Past Forward

by Mental Discipline

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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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Track Name: Butterfly
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
Track Name: Make You Happy
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
Track Name: Worse (feat. Pulcher Femina)
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
Track Name: Lifekiller (feat. Lights Of Euphoria)
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!
Track Name: Time To Stay Alone
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...
Track Name: End Of Days (feat. NamNamBulu)
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
Track Name: Kill Emotions
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
Track Name: Synthetic Soul (feat. Synapsyche)
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
Track Name: Standing Alive
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
Track Name: Cruel (feat. Babylonia)
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
Track Name: Follow Your Star (feat. Ashbury Heights)
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
Track Name: Place Where I Belong
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

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