Past Forward

by Mental Discipline

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1.
Butterfly 04:25
Behind a glass wall like a prison A glimpse of hope is dying in your eyes A captive of illusive freedom How many times you failed to reach the skies? Don't be afraid, I'm not here to harm you I want to make your dreams come true It's time to put your trust in someone The distant sky is waiting for you I see you beat against the glass The cage you long to open Your heart exhausted with mistrust Your feelings hurt and broken I smash the wall to set you free Time to leave it all behind And spread your wings into the sky Like a real butterfly
2.
Feels like I'm falling apart Wish I could make my life restart The past still keeps on haunting me Each time I close my eyes I see You were desperate and lost like a fallen star I was trying to help mend your broken heart It was too late, I didn't know And now I'm standing here alone I realize the sun is shining But not for us, a tear starts running down my eyes I feel a sudden emptiness inside my soul Feels like my life has lost all color Oh, how I wish you gave another chance to me To prove that I could make you happy In silence I still hear your voice So soft but full of sadness I wonder if you had a choice But I won't find the answers And as I watch the clear blue skies Just like the color of your eyes It seems to me I've lost my own life
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You could be my refuge You could be my guiding light I would serve only you I could be your faithful knight But you still pick a quarrel The days turn into night Like snow in the desert It doesn't seem to be right Please don't make it worse You ruin my world with your bad weather But the Earth has no balance When we are not together Day by day I keep waiting For a light in your skies But the clouds keep growing Getting dark in your eyes 'Cause you still pick a quarrel The sky turns into storm Like snow in the desert It feels so terribly wrong
5.
It's always hard to be the first But easy to become the last Don't even think to take a rest 'Cause life is running too fast, yeah A never-ending race A road not fit for two A bloody thrilling chase We all know what to do Stand up and fight, wipe your tears away Get ready to kill or be killed on your way No second chance and no compromise Look at your death right in my eyes Feeling too weak to go on in this race You won't outrun this gun in your face Time to pray while the blood's running chill I'm no tranquilizer, I'm a death pill!
6.
My eyes were opened, my mind was clear The skies were falling but I could see The fire rising from the ground And people crying all around… It's time for us to pray It has come again we'll have to pay Can you see these angels in the sky? Raise your head and ask them why Your reality is gone? Now it's time to stay alone...
7.
I still remember my dark days The pain and sorrow and disgrace A bitter taste of life gone wrong Until you came along My skies were grey, no sun to shine A sad and sorry pantomime Until you took me by the hand And made me understand No matter where I run away No matter what I do or say You are the only one for me To end my misery I don't regret a single day And all I want is you to stay Forever locked in my embrace Until the end of days You are the reason I still breathe My broken soul has found relief My skies have turned to crystal blue I'm sharing it with you You keep my sorrows far away No matter if it's night or day Each time you take me by the hand It makes me understand
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I wish I could see it coming I wish I was not that blind Now it's time to give up trying It's too late to turn the tide Staring at the fading pictures Of my shattered memories I can't understand why all this Happened to my hopes and dreams I have never felt so lonely Like a shipwreck in a stormy sea It feels like I'm sinking slowly Icy waves are crashing over me Trying hard to kill emotions To recover from the damage done But I feel I'm missing something Like a part of me's already gone Now I see that all my castles Have been built upon the sand Falling down with every hassle One by one, they couldn't stand Fallen pieces can't be mended Too much pain I feel inside But I'm trying hard to end it Killing feelings to survive
9.
Lips like wine with black mascara eyes A skin tight dress, what kind of sin it hides? Spreading her sweet poison in the air The way she moves makes everybody stare A pure obsession, a devil in disguise Hot like fire and yet cold as ice Her reflection twists in mirror balls When the last of your defenses falls She's a devil, she's a venom One way road to hell from heaven I would spend my life in chains For a chance to play her games You will scream her name out loud Nothing you can do about it But you'll never get control Over her synthetic soul Like a moth attracted to the flame In the end you will end up the same Burning, crawling, begging, crying hard For a way to fix your broken heart
10.
Hey you You've been trying really hard Breaking Me to pieces from the start But now I am stronger than before Watch me There's no fear anymore I am standing here alive Illuminated with the light A million flashes follow me I don't need another life Every second is so bright And I feel absolutely free Hey you I don't care about your lies Spreading Like a virus in disguise 'Cause now I can face it standing up Watch me Getting higher to the top
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Every night just when I close my eyes I start dreaming of you A shadow of your gentle smile Is like a dream come true Only you can help me keep Keep my pain away But when the morning wakes me up You never stay, you never stay Is it right? Another day, another night I waste in hopeless dreams To reach for you Why must life be so cruel? Don't you see That every time you disappear You crucify my soul I lose control I wish I never let you go I would do anything For a glimpse of your face 'Cause even angels envy you Your beauty and grace Nothing can save me, no one can make Make me whole but you I know you're close, yet far away It drives me mad, what can I do
12.
Sometimes I've got a feeling like I hit a wall Feels like I'll never get to fly, I only fall My dreams Are nothing but the ashes at my feet It seems I better give it up and face defeat But when dreams are burned to dust When there's nothing else to shatter When there's no one left to trust It's you who can still make it matter Don't lose your hope tonight The stars are shining bright You see the brightest one? Let it guide you on Whatever comes your way Don't let it fade away Keep following your star It will show you who you really are And I I brace myself up for another try To rise And overcome the barricades so high To burn The pages of my shattered yesterdays And turn My face up high towards the shining rays 'Cause when dreams are burned to dust When there's nothing else to shatter When there's no one left to trust It's you who can still make it matter Don't lose your hope tonight The stars are shining bright You see the brightest one? Let it guide you on Whatever comes your way Don't let it fade away Keep following your star It will show you who you really are Never look behind Let the bridges burn You are strong enough to carry on Step by step, don't stop Reaching for your star 'Cause you know it's who you really are
13.
Let me tell you what I feel My emotions are so real I just can't let it go It's something I cannot deny So it would really feel like crime If I don't let you know... I never thought that I would find Someone to bring a ray of light Into my desperate soul But all my doubts have disappeared And now I see it crystal clear So I want you to know Oh, in the light of day And in the dark of night The place where I belong Is right here by your side And I feel so alive And I don't feel alone I've found it by your side The place where I belong

