Donald Lee

Donald Lee

 Columbus, Ohio, USA
BandBluesRock

my music is a combination of Genres, Crossing: blues & rock. It's soul searching, rebellious, Political, honest, unfearful, intelligent and meaningful

Biography

Who is Donald Lee? He is a Solo Artist (at least for now), An artist who describes his music as a “Bluesy, folksy, Rock.” Although he feels it is difficult to put his music into a category because it’s a “combination of many things.” He creates music/songs touching on life. He was introduced to Music and Guitar at an early time in his life by his parents. His first record he ever had, his Dad gave to him; Jimi Hendrix, Live at the Monterey Pop Festival. His father was proficient in many styles of music and on several different instruments. As he grew, so did his taste for different music genres. In high school he was into a little bit of everything, from heavy metal to classic rock, from country to R & B to Blues. After joining the US Army, he and a few friends formed a band and they practiced as much as possible and played around the base and off at Fort Campbell, Ky. Upon his departure from Fort Campbell, He stayed in Nashville for a spell, absorbing as much from people’s experiences and insight as he could. Searching for info on his favorites, he’d read about Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Croce etc…trying to see them and understand them beyond their music. In His Words: “I Love music and I love Life. My lyrics are very thought provoking; touching on parts of life we can all relate to regardless of where we've been. I believe my music can stimulate the mind as well as free the soul."

Lyrics

Crime Of Religion

Written By: Donald Lee

I don’t understand this life
How pain can suffer a total life
Away from a man whose only crime was trying

To bring peace and happiness
To everybody he met
To let a man lay down and die
Is a crime of religion
Crime of religion, crime of religion

I don’t understand disease
Government turns and leaves
Looking for new life in another world
Leave us here on our knees
It’s a crime of religion
Crime of religion, crime of religion

I don’t understand the money
The more you have the better off you are
But what about your brother who struggles
Right here with the rest of us
It’s a crime of religion
crime of religion, crime of religion

I don’t understand this preacher man
Who tell me jesus will be a friend
When he spends all his extra time
Making love to young men
It’s a crime of religion
Crime of religion, crime of religion

copyright 2008

If I Knew then

Written By: Donald Lee

I could lay my head down- if I knew then what I know now

My days would be much brighter
My nights would be more warm
Wouldn’t sit around waiting for the calm before the storm
If I knew then … what I know now
I could lay my head down if I knew then what I know now

I’d listen to my father
To everything he said
I’d tell him that I love him ‘cause soon he would be dead
If I knew then… what I know now
I could lay my head down if I knew then what I know now

I wouldn’t fight my brother
I’d only fight the other
I’m glad were still good friends just like we always been
If I knew then… what I know now
I could lay my head down if I knew then what I know now

I might’ve stayed in church
And not kicked and cussed
Might not have been that bad for me to raise such a fuss
If I knew then … what I know now
I could lay my head down if I knew then what I know now

I would’ve taken less
And not as for more
When satan came a knockin wouldn’t a opened up that door
If I knew then… what I know now
I could lay my head down if I knew then what I know now

I’d a taken much more pictures
Of my kids and what we done
‘cause I love looking back and seeing them when they were young
If I knew then… what I know now
I could lay my head down if I knew then what I know now

Go fishing every morning
Go camping late at night
Come home empty handed but I’d still feel alright
If I knew then… What I know now
I could lay my head down if I knew then what I know now

copyright 2008

Have I told you lately

Written By: Donald Lee

Have I told you Lately
Donald Lee

Have I told you lately, that I love you
Each and everything about you shines
When I look into your eyes, I thank heaven I’m alive
And I’m thankful that your in my life

Have I told you lately, I adore you
From the very bottom of my soul
With your loving heart and with your loving touch
You took my pieces and you made me whole

Have I told you lately, that I thank you
You are my very best friend
I know we will be together, with each other until the end

C 2008 all rights reserved

Nobody knows

Written By: Donald Lee

Nobody Knows, Nobody can see
Donald Lee

Nobody knows nobody can see
Just what the music it does to me
Deep down inside and it aint no lie
I can see what I really could be

It takes you over quicker than you think
It brings your mind close to the brink
Not of destruction try to understand
But to cause you to think what you really are
Spend so much time reaching for a star
You still struggle to kill your fellow man

There’s more to life than to live and die
If you can’t see that ask yourself why
Cause you made sure this life will not last
Dig in your mind take a hint from the past
While you ride in luxury on your well padded ass

