one thousand birds

by GRICE

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    CD artwork designed by GRICE and Carl Glover.
    Front cover image 1000 Birds ©Helen Morse Palmer 1999
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Hardest to Reach (lyrics) The shadow of a doubt We hope you never sort it out. I don’t know why but she helps me believe There is love in my head, something is free'd You and me, that’s something to be And our love isn’t stained, with the Marks that we shouldn’t have made. It’s just my heart aches And up and and down - Its’ just a matter of time Weeping from points that we shouldn’t have made Up to my head, over my grave Am I defining this beautiful timing When love lets you down And you’re drowning again Hardest to reach People I want - people I need People like you - people like me. It’s a heartache Does your heart ache Over my head, loveless but love leaves you drowning You know that you’re frowning again Over my grave And the people I want Are the hardest to reach Now I’m down, will I ever be free And the people I want are the hardest to reach People I want - people I need People like you - people like me It’s a heart ache Does your hear ache Up and down It’s just a change of heart.
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Letterbomb 04:41
Letterbomb (lyrics) I stepped out of my life Over the barricades Clutching my letterbomb What did it say It blew me away. I delivered my life Most of the time But you know, I’m helpless and alone What did she say Blew me away When I was alone Sisyphus will come and go I stepped out of my life Over the barricades Clutching my letterbomb Addressed to my heart What did it say It blew me away Back to the start When I was alone
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She Burns 05:40
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The Passing 06:53
The Passing (lyrics) I wanted freedom Built your Kingdom come Wounded City built it up Knock it down Haunted me with endless possibilities And my fear Wanted people to sit and listen Feeling something Wanted rain Keep your eyes wide open Always feel it when you’re broken hearted Breath and keep the seamless wonder Why it took so long to find her Jump into the water flowing tears of laughter almost showing Dream of summer when it’s snowing curse the sunlight now you’re glowing Sing like rain on the city limits Sing like rain again Raging river, always find you Harmless, senseless, wonder, endless Why you took so long Jump into the water flowing Tears of laughter almost showing Dream of summer when it’s snowing Curse the summer now it’s glowing The Passing Sing like rain again Sit and listen Sing like rain Over dale and ardent yonder See my life in pale blue wonder Always find you Senseless wonder Why it took so long? Always feel it when we're parted Always find you now you started The Passing Wanted people - sit and listen
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Hungersleep 06:22
hungersleep (lyrics) It’s my lover’s song She takes me to the edge and makes me leap When everything is wrong She drives the nails into my feet And when I’m wild She pulls the devil out me And now I’m strong She brings the hunger to me. I won’t make the last boat But it’s getting better If she will love me I’m complete I don’t know what’s going on Feel the life feel the song Break me shake me make me cool Don’t make me face this alone Please don’t change your mind I’m so scared It’s my lover’s song She takes me to the edge and makes me leap When everything is wrong She drives the nails into my feet And now I’m wild She pulls the devil out me And when I’m strong She brings the hunger to my sleep. Don’t make me chase it alone please don’t change your mind. Don’t make me waste it I’m so scared
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Whatever You do Don’t (lyrics) I was all alone, I was by myself I could be wrong I was somewhere else Whatever I’ve done Whatever we’ve said Whatever you do don’t I was all alone I was somewhere else If I could be right just for once In my head I was by myself I was somewhere else Have to love myself Have to love ourselves Playing my song I will make you believe Whatever I want Whatever they say Whatever you do don’t Whatever I’ve done Whatever we’ve said Whatever they did Whatever you do, don’t Whatever I say
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As I Am 05:58
As I Am (lyrics) You ask me to explain And when I do you turn away again Am I climbing up your walls With all my teeth and claws Am I opening your door Could I throw you on the floor And I ask you once again Well I ask you Come and take me where I want to go. Educated and immeasurably dated Come and take me as I am Come and take me. And you ask me to explain And when I do you turn away again Am I climbing up your walls With all my teeth and claws Come and take me where I want to go Come and take me Come and take me As I Am.
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Comfort Zone 09:41
Comfort Zone (lyrics) When did we leave the comfort zone? How do we make it on our own? Why did the children break our hearts Why does the end feel like the start? When are the angels going to come? When the work is done. When is a man a foolish man Where is the compass Where is the plan When did we leave the comfort zone? How can we make it on our own? When are the angels going to come? When the work is done, done. When is a man a foolish man Where is the compass, where is the plan Why did the children break our hearts Why does the end feel like the start When are the angels going to come? When the work is done. Done.
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Steam 03:43
Steam (lyrics) I don’t know where to go I don’t know when I’ve been so lonely I don’t know where to go I don’t know when I’ve been so lonely Been so lonely Not only, been so lonely. Steam, out of steam You are the space in between Whatever i;I’ve lost she’s my queen Steam, out of steam You are the space in between Whatever I’ve lost you’re my queen. Steam, the light, the dream Steam, the light, the dream. Dream, dream You are the light, the silver screen Whatever we’ve lost in between Dream, dream, you are the light, the silver screen Whatever I’ve lost in between Whatever I’ve lost steam, light, the dream Steam, light, dream Steam The light The dream Steam The light The dream.
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Grace 06:13
Grace (lyrics) When the life is leaving, winding, weaving Changes meaning Am I made of stone? As the love lies bleeding, twisted, seething Loveless dreaming Am I still alone Ask me Am I still alone Changes seasons Am I made of stone? You ask me Am I made of stone? When it’s overflowing Loveless Eden, heaven, father Can your son come home? When the world is shadow Love light fading Helpless healing I would still come home If you asked me - I would still come home Ask me. When it’s overflowing Loveless Eden, heaven, father Can your son come home? If I asked you Can your son come home? Well I’m asking to come home. Well I ask you.
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Saving Grace 04:00
Saving Grace (lyrics) Send it out and watch it growing Say we are not too late Now our love is overflowing Say we can relate And I look into the sky to find that quiet space And I look into your eyes to find that saving grace And I pray it’s not too late