about

"Past Forward" is a long-awaited sophomore full-length album dedicated to Mental Discipline's 10th anniversary. The album features tracks from the band's early demo recordings (including highly successful singles "Butterfly" and "Lifekiller"), all completely reworked, as well as tracks recorded after the release of "Constellation".

Originally formed in 2008, Mental Discipline is now widely recognized as one of Russia's best synthpop/futurepop projects. With such releases as "Fallen Stars" (2011) and "Constellation" (2012), the band has become a favorite of DJs and club-goers around the world.

credits

released November 30, 2018

catalogue #: SQD45

Mental Discipline: Alex Mental
Management: Stanislav Burmistrov

Music: Alex Mental
Lyrics: Andrey Nefedov & Alex Mental
Mastering: Rush at SMT Studio

"A Sweet Lie" is a cover of Re/Move
Music: Manu Pérez, Jesús Álvarez & Carlos Arroyo
Lyrics: Jesús Álvarez

Guest vocalists:
Mike-E (64 Rockets)
Roberto Conforti (Pulcher Femina)
Jimmy Machon (Lights Of Euphoria)
Henrik Iversen (NamNamBulu)
Marco Katatronik (Synapsyche)
Max Giunta (Babylonia)
Tea F. Thimé (Ashbury Heights)

Cover art: Marina Kunakasova
CD layout design: Andrey Nefedov

Many thanks to: Alice Mental, Stanislav Burmistrov, Andrey Nefedov, Sergey Vakulov, Alex 'Rush' Gladky, Mike-E, Niki Nicosia, Fedor Muratov, Marina Kunakasova, Egor Kosmachev and all the amazing vocalists who participated on this album

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