A month or so back my good friend Ian Tait messaged and sent me a cover of a Deep Purple song he had done the music to, and asked if I would like to sing it. Well to be honest normally I would jump at the chance, but when I seen the song of theirs he wanted me to sing, I knew it would not suit my voice and instantly another clouders voice who I knew who would be perfect to do the job sprang to mind. So I gave him my recommendation for the job and told Ian to get in touch with him.
Now I do not know if Ian had done, but as he asked me in the first place, it was about a month prior to this, I happened to hear a superb instrumental piece he put out on his cloud, he entitled "Le Mans" and at the time I heard the piece I actually thought about messaging Ian myself to ask him if I could write some lyrics to it and sing it. So now was my perfect opportunity to ask him, as I did not really want to let him down in the first place.
There is no doubt in my mind that Ian's instrumental track "Le Mans" is bang on perfect to the title of the famous motor racing event and sport. Ian had also mentioned to me at the time he sent me his music, that I could change the title if I liked, and as a rule I never like to, as it already gives me a subject matter to write about and in reality is a great starting point. But straight away I knew that this particular subject of motor racing was never gonna be something I wanted to write about. Simply because this sport and cars for that matter do not interest me one bit. So I very much decided to change the title to "Breaking Point" and go in an entirely different direction regarding the subject matter for the lyrics I wrote here, to which I still feel works very well with Ian's superb music.
In order to make "Breaking Point" work for me as a singer, I very much had to chop up Ian's music and rearrange and piece it together to suit all the parts I wanted to sing in it. In doing so, I had to throw out a lot of Ian's great guitar work, and even though my version is only 1 minute shorter than Ian's, there is in fact a lot more I have thrown out of his original piece to make this work. So I really do suggest you do if you get the chance, give Ian's original track a blast, it really is superb.
I would like to thank my good friend Ian for giving me licence to dissect his great music and make this Rock in another light.
You can find Ian's original instrumental piece "Le Mans" here: https://soundcloud.com/ian-tait/le-mans
"Breaking Point" has been made as a free digital download @ Bandcamp and can be had here: https://leelucas.bandcamp.com/track/breaking-point
Breaking Point (Music By Ian Tait/Words By Lee Lucas)
Lee Lucas - Vocals & Backing Vocals - Artwork.
Ian Tait - Guitars - Bass - Drum Programming.
Smashing stuff courtesy of Freesounds.org.
The lyrics are as follows:
It's ten to midnight
an angels at my feet
is it mercy you cry out for
or are you in need of sympathy
Stress and tension now surrounds me
as all hell starts breaking loose
and if I cannot contain it
there's no telling just what I'll do
As I fall down on my knees
you will hear me scream
in a violent rage of pain
don't come near
I'm at my breaking point
It's this helpless situation
that causes one to crack
(you might at some point think there's a devil on your back)
It's when I fall down on my knees
then you will hear me scream
no please, please don't come near
you just might get hurt
there's no telling what I will do
especially to you
I'm an helpless case
of fear and rage
I'm at my breaking point
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