Sundial

by Dizzy Bats

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I am thrilled to see this record finally come together, and it would not have been possible without the help of many people. I'd first like to thank all of the musicians who helped me out with the recording, including Jamie, Alex, Steven, Amanda, Ari, Lauren, and Jamil. Special thanks to DB bass player, and good friend, Dave. It has been a blast making music with you! Thanks to my family and friends for your tremendous support over the last few years in my music and otherwise. Finally, I'd like to thank our engineer, Jonathan Markson. You are amazingly talented, and your professionalism and experience is beyond your years. Thanks, guys.
-Connor

Watch the "Please Stall" music video here! www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHoGXz3H74A&feature=plcp

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released September 24, 2012

Dizzy Bats (www.facebook.com/dizzybatsmusic)
Connor Frost :: Vocals / Guitars / Trumpet
David Castillo :: Bass

Featured Musicians:
Steven Buttery:: Percussion [2, 8]
Alex Cohen:: Drums [1-7]
Jamie Crain:: Vocals [8]
Jamil Jorge :: Trombone [2]
Amanda Lo :: Violin [2]
Jonathan Markson:: Backing Vocals [6]
Ari Puleo:: Cello [2]
Lauren Vunderink:: French Horn [2]

Tracks 1-5, 8 written by Connor Frost
Track 6 written by Michael Scharf and Connor Frost, lyrics by Michael Scharf
Track 7 written by Connor Frost and Peter Frost
Recorded at the Gallery Recording Studio in Brooklyn, NY and Connecticut College in New London, CT
Engineered, produced, and mixed by Jonathan Markson (jon.markson@gmail.com)
Mastered by James Zaner at Blue Jay Recording Studio in Carlisle, MA (james@bluejaystudio.com)

Album art by Andrea Scharf (andreazscharf@gmail.com)

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Dizzy Bats New York, New York

Dizzy Bats is a New York City Pop Punk band started in the summer of 2011. Influenced by punk outfits out of the late 90s and early 2000s, they use power chords over heavily-picked basslines and infectious melodies as a vehicle for fun, energetic, Power Pop. Dizzy Bats boast an honest reflection on times past and the everyday angst that comes with being a twentysomething. ... more

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Track Name: Last Call
Yells one more, signal from across the room
When did she lose count
Can't decide, on coffee black or sake rice wine
Yells last call, jingle jangle of her keys
Turn the other way
Close those eyes, you cannot believe what she sees

Journey back into…
Palace of her memories
Casts her away
How long here can she stay?
'til she walks out through that new broken door

Door knob turns, one quick smack across the face
When did she cause that?
Who's to blame, due to all those long countless nights?

1, 2, 3, and for…
These new cigarettes
Smoke blown this way
How much more will she pay
To walk out through that new broken door?

And so ends this fairytale
Told one more time
Why can't we say goodbye
As she walks out through that new broken door
Track Name: Please Stall
Vibrate instead of ringtone
I feel this
Deafening shake of the phone
With no more lyin'
We commence the cryin'
As her river flows like so

I wish I knew it would be
The last goodbye
I would have taken my sweet time
But as those few weeks for passing
Were we procrastinating
In order to hold onto that final phone call

Please stall

Hey you get out of that bed
The sun's come up
Let's drink to the life that we led
And as we chug this grief, I can't find the beat
Until the orchestra reaches my ear

As I write this breakup song
Can't help but wonder what went wrong
Never cold but never warm
Not once did walk out through slammed door
Though I can't go down the stairs
To sit in your ugly red chair
Wish the best bid you good life
The past has gone future so bright
Track Name: Sundial
My name she calls as I wonder
Where have these four years disappeared to
Sure it's trite but screw it call me corny
Best years of my life

That time flame burst we started running
From those phantom cops we call security
Then it sucked but now we can't stop laughing
You became that guy in this here story

Flashback to the year of the "freshman 15"
The weight of pure naivety
Lost it all when we decided to build this home for three

The beds we made on our unswept floors
The steps we'd take behind toweled doors

Turn off the alarm, third ring's the charm

Here's that graduation song you always wanted to write
I know it does not hold a candle to "Good Riddance, Time of Your Life" (Here's to the night)
But before you go to find your life to wipe your tears away
Let's meet at the Sundial, in rain

