Most Everything Shines EP

by Xander John Scott

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This EP is a project that began at the end of 2010. Inside the recording studios at Fanshawe College in London, ON and Dining Room Studios in Thunder Bay, ON these songs were brought to life with the help of a great group of talented friends.

Thanks to everybody who played on this album as well as Rene Fitzgerald and Jon Horvath for their production help.

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released December 3, 2012

All songs written by Alex MacLean.

All songs recorded at Fanshawe College in London, ON, except Weathered Hands, which was recorded at Dining Room studios in Thunder Bay, ON.

Mixed by Dave Angell and Chris Dorota at Dining Room Studios.
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Mastered by Jon Tornblom at Transparent Mastering.

Artwork/Layout by Scott MacKay.

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Xander John Scott London, Ontario

There is so much potential in everything and Xander is determined to prove it with songs that show the brighter side of the story. Xander's brand of alternative pop music is influenced by the honest harmonies of Said the Whale, the subtle inconsistencies of Mother Mother and the smooth textures of Tokyo Police Club. ... more

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Track Name: Try a Little Harder
I’ll try a little harder next time, to find a shirt that fits me.
Paint these walls another colour, to capture the light that’s fading.
Before it moves on to the next honest sparrow,
Let’s make the most of what we have.
Because there’s…

So many people that I’d like to meet and,
So many places that I’d like to see.
But I know things can’t always go my way.

From where the story begins now, it just keeps on repeating.
The next chapter writes itself in, as another day is over.
Sometimes it feels like these walls are getting older.
Let’s still make the most of what we have,
Because there’s…

So many people that I’d like to meet and,
So many places that I’d like to see
But I know things can’t always go my way.

When it’s time to take the dust that remains there,
Don’t intend to share the thoughts we’ve made.

Well I know that, I could try little harder now and then,
To fit in where I can
But I could always change your mind, yea,
Change your mind someday,
To fit in line with meeee

So many places that I’d like to see and…
So many people that I’d like to meet.

So many people that I’d like to meet and,
So many places that I’d like to see
But I know things can’t always go my way.
Track Name: Just Believe Me
I'll come over tonight and we'll be, alive together.
It's easier when you want me to try.
Let's be honest here, who is trying to bear,
the thought of what's the worst that could ever happen?

There's been so much talk going around, about the shit that's happening.
Downtown just doesn't feel, quite the same anymore.
But as I pass by the roof, we've shared so many times,
it's still standing there alone, waiting for us to return.

Before I'm there would it be, fair to think about it?
Come on, come on it's easy, just believe me.
Before I'm there would it be, right to find an answer?
Come on, come on it's easy, just believe me.

If there's nothing to do tomorrow, what's the chance that you’re free?
Over and over in my head, there's only you and me.
A little less hesitation would be nice, if we're in harmony.
But all this might be just wasting my time.

Before I'm there would it be, fair to think about it?
Come on, come on it's easy, just believe me.
Before I'm there would it be, right to find an answer?
Come on, come on it's easy, yeah.

Here's the only chance there is to prove,
that we've always been in a certain groove.
Take a dive, try it out, don't let the water fill your doubt.
Could there still be, a chance to go back.

Before I'm there would it be, fair to think about it?
Come on, come on it's easy, just believe me.
Before I'm there would it be, right to find an answer?
Come on, come on it's easy, just believe me.
Track Name: Most Everything Shines
On those days you can hardly hold your head above ground
There seems to be no reason left to put a smile on
But then there’s something happening so small it hardly doesn’t at all
For a little thing, it really leaves a mark
That’s where it all starts

Look at how most everything shines
Out and into the daylight
Don’t forget to leave some time to
Stop and feel it

Nothing’s wrong but it feels like the earth has stopped
Eating away all those minutes that have been building up
Keep on looking for a better stance
Aim at a place you’d go to dance
Anyone of them could sure be anything
That’s where it all starts

Look at how most everything shines
Out and into the daylight
Don’t forget to leave some time to
Stop and feel it

Look for a line to lead to a brighter side
Stay awake just to catch that escaping sight
Slow down for a while and let it in
Just a little, just a little more

Think nothing of it when it all goes dark
It will shine again soon

Look at how most everything shines
Out and into the daylight
Don’t forget to leave some time to
Stop and feel it

(There’s so much left to understand
Why can’t there always be a plan?
If we all just never move,
We’ll miss the clue)
Track Name: Weathered Hands
Well somewhere beneath the shoreline there’s a piece of you and me
It got left behind when we were crawling back from space
If everyone could just hold right up I’ll go back to walk alone
There’s a lot to be mistaken for a spot on the throne

Weathered hands will lift our hearts, up to where they’ll find,
Another place they can call their own.

You’re the one that got the feeling
You’re the one that got away, from here
But we’ll always be the same
Until that day you bring the change, to us
And no, it’s not that hard

Now there’s no good reason to sneak around these retired thoughts
Just wait for the chance to explore what they have never brought
A forgotten cause won’t likely break the barrier
It needs to be kept alive by the ones we know so well

Seize the day just one last time; its all there is to say
The statues all have just begun to move

You’re the one that got the feeling
You’re the one that got away, from here
But we’ll always be the same
Until that day you bring the change, to us
And no, it’s not that hard

Don’t keep wasting away
Figure out what’s needed
Take back the days that have gone to fight the cause

You’re the one that got the feeling
You’re the one that got away, from here
But we’ll always be the same
Until that day you bring the change
But we’ll always be the same
Until that day you bring the change, to us
And no, it’s not that hard
Track Name: Brothers
All the world will return to me one day.
Bringing back once borrowed grace.
Could you repent for those silly things you asked for?
Could they be more than you’d expect?

I’ll go watch the world burn down but oh,
They’ll all be singing
“Will we still remember?”

Turn it ‘round, to face whatever else has come.
Brothers now left behind to our mark.
Once again lost inside of all that held the glory.
Could it be more than you’d enjoy?

I’ll go watch the world burn down but oh,
They’ll all be singing.
“Will we still remember?”

All you ever gave to me
Was just uncertain honesty
That never even got the chance to grow
Into what could have been a grand old show
But still that time is coming.

I’ll go watch the world burn down but oh,
They’ll all be singing.
“Will we still remember?”

Still remember, we’ll still remember
What’s not the problem
Yea for sure, it’s more than ordinary to never open up,
Let it out, just admit, it’s worth trying