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released February 19, 2017

Lyrics reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.

Executive Producers: Peace & Equality.

All songs written and produced by Lee except where noted.

All songs recorded by Lee at The Square Egg Nest Studios, Buenos Aires, Argentina except where noted.

All horns and wood instruments recorded by Maxi Padin at Estudio Zamudio, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Dan Hendrix at The Bunkhouse, Agawam, MA, USA except where noted.

Strings recorded by Gonzalo Manco and Sam Nacht at Estudio Libres, Buenos Aires, Argentina

All percussion recorded by Martin Longoni at La Vaquita, Buenos Aires, Argentina except where noted.

All drum programming and synths by Lee.

All Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer, organs and piano by Rafa Sucheras.

All guitars by Martin Yubro and recorded by Martin Yubro at LeChateu Studios, Buenos Aires, Argentina except where noted.

All bass guitar by J. Spencer and recorded by J. Spencer at DurtySound Studios, Deerfield Beach, FL, USA
except where noted.

All drums by Guille Salort and recorded by Raul Moller Jensen at Estudio Roco, Buenos Aires, Argentina
except where noted.

All percussion byJuanma Benitez except where noted.

All strings arranged by Ellen Casey except where noted.

All horns and wood instruments arranged by Lautaro Schachmann except where noted.

All songs mixed and mastered by Antonia “Tony” Tahan at Mini Hobby ATL Studios, Tamarac, Florida


Special thanks to Amit Regev, Carol Helper, Mike Rens, J. Spencer, Brian Campbell, Tommy Harron, Martin Longoni, Martin Yubro, Rafa Sucheras and David Latham for your continued friendship, love, support and encouragement.

Thanks to all of the wonderful and gifted musicians that helped me to make this record. I learned so much from working with you, and for that I am grateful.

To all the musicians and artists in South Florida, New York City and Buenos Aires that I have had the pleasure of meeting or working with, I thank you for the inspiration you bring to my life.

If I left anyone out, know that you are equally as important to me and I appreciate everything you contributed to the process of this record. There are a lot of people to name and maybe not enough type space.

It is my hope that soon we move to understand the inequality that says anyone should have to pay for food, water, medicine or shelter. It is my hope that we evolve to understand that the survival of life on this planet can’t be traded for the perils of capitalism. We must move towards living in harmony with life on this planet. We must treat all living beings on this planet with equity and respect. No longer should we commodify any living being. All creatures great and small deserve to live in peace and equity. Let us be the stewards of this Earth, our only home, and be who we claim to be.

© The Square Egg, LLC 2016. All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

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Track Name: Drowning
Lee
Nacido Libre Music (ASCAP)

And time is winning/ These days - they go by
Do you ever wonder when the time is coming?/ Do you wonder why?

Chorus: Help, I’m drowning/ I’m drowning/ Drowning/ I’m drowning

My emotions are overwhelming me/ I can see my life is slowly drifting away
At times I wonder when - when it all will end/ I can see my life is slowly drifting away

Chorus

All my senses - keep telling me that I’m still alive

So I wonder how could it be when life passes me by…

Chorus
Track Name: More Than You Know
Lee
Nacido Libre Music (ASCAP)

They say I got a way with words
But lately, baby, maybe I can’t seem to find words to express how I feel

I open my mouth and I wanna tell you what’s going on down inside
Hoping that these words can help me to reveal

So I sing to you/ I say…

Chorus: I love you more than you know/ I wrote a song about you

Around about noon she wakes me with these morning kisses
I wish I knew words that could paint this perfect picture

I’m speechless/ I’ve reached this position where I’m missing
The perfect nouns and adjectives to tell how I live
But none of these words seem to fit you so I sing this song to you, it goes…

Chorus

I add these words to a simple melody
Then maybe it breathes new life - the words will feel just right
And then I add these chords and then I set them free
And then to my delight maybe you just might - understand how I feel so…

Chorus
Track Name: Extranjero
Lee
Nacido Libre Music (ASCAP)

What do they say? What does it mean?/ Is it hello or goodbye? What does it mean?
The air that they breathe. What does it mean?/ I cannot feel a thing. What does it mean?

It sounds like they are talking/ Nothing makes sense to me
Syllables are foreign when they’re heard

Trying to understand/ Thinking too much again
This will be the place I call my home

I belong to this place. What does this mean?/ Trying to make a home, but they can’t feel a thing.
Hear what they say. He’s just a human being/ Shouting from my lungs, but they can’t hear a thing.

It sounds like they are talking/ Nothing makes sense to me
Syllables are foreign when they’re heard

Trying to understand/ Thinking too much again
This will be the place I call my home

Unfamiliar words they escape me/ In this place that I call home
In this foreign land, trying to survive/ Much different than where I’m from

What do they say? What does it mean?/ Is it hello or goodbye? What does it mean?
The air that they breathe. What does it mean?/ I can’t feel a thing. What does it mean?

I hear them talking/ Nothing makes sense to me
Syllables are foreign when they’re heard

Trying to understand/ Thinking too much again
This will be the place I call my home

I belong to this place, but what does this mean?/ Trying to make a home, but they can’t feel a thing
Track Name: Heroes
Lee/ M. Yubro
Nacido Libre Music (ASCAP)/ Sadaic

He’s just a man/ And he’s speaking on the TV/ But that don’t make him right

He’s just a man/ And he speaks with proud conviction/ Like a moth to a light

Well, you can deify the king/ But he’s just a human being/ So stand for what’s right

Chorus: And we can all be our own heroes?

