The Astral Tramp

by Glasswing

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1.
Overture 03:56
~ Instrumental ~
2.
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”
3.
Smoke 04:55
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....
4.
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
5.
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
6.
Astral Tramp 10:49
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
7.
~Instrumental~ -composed by Jeffrey Myers based on themes from Glasswing II- -dedicated to and for use with Glasswing II: The Astral Tramp-
8.
The Fly 08:48
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.

credits

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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