The Astral Tramp

by Glasswing

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released December 20, 2019

All music by Glasswing
Story by Myers

Kyle Myers - Vocals and Synthesizers
Aidan Sloppy - Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Keys
Nick Vollbrecht - Electric Guitars
Ryan Javens - Drums and Percussion
Chris Fohner - Bass Guitars

Special guest appearances by
Ryan Davis - Saxophone (tracks 3 & 6)
Jeffrey Myers - Piano + composition (track 7)

Engineered by
Aidan Sloppy

Additional engineering by
Brian Masella
Nick Vollbrecht

Mixed by Aidan Sloppy & Eric Buman

Mastered by Eric Buman


Tracking Credits:
Drums tracked at The College of Saint Rose in Studio A [March 17, 2018]
All guitars and keys tracked at Basement Transmissions [May, 2018]
Vocals tracked in home at Kyles apartment [May-June, 2018]
Saxophones tracked at The College of Saint Rose in Studio B [May, 2018]
Piano tracked in home with Jeffrey Myers [June, 2018]

Special Thank You to our friends on group vocals on Track 8

All songs written Summer 2017-January 2018 in the Glasswing Practice Room

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Track Name: Overture
~ Instrumental ~
Track Name: The City of Boxes
Pthalo are his eyes so blue; like skies yet he knows not why they cry?
Awakened from the darkened night this dream of fire he can never fight
“This unfamiliar life I've awakened to, puts me in boxes, I know
Time has been passing, and I've let the moments fly”

The city of boxes, land where he resides
Seek the one called Smoke with darkness in his mind

Not long ago his oil paint dreams of a land so far away (and free from these chains)
He works away in toil as these crimson scenes (leave his mind in strain)
“This unfamiliar life I've awakened to puts me in boxes, I know
Time has been passing, and I've let the moments fly”

You'll wander through troubled lands what will you find?
Peer into the grey eyes find out what's inside
“I wonder where my dreams are and where they hide?
Truth lurks deep in the depths of the other side”
Track Name: Smoke
He says;
“Welcome. Take your seat”
No one is here for me to greet
No one around, nevermore, The walls adorned with peridot frames
Nervously, I say "it's great to finally meet..."
In the dark my vision they blur, and something doesn't feel the same

Disconcerted I reach for the chaise
The voice was heard, but no one to take its place
“You seek to see through the smoke?”

Perhaps, this is more than what I had hoped
A man draped in robes all colors worn away
The sound of the fireplace and my mind loses what to say
You sleep with visions burning, that won't retire?

Others, they see it too, your childhood dreams they expire
With a nod I see his eyes are obscured
I seek to see through the smoke

Solo - Sloppy

A charcoaled rag underneath black burn it hides
"My mind was once young, some say it soared
But into the light I looked and now here I reside

I've seen the secrets that make our Mandalous design
I can show you once but you may not like what you find.”

He slowly reaches back to untie the knot
"They say your secrets are... passed down through time?"
My voice crack as if though in my throat, something is caught
Scorched scars circle his eyes, as if though lost in an ancient rhyme
We fight and we abate as we reach for a false prize
He lurches forward, and as they open,
I gaze into his dark greyed eyes....
Track Name: In Lands Unknown
Solo - Vollbrecht

Our world's forgotten the sights of sages
An ocean of lost pages
It’s a dog-eat-dog world; we're afraid to bark
Decapitating question marks

The reflective eye, stare down to me
The blackest lights, lead me free
Eclipsed my mind, and now I see
Looking down from the monsters tree

Projections neon lights `
The missing shade of blue
Written death songs, we fight
I know it to be true
Travel endless designs
All my mind sees now red
Passions to classify
Is it all in my head?

