Shining Through

Shining Through

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San Diego native and singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist James Clelland leads the listener through 5 infectious pop/rock tracks that serve as an open door to his life and his surroundings.

Biography

Formed in San Diego in October of 2011, Shining Through has released two 5-song EPs, toured the country 3 times (including a slot on the entire Vans Warped Tour), locked in an endorsement with REDBULL, and has received rave reviews and features on countless websites and tastemakers including AOLMusic, Absolutepunk.net, Reverbnation.com, Clear Channel's "Discover and Uncover", and many many more. The band will be writing and recording a new release this winter that is set to be out in March.

Lyrics

fuse

Written By: James Clelland

fuse

i have got nothing to lose
i gave up and so will you
that shit blew like a fuse
this is what i have to do

and i would have died just to hold you
or anything at all
i do not have the will to be
more than a slave to the machine

i have nothing to say
i scream anyway
i still scream anyway
i scream anyway
red eyes, white lines
there’s no “meant to be”, only “what can you do for me?”
i have no spine
this will make you happy

what is it like to be you
pushin paper, sellin screws
it’s the principle dude
it’s yourself you’re lying to

well me i’m as deep as a tattoo
as the wife you never knew
i’ll take everything from you
then pretend i know not what i do

i have nothing to say
i scream anyway
i still scream anyway
i scream anyway
red eyes, white lines
there’s no “meant to be”, “only what can you do for me?”
i have no spine
this will make you happy

red eyes, white lines
i have no spine

i have nothing to say
i still scream anyway

i take the pill
it hits my head
it’s as good as you said
i talk to god
go to bed
try to wake up not dead

not dead

blood

Written By: James Clelland

we are planets
your map
lead you down and through into my
orbit
i passed
you disappeared into the night

i cannot do this
it means i’m not a man
i know you’ve got a list
of other guys who can
i’m gonna be sick
and you don’t understand
i hate parts of me
i don’t hate who i am

have you ever seen so much blood
i could sit and count the ways
i lost everything that i loved
or the reasons i am not okay
my only answer leads to a needle and a grave
thats how i was made

so here i am
there you are
naked
stuntin, frontin like a pornstar
baby
i aint hatin
you’re the one who played the card

you are just a lock
and yeah i am the key
i opened you
it meant nothing to me

have you ever seen so much blood
i could sit and count the ways
i lost everything that i loved
or the reasons i am not okay
my only answer leads to a needle and a grave
thats how i was made

have you ever seen so much blood
i could sit and count the ways
i lost everything that i loved
or the reasons i am not okay
my only answer leads to a needle and a grave
thats how i was made

count the facts
yeah i am that
you should not have to ask

have you ever seen so much blood
this is not a question of IF,
its how long til i come undone?
and will it really matter what i’ve made on judgement day when i haven’t changed
and have no one to blame?

balance beam

Written By: James Clelland

why do i want to be something?
it won’t be enough if its never been

i’m a break-up scene on a balance beam
and i’m holdin all i got
you’re a bitter sweet memory
and a hopeless lonely thought

when i think of you
i’m really thinkin of me
love’s not true
its a distraction that i need
it’ll hurt when you leave but its not real
i don’t love you
i love the way you make me feel

i’m a break-up scene on a balance beam
chasin that dragon back
from a tie-dye swirl
to the normal world
where all is white and black

when i think of you
i’m really thinkin of me
love’s not true
its a distraction that i need
it’ll hurt when you leave but its not real
i don’t love you
i love the way you make me feel

this is nothing new
i just want something else thats mine
you’ll do some of the time
cause you’re the type of bait i happen to like
i would not bite
if i was happy with my life

when i think of you
i’m really thinkin of me
love’s not true
its a distraction that i need
it’ll hurt when you leave but its not real
i don’t love you
i love the way you make me feel

Discography

White Flag EP - released October 2011 on Gas Can Music.

Focus track "San Diego Summer" received airplay on San Diego's 91x, L.A.'s KROQ, and UC Riverside College Radio / UCSD College Radio

Stripes EP - released July 2012 on Authentik Artists.

Focus track "Fuse" received heavier airplay on all of the same stations. The song was also placed in a commercial for San Diego's X-Fest 2012 that received heavy airplay on all local TV stations.

Music Videos for both songs can be found in the VIDEOS section.