Hero's Journey

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about

At some point amid all the infinite distractions of life
who is not called to take the path less traveled and to rise
to becoming your own hero in an epic story?

In this collection of songs we explore the timeless theme of the Hero's Journey.
The resistance and denial to the calling of one's own greatness, the temptations of the ego and worldly delights, the confusion of being lost in one's own darkness, the determination to take action and own one's lot in life, the realization of self empowerment to create a better world...the journey is surely long and perilous but worth the effort.

Despite the profundity of this concept
the expression of this album is
that of a curious child grasping at all that life has to offer,
yet channeled through a soul of an ancient sage that knows it's time.

We invite you to join with the Hero in you on this journey.


Bad Buka's second LP ( mostly ) recorded @ Studio G in Greenpoint BK NY.

credits

released December 2, 2017

Slavko Bosnjak - lead vocals,
Christofer Lovrin - guitar, percussion,keys, back vocals
Diana Lovrin - back vocals
Carla T - back vocals
Kolja Gjoni - drums/percussion
Ben Backus - bass
Kari Bethke - violin
Cooper Gorrie - electric guitar -on- We Called it Love
John Carlson - trumpet
Paul Vidiaic - lead electric guitar -on- Crumble
Nick Falk - Drums- on - Crumble

Tony Maimone -Recording Engineer
Mark Schwartz - Recording Assistant
Eyal Midyan - Mixing and Mastering
Tom Gardner (Rift Studio)-1st Recording Engineer on - Crumble, Freedom Lover and Shackles

Mariana Marinovic - Photography

We must absolutely give Special Thanks to:
Denise Rodriguez, Erik Lovrin, Tom Galitsis, Alex D (Sasho), Martin Visconti, and all our friends, family and fans that helped to encourage and support our creative endeavors. We are all connected and we really appreciate it from our hearts to yours.

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Track Name: Shackles
Pulling away from all that I have seen
I had a chance to see things clearly
I been in the cave for so long taught by shadows right from wrong 
enough now I would rather be blind and step into the light

Take these shackles, shake these shackles, Break these shackles and step into the light
Take these shackles, shake these shackles, Break these shackles and step into the light
Come on my friends my friends of the dark we were bound together now let’s rip it apart
It’s time for us for us to take it
Let’s shake these shackles until the break 
together forever forever.
Take these shackles, shake these shackles, Break these shackles and step into the light
Take these shackles, shake these shackles, Break these shackles and step into the light
And I had a glimpse when I looked away 
and now everything compared seems dull and grey 
and when I speak they all think I’m crazy
I ready to leave all of this behind enough, now I would rather be blind 
blinded ....by the light
Take these shackles, shake these shackles, Break these shackles and step into the light
Take these shackles, shake these shackles, Break these shackles and step into the light
Take these shackles, shake these shackles, Break these shackles and step into the light
Take these shackles, shake these shackles, Break these shackles and step into the light
Track Name: I Can See
All the channels were open 
but the message was hidden so I started listening.
now gone are the days when I’m frozen and hoping for 
it to come to me oh
How I’ve been blinded so deeply divided 
without my unity.
Out of the dungeon with the rats and the onions 
but now, I can see.

(Yes and I say)
I  can see, (oh now) I  can see
yes now he can see, yeah he can see
yes now I can see yes He can see…..

And it won’t be so easy cause in life I’ve been sleeping 
(but) it’s time to awake
Subterranean Grandeur is the ultimate Failure 
That we all must forsake (you know the )
Land will provide and it will never Lie
Praise and plant the seed
In every moment there’s an infinite movement
Just waiting to be. Yes Now I said now I can see. Yes Now I can See
Yes now he can See. Yeah 
  
Self Incarcerated , An Ego so inflated 
Unable to Be  (Yeah but) 
now I’m so elated and this is dedicated 
to the ones who don’t see.
Oh how I’ve been blinded
So deeply divided, without my unity
Out from the dungeon with the rats and the onions 
but now, I can see, Yes Now I said I Can See, Oh now I Can See
Yes now I can see yeah he can see Yes now I can see, Yes He can See. 
Track Name: Ride
You want a taste, your lips are wet
 and you don't want to live life with regret.
Yes The warm embrace from Antoinette.
She'll have you Sitting on her lap like a little pet.  

