Memento Mori

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    17 tracks audio CD (72 min - Double LP) in a 6 pages Digipack with artwork by Andrzej Kuziola. It includes an immediate high-quality download of the album (in the format of your choice, once the album is released on May 1, 2015).

    Includes unlimited streaming of Memento Mori via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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    Pre-Order the Memento Mori T-shirt of your choice (Size, Color, Model) with a high quality digital print of Andrzej Kuziola's artwork. Will be shipped on May 1, 2015 if pre-ordered.
    Once you placed your order, we will send you an email to personalize your t-shirt. They are available in 16 different colors, size XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, for Men, Women and Kids.
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lyrics

Memento Mori

The gift of life comes with a fee
Remember, your mortality
Is the price to pay
Just seize the day

Face-to-face with certainty
The only thing that’s guaranteed
Ain’t no surprise
It’s your own demise

Mystic rites and superstitions
Wishful thinking and delusions
Of afterlife,
Of afterlife

Won’t bring you closer to an answer
To all your questions they will refer
To your faith in some kind of prophet
As your money is used to turn a profit

They’ll use the most repressive measures
To ensure that you’ll suppress all pleasures
In your life
With their lies

They claim that faith is death-defying
Forgive them they don’t know they’re lying
Too afraid to say they don’t know
They’re putting on an absurd freak show

This personal relationship
With “him” is just an ego trip
Distorting facts to suit opinions
While spreading a hoax for generations

Wake up from your dreams of Heaven
‘cause fear of Hell is the true reason
For the trivial forms of supplication
In every organized religion

Eternal life is an illusion
So please don’t tell us there’s no reason
To cry
When you’ll die

They’ll make you pay for your salvation
Scavenging all your donations
To wage a war on evolution

This completes the whole demonstration
Of the incompatibility
Of science and theology
And their mix in some exotic blends
Will serve someone’s own selfish ends

Induced irrationality
In childhood is a tragedy
An easy answer for those who pledge
To never eat from the tree of knowledge

Exposing all your contradictions
Of false and empty revelations
You hold on tight to the traditions
But you’ll never answer for your actions
Until you die,
Tell me why
You deny
It’s a lie

To me it’s blasphemy
To ignore reality
Let’s make this history
The truth will set you free
And all these man-made fantasies
To fill the gaps with mysteries will sublime
Sublime

I seek the truth in what I see
But I hear you accusing me
Of thought crime
I don’t mind
It’s my life
On the line

Science will open your eyes
This fear of death can’t justify all your lies
Your lies

The wheel of time will keep on crushing
Your life, so make it more fulfilling
You’re alive
Alive, alive, alive, alive, alive…

credits

from Memento Mori, released May 1, 2015
Audio quotes from Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris,
fulfill the intention of copyright laws to stimulate
creativity for the enrichment of the general public.
They are used under the Creative Commons
Fair Use License (CC BY 2.5), in accordance
to the International Copyright Directive
(2001/29/EC). copyright4creativity.eu

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Atlas Volt Malmö, Sweden

Atlas Volt is a "Do it yourself" (DIY) independent musical home studio project with a focus on recording and producing innovative songs.

The duo was founded in 2012 by Canadian singer-songwriter / multi-instumentalist Philippe Longchamps and British producer, composer and multi-instumentalist Adam Hansen-Chambers.
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