Small Exxxplosions, Part I

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about

This is my debut 'album' as an independent artist. Totally financed, recorded, produced, mixed, mastered, and so on, by only myself, I have kept complete control over the whole project. I am a bass player primarily, but this collection of songs was always intended to be an experiment not based around it, as I was away from any bands I was playing with when creating all of these songs.

Written over the course of a few years, from May 2011 onwards, the songs were recorded in a variety of places, such as: my bedroom, my university flat, my car, and so on, and at times that struck me. Overall, I wrote 28 songs, so I decided to split them into two albums that can pair up. Part II is yet to come.

The subjects of each song vary in theme, topic, and mood. But I hope that you are able to take away your own interpretations of my work, whether they are the same as the original ideas or not.

I sincerely hope you enjoy my work, and if you do, pass it on to your friends, family, or any strangers!

Also check out my current work as a bass player in my band AquaTramp here: aquatramp.bandcamp.com

Scott :) x

credits

released August 3, 2014

Acoustica Beatcraft, bass guitar, electric guitar, Kaossilator, keyboard, MIDI, programming, vocals: Scott Anderson

Lyrics: Scott Anderson

Production and mixing: Scott Anderson

Mastering: Scott Anderson

Artwork and design direction: Scott Anderson

The storm, wave, and birdsong sound effects in track 7 were obtained and used with the permission of freesfx.co.uk.
The shouting in track 8 were obtained and used with the permission of freesfx.co.uk.
The noisy crowd in track 12 was recorded in Termini, Rome, Italy in October 2012.

Special thanks to: Sasha McKinley, Hope Anderson, Jay Patterson, and all of my friends and family.

© 2014 Scott Anderson (All rights reserved.) Any unauthorised reproduction of this recording is prohibited by law.

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Track Name: Birth (Introduction)
Hello.
Can you hear me?
My chance to speak is now and now alone. I hope that you can hear me. I've been wondering... Is there a way out from the destruction that I've caused? Can I redeem myself for my sins? Because I know I have sinned. I know I have damaged. It may be too late, but I pray for your forgiveness and trust in your healing, and yours alone.
If it was possible to rewind, I would. I never meant to cause this. I never wanted to be this way. I need you back. I need you in my life forever. You've been the one good thing I have had, and I knew you were too good for me. You should have left a long time ago. I am truly sorry for what I have become.
But sometimes I feel as if I am living a lie. I am not sorry. I want to be. But I can't be. What is the force in me that allows me to live like this? Like a broken being - someone devoid of intelligence or real love. That's what you are. Intelligence and love. You don't think so, but I've always known it. I tried to convince you for your whole life, without success. But that's you.
In your perfection you are nothing. In your life you were everything.
You'll never be forgotten. Your legacy will live on forever, near and far. I am as jealous as I am happy.
But, in the end, I'm just a mortal. Why should I have any responsibilities? Why should I matter? You won't remember me.
Track Name: Horizons
Distance
Is left in time
Never to be found down any line (This ain’t a scene)
When the best you’ll get is a place to forget
And a chance to slip away (but not yet)
Legacy
Means all to most
‘Cause nobody wants to fall asleep at their post (This ain’t a scene)
Daydreaming
Of past regrets
And the hopes to pull them back (say yes)
Half-chances
Are all we possess
Yet we figure that we can stand out from the rest (This ain’t a scene)
From nothing
We rise, we fall
It’s better than doing nothing at all
Horizons
Taunt me from afar
Scared of the light, scared of the dark (This ain’t a scene)
Voices keep telling me
That I should stop, look around, and see

Tomorrow is
Another day
Another path (This ain’t a scene)
Another way
To smile and laugh and live and stay
Silent to those who walk away
Without us
It’s hard to believe
In something that doesn’t believe in me (This ain’t a scene)
There’s something up above?
There’s something down below?
But in reality no-one knows
Beliefs
That we should
Just forget (This ain’t a scene)
And not kill over it
Don’t take your knife
And steal away
A loving child, husband, or wife
From another
We need happiness
So it’s best to take a second guess (This ain’t a scene)
Follow what you want
And follow who you need
Stay well away from planted seeds