And it takes you for a ride---
Yes it takes you for a ride 
Oh it takes you for a ride my friends.
yes it takes you for a ride

It's the latest craze ,and It's on the market.
A limited edition for a marionette.
Yes Be Sure to praise, and  genuflect 
Dance with her as you lose your self respect. 
Cause it takes you for a ride.

As it takes you for a ride.....

yes it takes you for a ride my friends , it takes you for a ride.

Baby you're a fire starter
right or wrong it doesn't matter.
you're just a lonely sou,l a lonely soul like me.
I got your numbers 1 to 7, boots on our feet won't get us to heaven.
Save a little piece, please a little piece for me. 

ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba HU!
ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba UH!
Opa!  Did you see that?

It takes you for a ride
yes it takes you for a ride
and it takes you for a ride my friends
it takes you for a ride.
Track Name: Good Fairy (Dobra Vila)
A deceiver, unbeliever all the cheaters will not feed her.
try as I may to beg her to stay 
I wish it didn't have to be this way oh 

Carry-on go on without me
carry-on go on Good Fairy..

All the greed,all the hatred 
not in favor, just a blanket.
 and it covers what awakens.
far be it from me to deprive you.

carry-on go on without me 
carry-on go on good fairy.

 as a child I could see you 
you were there where the lilacs grew.
all my questions all my tensions,
evaporate like the morning dew.

Carry On Go on without me!
Oh go on , go on my good fairy!

(spoken): go on go on my good fairy. fairy? fairy? fairy? Fairy!!!
 
for a sleeper I'm just a dreamer. 
All preacher's wisdom keepers 
tore it away, and led us astray.
Return when it's safe moja Dobra Vila!

carry-on go on without me 
carry-on go on good fairy.
Track Name: Mamma Mamma
Skyscrapers on my sunglasses, grande cappuccino burning in my hand, 
every single day feels like a Monday, when I'm giving my life to the man.
people so close but yet so lonely. I feel like a cog on the wheel. paradise lost when I got here. I got to go ,got to go with what I feel.

Mamma Mamma Mamma Mamma,I don't know if I can hold it.
They want me to, play by their rules
But I don't know if I can do it. 
And this is what you get ,when you raise a free man under a net. 
(Yes This is what you get)
this is what you get, all the lessons that you taught me I'll never forget.
......day, after day........

Been a long time since I've seen you last. I was Always in hurry to leave the past,
 Behind me many who are doing the same. I swear I've seen your face 
but I forgot your name. yeah
People so close but yet so lonely,
Nothing but cogs on a wheel. paradise lost when I got here. 
I got to go ,got to go with what is real!

Mamma mamma mamma mamma... 
Track Name: Crumble
You're telling me you're feeling good 
but you have a few conditions
I'm telling you from past experience
 you're setting it up for a fall. 
You think it's hard? you make it harder
 please don't think that it's ever gunna stop. 
Perpetuating the same old things and when it's done it goes right back to the top. 
You're addicted to the crumble baby you just want it to go down. 
You're addicted your hearts afflicted by the crumble tumbling down. 
  
So let it crumble , so let it crumble to the ground. 
  So let it crumble ,let it crumble the crumble tumble tumbling down. yeah

You're not aware! And life isn't fair,
 so get it out of your head.
Don't look to me or anybody else
 when you're hanging on by a thread. 

hup hup hup hup

you’re Just like Nero and Delilah mamma 
hiding under your pretty skin. 
When you're around the temple's coming down. 
the only difference is you’re singing
Crumble crumble ,HAHAHAHA  crumble crumble  HAHAHAHA
Crumble Crumble HAHAHAHA When it’s down it goes right back to the top
OOOOOOHHHHHHHH

You're addicted to the crumble baby
 you just want it to go down 
you're addicted your hearts afflicted 
by the crumble tumbling ...crumble! 
Track Name: Mustache Man
A symbol of my victories I wear a long and proud
 underneath this mustache is a happy mouth.

