Windows and Doors

by Jean-Paul De Roover

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Watch the album unfold, here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wgQtf9-CkI

Windows and Doors is an album about choice and ambition. While some settle for the easily attainable [doors], De Roover makes it his mission to turn his idealistic dreams and goals [windows] into a reality. He proves this throughout the album, having invited talented performers to join him in the studio, self-producing 14 tracks that explore the binary relationship between choosing windows or doors.

Musically, the album covers many genres, including rock, pop and folk, but also experimenting with conventional music by incorporating dance, electronic, a capella and even punk and instrumental hip hop into the mix. Continuing with the theme of the album, the songs fit into either traditional, more accessible structures, or imaginative and experimental forms. No matter what audience, every listener will find fulfillment in the variety of this album.

However, Windows and Doors doesnt stop with the audio disc, as it is accompanied by a feature length DVD filled with live performances, each in their own unique locations, concert footage, a making of the album featurette and 2 music videos. Combine both discs in a collector's edition digipak that folds out to build a 3-dimensional house, the dichotomous concept of Windows and Doors becomes complete, through music and film, studio sessions and live recordings.

credits

released November 11, 2009

Independently released, September 12th, 2009
Produced by Jean-Paul De Roover (SOCAN)
Recorded/mixed by Chris Dorota at Dining Room Studios, Thunder Bay, ON
Mastered by Phil Demetro at Lacquer Channel, Toronto, ON
Artwork by Greg Dubeau
Packaging designed by Jean-Paul De Roover, manufactured by Polar Bear Productions Ltd, Winnipeg, MB
DVD produced by Apple Wagon Films, Thunder Bay, ON
Funded in part by the Ontario Arts Council

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Much more than just a one man band, De Roover uses live looping to combine rock, folk, electronica and a capella into his own well constructed hook-filled post-pop.

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Track Name: I Need You
Every time you left
I thought that you could grow
I thought we'd grow
But you can't
It's just not what you wanted

Anytime you want me you can call me up and say:
I need you

Every time you left
I thought that you could grow
I thought we'd grow

Every time I left
I thought that you would know
I thought you'd know
You never did
It's all I ever wanted
Anytime you want me you just call me up and say:
I need you
I need you too

Thought that you could grow
I thought you'd grow
Thought that you would know
I thought you'd know
Thought that you could grow
I thought you'd grow

Anytime you want me you just call me up and say:
I need you
I need you too
Track Name: Fix
If you
Should choose
To go
I'd want to know

If I,
Decide
To go
I'll let you know

Our lives
Take time
Hold on
Rewind

Stubborn
Feelings
Won't stop
Me from leaving

You
Can't
Fix it
Every time

Let me go...

Without
Either
We'll fall through
And find another

Who can
Blame you?
And always
Stay true

I can't let go...

You
Can't
Fix it
Every time
Track Name: Lapse
When I wake up in the morning
Take a shower every day
Food is waiting at the table
I can't wait to get away

So when I go to bed at night
I might as well not sleep at all

Close my eyes
Now I'm in a different place
Trying to make it through the day
Thinking out loud is causing problems
I think I'm wearing myself thin

So when I go to bed at night
I might as well not sleep at all

I'm so tired of being undermined
There's no reason or a rhyme

Now I'm back in bed again
And I don't know how long it's been
Looking up at the clock (don't want to go)
But here we go again

I'm so tired of being undermined
There's no reason or a rhyme
I'll take time from this, and I'll make time for me
I only take things when they're free
Track Name: Dead
Dead
You've been dead a long time.
Track Name: The Knife
I've got a message to deliver
Before my time has come and gone
Could this reify you?
Could this reify you?

Your words are just a few
and actions even fewer
How would they define you?
How would they define you?

If I could leave a mark
Something set in stone
Can you bring me a knife?
For the bones...

Your fears are all against you
But persevere some more
Do they petrify you?
Do they petrify you?

You want to make a difference
But you're up against the world
Will they nullify you?
Will they nullify you?

If I could leave a mark
Something set in stone
Can you bring me a knife?
For the bones...

Your body's aging fast
Haunted by an unrewarding past
Why would they deny you?
Why would they deny you?

When you have been forgotten
And no one knows your name
Who would recognize you?
Who would recognize you?

When you are under ground
No record of the sounds you made
Would they identify you?
Would they identify you?

They will identify you
They will identify you
They have identified you

By your bones....
Track Name: Never (Fade)
So much more to know
Than what you've learned
Places left to go
That you've never seen
Dreams don't die alone
They just fade away

Don't let it fade away

Don't give it away
You'll never give up
Track Name: How Come No Bones
You might regret the choice you've made
But you'll find strength in one you make
You wait for time to talk and tell
Your limbs collapse upon themselves

How come no bones?

You can no longer stand up straight
For now you'll sit around and wait
Just one more person killing time
Whatever happened to your spine?

How come no bones?

Lessons are hard to learn
We've all taken our turns
You used to stand so tall
Now you don't want it all

This is more than it seems
You gave up all your dreams
You wanted part of mine
What happened to your spine
Track Name: Corners
In a corner, in the dark
Fear is drumming in my heart
Place my hands on either wall
Only stumble, but never fall

Still I stand
So I can sing...Na, na, na, na, na

In a house with no lights on
All my friends have come and gone
Blank expression on my face
No one knows I'm in this place

Still I stand
So I can sing...Na, na, na, na, na

In a world so lonely
In a world so dark

Still I stand
Then we'll sing...Na, na, na, na, na
(So we can sing it again)
Track Name: Windows and Doors
You cannot keep me
You cannot keep me
From what I want most

When life opens a door
It closes a window
Track Name: You
It's been so long that you've been lonely
But you've been strong to go alone...
Do you like the echoes? Do you like the slams?
Try to find who you were, not what I am...
But you can't bring yourself to...no.
Someone left the door open...and I think it was you...

The heart
The soul
The truth
Are for life
For love
And for you

The wind outside blows the leaves
A perfect picture - if you close the shutter
But you can't bring yourself to...no.
Someone left the door open...and I think it was you...

The heart
The soul
The truth
Are for life
For love
And for you
Track Name: Walk
So if I walk on
From all those things that I don't want anymore
Would you love me?
Or is your heart beat sore?

I don't have to do anything

When you walk by
You wipe away the tears from your eyes
We had beautiful memories

I don't have to do anything
But I would do it for you

If we walked back
Removing time and pride and all that was
If I apologized on stage would you let it go?
I didn't think so...

I don't have to do anything
But I would do it for you
Track Name: Sleep
The floor is wearing thin
Pacing quite impatiently
Where should I begin?
The concept has become me...

It keeps me up at night
Questioning my insides
Food for thought?
I can't think of food right now
I just wish that I could sleep....

Please don't dream, I need your ears to hear me
You'll never want to come back home
Please don't scheme; you'll hurt the others
In ways that you'd never know

If I choose the door
What will I turn my back towards?
If I choose the window
I don't want to know...

Please don't dream, I need your ears to hear me
You'll never want to come back home
Please don't scheme; you'll hurt the others
In ways that you'd never know