one thousand birds

by GRICE

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    Cover Image: 1000 Birds ©Helen Morse Palmer 1999
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about

'One Thousand Birds' is the 3rd album by art rock musician GRICE to be released worldwide on 22 March 2019 on hungersleep records.

‘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'. G

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:
Dawn Chorus, Birds & Storm recorded at Swanston House (Chudleigh, UK) in 1998 by GRICE.
Thunderstorm recorded during Rain Tree Crow studio sessions in Studio Miraval, (France) by Richard Barbieri.

Track 1 & 5 contain 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
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

All rights of the owner of the recorded work reserved

© 2019 GRICE
℗ 2019 GRICE

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Track Name: Hardest to Reach
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
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.
Track Name: Letterbomb
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
Track Name: The Passing
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
Track Name: hungersleep
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
Track Name: Whatever you do Don't
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
Track Name: As I Am
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.
Track Name: Comfort Zone
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.
Track Name: Steam
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.
Track Name: Grace
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.
Track Name: Saving Grace
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