Plusminus X

Plusminus X

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Our music strives to not only capture how we feel, but attempts to vindicate how you feel.

Biography

Plusminus X is composed of experienced, driven musicians who sincerely enjoy writing music and performing live, which is evident by the energy delivered each and every performance, resulting in a very loyal fan base. Plusminus X’s music is rock/hard rock that spawned from the various musical tastes that each band member possesses.

Each song is identifiable by its use of well balanced heavy guitars, pounding bass, classical acoustic guitar, melodic vocals and aggressive harmonies. Both Lyrics and Music are written with passion, conviction and ferocity, giving their songs a fresh welcoming approach.

Born in Poland and raised in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, brothers Peter and Martin Bak have been playing music together since the age of twelve. With the addition of guitarist Jim O’Neil, and their third brother, Patrick Bak on the bass, they began writing their own music. It wasn’t until vocalist Justin Forsyth arrived on the scene, they realized which musical direction they wanted to pursue. In late January 2005, the lineup was complete and Plusminus X was finally formed. Newly inspired and re-energized, the band began writing and recording out of their home-based studio (SLR Studios). After three months of writing, the band took all of their emotions, influences and brought them to life in their first EP aptly titled "Natural Process".

Studying the art of music production and recording, and acquiring a keen knowledge in that area, they wrote, produced and recorded their first full length CD containing 13 new tracks. Plusminus X released "State of Mind" March 10th, 2006, producing their first milestone…Management Representation from Vancouver, B.C.

Plusminus X has been on the top ten for 5 consecutive weeks on Partytown.com, 3 of which at number 1, and continues to be part of the their top 30 Indie countdown. Also chosen as FEATURED ARTIST (March 2006) by Partytown Rock Web Radio Station and are also on rotation on 104.7FM.

Plusminus X is now looking forward to are looking forward to start the next phase of their career, striving for the chance to get their music heard and appreciated globally, one city at a time.

Lyrics

Chances

Written By: Justin Forsyth

I've realized, i’ve come to a path i can’t take.
by mistake, i thought they were someone i knew.
like you, i’ve been down that road once before.
no more. i’ve come to admit that…

i don’t regret i’ve taken chances.
earned my share of second glances.
cut too deep, and now i waste away again.

take my advice, don’t let it control who you are.
my scar remains on my wrist to remind
my kind of what we can be if we try.
don’t cry. i know you can hear me.

i don’t regret i’ve taken chances.
earned my share of second glances.
cut too deep and now i waste away again.
one step up and two steps back
i need to get my life on track
but i cut too deep and now i waste away again.

please don’t waste away again.

i don’t regret i’ve taken chances.
earned my share of second glances.
cut too deep and now i waste away again.
one step up and two steps back
i need to get my life on track
but i cut too deep and now i waste away again.

When The Time Comes

Written By: Justin Forsyth

I’ll be here a while….if it takes all night.
under the stars…it’s alright.

‘cuz when the time comes, i’ll be fine.
wait for the sun.
and if the moment passes by,
i’d do it all again.
so when the time comes, i’ll be fine.

take my hand, and fly away with me.
far away from life…we’ll be free.

‘cuz when the time comes, i’ll be fine.
wait for the sun.
and if the moment passes by,
i’d do it all again.
so when the time comes, i’ll be fine.

when the time comes, we’ll both know,
we’ll watch the stars until you realize
i’m standing in your way to make you see
i’m here until the sun comes up to light our way
then falls again with shadows on our faces
lit now by the moon, i’ll stay with you,
‘cuz when i do i’m fine.

wait for the sun.
and if the moment passes by,
i’d do it all again.
so when the time comes, i’ll be fine.

Fight

Written By: Justin Forsyth

You put your foot on my chest again, you wrap your hands on my neck again
Hold me down, Hold me down
Do what you can to frustrate me.
Suffocate, take my last breath, my pride will die, I know you like it.
Hold me down, Hold me down,
I’m never gonna stop.

