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My debut full-length release is finally ready for the world's ears!
18 months in the making, this is a heartfelt collection of songs with an attempted trademark pop element to it :-)
A huge thanks to all of the people who have contributed towards the recording of these songs, I'll always be grateful.
If you like my music, please tell your friends about it.
Thank you - Adam x

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released June 24, 2013

All words and music by Adam Scholey, except:
Tracks 4 & 9, words and music by Dean Scholey.

All songs arranged, recorded, engineered, mixed and mastered by Adam Scholey at Plastic Parrot Studios, except:
Track 2, mixed by Chris Morton (TopherZero), High Wycombe.

Lead vocals, all instrumentation & programming by Adam Scholey, except:

Ant Henson - Lead guitar, Track 10.
Alice Short - Backing vocals, Track 10.
Sian Parker - Additional lead vocals & dialogue, Track 7.
Dean Scholey - Guitar & Bass, Track 4 & 9.
Dale Scholey - Lead guitar, Track 5.

Thanks to all of the above folks for their contributions.

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Sounds Like Adam Bournemouth, UK

'** UK Songwriting Contest Semi-Finalist 2014 & 3-time Semi-Finalist 2012 **

The friendly Power Pop Punk Rock writings of a south-coasterly 26-year old.

Adam's refreshingly pop-flavoured, punk-tinted, atmosphere-rife, harmonic musters come straight from the heart of "one of Bournemouth's better lyricists" (Rock Regeneration).
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Track Name: Cardiac-Friendly Glue
Flowers in hand and I'm on my way,
With a letter I hand-wrote only yesterday,
Well you'd have been so pleased, I cleaned my car,
The birds sing out into the clear blue sky,
While your headstone reads the words "Here doth lie
The hopes I had for the only one I've ever loved",

'Cos I'm searching B&Q for tubes of cardiac-friendly glue,
Since the coroner's verdict gave your cause of death as,
"Having unrealistic views",
And I contemplate the state in which your departure left my life,
When my back became a place for keeping knives,

'Cos nothing passes much slower than,
The time spent making premature funeral plans,
And you'd have been so pleased with the parma ham at the buffet,
You were cut down in your prime, it's so mean,
Didn't even make it to eighteen,
Just days away from the best days of your life,

'Cos I'm searching B&Q for tubes of cardiac-friendly glue,
Since the coroner's verdict gave your cause of death as,
"Being so able to choose",
And I contemplate the state in which your departure left my life,
When my back became a place for keeping knives,

When you were finally taken away,
The cancer got you in the end,
You wouldn't let me cut it out,
'Cos you told me it was just your friend,
It ate your brain from the inside,
So that real life you couldn't see,
Now if I ever find this glue,
I hope it's "Buy One Get One Free"

'Cos I'm searching B&Q for tubes of cardiac-friendly glue,
But they don't have any left so 'No More Nails' will have to do,

'Cos I'm searching B&Q for tubes of cardiac-friendly glue,
Since the coroner's verdict gave your cause of death as,
"Being unable to refuse",
And I contemplate the state in which your departure left my life,
When my back became a place for keeping knives,
Yes my back became a new place for aiming knives,
But the tube says "solvent-free" so I'll be alright.
Track Name: B.o.a.t.s.
Oh, she's all alone,
She's not the type of girl that looks right stood on her own,
See, he's still backstage,
Wonder how hard pushed I would be to bring about change?

She looks faithful and loyal,
But given a few weeks we can all lead her off the boil,
I'll just go for this 'cos life's too short,
And he'll stop crying himself to sleep in a few years I would've thought,

'Cos sometimes just one night is all this life can take,
To show exactly how severe were our mistakes,
People take advantage like at Wimbledon,
Except the ball was in her court and I wasn't having much fun,

Oh, she's not satisfied,
She never seems happy no matter how the boy tries,
What fun to help her shake things up,
Well look who just strolled over,
Tonight we might be in luck,

Well hi, how are you?
Have you two just met?
She seems to like your attention but she's already taken don't forget,
You need a game plan, a guaranteed win,
Here I'll help out, pass me your phone and I'll put her name and number in,

'Cos once the cows come home his script seems awful stale,
From all the times the light of day has seen it sail,
Stock up on mops and sick-buckets and cliché towels,
'Cos while she keeps on hearing the right words,
He's wearing holes in all of his vowels,

Oh, you've turned away,
From everything we've built the last 359 days,
And I just can't find the words,
To show you how much I care despite this poorly-written verse,

I don't think I hurt you, not that I know of,
Ok I may not be flawless but perfection only lies with God,
I always did my best to take away your pain,

And I'd have promised you the Earth if Venus hadn't have complained,

'Cos it's designed so we grow ever more worldly,
With every brand new stitch on life's rich tapestry,
Eventually gradients of each new learning curve,
Are so diminutive we start to represent using single-figure surds,