Welcome home, son, you've received a package
It's not money or that western tree
Cut the seal to find this so-called paper work
What the hell is TIAA-Cref

Is this what they call a "mid-life crisis"
No it's cool, I think I'm pretty ready
Won't forget these campfire moments
And all that you've taught me
Track Name: Tell Me
Tell me when to start the show, 'cause you're feelin'
Like a first step child with nowhere not to go
Tell me when your mic is on
Cause you're tapping
Check 1, check 2, check 3, call "bingo"

Tell me when to shout your name
I can't see you through the dark bright lights of hopefully fame
Tell me when to count it off, cue the intro
Say 1, 2, 3, 4 go

Can't count any longer to this nine o' clock curtain call
Can't stroll anymore on this butterflies walk

Tell me when you start to sing sweet nothings
Ear left, whose right, who cares change the power chord
Tell me when to take a bow
Prepare the encore
Take your shot, lighter up she says let's play one more

As we're breaking down, will you share one more verse with me
'Cause there's no greater love than hearing your words

As we move on
Can we see through this thick blanket of dark fog
尚未希望,hope to prepare for this new loosening strong hold
And we'll tell no more lies, no longer pretend
Track Name: Own Penitentiary
Your eyes, oh your eyes, are looking back in my small world
And your eyes, your eyes, refuse to stray from this lost pearl
You didn't want me to, didn't want me to go
So shook the 8-ball twice and we found out then
That one season's span must suffice

As we trek on through, wish that I could help to
Erase this calligraphy
But last stroke is drawn and we must move on
Create this new memory
Sleep our separate dreams

Your eyes, oh your eyes, so far away can no longer see
Don't feel fine, don't feel fine
This endless pit takes control of me
But no card was counted, no lock was picked
Innocence, plead not guilty
And even knowing this, I do still exist, in my own penitentiary

So I'll just steal the key and let myself free
No guards standing in my way
Now cannot hear your voice, creating my own choice
Your eyes no longer live my day, as we break away

Your eyes roll back inside your head and return again
One more time, can't help but trap myself
In this vicious cycle of sympathy
Because of….
Track Name: Mold
Youth leaves me looking young but not feeling it
I'm sick with or without my multi-vitamins
I am my own weatherman, I see a cold coming right when the last one leaves
Double check online at web MD

Life is lived relative to the air that's breathed
I stepped in the wrong place to get my lungs pleased
Pain I feel though not severe, imprison me I hope sleep has set me free Some count sheep I count my injuries

Why has my old age started so early?
Barely ripe, yet already moldy

I once played atop the endless wave of time
Let my weight pull me down now I'm trapped inside
When it comes to making my way back to the surface I feel apathy
The smoothness of my skin has me deceived
Track Name: Where Are the Children?
Where are the children who are innocent and worthy?
Love ones lost in a mountain once real
Where are the children, who laughed, cried, and sang out
They are silent, confused, and afraid

Are we all forgotten, or is the answer not so simple?
So many questions, when will this all be done?

Forgive her one day, as she forgives those lost fanatics?
Though she is tempted, to take on hate and fight
And where's the devoted, who caused her dreams to crumble?
Way down to the ground with no windows left in sight

She's ten years away from that longest every school day She'll never forget where she was and where she's going
Track Name: This Lovely Dancer (feat. Jamie Crain) (explicit)
Wake up on Saturday to the apartment's fresh decay
As I breathe this Hartford air, exhale away this perfect pair
I see her standing next to me only in this recurring dream
Where I see my late dog Zack, kept by the love who brought him back

He simply nods and asks that cliched question
What is your job and purpose of your life
Can't say but for now
These kids teach me of our brutal society

Can I please buy you a drink
Seven words I'd never think to say
No I don't believe it's you
It's on me for not buying two
It doesn't matter 'cause I'm spent
Six dollar shots go straight to bed
Once again I hear his roar, except this time I hit the floor

Oh then he says Who cares you've got your music
That's so much more than lieutenant Johnny can say
There's no fucking point
To play these meaningless games of therapy

Oh we cannot wait for us to finally grow up
But this lovely dancer's time has come today
As I think back again
How could she be so young and I so fortunate