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In the Desert (Single)

by Spiral

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All songs written by Spiral and guests. The lyrics for "In the Desert" were taken from the Stephen Crane poem "In the Desert".


released April 18, 2012

Chris Boat - Vocals, Keyboards, Bass, Guitar
Aaron Frale - Vocals

In the Desert includes special guest Casey Mraz on guitar.

Front cover art comes from a painting by Zdzislaw Beksinski. We want to donate 5% of the money we make on bandcamp for In the Desert (Single) to the Sanok History Museum to help make sure the works of Zdzislaw Beksinski are preserved for future generations but we didn't get a response to our email. If you are a representative of Sanok History Museum, please contact us so we can set that up.




Spiral Albuquerque, New Mexico

Chris, Aaron, and Bill, the three constant members of Spiral are desert born. They played childish games amongst dunes and cacti and now, their music breathes sand.

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Track Name: In the Desert (Mind Trip in A Minor Part 4)
In the Desert - A Poem by Stephen Crane

In the desert
I saw a creature, naked, bestial,
Who, squatting upon the ground,
Held his heart in his hands,
And ate of it.
I said: "Is it good, friend?"
"It is bitter - bitter," he answered;
"But I like it
Because it is bitter,
And because it is my heart."
Track Name: Our Final Days On Bellicus Prime (Demo)
When they finally took the planet they were sent to watch,
every building quaked then fell down.
And every child’s eye will follow our last disgrace.
And everyone laughs while a billion people die.
And there’s nothing we can say now.
Our home is gone now.
What have you done?
What have we done?
And for everyone who fought there’s nothing left.
There’s nothing left now.

The cities decimated
The forests burn
The oceans boil
The population destroyed
They made their choice
They decided their fate
Maybe the next intelligent
Species will do better
A green plant in the ashes
The cycle begins again
The cycle begins again