Life Is What You Make It

by Ian Dell

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This is a collection of Ian's improvised songs. Most of these were written and produced in a single sitting as Ian believe's that the best music must flow naturally.

This is the first time any of Ian's work has been made available to the public (he has several thousand songs in his 'back catalogue') as he is always focusing on his next project, be it musical or otherwise. For anyone who is from around Brighton, Ian will be a familiar face. He is always out and about playing the open mics and busking in the various corners of the city. For those who have yet to hear him, I hope that this is a chance to get to know some small portion of his work.

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released January 26, 2014

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Ian Dell Brighton, UK

Ian is a multi-instramentalist, amongst many other things, living in Brighton UK. He is a well known face around town, often busking and playing at the local open mics.

This is his first foray into releasing his music publicly, and there is much more to follow. We hope you enjoy his music as much as we do.
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Track Name: Music Tree
There is a place I know,
Far beyond the bustle of the streets,
And far away from everything I see.

There is a place I go,
Far beyond my mind,
It's a place where only love
And feelings of mankind can exist,
With freedom and nowhere to worry about.

This place is inside,
Far away,
From all the hustle and bustle of the city,
And streets and the crowded,
People I meet, each day.

My music tree,
Is a place where I play.
Oh my music tree,
is a place where I can stay.
My music tree
Is a place where I climb high.
And it takes me up, oh up into the sky.

When all is getting hard,
And hurting from within.
I need to take a rest,
And let my heart sing.

Thought I've heard many places,
And all religions too
None of them can take me to
This place inside of you.

It is cold when it's warm,
And warm when it is cold.
All the seasons are as one,
And you never get old.
And the dreams that you have,
Are no more, but just a sound.
And as I'm lying there feeling
You and me, all around.

In my music tree.
In my music tree.

My music tree.
Is a place where I play.
Oh, my music tree
Is a place where I can stay.
My music tree
Is a place that I climb high,
And it takes me up, oh up into the sky.

And it's roots go deep with, oh so deep within...
Track Name: Reasons
Reasons.
What reasons?

What reasons?
Reasons.

Day and nights they pass me,
All I want to do,
Is sit down and work it out.

Days and nights they pass me,
Until this time, I don't know why.

What reasons?
Reasons.
What reasons?
Reasons.

Do we have, to fuss and fight?
Do we have to not agree?
Do we have to make it all,
Till one day we can see?
Do we have to get it wrong?
Do we have to feel it right?
Do we have to make a sound?
And till we understand what can be.

What reasons?
What reasons?
Reasons.
Reasons.

Days and nights, that pass me by.
Make me feel like I want to cry.
Now I need to set myself free.
Only can't you just let me be.

Days and time have passed me by.
Each moment I'm wondering why.
Is there a place and a time for us all?
Can we even take on the score?

Of what...

Reasons.
Is there reasons?
What reasons?
Reasons.

What reasons?
Is there reasons?
What reasons?

What reasons are there to fuss and fight,
With the self all though the night.
What time and day is it now?
Since I can't find my way some how.

What now can I do to be true,
To myself and loving too?

And I know that every moment,
That passes by,
Brings me,
A tear to my eye.

And what reasons?
Reasons.
What reasons?
What reasons?
Track Name: Life Is What You Make It
There has been a time,
When the world seems right and the world seems fine.
There has been a time,
It is mine, mine mine.

There has been a day,
When all I want to do is play.
And though I never knew,
I still pull on, pull on through.

Life is what you make it,
Life is what break it.
Life is what you make it.
So come on, come on come on, pull on
Pull on, pull on, pull on.

In some ways I've been struggling,
But I struggle no more, no more.
I'm going to make it though,
Because I've opened up my door.
I, I gonna hold on through.
I'm gonna pull on through because

Life is what you make it.
Take it or leave it,
Life is what you make it.
Make it or break it.
Life is what you make it,
Take it or leave it, you can't deceive it.

Ah la,la..
Ah la la la...
Na na na...

Oh, yeah, life is what you make it.
Take it or leave it.
Life is what you break it. Don't do that.
You've only got yourself to blame, because,
Life is what you make it,

Life is what you make it.
Track Name: Reach Out
Feel, deep within the power of me.
Realise I could see.
And when I understood my fate.
Time said wait.

I just want to, reach out.
I just want to, reach out.
I just want to, reach out.
I just want to, reach out.

I only know a world from the eyes that I see with.
I only feel the world with a body I perceive with.

Everything is said,
It's time to get alive.
Everything is said
It's time to get alive.
When everything is said,
It's time to get alive.
Everything is said.

Feel, deep within the power of my mind.
I see, I'm so blind
And when I feel my heart again,
Time stands still.
Reflecting all that reflects.

I just want to reach out.
I just want to, reach out.
I just want to, reach out.
I just want to, reach out.

Reflecting all that reflects me.
Track Name: Heaven Can't Wait
Oh yes.
Oh yes.

Deeper than the deepest ocean.
Wider than the widest sea.
Further than your furthest concept,
Can stretch in reality.

Sweeter than the sweetest feeling.
More than you'll ever be.
Continually growing onwards,
In side of you and me.

Heaven can't wait for you to see.
Heaven can't wait for us to be
Heaven can't wait for us to see.
And be.

So pack away your troubles and hate in that way.
Don't carry them upon your back.
We try to rise beyond the furthest star,
And let it slide away.