You laugh at your neighbors die one by one
It won’t be so funny when it all comes undone
Your money will be nothing paper colored green
Trade your tuxedo for a pair of faded jeans
Take heed in the message given at your hand
Before you turn my castle into nothing but sand

Even If It's Wrong

Written By: Thomas Charles / Donald Lee

We know that it’s over
We keep holding on
Say the same ol’ words
Play the same ol’ songs

Yesterday is over
And it’s pain is gone
Today is a new day
I’m thinking a new way
Even if it’s wrong, even if it’s wrong

My love for you is so
I can let it go
You have moved along
It was a mighty blow

On my knees I pray
I can’t make you stay
I know it’s over and
I won’t keep holding on

I’ll stop saying the same ol’ words
I’ll stop singing the same ol’ songs

Yesterday is over
And it pain is gone
Today is a new day
I’m thinking a new way
Even if it’s wrong, even if it’s wrong

ghetto

Written By: Donald Lee

Lay down at night
Hear the ghetto bird fly
Gunshots over my roof
Sounds like the 4th of july

Madman on the corner
Kicking everyones ass
Some cops’ll do nothing
Just keep on riding past

I’m making it for now, sometimes I don’t know how
Doing all that I know, to survive my ghetto

Rich man looks down , in my ghetto at me
But he’s the one who helps put foul things in my body
See’s my mind swims from the left to the right
Don’t take it on a trip, I won’t make it through the night

I’m making it for now, sometimes I don’t know how
Doing all that I know, to survive my ghetto

You can’t put me down, you don’t even know my name
You don’t know these streets, this life can drive you insane
I just want to wake up, and see another day
Don’t know what else to do , ‘cause I was taught no other way

I’m making it for now, sometimes I don’t know how
Doing all that I know, to survive my ghetto

If you can dig, these words that I speak
Let you mind be heard, don’t let you spine be weak
I just wanna grow and be my own man
Just sometimes I wonder, if this world can understand

I’m making it for now, sometimes I don’t know how
Doing all that I know, to survive my ghetto

Goodbye to you

Written By: Donald Lee

Goodbye to you , take my hand
It’s been good to see your face again
Goodbye to you old friend, it’s been a while since
We’ve talked or drank

Hello to you new day, I hope you are better than my yesterday
Hello to you blue sky, I hope you can take these teardrops from my eyes

Hello to you dark night, I hope you can calm me down, slow my mind
Hello to you sweet girl, I hope you can take my heart from this world

BREAK

Goodbye to you my dark fear, it’s time for you to go,
My mind is clear
Goodbye to you my bad dreams, it’s so quiet now,
With no screams

Hello to you at my door, I hope you are who I’m looking for
Hello to you what’s your name, if you don’t say God, I’ll go insane

Baby

Written By: Donald Lee

Baby
Donald Lee

Talk to me baby, tell me what is on your mind
I’ll let you know everything is gonna be alright
Share with me baby, what you hold deep inside
I’ll tell you my fears, I’ll show you my dark side Baby

Lay with me baby, hold me all through the night
I just wanna kiss you baby, and hold you tight
We’ll sleep together, keep each other warm
We’ll wake the same way, at the crack of dawn
Roll over, look deep into each others eyes
We’ll climb out of bed with a great big smile Baby

I can’t believe you make me feel so good
But then again babe, I kinda thought you would
It’s good to know that I touched your heart
Cause you sure had mine from the start Baby

I’ll talk to you baby, tell you what is on my mind
If you let me know everything’ll work out fine
I’ll share with you baby, what I hold deep inside
If you tell me your fears and show me your dark side Baby

C 2008 all right reserved

Discography

Song "Crime of Religion" will be featured in a movie titled "Boxcutter and Man" Developed by Award Winning Writer and Director Alonzo F. jones.
you can check out trailer for one award winning short film at WWW.ELISLIQUORSTORE.COM

All material is original, a bluesy,folksy,rock feel.
All Material Copyrighted 2008
(recorded @ Home studio)

Songs streaming on indie and college radio

ASCAP member

CANADIAN AMERICAN RECORDS

Set List

I mix up the order.
I have up to a 16-19 song set, time varies, average length is a little over an hour however, set time can always be changed to meet the venue. I run a laptop for backing tracks (operated by my wife) run it through the PA, and I can use my amp (miked or unmiked) or run guitar through pa also,, whatever works