And my mind sometimes throws me back to July,
With beachy drives and chalets when our fireworks lit the sky,
And when Summer ended things were still sublime,
You had the world, we shared your bed and I'd never felt so alive,
Until it died,
I died inside,

I know that we would never work,
I couldn't cope with your demands,
But if you ever needed direction,
I would guide you by the hand,
I know that we would never work,
I'm just too little of a thrill,
But if you ever need a shoulder,
I'm two minutes down the hill.
Track Name: Heaven Again (sketchbook)
When I met you after all this time,
Well I wasn't quite sure how you'd be,
My pockets empty and I needed a sign,
'Cos it seemed like the end to me,
But tonight it feels like nothing's changed,
I can't explain it but the feeling's strange,
I lose my senses when you're by my side,
And it feels so good to be together,

When I look at you you're a vision,
You've got me acting like a man on a mission,
You make me feel like I'm in Heaven again,

I played some games, they all ended the same,
So I guess it's time I made my choice,
I can't remember when I felt better,
The moment that I hear your voice,
But tonight I feel like moving a mountain,
My head is lost like a coin in a fountain,
I can't begin to put into words,
All the things that we could do together,

When I look at you you're a vision,
You've got me acting like a man on a mission,
You make me feel like I'm in Heaven again,

No one's ever gonna talk me out of it,
Our love is real and I never doubted it,
We can make it like it used to be,
Because you mean everything to me yeah,

When I look at you,
When I look at you,
You make me feel like I'm in Heaven again,
When I look at you you're a vision,
You've got me acting like a man on a mission,
You make me feel like I'm in Heaven again,
Ooo like I'm in Heaven again.
Track Name: Steph's Stairs (feat. Dale Scholey)
There's a boy,
He doesn't always know how what he's saying comes across,
He writes about himself third-personally,
'Cos it's less responsibility,
Then there's the girl he met,
He writes about her third-personally as well,
Though she was his second love,
But the first to show him,
Just what it's like to be needed and stuff,

But they were never friends,
From the start there seemed to be something else there,
And the fireflies did their bit to help light up the way,
They would never end,
He gave his heart to free her imprisoned welfare,
And a home from home was hers from him every day,
But she couldn't stay,

So let's go back to our boy,
He's writing about himself in first-person now,
It seems he's taken responsibility,
I've taken responsibility,
For the alleged offences,
I always tried to do my very best by you,
And I'm sorry if I didn't succeed,
But you can't put yourself in these Converse shoes,
And you won't pick up my RSS feed,
Without a Facebook account,
You disappear when I need you here,
How else am I supposed to explain?
That we're not all perfect and I can't read minds,
But I'm happy still to take the blame for those times,
When you cried all night and I'd relish the fight,
'Cos stubbornness was all that I knew,
And when the restaurant lady served you beef instead,
I'm sorry I didn't have a clue,
That it would lead to my downfall with you,
If only I instinctively knew,
What your fragile mind required I do,
I wouldn't be singing now,

We were never friends,
From the start there seemed to be something else there,
And the fireflies did their bit to help light up our way,
We weren't supposed to end,
I gave my heart to relieve your imprisoned welfare,
And my home was your sanctuary,
When your family laid out in front of you,
Their plan for you and I had no place,
To your dismay,
You couldn't carry on this way anymore,

I won't yet cease lamenting,
The weekends I spent presenting,
Rather this than soothe you in your time of need,
And the time that I beat Wales,
I could have climbed the Yorkshire Dales,
I would have done,
But my iPhone told me there was no Pizza Hut,
In the vicinity,
How shortsighted of me,
I couldn't even see,
The forest for the trees,

But we were never friends,
From the start there seemed to be something else there,
And the fireflies did their bit to help light up our way,

We said we'd never end,
You touched my heart the night that we met on Steph's stairs,
But my own complacency killed the life that we'd made,
Completely unawares,
'Cos clocks don't turn in reverse,
Do you remember what we said on Steph's Stairs?

You'll be alright and I'll be ok,
'Cos He's promised me He won't let us stray,
They'll be ok and we'll be just fine,
'Cos He's promised me He won't leave us behind,
I won't forget the warmth of embrace,
That graced eighteen months of my time and space,
She'll stumble through but she will survive.
Track Name: Arse Without Design
So many things not known to mind,
The worst case of "if ye seek, then ye shall surely find",
But who put you on your track?
Who gave the days you live their plaque,
That shines, outlines the one you're meant to be?
Eventually,
Despite the TV saying we're made by chance,

Well you can keep your massive bang,
That without cause caused the entire of time and space,
And pair it with Darwinian means,
That forged a far too coincidental human race,
And place it up your arse that wasn't designed at all,
I just hope you can find enough room,
Right next to your head that's not so small,
'Cos we all mean so much more than a boom,

