Shadowland

by Bat Lenny

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This EP is one continuous piece of music, divided into 5 parts.

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released April 28, 2013

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Bat Lenny Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bat Lenny: just listen and make up your own mind. I'm tired of trying to explain us. Been doing it for nigh on 30 years now, dadgummit.

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Track Name: Shadowland
In a Dream and on a mountaintop I look over the vast expanse
Sunrise, a sunset, a lightning flash and aurora borealis
In this fleeting memory is reality, It’s as real as eternity
I stand here on this mountaintop looking over the Shadowland

-Chorus
Reality in this Shadowland is reality overtaken
Our minds grow thin and our bodies fade and our lives are soon forgotten

So we live in this synthetic life in our polyester jeans
Motorcars, stars on thars, and all is make believe

-Chorus

Padded chairs, is the cupboard bare? Is it Friday afternoon?
Are we looking to eternity, because it’s coming real soon
Track Name: Confusion
Confusion takes my shallow breath away
I look outside but can’t decide if it’s night or day
Thinking back I’m losing track of when I knew your name
I know your face but just can’t place it, thank you just the same

Along the street I shuffle my feet like a hundred times before
The key won’t turn and I can’t discern the numbers on the door
The street signs they all look the same why can’t I read the names?
My memories they all fall like rain and go swirling down the drain

I search my mind to find the date – is it 1968?
President Johnson? Is this Wisconsin or some other Midwest state?
Where’s my dog? Where’s my car? I don’t want to walk
I have my keys won’t someone please help me find the right lock?
Track Name: These Fragile Thoughts
See... how my mind’s drawn - See... how my memories run
I... never wanted to be - Thrown... into this travesty
I can’t stop it. My mind degrades
So keep... keep my life in this race - I see... that I fall out of place
I... never wanted to be - Drawn... into this disgrace
Am I fallin? Am I callin?

-Chorus
These fragile thoughts I try to hold
Deep inside my very soul
If I lose my mind
let me keep my self control
These broken words I try to say
Don’t come out quite the way
that I want them to
Please understand my point of view

I see that I’m not insane - My days they just aren’t so plain
Please understand that my memories - Are now my realities
So if you please, just remind me

-Chorus

I see that I’m not insane - My days they just aren’t so plain
Please understand that my memories - Are now my realities
So if you please, just remind me
Track Name: Another Wrench in the Machine
Another day, another thought, another twist to the plot
Another night, another dream, another wrench in the machine

The doctor smiles – I stare at the ceiling tiles
Aware of the wires in my head
“Just relax” the doctor said – “Close your eyes and count to 10”
“We’ll be done before you know”
The room goes dark – I’m sitting in the park
Something looms above my head
Listen to the wheels turn – The gears are grinding, sprockets churn
Another wrench in the machine – In the machine

And on the bench, I hold my head – I feed the doves a little bread
They dart about, and move like waves – just like my mind these days
Another day, another thought, another twist to the plot
Another night, another dream, another wrench in the machine
Track Name: Shadowland Reprise
Draw the lines, connect the dots - In this Shadowland of random thoughts
And as the sun goes down - My shadow grows long against the ground
Behind me
And in the final scene - The sun's a tangerine
Before me
Raise your eyes, lift your hands - Sing it high, across the land
This Shadowland you see is outta sight
And your shadow can't exist without The Light
Raise your hands, lift your eyes - Sing it high, across the skies
This Shadowland you see is outta sight
And your shadow can't exist without The Light
Without The Light... without The Light