In the top 12 each album will be represented with 3 songs based on your votes. You’ve voted for your top 3 of The Script album previously and now it’s time to share your votes about the Science & Faith album. Read more about the album here.
#9: Long Gone And Moved On + Bullet From A Gun
Bullet From a Gun was a bonus track on the US version of the album and both songs are very interesting musically. Long Gone and Moved On features Danny’s high notes (up to B4) and it’s one of the songs where Glen’s drumming shines through with staying in the background so to say.
“I try to syncopate what Dan is singing. When we are in rehearsals, I will pick out certain notes in Dan’s vocals and bring in the snare or the bass drum on those. I catch either syllables, or words or phrases in the vocal and put something together with them. A good example of that is on the song ‘Long Gone And Moved On’, which is on our second album. You can hear the accents on the snare following the vocal inflections on there. The effect is quite subtle. It doesn’t feel subtle to me because I know what I am doing, but the effect is to underline the phrases and senses of the song.”
#8: Dead Man Walking
#7: Walk Away and This = Love
Walk Away was originally due to be released as a single in the US, even had a special remix version featuring American rapper B.o.B. However, the release was cancelled, and the remix was instead included as a bonus track on the American edition of the album.
This = Love was played on Vampire Diaries.
#6: If You Ever Come Back
#5: Exit Wounds
This 4:25-minute long song is about the damage relationships can cause.
“We often imagine that I suppose, just walking down the street that you see people with these little holes in their body but when you look at their back they’ve got these giant holes in them where somebody has actually left them with these massive scars.”
#4: You Won’t Feel A Thing
Starting with an amazing guitar, it might not come a surprise that it’s Mark’s favourite song to play live.
#3: Science and Faith
“Science to us was the logical male and Faith was the emotional female. And I think being logical males we think we can break love down to science, we can explain exactly how a person’s feeling about somebody else – stupidly I suppose. Not realising that we actually can’t. It’s not about chemical reaction, it’s not something you can explain. It meant so much, that’s why it took over as the title track.” (Mark)
As Mark likes to point out at their concerts, the song is about Danny’s drunk-dialling problem.
“He doesn’t have a drinking problem, he has a drunk-dialling problem”
“We felt compelled to write about it. As we stood in front of some of our friends down at the local pub, our friends who used to help us out and buy us drinks when we were bum musicians, and we want to celebrate with them and say thank you for being there when we were in bad times, you want to say I’ve just supported Paul McCartney and U2, but you can’t – they’re now going through the worst time in their lives; losing their jobs, their money, their material possessions and breaking up with their loved ones. So we felt that the song For the First Time was written for them, to help them understand that even though everything has been taken away, at least they have each other.”