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''Vertical Horizon'' is a 1991 American AlternativeRock band, initially formed by Matthew Scannell and Keith Kane while they were students at Georgetown University, and later joined at various periods by several members in different roles. The band is attached to the Outfall Records label, and is best known for its singles "You're A God," "Everything You Want," and "Best I Ever Had," all on its 1999 ''Everything You Want'' album.

The current line-up:
* Matthew Scannell (lead vocals, lead guitar) - 1991-present
* Ron La Vella (drums) - 2009-present
* Cedric [=LeMoyne=] (bass guitar, backing vocals) - 2011-present
* Steve Fekete (guitar, backing vocals) - 2010-present

Past members:
* Keith Kane (vocals, backing vocals, guitars) 1991-2010
* Ed Toth (drums, percussion) 1996 - 2005
* Sean Hurley (bass guitar, vocals) 1998 - 2009
* Jason Sutter (drums; currently in studio and touring ) 2009 - 2010
* Corey [=McCormick=] (bass guitar; currently touring ) 2009 - 2010
* Eric Holden (bass guitar, backing vocals) - 2009-2011

Releases:
* ''There and Back Again'' (1992)
* ''Running On Ice'' (1995)
* ''Everything You Want'' (1999)
* ''Go'' (2003)
* ''Burning the Days'' (2009)
* ''Echoes from the Underground'' (2013)

TheOtherWiki has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vertical_Horizon a fully detailed page]]. Also, the band has its own webpage, which can be found [[http://www.verticalhorizon.com/ here]].

!!Vertical Horizon's music provides examples of:
* AlbumTitleDrop: ''Running On Ice'' takes its name from a line in the song "Falling Down," and ''Burning The Days'' comes from the songs "I Believe In You" and "Carrying On."
* AlliterativeName: Keith Kane.
* BigRockEnding: A number of their songs employ this. "We Are" and "Shackled," for example.
* BilingualBonus: "Japan" on the ''Running On Ice'' album has [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Japanese speech]] in the last verse.
* BreakupSong: "Shackled," the last track on the ''Everything You Want'' album, was written [[RealLifeWritesThePlot while Keith Kane was going through a relationship breakup.]]
* ControlFreak: "All Is Said and Done" is [[WordOfGod stated to be]] [[http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=16596 a commentary on these kinds of people]].
* DualMeaningChorus: "Inside" on the ''Go'' album:
--> [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything "Hold me inside you, 'cause I want to be inside you, inside you..."]]
* FadingIntoTheNextSong: A number of their songs do this. "Everything You Want" and "Finding Me" are two examples from ''Everything You Want.''
* {{Irony}}: The idea behind "You're a God," which is stated to be based on the level of power others have over a person or vice-versa.
--> '''Matt Scannell:''' Really, the title is ironic: you're a god and I am not--well, that's actually not true anymore, because now you're ''not'' a god.
* NeverSayGoodbye: The message behind "Forever."
--> '''Matt Scannell:''' You just need to mourn it, you need to shoulder it for a while and kind of move through it until you can get back up straight again and move on, or at least not let it go. That's what this song is about, it's about not letting go, but not letting it stop you.
* NewSoundAlbum: ''There And Back Again'' and ''Running On Ice'' consist largely of songs recorded to a soft guitar rhythm with almost no percussion accompaniment. Then you listen to "We Are," the first song on the ''Everything You Want'' album, which has plenty of percussion and louder guitar sounds. From there on out it's a mix of the old and new.
* NotChristianRock: Explained in greater detail [[http://verticalhorizonfaq.tripod.com/ here]].
* PerpetualFrowner: Matt Scannell has been identified as this. Lampshaded during [[http://www.songfacts.com/blog/interviews/matt_scannell_of_vertical_horizon/ this interview]].
--> '''Matt Scannell:''' ''(to the interviewer)'' You're not the first person who's asked me that. I think my mom was the first. She says, "Why are you always so grumpy?" I don't know.
* PoorCommunicationKills: According to Matt Scannell in a 1997 MTV interview (for which part of the transcript is seen [[http://verticalhorizonfaq.tripod.com/songs.htm here]]), this is part of the underlying message behind "We Are."
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Sung about in "Everything You Want."
* TitleTrack: "Everything You Want", of course. Also "There and Back Again."
* WellDoneSonGuy: Hinted at in "The Man Who Would Be Santa." Matt Scannell indicated that he wrote the song after an argument with his father.
* WordSaladTitle: One version of [[http://verticalhorizonfaq.tripod.com/#q17 the story behind the band's name]] goes that while Keith Kane was writing down a list of possible names, he wrote the word "vertical" then drew a horizontal line along the bottom of the word. The rest, as they say, is history.
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