Hide
From anything that scares you
Do nothing that you wanna do
Stay away from what you want
Deep down inside you know you can’t
Just take a chance
Just take a chance
Just take a
Just take a chance

Follow through
Choices which
You make but give up easily (This ain’t a scene)
And never let a day go by
Without your dreams and fantasies
You need to
Walk back home
And wonder if you’ve really come (This ain’t a scene)
To a place that you are happy with
Where you’ll never feel like you are jealous
Take a look back
In your mind
And cast aside your deadweight finds (This ain’t a scene)
What anchors you
To the ground
Is long lost and must be found
Safe and sound
Is how we feel when we let go and finally see (This ain’t a scene)
That life is what we make of it and we should just run and be free

Hide
From anything that scares you
Do nothing that you wanna do
Stay away from what you want
Deep down inside you know you can’t
Just take a chance (Just take a chance)
Just take a chance
Just take a (Just take a chance)
Just take a chance
Track Name: The Falcon
I see all when I look at you
All I want to destroy and bruise
I'll seek more when you let me in
I'm a criminal, just let me begin
I’ll lie my way anywhere I want
And make damn sure that you can’t
Don’t leave or I’ll come after you
There’s little I won’t stoop to
I watch your pictures and wish for your life
I’ll make you burn as you become my wife
Struggle or take it all on the chin
I’m your lover, just let me come in

It’s a problem so easily faced
Why shoot down the young and the brave?
With faces filled with dismay
The falcon is here to stay

I admired your beauty from near and from far
While I burn up like a thousand stars
I’ll take all when you let me in
I’m a criminal, and now I’ll begin
I’ll tear off your shell, no matter how tight
Rip it up and keep it out of sight
Don’t leave or I’ll come after you
There’s nothing that I won’t stoop to
I’ve dreamed of your innocence with lustful greed
I’ll take it away because you’re all I need
Struggle or take it all on the chin
I’m your lover, I’ll force my way in

It’s a problem so easily faced
Why shoot down the young and the brave?
With faces filled with dismay
The falcon is here to stay
It’s a problem so easily faced
Why shoot down the young and the brave?
With faces filled with dismay
The falcon is here to stay

I'm
To Stay
To Stay
To stay
I'm
To Stay
To Stay
To Stay
I'm
To Stay
To Stay
To Stay
Track Name: PROtestOR
Time
Passes by
While we
Decide
To love
Or leave
The things
That make
Us see
Inside
Seems like
A good
Place to hide
From them
And their views
Recruit
And polarise

With every passing day, nothing changes
With every protest we see the same
With every person there rests blame
But we take pride in others' mistakes
With every passing day, nothing changes
With every protest we see the same
With every person there rests blame
But we take pride in others' mistakes

Flow down a river but don't fight the current or you'll end up in it, a droplet of care for those who love you and don't pass on leaving no legacy behind your back people talk every day but nobody thinks before they speak or act out like a child just because you can and feel the need to

With every passing day, nothing changes
With every protest we see the same
With every person there rests blame
But we take pride in others' mistakes
With every passing day, nothing changes
With every protest we see the same
With every person there rests blame
But we take pride in others' mistakes
With every passing day, nothing changes (Protest)
With every protest we see the same (Or)
With every person there rests blame (Just let)
But we take pride in others' mistakes (It be)
With every passing day, nothing changes (Protest)
With every protest we see the same (Or)
With every person there rests blame (Just let)
But we take pride in others' mistakes (It be)
Track Name: Troublesome
Laying back
In the sun
Tell your stories
Every one
We have time
Time to burn
So we can listen
And we can learn
Looking back
It's hard to see
Why he fought you
And you fought me
So tell me please
That I'm free
From your wrath
And destiny
The force of love
And our hate
Push us into
A new state
But when we bleed
We bleed the same
So say it's wrong
To play these games
It's time
To walk away
From our crimes
And our shame