Break the leash that holds you back and let go. (let go of all your fears)
Break the mind that holds control over you. (cuz I’m never gonna stop)

Fight…they try to make you
Fight…they try to break you
Fight…they knock you down…
Back to corner, come out swingin’

You bring me down to my knees again, you kick me straight in my teeth again
Hold me down, Hold me down
Do what you can to berate me.
Complicate, mess with my head, my pride will die, I know you like it
Hold me down, hold me down,
I’m never gonna stop.

Break the leash that holds you back and let go. (let go of all your fears)
Break the mind that holds control over you. (cuz I’m never gonna stop)

Fight…they try to make you
Fight…they try to break you
Fight…they knock you down…
Back to corner, come out swingin’
Fight…..

Breaking You Down

Written By: Justin Forsyth

Do you believe in fate, someone to lead the way?
to keep you from losing your mind?
or do you prefer to wait, control your destiny?
decide which road you will find?

it’s breaking you down, you’re looking around
to figure out the way you need to see.
it’s burning you out, and wearing you down.
decisions of the way your life should be.

do you believe in faith, one man to light the way?
keeps you from burning alive.
or is it the light you hate, make friends with enemies?
forgiveness is not so divine.

it’s breaking you down, you’re looking around
to figure out the way you need to see.
it’s burning you out, and wearing you down.
decisions of the way your life should be.

find a way, to make my mind up, and leave tomorrow.
i don’t know which way to go, should i follow?
try to find a way…i won’t follow.

it’s breaking you down, you’re looking around
to figure out the way you need to see.
it’s burning you out, and wearing you down.
decisions of the way your life should be.

Five:13

Written By: Justin Forsyth

When he fell, when he hit the ground,
he told himself, he’s gotta take it slowly…
closed his eyes, to drift away
put aside the pills for another day.
when he awoke, he could hear a voice
echo in his brain, screaming take it slowly…
he closed his eyes, make it go away,
but it didn’t leave, it didn’t fade…

fall into the sky, they tried to save your life
‘cuz when you come back down, you’ll find another reason
not to stay around.
in your eyes you see…the world is falling down on you.
i’ll give you help to breathe. don’t let the sky fall down on you.

as he stumbled into the hall,
he told himself it was this time only…
swallowed down, and drift away
distort the pain for another day.
when he awoke, he could see himself
lying cold and dead, hearing five:13
they wrote it down, as they walked away…
just another death on another day.

fall into the sky, they tried to save your life
‘cuz when you come back down, you’ll find another reason
not to stay around.
in your eyes you see…the world is falling down on you.
i’ll give you help to breathe. don’t let the sky fall down on you.

Sincerely

Written By: Justin Forsyth

It’s taken everything i have to start to move on.
picture frame still remains, but your picture’s gone.
if i took all the hurt inside, i could build a wall.
if i took all the tears i’ve cried, i’d have enough to drown it all.

But i’d rather keep my broken heart, than have you keep it for me.
i’d rather deal with the pain, than see the pain in your eyes.
and if it takes forever for my words to find a way to you,
i’ll still be right here waiting, i’m calling out for you.

and i’ve said everything i can to try to keep you.
memories fill my dreams, feel them burning through.
if i took all the times we had, i’d keep them in a box.
locked away, i hold the key, and open them when i’m alone and lost.

But i’d rather keep my broken heart, than have you keep it for me.
i’d rather deal with the pain, than see the pain in your eyes.
and if it takes forever for my words to find a way to you,
i’ll still be right here waiting, i’m calling out for you.

i feel so afraid, ‘cuz i’m losing something i never had.
but i’m so lost when you’re gone.
and i recognize the way you look at me while your smile fades.
i close my eyes and breathe you in,
and hold my breath ‘til you’re gone again.

But i’d rather keep my broken heart, than have you keep it for me.
i’d rather deal with the pain, than see the pain in your eyes.
and if it takes forever for my words to find a way to you,
i’ll still be right here waiting, i’m calling out for you.

Discography

EP - Natural Process - May 2005 - Independent
CD - State of Mind (March 2006)

Set List

Breaking You Down
Myself to Blame
Who Are You
Chances
What You Find
State of Mind
Sincerely
Shackles
Push
When The Time Comes
Everytime
Nameless
Seeing Inside