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Eyes in the Stars, Life in the Mud

by The Flying Detachment

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Seventh Way 04:37
Walked along a road of seven ways I remained alone for seven days Heard the sombre song of flying crows A slowly rocking man I'm down below. Maybe one day you'll Hear me say "I left you on the seventh way" Each of every path delivers you Confusing me a lot is what you do Glowing white is how you seem There's no way to stay clean. Walked along this road for seven days Trailing thoughts of what to say I won't beg nor will I pray I know I'll make you turn to clay And leave you on the seventh way
Hypno King 06:09
Steering wheel in my hands I love to guide the plans A sense of direction's all it takes Seeking wisdom, flying fast Disturbing all that lasts Longer than a second's pass I'm floating through time Trying to climb Peaks which unwind I'm traveling through space Erasing the trace And chasing embrace Hypnotic streams Conducting dreams Magnetic string The Hypno King
Pull me under Waves of fabric and skin Spare me nothing Bury me all within Persuading the waters To hold me steady in arms Asking them to take me home Try to hold my Breath as long as I can Hope that leaves you pleased Now drown me again Persuading the waters To hold me steady in arms To drag me down to the sands Pull me right to the bottom Crush me under your tide Leave me gasping for air once more Drifting down by your guide Pull me under Waves of skin and Drag me all the way within
As I'm walking along my line All my friends and lovers They sigh Of days in strain, life in vain Dull and plain By the time I am gone they should listen to me, and do as I see Pull me up While you look Raise me down With your eyes in the stars My hour's arrived, my friends In your heart's desires You've made amends I'm proud of you and I love you Through and through So I'll guide you until the wish has been fulfilled Solely by will I am carrying the Fire of diligence Burning wastelands of darnel ignorance
2:58 03:46
I went by myself out of town on a Saturday night 2:58 - I'm never late Last draw before I throw my cigarette, yeah Sleep tight, nighty-night, Time to kill the light Take what you will Sometimes, sometimes See it through I know how to throw a man low in a pit of rust In my defense I'll say I must. Last breath before I send you through the ledge, yeah Goodbye, little lie Time to fall and die
I had slept For long years Under a stone Wasting time. Comforting cold Away from the world Resting the bone Wasting time. And my day will dawn And the sun will shine some light in my face And then you'll know How viciously small The whole planet seems when you're being chased Reposing on Quiet steps Reaching the nest Of loving and care Wasting time Forgetting to see The widening sea Hearing no noise Wasting time
High in the sky dark clouds gather Substance haze in the air Revolving around the deep black matter Wondering how life is fair. Destroy myself Twisting and turning my remains Molten I sway Drown in the river of yesterday Gazing upon the storm from the inside Faces distant, blurring time Strapped to the surface of the approaching tide Faces distant, blurring time But I won't let go I'll reach for the skies Witness before my eyes My eyes
I am what I crave Minus all I gave Trying all at best Not to fail my quest Nothing's ever turned Out as planned or earned That is why I'm sure More I won't endure So I'll show you where Drowned in dust I dwell Contemplating why All I do must die. Apologize To Ego, self and I For wasting memories and time How short of sight To miss the principle Of everything becoming right See how the sun sets down Stars shine above me now Keep on dreaming, carry on


“Eyes in the Stars, Life in the Mud” is everyone’s journey deep into the abyss of uncertainty. We dive into the unknown because we want to change for the better (“Eyes in the Stars”) even though we “live in the mud”. Sometimes we decide to take action (“Seventh Way”), other times we’re just dreaming of doing the right things even though we’re not (“Resting the Bone”). In the search for meaning we discover we are equally capable to surrender to love (“Under the Tide”) or be consumed by hate (“2:58”). We are in control of our own mind and fate on the fantastic journey of life (“Hypno King”) or we spiral further down in chaos (“Ghost in the Pill”)....


released October 22, 2018

Produced by Boyko Petkov and Emil Petkov.
Recorded by Emil Petkov and Boyko Petkov at City Studio Sofia, Razruhata and Dark Father Dungeons.
Mixed by Boyko Petkov at City Studio Sofia.
Additional mixing by Emil Petkov at Three Paws House.
Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.

Riffs and melodies by Alexander Velchev, Emil Petkov and Todorin Tonev.
Lyrics by Emil Petkov.
Songs arranged by The Flying Detachment.

Drums on "Seventh Way", "Resting the Bone", "Under the Tide" and "Ghost in the Pill" recorded by Yulian Halyov.

Additional percussion, synthesizers and sounds recorded by The Flying Detachment.

Samples on "Life in the Mud" from "Alan Watts - Sense of Nonsense".

Artwork and design by Sofia Zasheva.
Band logo by DAinsane.

Zeus the owl was photographed by Jason Bennet at the Wildilfe Learning Center in Sylmar, CA.

Enormous THANK YOU to our families, girlfriends, wives, children, dogs, friends for the everlasting patience and constant support and to everybody else, who has ever helped in any way!

The Flying Detachment is:

Alexander Velchev - guitars
Emil Petkov - guitars and vocals
Stoyan Petrov - drums
Todorin Tonev - bass and vocals




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