Wormwood

by Bader Nana

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Sven B. Schreiber
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Sven B. Schreiber This is the first prog album from a Lebanese/Kuwaiti artist I'm listening to, and I'm quite pleasantly surprised about what I hear. However, don't expect anything exotic from this Arab one man band... the music sounds pretty much like clean US American prog in the tradition of "Spock's Beard" and "Dream Theater", and I can't find any Arab music traits whatsoever in there. Nevermind, the compositions are crafted excellently, with obvious love for good melodies and lush arrangements. Favorite track: Earth 1348.
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Pie Spock's Beard? No. Ayreon? No. What we have here is world class neo-prog straight outa Kuwait City (!) Bader was only a child when the U.S. (very quickly) liberated his homeland from invading Iraqi ass-wipes (forces) Good thing they did too; Saddam would have probably prohibited exporting such decadence. Now he's dead (hahaa) and progressive rock is alive and well in the Middle East. Anyway, "Wormwood" is a BRILLIANT record (GREAT guitar work, too!) I happily give it my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.! Favorite track: Destroyer Of Worlds.
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released September 1, 2011

All Instruments, Vocals & Lyrics by Bader Nana
Produced, Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Bader Nana @B.N Studio.Kuwait City

Synth Solo on "The Plague" by Hess Dergham
Percussions on "Earth 1348" by Ramzi & Ziad Ramman and Ghassan Bouz (The JLP Show)
Guitar Solo on "The Answers" by Ramzi Ramman (The JLP Show)

Album artwork by Ramzi Ramman & Bader Nana
Booklet Artwork by Bader Nana

Special thanks to:

Hadi Sarieddine, Sarj Masood, Ramzi & Ziad Ramman, Adel Qattan, Jean Madani, Rami Hallal
for helping with lyric writing & mixing tips/suggestions

First i want to thank god for everything, and my family, friends and everyone for being there for me
and for their love and support they have given me since i started this album,
it would've been meaningless without you all
Thank you so much

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Track Name: Wormwood
Instrumental
Track Name: Rose
When life gives all its power
To deliver a child with love
Comes through the broken water
To reach the light

She's like an angel sent from god
To glorify their lives

Rose opens her eyes
And she stares at the sky
Yearning to fly
On a journey through space and time

Once left hopeless, they travel higher
The people of a world long gone
Searching for a place they desire
To call home

Now Rose has grown ,on a path unknown ,a billion stars
Floating around ,no trace or sound ,of another kind
This little child ,just realized ,a lot has been
Learnt on her own ,when she's alone, now its her time

She's like an angel sent from god
To glorify their way

Rose opens her eyes
And she stares at the sky
Yearning to fly
On a journey through space and time

Once left hopeless, they travel higher
The people of a world long gone
Searching for a place they desire
To call home
Track Name: Quarantine
I.Death in their veins

She opened her eyes
Astonished by everyone acting so strange
They are
Acting so strange

Unfamiliar feelings
She's standing by herself she's all alone now
Whats going on!

I can't explain the complications of the situation within this mess
I must find a way to make it out of here ,this place is full of fear and loneliness
Slowly dying ,and no one's trying to fight for life or destiny
Time is running ,i need to quarantine my self
Before it fades away

A moment of silence
While death crawls through the veins of everyone
Of everyone
Demoralizing failure
Their eyes cant catch a glimpse of the sun so bright
Nothing is right
I need to find the answers but

I can't explain the complications of the situation within this mess
I must find a way to make it out of here ,this place is full of fear and loneliness
Slowly dying ,and no one's trying to fight for life or destiny
Time is running ,i need to quarantine my self
Before it fades away

II.Escape

When Rose
Tried to find a safe place to stay
Her mother showed up and said
You farther passed away

My love
Take my hand its time to go
To find us another home
We'v got to seize the day
Track Name: Journey
Fly through time and space we fly
Life is a one way destination
The sky is turning blue from black
Time to find the right solution

The road of life begins ,when this journey ends
Leaving the past behind ,the future we'll defend
Till the end
The end

Faith is always on our side
Fear is an option for the weak ones
Live your life and do not hide
Light your way until you see the sun

The road of life begins ,when this journey ends
Leaving the past behind ,the future we'll defend
Till the end

