On The Surface

On The Surface

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Dual female/male co-lead vocalists front unapologetically pop/rock band from Boston living in LA. Songs featured in The Hills (MTV). Appeared on Dave Navarro's online tv show. 2008 Warped Tour. Signed to indie Japanese label. 100,000 + myspace friends.

Biography

On The Surface has been featured all over MTV's hit show, "The Hills", after a year where the band performed on 2008's Summer Vans' Warped Tour as well as Dave Navarro's new television show, "Spread". The band formed in high school in Boston with Anthony and Heather who were dating at the time. They later broke up as a couple and continued on as a band in classic ex-couple rock style. Their musical influences range from Jimmy Eat World and Weezer to Hanson, Silverchair, and Rooney, as well as classic rock bands. They built a strong following in the Boston area and have gathered new fans since relocating to Los Angeles in early 2007. With well over 100,000 friends on myspace, the numbers can't be wrong - become a friend too.

Lyrics

Pulse Pulse

Written By: Anthony Brodeur and Bill Knaus

Standing on the outside
Wondering if its alive
The feeling that you lost when you were back on the inside
Standing in the background breathing heavy sighs
Breathe in, breathe out, sit down, slow down
Jump start your heart, check for signs of life
Jump start your heart, check for vital signs

Don't give up on me now
This is a fight that we can win
Don't give up on me now
I feel a pulse, pulse, beat, beat, beating

The trouble is with love and hate
And fear and tears and pain
They're made up of the same things
Difficult to define, rewind
Jump start your heart, check for signs of life
Jump start your heart, check for vital signs

Don't give up on me now
This is a fight that we can win
Don't give up on me now
I feel a pulse, pulse, beat, beat, beating
Don't give up on me now
This is a fight that we can win
Don't stop your heart from beat, beat, beating

This is a fight that we can win

Don't give up on me now

Don't give up on me now
This is a fight that we can win
Don't give up on me now
I feel a pulse, pulse, beat, beat, beating
Don't give up on me now
This is a fight that we can win
Don't stop your heart from beat, beat, beating
I feel a pulse, pulse, beat, beat, beating
I feel a pulse, pulse, beat, beat, beating

Spaces

Written By: Anthony Brodeur

The feeling is lost if we only pretend to know
The things that really matter
The feeling is dull as feelings can be dull sometimes
But where are all the answers?
Climbing up a ladder through the clouds
But heaven's a long way down

The truth is found where we find ourselves
Floating in the spaces we've created
To hide the things we've hated
The truth is found where we find ourselves
Forget about the lies that we've created
In the darkness we have waited for the storm

The healing is slow and the damage we sustained is more
Much more than we prepared for
The dreaming is over and the morning brings a storm outside
We're opening the old doors
Rooms with pain stained on the walls and floors
Once broken now restored

The truth is found where we find ourselves
Floating in the spaces we've created
To hide the things we've hated
The truth is found where we find ourselves
Forget about the lies that we've created
In the darkness we have waited for the storm

It..s cold, so cold, but it is beautiful, so beautiful
It..s cold, so cold, but it shines its brilliance
Clarity in full

The truth is found where we find ourselves
Floating in the spaces we've created
To hide the things we've hated
The truth is found where we find ourselves
Forget about the lies that we've created
In the darkness we have waited for the storm

In the darkness we have waited for the storm
And I..m so glad we waited

The feeling is lost if we only pretend to know
The things that really matter

Anything Goes

Written By: Anthony Brodeur and William Mcauley III

At the top of the stairs
There's a beautiful girl behind a velvet rope
But there's a very large man
Who says I'm not on the list
And I can't go upstairs to say hello
And so at the bottom I wait alone

I wanna go where the shooting stars
And the fancy cars
are taking her tonight
I wanna go (3x)

Where anything goes
Hollywood hot spot naked on the rooftop
Anything goes upstairs

Anything goes
Hanging with my posse
Doing shots of Courvoisier
Anything goes up there...but me

At the top of the stairs
There's a beautiful girl looking down at me
So I gave her wink (and I gave him a wink)
And suddenly I'm on the list to go up there to say hello

I wanna go where the shooting stars
And the fancy cars
are taking her tonight
I wanna go (3x)

Where anything goes
Drinking Cristal in the bathroom stall, yea
Anything goes upstairs

Anything goes
Drinking hard, open bar, party like a rock star
Anything goes up there

Now I'm a big shot
and maybe you're not
but I'm lonely up here at the top
So I give you a wink
And suddenly you're on the list to go upstairs and say hello

So you want to go where the shooting stars and the fancy cars
are taking me tonight
You wanna go, oh you wanna go, you wanna go

Where anything goes Hollywood hot spot
Naked on the rooftop
Anything Goes upstairs

Anything goes
Hanging with my posse
Doing shots of Courvoisier
Anything goes upstairs

Anything Goes Hollywood hot spot
Paparazzi crap shot
Anything goes up there...but me

Let In The Light

Written By: Anthony Brodeur and Ted Bruner

Save me from this place
I cannot see your face
But if I can remember
Then I can trace to

When you were the wind
Changed who I had been
You taught me how to live
Timeless never dim

And life was easy
Do you remember the breeze
Of being young before heartache and love
Opened your eyes

Let in the light
Lie with me tonight
Until we get this right
You're worth the fight
Try and try until we get this right

Caught up in your thoughts
I myself am caught
You try to give me everything
That I don't want

Where did you go? (Save me from this place)
This could be the last chance, my last chance

Life was easy (caught up in my thoughts)
Do you remember the breeze
Of being young before heartache and love
Open your eyes

Let in the light
Lie with me tonight
Until we get this right
You're worth a fight
Try and try until we get this right

Do you remember when were young
Before heartache and love
Let in the light
Lie with me tonight
until we get this right
You're worth the fight
Try and try until we get this right

Skyline

Written By: Anthony Brodeur

Skyline is falling down on me

I watched my city burn down for days
I watched you fly out this town, this place
this place has become a disgrace

Skyline is falling down on me

And the ashes of the boulevard
Are covering the promenade
Painting the still life gray 

And the black and steel machines are shards
That lie before the hand of god
Washing them all away

with the skyline, skyline is falling down on me

Skyline your silhouette's fine
but the skylight lies
Little white lights tonight

Skyline is falling down on me

Discography

Self released album THE FALL (2006)
upcoming album WAITING FOR THE STORM on Japanese label SPINNING, INC early 2009
songs streaming/purchase on myspace.com/onthesurface and youtube.com/onthesurface

Set List

Band's typical set is 45-60 minutes but have a wealth of material and can play many separate sets (including acoustic for coffeehouse/campus shows). OTS have covered plenty of songs in their sets including "Go Your Own Way" (Fleetwood Mac) and "Into The Dark" (DCFC).