Safe Passage

by Astralingua

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"That something this acid-tinged, pastoral and gothically tilted came out of Colorado’s urban centre instead of some shire in the U.K. is pretty surprising."
- Stuart Derdeyn (Vancouver Sun)


released March 8, 2019

Joseph Andrew Thompson: vocals, guitar, instrumentation
Anne Rose Thompson: vocals

Composed, arranged, produced, mixed, and mastered by Joseph Andrew Thompson.

Recorded in studios, cabins and warehouses throughout the world.

Artwork and design by Joseph A. Thompson

© ℗ 2018 Midnight Lamp Records
All songs © 2018 Space Madness (ASCAP)


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Astralingua Denver, Colorado

Chamber folk duo from the mountains and woods.
Sometimes in Denver, CO
Haunting vocals, slow burn tempos, and varied acoustic textures.

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Track Name: Plunge
we can't fight it!
we can't fight it!
no use now, we're moving much too fast

we can't fight it!
we can't fight it!
hold on, 'cause there ain't no turning back

so, into the falls we go
to whatever waits below
holding our heads up high
it's a good day to die!

.....i'm swimming towards a light
maybe i'm alright
Track Name: Visitor
come with me my weary child,
cold and all alone
put your little hand in mine
and i will take you home
i will take you home
i will take you home

come with me into the sky,
where the watchers roam
there the others wait for you
let me take you home
i will take you home
i will take you home
Track Name: Sweet Dreams
so good to see you again
i thought it might never end
i sure have missed you my friend

without you
life has been doing me wrong
all of the magic is gone
all of the nights cold and long

i drag my feet
through every day
to reach this bed of mine
close my eyes
and try so hard to find
the way back one more time

this dream
always beginning anew
and maybe this world isn't true
but i'd rather stay here with you

so many
things i have wanted to say
so many cold, lonely days
ever since you went away

i drag my feet
through every day
to reach this bed of mine
close my eyes
and try so hard to find
the way back one more time

take me back
Track Name: Space Blues
staring through a polished glass...
all the shining stars
wonder could i truly grasp
just how very far?

empty and cold
i miss my home
but i am so long gone

did i choose to take the trip?
did the trip choose me?
how much have i sacrificed
for curiosity?

endlessly vast
aeons roll past
and nothing ever lasts

'tween the lights the distance grows
mystery of time
loneliest of frequencies
wavelength of my mind

the silence roars
i want no more
of life behind these doors
Track Name: NSA
and when the nighttime falls
there is a light that shines

and i know your secret
this whole time i've been watching you

and when the darkness falls
i've got a secret too

and i want to show you
i know you'll like it
i know everything that's burning in your mind

and when the shadows fall
i lie in wait for you
come on and see for yourself

i've know what you want
and i've got what you need
i've got everything that's burning in your mind
Track Name: A Poison Tree
lyrics from: "A Poison Tree" by William Blake (1757-1827)
from Songs of Innocence and Experience

I was angry with my friend; 
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe; 
I told it not, my wrath did grow. 

And I watered it in fears,
Night & morning with my tears: 
And I sunned it with smiles,
And with soft deceitful wiles. 

And it grew both day and night. 
Till it bore an apple bright. 
And my foe beheld it shine,
And he knew that it was mine. 

And into my garden stole, 
When the night had veiled the pole; 
In the morning glad I see: 
My foe outstretched beneath the tree.
Track Name: The Fallen
all of things you hold so dear
can in an instant disappear

the purist ones are never spared
theirs is a world so far from here

the rains come down
muddy the ground
the years go by

the fallen lay
turning to clay

all of the things you hold so true
can make the coldest bed for you

one day they leave you high and dry
and in that cold cold bed you lie

the winter comes
beating it's drum
so very slow

the fallen lay
beneath the snow

the winter comes
banging its drum
outside your door

your bed is cold
Track Name: The Troubled Road
i have grown so weary
of this troubled road
lord, i'm tired of carrying this load

i'm good and ready
i'm ready to go
crawl under a stone,
lay me down, and rest these aching bones

i may not ever find a light
to guide me though this cold, cold, endless night

but when i reach that river
and pay the river man
he will take me to the promised land

sweet sound of a river
growing in my ears
lord, i know i must be getting near

i'm hearing voices
from up ahead
beckoning to me
come now child, soon you will be free

oh what a struggle it has been
but even the longest night must end

river man i'm ready
i can run no more
take me over to the other shore

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