When the stars are out tonight
And they're bound to guide our way
When they're shining on our lives
I can see a better day

Don't give up
It's not the end
There's always hope
There's always been
Knowing what's
Right from wrong
Will lead you where
You belong

Live your life
It's not too late
The path you're on
Decides your fate
This journey will
End today
It's been so long
Not far away

They can see
The blue and green
Planet earth
It's not a dream
Landing on
A place in rome
This could be
Our new home
Track Name: Earth 1348
When the blue sky high above
And the ground
Is full of life and love
When the moon glows bright at night
And the stars
Reflect its magic light

People here and there
Sounds from everywhere
The rain falls gently
To fill my heart
With pride and glory
My eyes can see
The road that leads the way to find
Our home

Leave the past and send it away
And move on
Before your white turns gray
Earth belongs to the living
Not the dead
Except for the lifeless ones

People here and there
Sounds from everywhere
The rain falls gently
To fill my heart
With pride and glory
My eyes can see
The road that leads the way to find
Our new home
Our home
Track Name: The Plague
One day when every little thing seemed so clear
Darkness falls upon us once again
No one knows how to face this endless fear
That runs up your spine and crawls into your brain

This is not how i see my life
We have reached the end of the line

Now the tears of sadness turn to blood
And all i can see, the human race is falling down
They fall beside me choking death
And i'm the only one left around

This is not how i see my life
We have reached the end of the line
It's not our time
It's over

As the black clouds now descend
Poison spreads through their veins
Will this suffering ever end
Will we survive or will nothing remain

This is not how i see my life
We have reached the end of the line
It's not our time
It's over

As the black clouds now descend
Poison spreads through their veins
Dose this suffering ever end
Will we survive or will nothing remain
Track Name: All Fall Down
Instrumental
Track Name: The Answers
Mother where have you gone
What will i do without your guidance
Mother What have i done
My world shattered by your absence

No signs of life
No one's around
Emptiness has filled these grounds
Now i know
Am all alone
Searching for essence of my own

I feel the end is near
Crashing down on all creation
And it still seems so unclear
For the answers ill keep searching

Don't ever give up
Thats what father used to tell me
But now i end up in this nightmare
That controls my every thought in agony

No signs of life
No one's around
Emptiness has filled these grounds
Now i know
Am all alone
Searching for essence of my own

I feel the end is near
Crashing down on all creation
And it still seems so unclear
For the answers ill keep searching

What is the reason
Could it be me?
How could this be

I feel the end is near
Crashing down on all creation
And it still seems so unclear
For the answers ill keep searching
Track Name: Desperate Measures
Instrumental
Track Name: Destroyer Of Worlds
I.Silence

Silence echoes across the land
Life had turned to dust
Grief and sorrow in my hand
Souls float over a broken crust

World's ceased to exist
Why am i the only one left here?
Of the disease they couldn't resist
Why would my soul not disappear?

II.Im the reason

I've come to realize
That the plague's inside
I should've been more wise
I'm the season

Voices and broken dreams
Fill the atmosphere
I hear their haunting screams
I'm the reason

If only i'd known
This before
Would i end my life to
Be the cure

I have become (All fall down)
The destroyer of worlds
I black out the sun (They all fall down)
I am the darkness

I stand here on my own
With no where to hide
From what I've come to know
I'm the season

With every step I take
The nightmare closes in
There's nothing left to fake
I'm the reason

If only i'd known
This before
Would i end my life to
Be the cure

I have become (All fall down)
The destroyer of worlds
I black out the sun (They all fall down)
I am the darkness that feeds upon your light

III.The Darkness inside

All of this time
The darkness lived inside of me
Out of sight and mind
It ends all life that's come to be

I didn't choose
To breathe to kill, this life of sin
It ends tonight
Tomorrow breaths a bright new day

I am the darkness that feeds
Upon your light

IIII.Home

I set to sail
On my final journey
Voyage to the sun
To kill whats inside me
Now I look back
At the world I've destroyed
My heart is black
Vague and devoid

I'm leaving behind
What could've been home
Once this is done
There'll be a new dawn
I offer you now
This world, anew
I have the answer
I found the truth

The life road begins
When this journey ends
The past is behind
And i am again
Upon a
Lonely
Planet
Pure and
Flawless
This will be my home