Stories of Music: Volume 2

I’m very excited to share the news that Stories of Music: Volume 2 is now available to buy. A collection of inspiring accounts of music changing lives features lyrics to Memoir, written by myself a few years ago and recorded into a song by my great friend and co-writer David Christopher.

Click on the Image below to buy the book:

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‘Memoir’ lyrics – International Songwriting Competition Semi-Finalist 2015

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I am extremely humbled to announce that ‘Memoir’ has made the semi-finals of the International Songwriting Competition for 2015.

Memoir was written on spec for an independent Australian feature film a few years ago. The director decided it didn’t fit the film in the end but I remember at the time feeling it was definitely my best work. You can listen to the recorded version of this song here:

‘Memoir’ – Lyrics by Michael Lee Music by David Christopher

You can BUY the song here:

‘Memoir’ in the iTunes store

The finalists are announced in a few weeks time. I am honoured to be in the running along with fellow Australians Birds of Tokyo, Troy Cassar Daley & Paul Kelly and the amazing Katie Noonan (who we saw at Woodford Folk Festival this year) who are all nominated in different categories.

‘Memoir’
String your cold heart out
Leave it out to dry
Until that old bell sounds
You only wonder why
What good is the garden that doesn’t grow
What good is the house that isn’t home
Fought a war with myself
Down in London town
Scrapbook memories
They won’t bring me down
Face the light you’ve found
Saying last goodbyes
Feet upon the ground
As your heart still flies
What good is the garden that doesn’t grow
What good is the house that isn’t home
Fought a war with myself
Down in London town
Scrapbook memories
They won’t bring me down
Take all of my secrets, read from cover to cover
……..Well you can never be my lover, I’m a man not a moment
So float back to Paris, I’m sure that you’re an angel
Alone is where I’ll be caught between all the pages of yesterday
Finding shattered dreams…..
What good is the garden that doesn’t grow
What good is the house that isn’t home
Won the war with myself
Down in London town
Scrapbook memories
Will never bring me down
What good is the garden that doesn’t grow
What good is the house that isn’t home
To know where we’re going got to know where we’ve been
Saw your prayers had been answered in broken dreams…

© Michael Lee 2015

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Michael