Soliloquy of an Astronaut

by Tessera Skies

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Take no more than eight words to panic
Wake slowly. You’re breathing. You’re breathing

Green and blue look very strange from out here
Look at me. I’m dying. I’m dying

Facts and figures fill my every pore until I’m no longer naked
Chemically of perfect humour, cost-effective, better balanced
Raze my cloak until I'm between alive and asphyxiating
Rickety and unaware of what behoves my name and race

So grab your things and put them in pockets

Oh you’re a perfect equilibrium of fierce chemicals
Barbarians in a holy war; a sudden death; a revolution
What became of music? What became of all I held so dear?
A small but vital cog in evolutionary metamorphosis

Take with you your good cheer and heartache


released 21 August 2012
String players:
Joel Grainger,
Louisa Payne,
Andrew Normington,
Jack Sugden.

Music by Mark Broughton, Matt Hardy and Ben Helm.
Lyrics by Mark Broughton.
Produced by Mark Broughton and Mick Ross.
Recorded by Mark Broughton and Thom Lewis.
Mixed by Mick Ross.
Mastered by Streaky.
℗ & © Tessera Skies 2012.



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Tessera Skies Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

"The North East's most talked about new act." - The Line Of Best Fit

"One of the North East's brightest stars." - Crack In The Road

"Track of the year." - Simon Raymonde (on 'Soliloquy of an Astronaut')

"It's rare that a band emerge so fully formed in such entangled wonderment with so short a lead time." - Sweeping The Nation

Tessera Skies are a band from the North East of England.
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