Better Half

by Sam Lee

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Better Half is my first album. It was recorded in Ft. Collins Colorado at the Blasting Room Studios with producer Christopher Jak and engineer/co-producer Andrew Berlin. These songs are a tribute to the rock, pop, and country artists that I grew up listening to and to the songs that shaped me as an artist. They are a story, two years in the making, of my dreams and troubles. A fantastic crew of instrumentalists helped to make these songs come to life. Just as important are the small number of friends and family that donated their hard-earned money to pay for the costs of the album. This album belongs to them as much as it does to me.
This is a dream come true!
Enojy!

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released 01 May 2011

Sam Lee, Christopher Jak, Andrew Berlin, Tyler Imbrono, Nasir Malik, Rick Walker, Sean Bennett, Peter Wynn, Stephen Melton, Matt Chimes, & Peter Knudson.

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Sam Lee Denver, Colorado

"With his soulful, powerful, made-for-radio voice in the driver seat, Sam Lee's music is a sonic melting pot of hook centered pop, anthemic heartland rock and bluesy soul. A true crossover artist both on record and on stage, he is both intimately engaging and enthrallingly dramatic." ... more

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Track Name: Secret
The last thing to take my breath away, make a bad boy's heart burn up and break, put me on ice and keep me awake

Eyes like a freight train knock you out, like so much novocaine, and I can't feel a damn thing and it's ok

And I'm in love, but my lips are sealed, and the way I feel, I'm losing sleep, this little woman makes me weak

I had a breakdown just last night, watching you hold him oh so tight, wishing he was me and you were mine

Maybe I can dream of you tonight, everything I want will come to life, I'll wake up, and you'll be gone, girl it makes me cry

And I'm in love, but my lips are sealed, and the way I feel, I'm losing sleep, this little woman makes me weak
Track Name: Amelia
Let them fall down on me, all the troubles that you know
All the demons that you see, just close your eyes if it's hard to breathe
If you let me plant a seed, give me one more chance to show
I am everything you need, if you'll only let me know

It's alright love, this can be the life that we've been dreaming of

Amelia, the look that's in your eyes
Amelia, If I told a lie, you'd make it true, you make it hard to make it back to you
Track Name: Rock n Roll
Rock 'n' Roll

I heard a story about a man and his promised land who ran away from god and love
He stole a motor bike with a velvet lie, he wore a cross on his neck for luck
He kissed his sweetheart and said so long, he said mama don't you cry
You know I'm gonna make you proud before I die

He had the rage to fight and sing late at night, he smoked until his lungs were black
He learned muscle cars and mason jars he got a tattoo on his back
He'd never tell you that he cried at night or stuck a needle in his arm
He wrote back home there was no cause for alarm

Rock and roll can save your life and it'll take away your pain
Rhythm and soul can take a young man and wash him like the rain
And if you're like me you'll be set free when the band strikes up a song
And you'll dance, dance, dancing all night long

You'll be a rolling stone son if you don't come home
You'll be a rolling stone son if you don't come home
You'll be a rolling stone son if you don't come home tonight
You'll be a rolling stone son if you don't come home
You'll be a rolling stone son if you don't come home

Rock and roll can save your life and it'll take away your pain
Rhythm and soul can take a young man and wash him like the rain
And if you're like me you'll be set free when the band strikes up a song
And you'll dance, dance, dancing all night long
Track Name: This Time Around
This time was different and I, I thought you'd come around
You showed up but it was just a lie, and you broke my heart and you let me down

You said that this was just a game, and don't take is serious that way
I just won't keep this lie up, this time I've had enough

I'm standing on the edge, at the end of the line, begging you to give me back what's mine
If I jump, would you let me hit the ground, or reach out your hand this time around

I see you everywhere at night, when I close my eyes
And I feel I can't go on, without you by my side

I'm standing on the edge at the end of the line, begging you to give me back what's mine
If I jump would you let me hit the ground, or reach out your hand this time around
Track Name: Burnin' Up
It's something seen on the silver screen, but it was just a myth to me
a fairy tale of a girl and a guy, and everything that comes in between

We stayed up and talked all night, both too scared to act just right
I'm convinced it's something and I'm a fool

So get up the courage to say that line, promise me baby we'll be just fine
Hollywood never wrote no script so good
We're burnin' up like wood

And I find, we both love wasting time
but the time that we wasted made me worse for the wear because you wore me out and blew my mind

You took my hand and we danced through the night, stepped so wrong and it felt just right
If you're looking for love when you've found it then you're a fool

So get up the courage to say that line, promise me baby we'll be just fine
Hollywood never wrote no script so good
And you've got the power to save my life, and I've got the words to change your mind
We don't say it, it just goes understood
We're burnin' up like wood

We stayed up and talked all night, both too scared to act just right
I'm convinced it's love and I'm a fool

So get up the courage to say that line, promise me baby we'll be just fine
Hollywood never wrote no script so good
And you've got the power to save my life, and I've got the words to change your mind
We don't say it, it just goes understood
We're burnin' up like wood
Track Name: This Hell
Take me by surprise, With a flat and grey horizon
My coffee cup's gone cold, after endless hours of driving
Screaming out my name, and I wonder if it's ever changed
The sunlight burns the skin, and I feel just the same as everyone else
Welcome to this hell

I feel like there is something we can find, that makes us special
I have lost my head and keep on trying, tell dad I'm a let down
Screaming out my name, and I wonder if it's ever changed
The sunlight burns the skin, and I feel just the same as everyone else
Welcome to this hell

Sometimes I dream of home, and I find that home is where I lay my head
Maybe it'd be different, if you were spinning me a silver thread
It can't be helped
Welcome to this hell