I am a Mustache man
Everybody is a Fan
Anyone who ever kissed me
(re)Members me with Joy
Even those from far away, they know who I am. no mistaking,
no mistaking who it is they're  kissin'

Yes I am a Mustache Man 
yes I am a mustache man, oh I am a mustache man.
They know who I am
Yes I am a mustache man,
yes I am a mustache man yes I am a mustache man 
Everybody is a fan.

A symbol of my victory
I wear in long and proud
Underneath this mustache 
is a happy mouth.
You can see my history
In seeing there's no doubt 
underneath a moustache
is a happy ......Mouth!

I am a moustache man 
Everybody is a...Fan
Track Name: Freedom Lover
Blessed is the one who tries the most tries the most at all costs.
Fire is the gift that I hold close, I hold it close when I’m Lost
Oh they say the one who seeks cuts the rope.
You got fire in the heart no need for hope.
I treat my freedom like a lover 
I give it all I have
I treat my freedom like a lover 
I give it all I Give it all I, I Give it all I, All I all I All I
I give it all I have

Oh Heaven is a place that I hold close I hold it close to break the spell
We’re walking through the hard times it only could get better
But burying the past wasn’t always easy , you could ask the tired ghost 
fire was his gift but he couldn’t see it he couldn't see it and now he’s lost, now he lost

they say the one who seeks cuts the rope
Fires in the heart no need for hope
I treat my freedom like a lover 
Give it all I have.
I treat my freedom like a lover, give it all I, I give it all I , give it all I all I all I
Give it all I have.

Blessed is the one who tries the most tries the most at all costs
fire is the gift that I hold close I hold it close when I’m Lost
burying the past wasn’t always easy , you could ask the tired ghost 
fire was his gift but he couldn’t see it he couldn't see it and now he’s lost, now he lost

they say the one who seeks cuts the rope
got the Fire in the heart no need for hope.
I treat my freedom like a lover 
Give it all I have.
I treat my freedom like a lover,
give it all I, I give it all I give it all I all I all I
Give it all I have.
Track Name: Miracle
what I see is a miracle miraculous indeed 
and it shall be written how we overcame the need
to pretent and defend
an illusion we don’t need.
you might not see a miracle but it’s a miracle to me.

We came from nothing, no nothing at all
we came from nowhere to
answer a call , answer a call

what gives life to the animal what makes it like a ticking clock.
no-one seems to be paying attention if the did it would cause a shock.
so we pretend to understand what it is that we all need.
you might not see a miracle but it’s a miracle to me.

We came from nothing, no nothing at all
we came from nowhere to
answer a call , answer a call, answer a call answer a call, answer a call

merrily merrily life is but a dream
merrily merrily life is but a dream

nowhere is where we come from not from earthen scum
the screaming of an echo from a cosmic drum.
the fire that was burning burning on our tongues,
what’s really hurting you is not what it seems

merrily merrily life is but a dream
merrily merrily life is but a dream

nowhere is where we come from not from earthen scum
the screaming of an echo from a cosmic drum
the fire that was burning burning on our tongues,
what’s really hurting you is not what it seems

merrily merrily life is but a dream
merrily merrily life is but a dream
Track Name: Crown Corrupt Contagion
Before I was a Sparkle in my mother’s Eye the game was set in place by sea Creatures telling lies.
Devious mastery to rule upon the land, rendering a story so we don’t understand.......we don’t understand.

Living as a fiction with one goal in mind, to tag a beast of burden whose living is a crime
confused and dazzled by the babel we are taught 
Severing connections by their words we are.......... caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaught. 

