
Well it must be worth a try.
I hear it's hot as hell.

The words there are so many
There is a lot to understand.
Will it help me shake my vices?
With a bible in my hand.

I could never be a preacher
It's love I try to know.
The page I'm on right now
Says that I'll reap exactly what I sow.

Chorus
Someone told me that I'll see
A way out of his spell.
Well it must be worth a try.
I hear it's hot as hell.

I will never be a saint
This sinner won't spread the word.
It's love that holds the answers
Least that's what I heard.

I've got a bottle in one hand
And a bible in the other.
My skins calling out.
Go on, have another.

Chorus
Someone told me that I'll see
A way out of his spell.
Well it must be worth a try.
I hear it's hot as hell.

I pour the bottle down the sink
Then break the smokes in two.
That's right
I'm leaving every single one of you.

Chorus
Someone told me that I'll see
A way out of his spell.
Well it must be worth a try.
I hear it's hot as hell.
Track Name: Always There
Always There

We can watch
The seasons change again
And get like this
Every now and then

We can climb
The mountains to the stars
It's where we are
It's where we are

Chorus
We're on our way
Destination unknown
Well my oh my
How this love has grown
We're on our way
It doesn't matter where
So long as you are here
And I am always there

How is it that you move me
Like you do
Your everything
And I believe in you

We could spend a lifetime
It could never be enough
To express to you
In all the ways I love
Track Name: One of Us
One of Us

Troubled by your presence
Troubled my myself
What is it you should put first?
Well its supposed to be your health
Still a major part of me
Is lost you choose to hide
My stomach churns and somersaults
Anxiety’s inside


They say you should be happy
Be content with what you've got
I get that but the problem
Is what happens when your not
I try to shake you free
But you refuse let me go
I want to be somebody else
But I'm stuck with who I know

One of these days
You'll be gone
I can't allow two
And you won't allow one
I'm telling you right now
This is goodbye
My tolerance is over
One of us must die


I'm waking from a slumber
Which side is gonna win?
I'm torn between a good life
Or one that's filled with sin
I'd like to tell the wrong to go
But he just want's to stay
This has to be decided
And it has to be today

Chorus Repeat