about

'One Thousand Birds' is the 3rd album by art rock musician GRICE.

‘One thousand Birds’ is a sweet winters symphony for the unconsoled, an iridescent sonic display of feathered strength and vulnerability solidified into 13 songs that breathe introspection.
'If this is the Winter, we become the Spring'.

First 50 copies are signed by GRICE.

credits

released March 22, 2019

Music & Lyrics by GRICE

GRICE: vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, keyboards, string arrangements, Ebow, sound design, programming
Richard Barbieri: programming, synths on ‘One Thousand Birds’
Andrew Fred Ehresmann: piano, Hammond organ, keyboards
Al Swainger: bass, double bass, French horn
Marco Maggiore: drums
Luca Calabrese: trumpet
Duncan Chave: sampling and bird warping
Greek lyrics written & spoken by Maria Peters on ‘Hardest to Reach’

Strings:
Eliza Carew: Cello
Steve Bingham: violin
Brenda Stewart: viola

Additional contributions:
Steve Jansen: percussion 'La Foresta Assente'
05Ric: drums 'La Foresta Assente'
J M Peters: synth ‘Hardest to Reach’ & flute 'La Foresta Assente'
Dave Costello: original bass loop concept ‘Hardest to Reach’
Lee Fletcher: treatments 'La Foresta Assente'
Jack Lawrence: autoharp 'Letterbomb'

Field recordings:
Birds & Storm 1 recorded at Swanston House (Chudleigh, UK) in 1998 by GRICE.
Storm 2 recorded during Rain Tree Crow sessions in Studio Miraval, (France) by Richard Barbieri.

Track 1 & 5: Sample from "O Nata Lux" by Revolutionary Army of the Infant Jesus. ℗ & © Occultation Recordings 2019 under exclusive licence from RAIJ

Produced and arranged by GRICE
Recorded by Duncan Chave & GRICE at Sound Gallery Studios (UK).

Additional recording by Stefano Quarta at Forward Studios (Rome)
Mixed by Stefano Quarta at Forward Studios (Rome)
Mastered by Carmine Simeone at Forward Studios (Rome)

Images: GRICE
Design: Carl Glover containing all song lyrics on 8 page booklet.
Cover Image: 1000 Birds ©Helen Morse Palmer 1999

The copyright in these sound recordings is owned by GRICE under exclusive licence to hungersleep productions www.hungersleepproductions.com
www.gricemusic.co.uk

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