Crown corrupt contagion children of Caine 
Say what you want but that’s not my name
Crown corrupt contagion children of Caine 
Say what you want but that’s not my naaaaaaaaaame.

East of John’s Eden he knew what was wrong
Charlie could’t sing Demian’s song
double meaning dreaming and scary fantasies,
giving up the world for the privilege to speak

Crown corrupt contagion children of Caine 
Say what you want but that’s not my name
Crown corrupt contagion children of Caine 
Say what you want but that’s not my name.

That’s not my name, that not my name, that’s not my name, that not my name, no that’s not my name, that’s not my name, that’s not my name name name name name name name that’s not 
 that’s not my name
Track Name: Won't Hold Me Back
I see the stars they’re in your eyes, saw the suns they all collide
making new life from their dust, I breath it in and i feel the rush.
I wish to solely see the good with humble adoration 
I need some light to get through the night 
and ease up my frustration.

"No use" it says, to me, to hold me back
but I won’t quit, I’ll take the hit 
won’t hold me back, won’t hold me... back
it won’t hold me no it won’t hold me, it will not hold me 
won’t hold me back!
it won’t hold me, no it won’t hold me, it will not hold me 
won’t hold me back! Won't Hold Me Back!

The darkest foe I surely know is deep down in my heart.
so I keep on working night and day to hone this gentle art. oh
I saw the joy I felt it too, it was dancing in your eyes. 
So lets keep the memory of turning darkness into light

"No use" it says to me, to hold me back
but I won’t quit, I’ll take the hit 
won’t hold me back, won’t hold me... back
it won’t hold me no it won’t hold me it will not hold me 
it won’t hold me back!
it won’t hold me no it won’t hold me it will not hold me 
won’t hold me back! Won't Hold Me Back!
(solos)
"No use" it says to me, to hold me back
but I won’t quit, I’ll take the hit 
won’t hold me back, won’t hold me... back
it won’t hold me no it won’t hold me it will not hold me 
it won’t hold me back
it won’t hold me, no it won’t hold me it will not hold me 
won’t hold me back. won't hold me back won't hold me back!
Track Name: We Called it Love
moonlight shines down on your castle
illuminating your dirty facades 
deepening your shadows
yeah you know the contrast, drives we wild.
we are playing this game of trying to change our fate,
looking for that mutual compassion.

oh yeah Call it what they will we called it Love.
Let them call it what they will we called it Love.
yeah we called it Love...

Don't look down, don't look down from here
Ill take you in my arms and hold you close and now it’s clear.
we can’t fake our hearts, we’d be tearing them apart
for a thousand years, yes a thousand years. 
forget about our troubles we will cast them out 
we walk through our fears, straight through our fears.

Call it what they will we called it Love OH
Let them call it what they will we called it Love
yeah we called it Love

They called it foolishness but we called it something else.
it’s so cruel and useless why should we deny ourselves?

Call it what they will we called it Love OH
Let them call it what they will we called it Love
yeah we called it Love
we can call it we can call it we can call it yeah we called it love
we called it love we called it love we called it love 
yeah we called it Love
Track Name: Mustache Man (AKUSTIK personal mix)
A symbol of my victories I wear a long and proud
 underneath this mustache is a happy mouth.

I am a Mustache man
Everybody is a Fan
Anyone who ever kissed me
(re)Members me with Joy
Even those from far away, they know who I am. no mistaking,
no mistaking who it is they're  kissin'

Yes I am a Mustache Man 
yes I am a mustache man, oh I am a mustache man.
They know who I am
Yes I am a mustache man,
yes I am a mustache man yes I am a mustache man 
Everybody is a fan.

A symbol of my victory
I wear in long and proud
Underneath this mustache 
is a happy mouth.
You can see my history
In seeing there's no doubt 
underneath a moustache
is a happy ......Mouth!