You consume your media-biased views,
'Cos that's enough for you to reach a,
Valid conclusion, you praise Gervais for his truths,
In the vainest hope he'll retweet ya,
You follow all the greatest minds in science,
Who assert curt theories with defiance,
But they're just self-preservators,
It's pure human nature,
'Cos don't forget we've "evolved",
To protect what we've sold,
And deflect when we're told there's any danger,

Well you can keep your massive bang,
That without cause caused the entire of time and space,
And pair it with Darwinian means,
That forged a far too coincidental human race,
And place it up your arse that wasn't designed at all,
I just hope you can find enough room,
Right next to your head that's not so small,
'Cos we all mean so much more than a boom,

I just don't see,
Why what we can't see,
Is such a long drawn-out topic debated with great fervency,
Just think it through,
It doesn't mean it's true,
Just 'cos it's posted by someone with far more page likes than you,
Apply heart to mind,
Only believe the things that you find yourself,

'Cos what about perceived differences in reality,
And tiny little quirks that define personality?
And what about the beauty and uniqueness of art,
The way I hear the things I see and how I tell them apart?
And are we really so obsessed with genetic control?
I mean, arthritic sheep are great, it's just they're lacking a soul,
Just take on-board what feels right inside,
And embrace the unknown with arms open wide,

Well hold on to your massive bang,
That without cause caused the entire of time and space,
Which you'll defend to the ends of the Earth,
'Cos all that matters is to save that stuffed-up knowing face,
Just place it up your arse that wasn't designed at all,
I just hope you can find enough room,
Right next to your head that's not so small,
'Cos we all mean so much more than a boom,

'Cos what about perceived differences in reality,
And tiny little quirks that define personality?
And what about the beauty and uniqueness of art,
The way I hear the things I see and how I tell them apart?
And are we really so obsessed with genetic control?
I mean, arthritic sheep are great, it's just they're lacking a soul,
Just take on-board what feels right inside,
And embrace the unknown with arms open wide.

[John Lennox]
The Universe reflects mathematical structures,
But mathematics doesn't cause anything,
Newton's Laws describe what will happen,
They don't cause motion,
Our explorations, and the very way we do them,
Is pointing towards a mind behind them,
And that didn't hinder science in the 17th Century,
And it needn't hinder science now.
Track Name: Clearing (feat. Sian Parker)
I've found myself in Clearing,
Although my future used to gleam,
Apparently I'm "Clearing",
Although I'm not sure what it means,
My first choice was a picnic trip,
To see all the boats in the harbour,
But I'm left with Social Sciences BSc,
Which sounds that bit harder,

I'm told that I'm in Clearing,
Because I only managed 'C's,
But the deadline won't stop nearing,
And I'm afraid a job's just not for me,
Because the next 3 years will be quite sublime,
If I alleviate the State of funds which aren't quite mine,
I'm sure the Taxpayer can understand,
That 10 years from now I won't owe them 20 grand,
It'll be more like 30,
After Colin Smithson's all day and all night parties,

But let's not forget that,
A large degree of degree saturation,
Deploys employment alienation,
Now where are we gonna find the Jobs?
When the Gates are still open to those whose passion.
And enthusiasm and previous experience,
Is enough to see them through to the top?

Now this year I'm in Clearing,
'Cos Cambridge was over-subscribed,
And Durham and Sheffield and Nottiingham,
Didn't feel the need to reply,
And so I guess I'll go no placement here,
Envy Oxford's boat race this year,
'Cos that should be me up front,
Not some over-bearing, Ralph Lauren-wearing,
Social class-skirting, jumped-up little,
"Quentin" Daddy's boy,

I never needed Clearing,
And now my parents are so pleased,
'Cos tomorrow I head up-country,
Away from everyone I need,

Do they really love me?
'Cos my pleas just seem to fall on deaf ears,
And this weight above me,
Has been hanging so ominously for several years,
My sister's at home,
And Skype doesn't work,
I can't see their faces,
I'm going berserk,
Now I'm fully aware that,
Invaluable knowledge will be imparted,
But is it really worth 3 years in Cardiff?

*Phone rings*
[Adam] Hello?
[Sian] You know you can get a job without going to University?
[Adam] Really?
[Sian] And you won't be thirty thousand in debt,
[Adam] Well what happened to you?

