The Hearing

from by Xander Nelson



This track was originally recorded with Phantom Companion. A new version will also be on the 2012 CD!


Your rhyme and reason live only in dreams
Preaching values that the world will never see.
What kind of problems caused this tragedy?
Your dreams are martyrs for society.
You don't know, do you? Can't understand it.
You don't know, do you? Can't reprimand it.
You got me, you got me.
As I sing the blues, war rages on
To decide your fate, and to count up all the wrongs.
When they came and looked for you, you had already gone
On and endless journey to go and find where you belong.

You're clinging to my bones
Looking down into my eyes and turning me to stone.
I'm caught up in your stare
Making time for everyone else, but you don't seem to care
That I'm screaming underwater, and I'm running out of air.


from DEMOS, released April 9, 2012
Words by Xander Nelson & Conor McGrory
Music by Xander Nelson

Xander Nelson - Vocals, Guitar
Lee Larson - Vocals (Bridge)
Conor McGrory - Bass, Piano
Chris "Clag" Gilbert - Drums
John Zebley - Producer



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Xander Nelson Portland, Maine

Xander was born in the spring of 1994 in Portland, ME. He started playing music at age 12, and has been performing at local clubs and concert halls since the age of 14. He has released two EPs with his band, Phantom Companion, and played in front of hundreds of people. In the fall of 2012, he will attend the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, and will continue spreading the joy of music ... more

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