Mosaic

by The Spiritual Bat

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released March 28, 2014

ALBUM ARTWORK by
I PITTORI ALCHIMISTI (The Alchemisti Painters, Biennial of Venice 1986) in collaboration with
DOC HAMMER (Venture Brothers, Weep, Mors Syphilitica, Requiem In White).

GUEST MUSICIANS ON ALBUM
ALESSIO SANTONI (Ufip, Volume, Facus): Drums (except Death March)
ASHKELON SAIN (Trance To The Sun, Soriah): Synths written, performed and recorded on Death March and We Are Born We Live We Die
GREG SCOTT CRUZ (Sullen Serenade, Inheirent): Synths written, performed and recorded on If I Were A Flower (The Journey)
TYVES OBEN (Place4Tears, Scarless Arms): Synths written, performed and recorded on Blown Away

PHOTOGRAPHY: LAURA ROSSI

MASTERING: MARCO CENTO

All Songs Written, Performed, Recorded and Mixed by The Spiritual Bat at THE SOUND CAVE, Frosinone, Italy, except for Synths by Guest Musicians (see above), and Acoustic Drumset recorded by Filippo Strang at VDSS STUDIO, Morolo, Italy.

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Track Name: Mosaic
~MOSAIC~

Behind the mirror
introversion hides
inner sanctum, illusion
of eternity
and seconds of it going by
wasted, wasted time
fathoming about the purpose
fathoming what it might be

Voices laughing at your mortal nature,
too much to do
such a short time, years or months or days or
only seconds to go
Looking back to see how far,
how far you have come
Where did all that time go?
Where all the things you could do?

Resistance, existence
sentinels of memory
projecting to the future
visions, sounds of our age and time
racing against your life span
bittersweet sense of marvel
all along the way those voices
say you'll never make it




Voices laughing at your mortal nature,
too much to do
such a short time, years or months or days or
only seconds to go
Looking back to see how far,
how far you have come
Where did all that time go?
Where all the things you could do?

Conjuring up...
Awe

Limping, marching
towards whatever,
whatever was written for you
your world seems so static,
so doomed, so idyllic sometimes
Can your daily rituals really,
really effect any change?
Is your existence a tile,
a piece of a greater, greater mosaic?

Conjuring up...
Behind the mirror
introversion hides
inner sanctum, illusion
of eternity
Track Name: Of Breath and Veils (Battlefield)
OF BREATH AND VEILS (BATTLEFIELD)

Oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Listen, listen
Tie your dream to my veil and let us sail!

Who?

Stand, and breathe
Feel the spell, and breathe
Take, this pain
Let us hold, and take
My hand, my veil
My hand, my veil

Who?

And take, this pain
Hold my veil
And breathe
Dance and take
Take my hand
My hand, My veil
My hand, My veil

Mine

ah

And dance
And take (this time)
Take my breath
And live
And listen to my voice
Tie your name tight to mine
And take, take this veil
Take my hand
And breathe
Track Name: We Are Born We Live We Die
~WE ARE BORN WE LIVE WE DIE~


We are born we live we die
someone is confusing me
I'd be happy to give, pay, pay, pay my dues
Just as long as I don't die, so I can survive

Dwelling in this crowded place
Now I need to wake up and take, take, take, take a stand
Shaman on an inner path
vagrant in the megalopolis


I'd be happy to tell you, say, say, say how I feel
Now I need to stand up and fight, fight, fight for the right
We are born we live we die
Vision is confusing me
Dwelling on a desert road
Shaman in the megalopolis


Can I even hope to save, save, save, save anyone
Even really dare to chain, chain, chain, chain myself
And fire in this crowded place
Now I need to stand up fight, fight, fight to survive

I'd be happy to tell you say, say, say how I feel
Now I need to stand up and fight, fight, fight for the right
We are born we live we DIE
someone is confusing me
Dwelling on a desert road
Shaman in the megalopolis

We are born we live we die
Someone is confusing me
I'd be happy to give, pay, pay, pay, pay my dues
Just as long as I don't die, so I can survive
Dwelling in this crowded PLACE
In spite of my insecurity
Shaman in the megalopolis

All my fears come back to life
all the visions come to haunt me
Track Name: So Proud
~SO PROUD~

So proud, so frail
so lonely, you won't find me
So proud, so vain,
So proud, so frail
So wounded, so afraid

We can only just purse our dreams
one step at the time
only armor our wearing black veils
by day and by night, night after night
To step into darkness within
protecting our minds, one step at the time

Retreat into your faith
Retreat into your hate
Retreat into you cage
Retreat into my fairy-tale
So


So proud, so vain, so wounded, so afraid
You can curse me to make me go away
One step at the time
When you feel like you're much too exposed
to all dangers out there,
remember my name
we'll retreat into the safety of our cave
but you're unaware, your're so unaware

So proud, so proud
So proud, so proud, So proud, SO proud
you're so unaware
how can I find you
how can I hold you
how can I save you
from losing, losing it all
losing, losing it all
losing, losing it all
losing, losing it all
Track Name: Linfo
~LINFO~

Oh Someone
Somewhere
Oh Someone, Somewhere
oh
oh
Do it some day,
day or night
please don't fail

Do Something, Something
Don't wait for the end
Don't Wait for the end to Start

Don't wait for the end
Don't wait for the end
you must tame
your fate

Day or night
please don't fail

Oh Someone
Somewhere
Oh Someone, Somewhere

Do Something, something
something
Don't wait for the end
Don't Wait for the end to Start

Never, never fail
please don't fail
Track Name: If I Were A Flower (The Journey)
~IF I WERE A FLOWER (THE JOURNEY)~

The Journey goes on
on and on
when Visions fade I lose
my Direction
I'm no Crusader no Missionary
no Revolutionary
no Prophet

If I were Flower I would hope to bloom
I wither

The Sound of Words on the Page
on and on
Without Fear
on and on
make believe
in the Labyrinth

You can't imagine how much Courage it takes to go on

and mind you there is no Courage without Fear
Without Fear
enduring Time (and on and on)
without Fear
on and on
make believe
on the Chessboard

if I were a Flower I would hope to bloom
before I wither
the Journey goes on and on
when Visions fade I lose
my Direction
the Journey is over!
Track Name: Death March
~DEATH MARCH~

Light your Candles
Arm yourself with Symbols
your Crosses

Arm yourself
with Incense and Mantras
Drive away the Evil Spirit

I'm running so fast my Heart might explode

I'm so tired, so tired

Arm yourself with Symbols
your Crosses

Arm yourself
with Incense and Mantras

Drive away the Evil Spirit
I'm running so fast my Heart might explode

I'm so tired, so tired

I'm running so fast I am out of control