Strikes Back

by White Bear Polar Tundra

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released June 1, 2014

All songs written and performed by White Bear Polar Tundra

Produced and engineered by Nate Stoll and Patrick Beaulieu-Hardin
Mixed by Nate Stoll at Soundscape City (soundscapecity.com)
Mastered by Ed Brooks at RFI Mastering (www.rficd.com)

Vocals - Zein Hassanein
Guitars - Patrick Beaulieu-Hardin
Bass - Ethan Bear
Drums - Nate Stoll

*Bass on Ra performed by Patrick
*Trombone on Whirlwind! and Ra performed by Nate
*Additional crowd vocals on Whirlwind! and Fire Eye performed by Shannan Stoll, Molly Gardner and Nathaniel Snyder

Album artwork by Karim Hassanein

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Track Name: Perch
High flying over the sounds of the river
Wind kissing my curly hair
Small ripples reeds drip and quiver
Dreaming in the middle of the air

Meet me in the middle of the sky
We'll watch the planets from our perch
And laugh at all the silly passersby
We'll drift away to know our worth

Follow me into the fullest night
And stay with me among the stars
We'll let our hands decide what's right
Don't need to know where we are
Track Name: Whirlwind!
Floating on a killer
Meet my new friend
Fucking giant whirlwind
Suck my tailspin

Fly to the coast
Take our sweet time
Wait more than most
To fall back in line
Foam washes away
This daily grind
Clearing the bay
Fighting the tide

Faded in focus
Don't tear away
Your frightening deep
Raided our lost time
Fighting the tide
Track Name: Fire Eye
I never had a Harley, but I sure know how to ride
Been out on open highways, I wasn't born to hide
The wind will push against me, but something’s always pushing back

Fire eye
Ashen eye

I burn whatever's in my way, whoever's in my path
I'm guided by a heavy force, crush islands with my wrath
The wind will push against me, but something's always pushing back

I never had a Harley, but I sure know how to ride
And when I'm on my way it's best to stay inside
The wind will push against me, but I am always pushing back
Track Name: Water Song
In the water, in my mind
Was a place tormented by empty times
And the hunger salted their dried out mouths
And the hunger let me in
We cried to the sky when it all ran out
To their eyes lit up in flame

Empty ocean give us back our bread
Open ocean fills my mind with dread
Frozen ocean holds my hands to my head
Boiling ocean makes our skin glow red

Empty devotion to an abstract shape
Opening notions of which I can't escape
Frozen commotion can be caught on tape
Clouded emotions begin to take their shape

Endless thunder, you have to hear
How we overcome this fear
Above us

Greedy eyes, and lightening snakes
Create a mountain, cause the earth to quake
Parched, these lips will crack and break
Kill your idols when they become fake

Endless thunder, you have to hear
How we overcome this fear
Above us
Track Name: Roots
You're lying face upward
On the cold wet ground
The sky is an orchard
The trees make no sound
And you feel yourself becoming
Earth

You're failing at flying
Because your roots are too deep
The more you hold on to
The less you can keep
And you're light under the heaviest
Stone

I was almost there with
You don't need me to

You feel yourself becoming
Track Name: Jupiter
She turns
Between her dreams about God
She says that the planets are
Bigger in real life
And God is in a lake
Where she doesn't wanna swim
And she has got a hold of you
And she has got a hold of me

She says she wants to die
Like Joan of Arc
Moving in the flames
Just like our bodies are moving now
She says:
"It will be beautiful!"

It will be beautiful
Track Name: Snow Blind
Four hours into the morning
Four miles into the snow
Four days since I've seen the sunlight
Buried in space down below
And the snow falls on my eyes
And everything's white

Break out from under the confines
Of shameless morality
And the snow falls on my eyes
And everything's white

Begin to question my destination
Break out of tonality
And the snow falls on my eyes
And everything's white

I only see when I'm snow blind
Only what I leave behind
Tracing the outline undefined
I only see when I'm snow blind