Act of Surrender (EP)

by Scott Riggan

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ABOUT "ACT OF SURRENDER"
With this EP, Scott Riggan runs the gamut from heartfelt worship to an innovative Beatles cover ("Eleanor Rigby" like you've never heard it before - in a good way). The moving ballad "Mrs. Taylor" tells a soldier's story from the perspective of the family he leaves behind.

Scott's "Act of Surrender (I Will Bow)" is already being sung in churches and his unique take on "Halleluiah, What A Savior" is unlike any reimagined hymn you've ever heard (featuring a percussion track that includes a soccer ball, bike tire pump, cardboard box, a pencil striking a guitar string, etc.).

THANKS TO
My family: Julie, Emily and Josiah Riggan, Mom and ad and the Hills. My extended family at Eagle Christian Church, Glenda McNalley at The Select Artist Group and the hardworking Staff At Spinning Plates Music. Also Jason Collum, Chris Cooke, Kris Donegan, Mindy Wade, Dave Goetter, Jesse Shuster, Ethan Wheeler and Greg Carlson.

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released March 14, 2008

RECORDING CREDITS
Produced by Jason Collum (Sorted Noise) and Scott Riggan (Spinning Plates Music). As always, there's a long list of people who contributed to the Wholesome Goodness of this little project... Jason Collum engineered, played drums and keyboards and is the sold member of the "Hallelujah What An Odd Percussion Track Ensemble" (playing Soccer Ball, Cardboard Box w/ Shakers Taped on Top, Pencil Tapping On Guitar String, Bicycle Tier Pump, Cabassa, Triangle, etc.). Also featured: Matt Stanfield (piano, Rhodes), Kris Donegan (guitars), Clay Krasner (bass), Tony Lucido (bass), Paul Nelson (cello), Nathan Walters (strings), Thad Beaty (guitars), Scott Riggan (vocals), David Goetter at The Mix House (engineering), Steve Lotz at Georgetown Studio (mixing "Act of Surrender") and Jimmy Jernigan at Apollo 54 (engineering, mixing and mastering).

"Eleanor Rigby" and "Where Mercy Lives" produced by Randy Thomas and mixed by Richie Biggs (tracks courtesy of Cal IV Entertainment). Musicians: Brian Wooten (guitars), Ben Bauman (guitar and vocals), Scott Riggan (melodica and vocals), Mark Hill (bass), Dennis Patton (keys) and Brian Fullen (drums and loops). Originally featured on the limited-release CD "the nobodys" by the nobodys.

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"A musical home run . . . perfect for personal worship - songs with a theology of abandon that call us to give all we are to God." (Worship Leader Magazine)

“For those who are tired of Christian records that sound increasingly homogenized and mass-produced, Clouds & Fire is a balm from Heaven." (Christian Musician Magazine)
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Track Name: Act of Surrender (I Will Bow) (radio mix)
ACT OF SURRENDER (I WILL BOW) (radio mix)
words and music: Scott C. Riggan
(c) 2008 Spinning Plates Music
from the EP "Act of Surrender"

Knees to the ground / Hands in the air
This is my act of surrender
It's more than a song / Or the words of a prayer
This is my act of surrender

And starting now
I will bow down / I will bow down
I will bow down before You
And starting now
I will bow

All that I am / All that I've been
I lay it all down / At the feet of my King

And starting now
I will bow...
Track Name: Mrs. Taylor
MRS. TAYLOR
words and music by Jason Collum and Paul Alan
© 2008 Jason Technology (ASCAP) and My Reality Music (SESAC)
from the EP "Act of Surrender"

She left him at the station
Small town Illinois
He’s 6-1 and 205 now
But he’ll always be her little boy
She knew this was his calling
She was strong as she could’ve been
She prayed for extra angels
To bring him home again

So if you raise your glass to freedom
And this land we hold so dear
If you don’t know what it’s like
Living every day in fear
If you raise your voice to city hall
‘cause you’re free to speak your mind
And sing Amazing Grace on Sunday
With your family by your side
Remember Mrs. Taylor’s son
And pray he’s somewhere safe tonight

She carries a faded picture
From when he was only two
And remembers how she melted
When he said his first “I love you”
Some think he’s a hero
And some make picket signs
She just turns the TV down
And thinks of better times

They fired 21 guns on Tuesday
And laid a flag in the trembling hands
Of one more American mother
Who gave all a mother can

Remember Maggie Taylor
And pray that she finds peace tonight
Track Name: Eleanor Rigby
ELEANOR RIGBY
Words and music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
© 1966 Sony/ATV Songs LLC (renewed). All rights administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing, 9 Music Square West, Nashville, TN 37203. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Eleanor Rigby picks up the rice
In a church where a wedding has been
Lives in a dream
Waits at her window
Wearing a face that she keeps in a jar by the door
Who is it for

All the lonely people
Where do they all come from
All the lonely people
Where do they all belong

Ahh – look at all the lonely people

Father Mackinzie, writing the words
To a sermon that no one will hear
No one comes near
Look at him working, darning his socks
In the night when there’s nobody there
What does he care

All the lonely people
Where do they all come from
All the lonely people
Where do they all belong

Ah, look at all the lonely people

Eleanor Rigby died in the church
And was buried along with her name
Nobody came
Father Mackinzie, wiping the dirt from his hands
As he walks from the grave
No one was saved

All the lonely people
Where do they all come from
All the lonely people
Where do they all belong

Ah, look at all the lonely people
Track Name: Where Mercy Lives
WHERE MERCY LIVES
words and music by Scott C. Riggan and Benjamin D. Bauman
© 2000 Pleasant View Music (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
from the EP "Act of Surrender"

Sometimes I want to shield my eyes
So I don’t have to see
The way we live our lives
Without mercy
Tell me, where do we find peace
When love is withheld
Where bitterness runs deep
Deep as a well
But oh, when love takes hold
It leads us down the road

To where mercy lives
And where beauty grows
Where foolish things
Can’t come between us anymore
Where mercy lives
And where grace is known
That is the place that I call home
Where mercy lives

Oh see the loving hands
That reach with grace
And see the tender eyes
And the tear-stained face
Forgiveness – it is the bridge
That brings my heart to yours
Mercy is a gift that is undeserved
And oh, when loves takes hold
It leads us down the road
Down the road to where mercy lives…

And oh, remember this
Oh, in the heart that forgives
That’s where mercy lives

Oh let my heart become the home
Where mercy lives
Track Name: Act of Surrender (I Will Bow) (light mix)
ACT OF SURRENDER (I WILL BOW) (light mix)
words and music: Scott C. Riggan
(c) 2008 Spinning Plates Music
from the EP "Act of Surrender"

Knees to the ground / Hands in the air
This is my act of surrender
It's more than a song / Or the words of a prayer
This is my act of surrender

And starting now
I will bow down / I will bow down
I will bow down before You
And starting now
I will bow

All that I am / All that I've been
I lay it all down / At the feet of my King

And starting now
I will bow...