The Lost

by Raptorbaby

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The new single brought you by prog-metallers Raptorbaby. A composition older than the band itself, it has been resurrected and carefully re-imagined in Raptorbaby style. The Lost marks the spot of another experiment in the band's ever expanding sound, investigating calmer sound-scapes while maintaining a sense of desperate intensity.

Lyrically, the song is a fable about an artist who's wife accidentally trips in his studio and dies. The artist is blamed for her death and is sentenced to life in an insane asylum, where he staunchly fights the system. But the more they medicate him, the more he descends into madness, unable to escape from the asylum, as well as the prison built in his mind.


This creative now sedated,
Once a human being now obsolete.

Self inflicted by month old prescriptions,
Hold a flame for a whisper and forgotten ambitions,
I've seen these twisted facilities,
Hold back these ancient remedies.
These constellations,
Have got me strapped at the back by four walled frustrations,
I've seen the light of day, through cracks in this astray.
Yeah I seem to recall, I did not slip no I did not fall.
These allegations wearing thin,
Medicate but the mind will win,
Yeah but the mind will endure.

Give up, we will never stop,
Wrongfully accused find the facts that you choose,
Far fetched from this fleeting will,
Hear my heart, beating still.

A morning cocktail, three colors for my health,
A blue, red and yellow will silence the echoes.
I've the the depth of humanity,
Through literature based on sanity,
Feed on creation,
And have me lost in my thoughts of reckless temptation,
I've seen the darkest days,
When minds disintegrate.
Yeah i seem to misplace,
The sincerity of a kind face,
This medication sinking deep,
Try to escape but I'm just to weak
All we can do is sleep.

Give up, we will never stop,
Wrongfully accused find the facts that you choose,
Far fetched from this fleeting will,
Hear my heart, beating still.

Wake me up when the sun dies,
Let me loose of these confines,
A tortured mind enslaved,
Another lost, to the insane


released September 4, 2015
Music by Raptorbaby
Lyrics by Vincent Van Niekerk
Programming, engineering, mixing and mastering by Michael Kyriakou
Produced by Raptorbaby and Michael Kyriakou
Artwork by Andrés Pallavicini


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Raptorbaby Pretoria, South Africa

Raptorbaby is a South African based progressive metal band, made up of five beer drinking Pretoria musicians. The band started as a concept to create heavy, technical and often trippy compositions. This dedication to producing something unique has landed Raptorbaby alongside Protest The Hero, 36 Crazyfists and Monuments. Winner of 2016 SAMMA Best Progressive Band, Best Metal Single ... more

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