Pthalo scales the walls outside
giving up on their false prize
“No more will, I fall for lies
They harvest dreams until we die”

All these lies we plan to defy
Looking deeper into spiral eyes
The sultans wine has me losing wit
un-sobered I could never quit

琦 K-uu-ma motions will they ever last?
All the days that seem to never pass
Now I’m sobered, I can quit
Hypogeum eyes now too intimate

Solo - Davis
Track Name: Aphasia's Fall
As I sail through my minds deafening maze
I gaze upon the artificial sky I've left behind
These mandala moments gone away
Aphasia they call her; In-explainable to words

She's in the painting; the centerpiece, lost in the crease

Watered by abalone tears for countless years
my mind now clear the storm disappears
These calculated lines I no longer fear
I once was lost but now I’ve found my seer.

Grand Design, You and I, Identify
Fragile as she sings, Life flutters by, on glass wings.

I'm suddenly stopped by your ever spiraling gaze
Her fierce green fire encircles this untouched place
My mind travels to made up lands as we lay upon the sand
As I stare I wonder has my life been so bland?

Solo - Vollbrecht

Aphasia I call her name yet nothings now the same
My life before was a lie but I'm the one to blame
Lost sanity but green eyes turned my page
I found you and now am free from my bar-less cage

I'm suddenly stopped by your ever spiraling gaze
Her fierce green fire encircles this untouched place
My mind travels to made up lands as we lay upon the sand
As I stare I wonder has my life been so bland?

“I sing for me I don't sing for you I hope you can understand”
As I see the truth in her eyes this fire, inside expands
My demons begin to win as I immolate
She fades to grey
Aphasia burns away
Track Name: Astral Tramp
Forget about the day to day
My mind a vessel for what I have to say

Sailing through my mind
An open-waters expanse of regret
Treasures lost, what will I find?
To embrace the past or to forget?

In my head
Teeming
It’s the same
Every day
All grey
Fading away
Save me
They call me crazy

Solo - Sloppy

Solo - Davis

In more ways
Than one
My second
Side has won
Crimson
I am
Alizarin

Sentenced now to my own fate
Born into countless days
What do you even have to say?
I’ll try to find another way
Track Name: Scenes from The Astral Tramp
~Instrumental~

-composed by Jeffrey Myers based on themes from Glasswing II-
-dedicated to and for use with Glasswing II: The Astral Tramp-
Track Name: The Fly
Have I fallen for the scheme?
Am I caught in a looping dream?
(All) Our Photoshopped desires
The kings betrayed by the squires

Mechanized monsters come from all sides
A familiar voice asks for my abide
Visions blur as I lose sight
Faces appear; features that bring fright

Drosophila they call themselves
Stacked tanks upon the shelves
Like batteries draining life
One reaches for the knife

We seek your powers of fire
Your childhood dreams, deepest desires
Are we consumers of this land?
Or the product they demand?

Fueled by fear above they dwell
Above us all they took control
The city of boxes, we played the fool
Tortured soul locked in the cell

As we lived on factory floors
nature turned a whore
she sings nevermore
Is this elaborate scheme still just a dream?
they want my demons to settle scores
Please don't fall for their familiar lures
I won't swallow their poisoned cure
Born on factory floors
Nature turned a whore
She sings nevermore
Alizarin settles score

We seek your powers of fire
Your childhood dreams, deepest desires
Are we consumers of this land?
Or the product they demand?

Solo - Vollbrecht

I find myself in a darkened room [“Welcome”]
My memories begin to bloom
Like flies they have invaded our world

In more ways
Than one
My second
Side has won

“Living off of dreams and shame
I write these words to seek the truth
Fiction tells alone we speak
Hear the sound our gods fall around us
Nothing left and no one to trust
they fill our heads for profit with lust
Hit the ground, don't make a scene
They can't do this and get away clean”

Look around you now your dreams held above you on wire string
Never have I said a word without meaning to me as I sing
Pthalo isn't me, It's you, hope you see
You see, all I want is to make you think
Sorrows burn away, see it all before we sink
Eruptions on the brink. Mafic fires grow
Alizarin finally shows!

Solo - Vollbrecht

Voice of Alizarin:
I can't fucking stand it anymore
This world is scammed nature turned a whore
Alizarin hides on my insides nevermore
All has been said
All I see is now red.

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