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04:04
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03:06
5.
03:36

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First EP

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released January 9, 2012

Marine Benoit : Vocals . Flute
Louise Briand : Vocals . Keyboards
Damien Somville : Acoustic & Electric Guitars . Vocals . Drums & Programming
Yann Dornier : Electric Guitar . Bass . Ukulele
Michel Betard : Drums & Percussions
Etienne Gautier : Violin


All songs written, recorded & mixed
by Damien Somville at Plastic Field Studio
(which means home really), except :
Acoustic guitars on tracks 1, 2, 3 & 5
recorded by Dino Trifunovic at his place.
Mastered by Alexis Bardinet at Globe Audio.


Artwork by Grand Bat & Little Bat
Photo credits : Damien Somville

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Track Name: Hexangle
Hexangle

Songwriter: Damien Somville
Performed by Bats on a Swing


Calm down, you will have to wait

Come down, you will have to wait
Not to loose time
Not to loose your friends
To loose your mind
To keep your head on

Hold out, have a little rest
It's a cold war
Only if you make it so
Asking too much
To everyone but yourself

Communication is a hard process
And so make it smoother
It's still time to sooth your world
Humm



[Chorus:]
And if some
Complete unknown
Unleashed and bearfoot
Ever stops you on your way back to school

To warn you about
Society rules
In a concrete jungle
Even the devil has to be careful

There ain't no Jah Guru, Yogi or Jehovah witness
It's only you talking to yourself


[Chorus:]
Track Name: Action Dream
Action Dream
(Artist: Bats on a Swing / Songwriter: Damien Somville)

Hang on to your bear, no one wants you here
Don’t pull the plug between you and your inner
Fantastic world

Close-up on your hands little puppeteer
It’s an action scene, the cyber dragon’s getting killed
On the top of a building

On the top of your desk lamp
Spidey killed him dead -but now-
The dragon is living again
Well, you’re the king of the game...

Never listen to voices from above
You can destroy all your crazy little toys
You can crash

All your small cars against the wall
Even that big blue & yellow truck you got
For your birthday

And don’t forget to play
Practice everyday
It’s such a fragile state of mind
please stay a child all the way...
Track Name: Little Science
Little Science
(Artist: Bats on a Swing – Songwriter: Damien Somville)


Crowded in this ancient town
Staring at the charcoal northern sky
We don’t do much we try to live a descent life

Slowly building our future up
Day after day working earning and saving
To keep things flowing let freedom pretend


A little science breaking in
Your motionless world of labour & leisure
Please let it stay, let it squeeze your brand new brain

A little science opening
The large horizon trapped in your narrow vision
Let Science fill your proud un-logical self


Playing songs from another time
And writing new ones when we need to come down
And tell about our lives between the city lines

Hiding in the strangest place
Amber lights and concrete towers & buildings
There’s room enough for those who need stones and shadows


A little science breaking in
Your motionless world of labour & leisure
Please let it stay, let it squeeze your brand new brain

A little science opening
The large horizon trapped in your narrow vision
Let Science fill your proud un-logical self
Track Name: Tommy
Tommy

Song by Damien Somville
Performed by Bats on a Swing


Tommy has no real silver lining
He's but a boy, in a moonage skin
Stuck inside a teenage sour film
A sequined void
That gives the brown eyed kid
No chance at all
To break out from the seventies



[Chorus:]
Tommy you oughta go far from
This circus full
Of bouncy hippie-O-stars
Thoughtless pinball wizards

The people really oughta know how
This band of swollen egos
Caused your mental scars



The quiet Victorian home
Of primness and chemicals
Could be such a cruel place to grow up
Far from the first glimpse of a choice
Those precious patterns on the walls
All got Tommy hypnotized
Until silence blooms
And let isolation rise

Until freedom is a lie



[Chorus:]
Tommy you oughta go far from
This circus full
Of bouncy hippie-O-stars
Thoughtless pinball wizards

The people really oughta know how
This band of swollen egos
Caused your mental scars
Track Name: Kid Stroke
Kid Stroke
Songwriter: Damien Somville
Artist: Bats on a Swing


Let's Go
We're gonna ruin the world
put your Indian feather on
Shake your old
Plastic magical rainstick over
Shake it high as in front of a crowd
Hey, look at us, we're a tribe !

Let's roam
Around and scratch some noses
We are not afraid of their poses
Grey tuxedos & pink-tied glories
showing-off their greed like the grin of a clown
We're ready to scalp their ugly pride…

We're Hope
We will unlearn
Each note
Of this clever brainwashing baby song

A Kid stroke
And we'll break all
Your codes
And Media-so-Subliminal-dollar-Gongs

Let's haunt
Your self-satisfied mind
The size of your ego can only stand
Comparison to the vastness of your
Blurry ignorance, like a big bling fence
Closing the path to better ends…

We're Hope
We will unlearn
Each note
Of this clever brainwashing baby song

A Kid stroke
And we'll break all
Your codes
And Media-so-Subliminal-dollar-Gongs