Beyond you and me, there is beauty.
A world beyond your dreams.
Continually stretching onwards forever.
Breaking out of all your dreams.

Heaven can't wait for you an me.
Heaven can't wait for you to be.
Heaven can't wait for you and me.
To be.

There will never be somewhere so sweet,
Where we can all stop to be.
Equally as one and one as all,
The concert of you and me.

Could never reach the mind,
Could not flow in such beauty.
Purity will let you see.
And all your fears shall melt away,
And you will see, you can be.

Heaven can't wait for you and me.
Heaven can't wait for us to be.
Heaven can't wait for you and me.
To be free.

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Track Name: Right Out Of My Mind
And I gotta get you,
Right out of my mind.
Get you out there, get you out.

I gotta get you,
Right out of my mind,
Yeah.

All these days we been so close,
Don't you know.
I love you, but things have changed so so.


Gotta get you, out of my mind.
Gotta get you, out of my mind, mind
Gotta get you, out of my mind.
Oh, I gotta get you, out of my mind.

We've been so long together,
So many days have passed.
Time has only taken what will always last.

I don't know what it is but the feeling is so real.
I can only say, how I feel.

Days and nights have passed,
Things don't always last,
My smiles are moving on.
You are my only song.

And now I've got to move along the way,
I know, each time has come.
Day is one.

And I got to get you off of my mind.
I got to get you off of my mind
This time.

I've got to get you off of my mind.
I gotta get you off, this time.

White nights. Have come,
No darkness will rain
in the day,
I will pray.

White nights have come.
No darkness I say.
I will pray for you.

Till then I've got to get, got to, got to get you off my mind.

Got to got to, got to get you off of my time.
Got to, got to got to, get you off of my mind.

Oh, I've got to get you off, this time.

I can't say but I feel.
These days seem so long, past I know.
I've never had the joy but till now I wonder why,
You are the one for me, can't you see?

Got to get you off of my mind, this time.
Got to bring you forth into my life.

I've got to get you off of my mind, this time.
Bringing you forth to the day,
Night will go away.

White night has come.
No darkness could ever
take away our fun.
These times are for sure
just one.
White nights are coming down,
And the darkness we will play.

so many have asked the question
Ask me why.
I heard the birds singing in the sky, with my tears I cry.
Got to get you, got to get you off of my mind.
I, got to get you off of my mind, all the time.

Got to get you off of my mind. Oh I, whoa,

Got to get you off of my mind, all the time.
Track Name: Tell Me
Oh,
Yeah, yeah, yeah,
Now, now, now I say.

Whoa,
Yeah, yeah, yay,
Now now now,
What I say.

Tell me,
What you feeling when you're low and down.

Yeah, I feel like a clown, will you,

Tell me.
What is going on in your mind?
Climb.

Days are not always the same.
Time will always rearrange.
And the love we had was taken to,
A higher ground, so...


Tell me.
What is your life talking about.
In so much doubt? Will you,

Tell me.
Oh I feel you in my soul,
Trying to take control, but,


These times are all I have.
My heart beats so much for your face.
And I touch you just when you're close to me.
I feel that, life can only be.

Tell me.
Whoa, I said,

Tell me.
Whoa, do you know?

I saw your tender face,
Just the other day.
I was walking alone.
And my heart skipped a beat,
When we passed in the street,
I felt so alone.

With me, you are all the time.
Thinking every day,
Wish I could be close to you,
but things are not that way.

With me you are all the time,
And all the time you'll stay,
Thinking of my life,
I don't know where to turn today.

But Tell me.
Tell me. whoa.
How does it feel?

Tell me. Whoa,
Tell me, love will reveal.

Tell me.
I feel inside.

Tell me.
Love I just can't hide.

Tell me.
Are we as one?

Tell me.
I feel inside, this time has begun. Whoa, yeah.

Time moving on.
Time so strong.
Time so strong.
Time moving on.
Track Name: Rainbow
Whoa,
Whoa,
Oh,
Oh,

Rainbow.
Why you haunt me with you smile?

Rainbow.
I see you, occasionally.
When you decide to appear,
After all that fear.
When a storm has crushed my will.
You decide to show me,
What could be.
A resonance I feel.

Rainbow.
Why you decide to show your face?
Rainbow.
What a time to be disgraced.

Life was always wondering why.
I will only try and cry.
A tear.
Rainbow.

Why you try to hide.
Rainbow.
I know you're in the sky.

Everyday,
You're always there.
Though I can not see,
Ultraviolet light,
This world has bewildered me.
A Subliminal message,
That's all you will send.
From the heart of the sun
And now you will send,
A rainbow dream.
A rainbow that's sings.
To hover in the sky.

Rainbow.
Why you run away?
Left me for cold and dead,
Now I will have to play.
But rainbow,
You arriving with a storm,
Can you not understand
That I have just been born.
And I don't take no rubbish.
No time to review.
I feel all within because,
I am true.
And I cry with an innocence,
That you will always know.
You shine your frequencies,
My love will grow.

Rainbow, rainbow.
Why you appear in the sky?

Rainbow, rainbow.
I cry.

Rainbow, rainbow.
Why you appear in the sky?

Rainbow, rainbow.
Why?

But the sun brings a message to you.
Subliminally,
You feel it
Yes it's true.

All the knowledge that has been hidden,
Is simply to play.
Feel the beauty inside,
And download that information I say.