His motivation, is it money or the fame?/ Some external reward

Something to worship/ A reason to believe/ Is that all he affords?

Well, you justify the wrongs/ But you know it won’t be long/ And soon he’ll be gone

Chorus

A golden calf/ An image to adhere/ A symbol to achieve

Fallible nonetheless/ Just like you they’re flawed/ So in myself I believe

Chorus
Track Name: Room 4 2
Lee/ M. Rens
Nacido Libre Music (ASCAP)/ PhoenixCane Music (ASCAP)

Won’t you tell your friends - you won’t be coming home/ Won’t you tell your friends - you got something else to do
Won’t you tell your friends - you can’t be reached by phone/ But don’t you tell your friends all the things I do with you

‘Cause if you see something you like/ And we see something we just might
Find ourselves in places you ain’t never been before

‘Cause I got room for two

Won’t you come on in - and make yourselves at home/ Won’t you come on in - and let’s explore what we can do
Won’t you come on in - ‘cause, honey this can’t be wrong/ ‘Cause what we have here is made just for me and you

And if it feels real good to you/ Let’s see what we can do
Honey, let’s just forget all about the rules/ And go places you ain’t never been before

‘Cause I got room for two

Now ain’t no tellin’ what we might learn/ We’ll take it slow and honey, we’ll take our turns
But don’t be shy - if you want you can take the lead/ A night like this might be just what you need

‘Cause I got room for two
Track Name: Drive
Lee
Nacido Libre Music (ASCAP)

Chorus: Honey, get on in, now let’s drive/ Gon’ go places you ain’t never been, now let’s drive

Pedal to the metal - top down - now let’s drive/ Filler up - don’t stop - c’mon, now let’s drive

I said pedal to the metal

We got this - wind against our backs/ And the whole world ahead to dream

Honey, let’s - take it on/ Glad I got you on my team

And we got - one life to live/ Now let’s live ’till we die

Say we may not - change the world/ But we sure gonna try

You got - that winnin’ smile/ And pretty eyes to complete

Before you start your revolution/ Knocked me right off my feet

Don’t know if I’m coming or going/ Just want you by my side

So sit your ass in this car/ Honey, get on in and let’s drive

Chorus

Now tell yo’ momma and daddy - that you ain’t comin’ home

We heading down to a place - where we can be alone

And kiss goodbye to your friends - Tell ‘em we - ain’t coming back

’Til they all get this mess right/ And folks learn how to act

We gonna take that little reprieve/ And go far, far away

We gonna’ live so free/ No matter what folks say

Livin’ the Life of Riley/ I got you by my side

Leave all your troubles behind/ And honey, get on in, now let’s drive

Chorus
Track Name: Where Are You?
Lee
Nacido Libre Music (ASCAP)

I’ve seen fire and rain/ And I’ve been to the moon/ I’ve seen death it makes old ladies cry

I’ve seen hunger/ Felt pain/ Their lives ended to soon/ I searched for you just to ask you why

I’ve seen murder and rape/ And Dr. King’s gone/ I’ve seen suffering all around

Heard the cries of the meek/ I’ve seen evil prevail/ And you were nowhere to be found

Chorus: Where are you?

I looked in the churches/ And looked in the mosques/ No temples, no shrines were you found

I found cheats and found thieves/ Found war and sacrifice/ In synagogues you weren’t around

You killed Malcolm and Gandhi/ You took them away/ And Lennon/ you saw to that too

Many more have fallen to your “merciful hands”/ I’ve seen the things they say you do

Chorus

Take my tired/ Take my huddle masses/ Lead me to your promised land

Why must we suffer in this life?/ I simply do not understand

I’ve seen fire and rain/ and I’ve been to the moon/ I’ve seen death it makes old ladies cry

I’ve seen hunger/ Felt pain/ Their lives ended to soon/ I searched for you just to ask you why

I’ve seen murder and rape/ And good men are gone/ I’ve seen brown bodies fall to the ground

Heard the cries of the meek/ I’ve seen evil prevail/ And you were nowhere to be found

Chorus
Track Name: 2 + 2 = 5
Lee
Nacido Libre Music (ASCAP)

Words they get in the way/ And these melodies can’t express how I feel

Waking up each day to a brand new kiss/ With this love I can’t conceal

The world all around is crazy/ Everyone’s losing their brains

But when I’m gazing into your loving eyes, they keeps me feeling sane

Down is up and up is down/ And no one knows right from wrong

I think I’m done trying to save the world/ I’d rather be with you and write this song

Chorus: And if two plus two is five/ Then I’ll just live my life/ And write love songs to you…

Morning print said the fighting stopped/ While bombs keep pouring down

President said we need to save the Earth/ While we pump oil from the ground

TV man said another child got shot/ All for the color of her skin

Preacher man getting too friendly with the kids/ But says I’m the one living in sin

They call that living in democracy/ But not everyone there is living free

They call it the land of plenty/ But tell me why’s there so much poverty?

The words they use don’t make much sense/ Seems to me everyone is lying

They say we trying to make the world a better place, but tell me why’s there so much dying?

Chorus

Now I gave up - quite a long time ago/ Can lead a horse to water - I had to let those feelings go

Some people they tell me - that the world’s coming to an end/ Well, if this is so I’d rather spend my last days in the arms of my best friend

Chorus