Nothing lasts forever
So why can't we just be one?
Fighting 'til the gates of oblivion open
We won't last forever
And all of our wars are won
Let's all stay together - we needn't be troublesome

Our broken path
Is unclear
Until we bury
Our skeletons there
Spring up here
Spring up there
We create
These fruits we bear
It's time
To walk away
From our crimes
And our shame

Nothing lasts forever
So why can't we just be one?
Fighting 'til the gates of oblivion open
We won't last forever
And all of our wars are won
Let's all stay together - we needn't be troublesome
Nothing lasts forever
So why can't we just be one?
Fighting 'til the gates of oblivion open
We won't last forever
And all of our wars are won
Let's all stay together - we needn't be troublesome

I see the plight
Back in my head and
In the night
Falling from the stars
I see what's right
In past instances of kind
Wondering when we’ll
Wander freely

Left and right
We look around
To seek out
The perfect plan
But we all feel
What we hold dear
And we should fear
Our own careers
It's time
To walk away
From our crimes
And our shame

Nothing lasts forever
So why can't we just be one?
Fighting 'til the gates of oblivion open
We won't last forever
And all of our wars are won
Let's all stay together - we needn't be troublesome
Nothing lasts forever
So why can't we just be one?
Fighting 'til the gates of oblivion open
We won't last forever
And all of our wars are won
Let's all stay together - we needn't be troublesome
Nothing lasts forever (Let’s all stay together – we needn’t be troublesome)
So why can't we just be one?
Fighting 'til the gates of oblivion open (Let’s all stay together – we needn’t be troublesome)
We won't last forever (Let’s all stay together – we needn’t be troublesome)
And all of our wars are won
Let's all stay together - we needn't be troublesome (Let’s all stay together – we needn’t be troublesome)
Nothing lasts forever (Let’s all stay together – we needn’t be troublesome)
So why can't we just be one?
Fighting 'til the gates of oblivion open (Let’s all stay together – we needn’t be troublesome)
We won't last forever (Let’s all stay together – we needn’t be troublesome)
And all of our wars are won
Let's all stay together - we needn't be troublesome (Let’s just stay together – we needn’t be troublesome)
Track Name: ÷
Another one on the floor
Calling on the passers by
Ignoring the open door
And looking upwards to the sky
How can he be all alone?
Just left in this sorry state
Survived by the seeds he's sown
Abandoned by his fate
Insane, I’m insane
Ripping out my own veins
Hoping I can find
Myself

Voices
Call on me to make it better
Voices
Tell me I’m the one true leader
Voices
Come through me to get back sooner
Silence
When the world is underwater
Deities
Call on me to make it better
Deities
Show me I’m the one true leader
Deities
Come through me to get back sooner
Silence
Divide the world to be the keeper

Now that you've had some time
And a space to contemplate
See the divides shine
Blocking kindness we create
It’s been a long while
Since the world could recreate
The secrets held inside
Our creator’s eyes
Insane, I’m insane
Ripping out my own veins
Hoping I can find
Myself

Voices
Call on me to make it better
Voices
Tell me I’m the one true leader
Voices
Come through me to get back sooner
Silence
When the world is underwater
Deities
Call on me to make it better
Deities
Show me I’m the one true leader
Deities
Come through me to get back sooner
Silence
Divide the world to be the keeper

Voices
Call on me to make it better
Voices
Tell me I’m the one true leader
Voices
Come through me to get back sooner
Silence
When the world is underwater
Deities
Call on me to make it better
Deities
Show me I’m the one true leader
Deities
Come through me to get back sooner
Silence
Divide the world to be the keeper
Nothing
Calls on me to make it better
Nothing
Proves that I’m the one true leader
Nothing
Comes through me to get back sooner
Everything
Divides the world and shows that we are
Called! To arms and fear we're
Called! To arms and fear we're
Called! To arms and fear we're
Called! To arms and fear we're
Falled
Track Name: Weight Of A World
Don't look at me 'cause I'm too different and I divide so let me die when I'm inside I can't survive I fear what you think I am is all I see

