Cuyahoga Valley National Park

“Ice Bat”

Inspired by Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Summer 2014

I visited Cuyahoga Valley National Park while on tour with Royal Holland between dates in Cleveland and Canton, OH in September 2014. During our brief visit I saw that Ice Box Cave was closed to help prevent the spread of white-nose syndrome (WNS), a disease of cave-hibernating bats caused by a fungus.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park


Demos

10/28/2015

I was inspired to come back and flesh out this song in honor of #BatWeek. This quick recording was done in my apartment with my trusty old Ibanez acoustic guitar.

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Lyrics

E B
Ice bat
C# Ab
Please make a comeback
E B
You’ve gotta fight back
C# Ab
Please Don’t die
E B
I’d like to think that
C# Ab
You’re gonna swing back
E B
Fully recover and return
C# Ab
To the sky

E C#
Flying in the night is the right time for you to fly your way
E
But you’ve been flying in the day
C#
You’ve been acting strange I know this Winter’s been insane but I don’t like
E
To see you going on this way
F# A
I see a sadness in your eyes
E
Today
F# A E
I wish I could force that pain away

Chorus

E C# E
Big brown bat, tri-colored bat, hoary bat, Indiana bat
C#
Little brown bat, red bat, northern long-eared bat
E C# Eb
We need you
E
We need you

E
You prey on the insects
And they need to die

Chorus

End on E

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