Your Country

by Lee Resistant

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released August 25, 2017

All songs written and performed by Lee Resistant.

Produced by Bob Hiltz and Lee Resistant.
Engineered, mixed and mastered by Bob Hiltz.
Recorded at Eyrespace Studio, Chatham ON.

© & ℗ Lee Resistant 2017. All rights reserved.

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Hailing originally from London, England, Lee Resistant has a punk rock heart and a poet's soul, which comes pouring out on the "gritty, uptempo, roots-filled acoustic sound" of his latest release 'Your Country'; six heartfelt songs of loss and hope, failure and redemption, shot through with a healthy dose of emotional honesty. ... more

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Track Name: Check The Faders
This is the life I live, I didn't choose it, it came and found me.
I guess i was born to it, it's not a vocation or a calling.
Maybe I'm built for this, I couldn't stop it if I wanted.
There's too many ghosts in me, I hear them whisper and I'm haunted.
Hey, hey, I'm screaming at the world. I can't hear it, I can't hear it.
Hey, hey, I'm screaming at the world. Check the faders.
What is the price you pay? So many are lost, I guess I'm lucky.
Or maybe there's something else, the devil collects his debts without money.
I keep trying to do my best, sometimes it's enough, sometimes it just ain't.
It's just how it goes, I guess, still better than most on my worst day.
Track Name: I Belong To England
Living’s getting expensive, people’s lives are going cheap.
These are things we take for granted, no-one loses any sleep.
Tables turned, the tides are changing, what goes around will come around.
And we’ll spout useless fucking cliches, until they burn us to the ground.
Give up everything for something, something else will come along.
It’s a never ending struggle, it’s a never ending song.
The peace I found came with a steep price, more than I thought I’d have to pay.
I got no cash back or reward points, it grows in value every day.
I dream I’ll return to England, and hear the waves crash on her shore.
I am of an island people, I’ll hear those waves crash ever more.
Oh, my son, you are an angel, saving me from certain hell.
We will walk the shores of England, and be re-baptized in the swell.
Oh yeah, this is me, I am England to my core.
Funny thing, what made me see was not living there anymore.
I’m that corner of a foreign field. I’m that corner of a foreign field.
I am England evermore.
When my life is almost over, when my turn is next to go.
I’ll leave my heart in the hands of my first born, and England will reclaim my soul.
Track Name: Do Not Resuscitate
Awake last night, I watched you sleeping.
Closed my eyes, listened to you breathing.
So many times, I’ve had this feeling.
Low on faith but still believing.
All the time, that I’ve been giving.
To these things that have no meaning.
Feel like I’m dying, even though I’m living.
Not sure how to play this game and win it.
All the things I had forsaken.
stupid chances that I have taken.
No angel here, mistakes I made them.
Had good times, all I did was break them.
The days I thought were all before me.
Are nothing more than fading memories.
And all that’s left are boring stories.
Of younger days and former glories.
Track Name: Just Live
Nothing that I said, nothing that I did.
Could change the things around me, maybe I should just live.
Keep right in the head is the right thing to do.
Sometimes the simplest things are the hardest, you know that it’s true.
Nothing’s black or white, everything is grey.
Learn to live in the shadows to survive another day.
You gotta keep your hope, you gotta keep your faith.
Keep your trust in yourself when everything else falls away.
Just live. Life takes everything you have to give.
The pieces rarely fit, never if you try.
Sometimes if you’re lucky, they’ll line up side by side.
Take the victory, also take defeat.
Keep them both together, how we’re made is where they meet.
Just live. Life takes everything you have to give.
And I know I’m not wrong.
I know that my mind is strong.
I know I’ve found my truth.
Nothing or no-one can ever touch that, I’m the walking proof.
Just live. Life takes everything you have to give.
Track Name: Your Country
I came from across an ocean, that was many years ago.
Look at what got set in motion, there really was no way to know.
And if I didn’t do much thinking, of a life had come unglued.
Please believe I did a lot of drinking, and in your country i came to.
I thought that I could settle down here, time will prove that right or wrong.
The weight of the world seemed to disappear, then, my son, you came along.
Yeah, you changed my life forever. Yeah, you changed it for the best.
I promised you that i would be here, ever, and in your country I could rest.
And if I reach my own conclusion, if I never make the time.
I’ll be under no grand illusion, this is your country, it ain’t mine.
Some things just weren’t destined to work out, family life was not her way.
That’s something that’s quick to find out, when you take a needle out to play.
Yeah, she made her own decision. Whatever the hell that means.
You could say the drugs have got you brainwashed, but you could never scrub this clean.
No, you could never scrub this clean.
And if I reach my own conclusion, if I never make the time.
I’ll be under no grand illusion, this is your country, it ain’t mine.
Yes, my son, this world is unfair, make sure your skin is thick enough.
And let me make this last thing real clear, there’s no bond thicker than our blood.
And if I reach my own conclusion, if I never get the time.
I’ll be under no grand illusion, this is your country, it ain’t mine.
Track Name: Not Me
Hey darlin’, hey baby, your eyes glazed over when you looked at me that way.
You had that something, that something tragic, pulled me in and made my troubles escalate.
But that was yesterday.
You had a smile that made me believe, but baby you never danced with me.
You had a way that brought the worst out of me, thank god that it’s you, not me.
Well I used to think, sometimes too much, I couldn’t help it if it got me through those days.
And I gotta say, your eyes of coldest grey, it’s like you’re dead inside, to me anyway.
And that still holds true today.
You had a smile that made me believe, but baby you never sang with me.
You had a way that brought the worst out of me, thank god that it’s you, not me.
Yeah, my story it ain’t done. I got my health, I’ve got my son.
Gonna get my life on track. You ain’t ever comin’ back.
Hey darlin‘, hey baby, I found a safe place I can keep my troubled heart.
The walls all reappeared, when your ass disappeared.
And now I’m making some good things start. Yeah, I’ll make the good times start.
You had a smile that made me believe, but you didn’t wanna spend a life with me.
Thought I made you happy, but I guess you didn’t agree. Thank god that it’s you, not me.

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