I squeeze my trigger and close my eyes
But it's too hard to say goodbye
Too hard to love when you can't let live
There’s nothing more I wanna give
My world is just too good
I just wished that I could
My world is just too good
I pull my trigger and close my eyes
It's time to say goodbye
The world is just too good
I just hoped that they would
The world is just too good
Track Name: Freedom (You'll Be The Death Of Me)
Kidnapped
From school
And ordered to go
Beaten
Punished
No mercy at all

We will be one
We will be strong
You can have back your identity
Just pick up this gun and follow me
It’s the only way you can be free

Brothers
Murdered
Just to warn
There’s no
Escape
From this tyranny

We will be one
We will be strong
You can have back your identity
Just pick up this gun and follow me
It’s the only way you can be free

Take someone and make me free
Take someone and make me free
Take someone and make me free
Take someone just make me free
Track Name: Carrion
I wish I could see you
And be back home
But I'm so far away
From all I know
Fighting battles
For someone else
So petty, our love is so petty
Distance means
Nothing at all
To repair our bridge
Is a common goal
But it's broken
So please just go
So pretty, this place is so pretty

Seldom seen
But always heard
To someone else
You are referred
You won't fail
You will always shine
So just carry on, just carry on
I know I'm gone
But please don't fear
I’m not a loss
Or a burden to bear
I hope this voice
You will always hear
Forever, our lives together

And there's a light shining on the door
Every time I look it asks for more

You don't need to let go
You don't need to let go
But you need to go on
Yeah you need to move on
You don't need to let go
You don't need to let go
But you need to go on
Yeah you need to move on
You don't need to let go
You don't need to let go
But you need to go on
Yeah you need to move on
You don't need to let go
You don't need to let go
But you need to go on
Yeah you need to move on
You don't need to let go
You don't need to let go
But you need to go on
Yeah you need to move on
You don't need to let go
You don't need to let go
But you need to go on
Yeah you need to move on

And there's a light shining on the door
Every time I look it asks for more
I wanna see but I must implore
These dreams, these dreams before

Everything has gone
Before
I’ve wasted it
Track Name: This Is A Test, So It Is
I want to
Find
A new
Friend
One who’d
Make amends
All
I need
You let
Me go
Willed my
Departure
You didn’t
Care
About
Me

This is a test
This is a test
This is a test
Again, again?
This is a test
This is a test
This is a test
Again, again?
This is a test
This is a test
This is a test
Again, again?
Track Name: Horizons (Reprise)
-Instrumental-
Track Name: Prelude To An Epiphany
-Instrumental-
Track Name: 24/7 (I. Is This The End?)
As the rain lashes down outside
There’s a new beginning
Thank god you were willing
To run from the arms of defeat
The station seems so empty now
I remember thinking
I needed you with me
Through happiness and tragedy
It’s easy to write this all off
As being over
And under the cover
Of the merciless eyes of the sea
In time we will both meet again
And we will be lovers
The same forever
We promised all those years ago

Is this the end?
Is this the end?
Surely there’s some way in which we can mend
Our broken lives and regrets are history
Is this the end?
Is this the end?
Can we fall in love all over again?
We’ll wait and watch hoping that we know our truth

Is this the end?
Is this the end?
Surely there’s some way in which we can mend
Our broken lives and regrets are history
Is this the end?
Is this the end?
Can we fall in love all over again?
We’ll wait and watch hoping that we know our truth

Remember the times we have had
But only be happy
Just keep the good memories
And set sail for home
Track Name: The Last Link Left To...
Holding onto
Missing pieces
Fearful evasion
Passing out with
Missing people
Lonely elation