I am a moustache man 
Everybody is a...Fan
Track Name: Won't Hold Me Back (personal mix)
I see the stars they’re in your eyes, saw the suns they all collide
making new life from their dust, I breath it in and i feel the rush.
I wish to solely see the good with humble adoration 
I need some light to get through the night 
and ease up my frustration.

"No use" it says, to me, to hold me back
but I won’t quit, I’ll take the hit 
won’t hold me back, won’t hold me... back
it won’t hold me no it won’t hold me, it will not hold me 
won’t hold me back!
it won’t hold me, no it won’t hold me, it will not hold me 
won’t hold me back! Won't Hold Me Back!

The darkest foe I surely know is deep down in my heart.
so I keep on working night and day to hone this gentle art. oh
I saw the joy I felt it too, it was dancing in your eyes. 
So lets keep the memory of turning darkness into light

"No use" it says to me, to hold me back
but I won’t quit, I’ll take the hit 
won’t hold me back, won’t hold me... back
it won’t hold me no it won’t hold me it will not hold me 
it won’t hold me back!
it won’t hold me no it won’t hold me it will not hold me 
won’t hold me back! Won't Hold Me Back!
(solos)
"No use" it says to me, to hold me back
but I won’t quit, I’ll take the hit 
won’t hold me back, won’t hold me... back
it won’t hold me no it won’t hold me it will not hold me 
it won’t hold me back
it won’t hold me, no it won’t hold me it will not hold me 
won’t hold me back. won't hold me back won't hold me back!
Track Name: Freedom Lover (personal mix)
Blessed is the one who tries the most tries the most at all costs.
Fire is the gift that I hold close, I hold it close when I’m Lost
Oh they say the one who seeks cuts the rope.
You got fire in the heart no need for hope.
I treat my freedom like a lover 
I give it all I have
I treat my freedom like a lover 
I give it all I Give it all I, I Give it all I, All I all I All I
I give it all I have

Oh Heaven is a place that I hold close I hold it close to break the spell
We’re walking through the hard times it only could get better
But burying the past wasn’t always easy , you could ask the tired ghost 
fire was his gift but he couldn’t see it he couldn't see it and now he’s lost, now he lost

they say the one who seeks cuts the rope
Fires in the heart no need for hope
I treat my freedom like a lover 
Give it all I have.
I treat my freedom like a lover, give it all I, I give it all I , give it all I all I all I
Give it all I have.

Blessed is the one who tries the most tries the most at all costs
fire is the gift that I hold close I hold it close when I’m Lost
burying the past wasn’t always easy , you could ask the tired ghost 
fire was his gift but he couldn’t see it he couldn't see it and now he’s lost, now he lost

they say the one who seeks cuts the rope
got the Fire in the heart no need for hope.
I treat my freedom like a lover 
Give it all I have.
I treat my freedom like a lover,
give it all I, I give it all I give it all I all I all I
Give it all I have.
Track Name: We Called it Love (AKUSTIK personal mix)
moonlight shines down on your castle
illuminating your dirty facades 
deepening your shadows
yeah you know the contrast, drives we wild.
we are playing this game of trying to change our fate,
looking for that mutual compassion.

oh yeah Call it what they will we called it Love.
Let them call it what they will we called it Love.
yeah we called it Love...

Don't look down, don't look down from here
Ill take you in my arms and hold you close and now it’s clear.
we can’t fake our hearts, we’d be tearing them apart
for a thousand years, yes a thousand years. 
forget about our troubles we will cast them out 
we walk through our fears, straight through our fears.

Call it what they will we called it Love OH
Let them call it what they will we called it Love
yeah we called it Love

They called it foolishness but we called it something else.
it’s so cruel and useless why should we deny ourselves?

Call it what they will we called it Love OH
Let them call it what they will we called it Love
yeah we called it Love
we can call it we can call it we can call it yeah we called it love
we called it love we called it love we called it love 
yeah we called it Love

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