Alex James

Alex James

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Alex James brings strong British pop/rock influences to his songs that range from soaring anthems in the spirit of Coldplay and U2, to reflective pop ballads reminiscent of the Beatles and Robbie Williams. His strong lyrics reflect human aspirations and the struggles we universally face.

Biography

Alex James is a singer/songwriter from Australia who is no stranger to the entertainment industry. In 2004 Alex was a lead actor on 2 prime time award winning Australian Childrens Drama series and then in 2007 went to University to obtain a Law Degree and a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising. If that wasn't enough, he then spent 2 years being a featured singer/pianist for The Disney Corporation out of Orlando, Los Angeles and Barcelona and has performed over 2,000 gigs all before his 25th birthday.

Alex is currently recording his self penned debut full length album "Chasing The Dark" with Dave Thompson at Digitalunderdog in Toronto, Canada and is currently servicing singles from the album to Canadian and US commercial radio.

Lyrics

Chasing the Dark

Written By: Alex Hopkins

Take a ride on a different point of view
See the city lights turn on beneath the clouds.. see them rising
Surrender your control
Slipping from your hands and losing hold... feel it going

PRE CHORUS:

We don't want to admit we're just chasing shadows..

CHORUS:

Across the void
Through endless skies
With no destination
Holding on.. against the wind
Reaching out.. with no destination
We're just chasing the dark

VERSE 2:

The sun sets in your eyes
Blinding you with faith in perfect lies.. like lightening
You try and cut the noose
That binds you to the careful life you choose.. but you're just hanging there

CHORUS

BRIDGE:

If we look down its so far to fall
If we look down its so far to fall
If we look down its so far to fall

REFRAIN:
Running and Chasing the Dark

HOME AT LAST

Written By: Alex James Hopkins

Experience, Experience, Where is your deliverance from here?
Little place, Little place, I've created to embrace and fear...
Far too long, far too long, I waited for a bus that will not come...
Realize and teach me twice, what has been can never be undone... Be Undone

CHORUS:

Pull me out from the inside
Show me light, give me wings to fly
Give me strength to carry on
I wanna be home... home at last

VERSE 2:

Vigilance, sweet vigilance, cast a shadow but do not taint my brush
Faithful heart come to me, i sense you near but i long to feel your touch... feel your touch

CHORUS

BRIDGE:

They say where there's a will there's a way, but changes aren't that easily made where i'm from...
But the mirror stares as the years go by, its time for me to look where the grass is greener on the other side..

CHORUS

FREEDOM (In My Hands)

Written By: Alex James Hopkins

Please give me a sign, show me the light, to guide my path
I'm out of my mind, out of my skin, just trying to begin..
Only time knows where I'm gonna lie..
And so it goes i'm writing my own life...

I'm opening doors i never thought i could open before
So i'll take my chance at running for miles and miles...

CHORUS:

FREEDOM...
FREEDOM...
FREEDOM...
FREEDOM...
FREEDOM...
IN MY HANDS..

VERSE 2:

World come breathe me in, let me exhale the places i've been
The keys to freedom at last, aint in ghosts of your past they're in spirits within...
So let them be and feel yourself climbin' higher

CHORUS

INTERLUDE:

Its my own life, my own life, my own life...
Its my own life, my own life, my own life...
Its my own life, my own life, my own life...
Its my own life, my own life, my own life...

CHORUS

Mine

Written By: Alex James Hopkins

Mine is a place we can go together
To keep warm and escape the stormy weather
A place to hold your close for all of time
A place where rhythm backs the rhyme..

CHORUS:

So hold on my love
Your head on my chest close enough
I'll stand by you when seas get rough
Can't you feel that you'll be fine..
Just cling to mine...

VERSE 2:

Mine is a place our thoughts come together
Away from fear to places where light dances
Between our hopes and dreams of yesterday
Help to guide us on our way

CHORUS

BRIDGE:

The days will come when we face that road less traveled...
Your little hands held tight in mine
As we drift, i promise you this..
Your path is safe with mine

CHORUS

OUTRO:

Cling to mine
Cling to mine
Cing to mine

Discography

Chasing The Dark (LP)- 2011