[Sian]
I didn't even enter Clearing,
But now my friends all seem concerned,
Because I took stock of what mattered,
And I decided to return,
I've got 'A*'s coming out of my arse,
From GCSE and A-Level you see,
And thanks to my historically diligent persevering,

[Adam & Sian]
It'll never be tables, or bars, or floors,
Or toilets that I'm clearing.
Track Name: Footsteps
You're just nineteen,
Your world has been so kind enough to shelter all you've viewed,
Just take your time,
To learn your lines,
The words you're fed keep opinions well-subdued,
But you're not the one to blame,
And your friends all say the same,
'Cos living through conditioned circumstance and tailored outlook is bound to impact,

I'm sure it seems I've only gone and found you here,
But I know where you've been,
'Cos those footsteps trace back to the days your smile outweighed,
The heartache in between,
There's no other way,
For you to feel you're justified,
But some other day you'll learn,
In fact, He answered when you cried,

The ceiling that,
You're screaming at,
Shows swirls so reminiscent of your mind,
There's no way out,
You're forced to shout,
'Cos no one hears a word unless you're crying,
Try to lift that heavy head,
And vacate that empty bed,
'Cos you already know the one who can absorb the burden,
And wipe those tears from your face,

I'm sure it seems I've only gone and found you here,
But I know where you've been,
'Cos those footsteps trace back to the days your smile outweighed,
The heartache in between,
There's no other way,
For you to feel you're justified,
But some other day you'll learn,
In fact, He answered when you cried,

Now I don't want to be,
The one who claims to see,
Objectively that which you understand deep down,
'Cos one day everything,
You learned to constantly hold in,
Might stop the one you've been waiting for,
From meaning more,
Than you ever thought possible,

I'm sure it seems I've only gone and found you,

I'm sure it seems I've only gone and found you here,
But I know where you've been,
'Cos those footsteps trace back to the days your smile outweighed,
The heartache in between,
There's no other way,
For you to feel you're justified,
But some other day you'll learn,
In fact, He answered when you cried,
When tomorrow's hope nearly died,
Because He knows how hard you tried.
Track Name: We Got It Right (sketchbook)
I wanna be your fantasy maker,
I wanna talk to you in dreams,
I wanna walk with you in woodlands,
And skim stones all down the streams,
I wanna make you laugh in Winter,
And keep you warm all night,
And as long as you're my girl,
I'll convince the world,
We got it right,

I wanna swim with you in the oceans,
Where the sky above is clear,
I wanna build a home together,
Let them know that love is here,
I wanna wake up right beside you,
And hold and squeeze you tight,
And those who said it couldn't be,
Will be made to see,
We got it right,

It doesn't matter what obstacles are placed before me now,
It doesn't matter what people say,
We'll get by somehow,

Well you're the best thing that's happened to me,
And nobody else will do,
And my fortunes amount to nothing,
But I'll share it all with you,
And if the good Lord passes judgement,
As I think one day he might,
We've nothing to fear,
About leaving here,
'Cos he knows,
We got it right,
We got it right,
We got it right.
Track Name: LiFe (feat. Ant Henson & Alice Short)
Well it's Saturday, I wake up in the morning,
Give a stretch, a yawn, and then I'm gone,
I'm out the door exploring, it's a brand new day,
Then I grab the keys, jump in the driver's seat,
I'm soaking up the sun and as it beats down,
On my dashboard I know things are gonna go my way,

Just live your life,
Take a minute to appreciate the things that,
Come and go by, you don't even know it,
Take a step back, don't forget to show it,
And try,
Put your heart into everything you do,
'Cos no one quite knows just how long they'll be here,
Never give up, you'll regret it for the rest of your,
Life,

Now it's twenty past eleven and I'm cruising,
Don't really care how many miles I'm doing,
'Cos it's just me and the open road,
Then I pull over, stop, I take a deep breath,
Better check to see how much fuel's left,
All the while the sun's still beating down on me,
'Cos it's so easy to get lost,
When every day's non-stop,
Just take a break and think about,
Where you're going in your,

Life,
Take a minute to appreciate the things that,
Come and go by, you don't even know it,
Take a step back, don't forget to show it,
And try,
Put your heart into everything you do,
'Cos no one quite knows just how long they'll be here,
Never give up, you'll regret it for the rest of your,
Life,

'Cos it's so easy to get lost,
When every day's non-stop,
Just take a break and think about,
Where you're going in your,

Life,

Just live your life,
And take a minute to appreciate the things that,
Come and go by, you don't even know it,
Take a step back, don't forget to show it,
And try,
Put your heart into everything you do,
'Cos no one quite knows just how long they'll be here,
Never give up, you'll regret it for the rest of your,
Life,
Take a minute to appreciate the things that,
Come and go by, you don't even know it,
Take a step back, don't forget to show it,
And try,
Put your heart into everything you do,
'Cos no one quite knows just how long they'll be here,
Never give up, you'll regret it for the rest of your life,

[Alice]
Don't waste your life and throw it away,
'Cos no one quite know when they're going away,
Don't waste your life, just wear your heart on your sleeve,
'Cos no one quite knows when they're gonna leave.