Welcome Oxygen

by Will Samson

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Welcome to a home, where you can stop running from yourself Please don't put up your walls There's nothing you have to be afraid to hide Your eyes carried an ocean & I dived to the bottom of its floor Weighed down by your past. Let it go, let it go Deep roots stretched so far Casting shadows all around us I can't follow you here But I loved you more than you'll ever know Feel it. Feel it fully That's much stronger...stronger than you think Cycles of old habits If you bottle it up, smash it open Where did you disappear? Cast off by your past Don't let it win. Please don't let it win Deep roots stretched so far Casting shadows all around us I can't follow you here But I loved you more than you'll ever know
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Calm your shaking hands Deepen your shallow breath What are we a part of? Is it something our minds can never know? A chorus of night pulls at me How can our blood flow so easily? Lets call it the year of letting the light back inside Calm your shaking hands Deepen your shallow breath Inside of us, at times, do you feel a longing to return somewhere? Is this the end of something that I have never known? Much of what I say might just wash away Words are so limited
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Bless the night that brings me to dreams Curse the morning that breaks us apart I can see you growing as tall as the sky Everyone carries some fireflies inside All this time, how I loved your sweet, little ghosts Sweet, little ghosts I will hold you up to the morning sun See how your fear dissolves under the light? You are always safe in here You are always safe in here All this time, how I loved your sweet, little ghosts Sweet, little ghosts
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Your body is a bird, with its wings hidden deep in your mind Just like a light in the storm clouds How they shine, oh how they shine Ghosts in the night, I can see them Who caused you harm? Who's been unkind? Smile only with your eyes, cos with your with it's just a good disguise Your body is an anchor Keeps you rooted to the ground Just like the trees shaped by weather How our past can cause the same for us You can always find a little light, down in the hallways of your veins I carry you with thoughts of kindness Who's in the dark? Who caused you pain? I still think of you everyday
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It's OK to ask for help The weakest thing is to push it down inside It's OK, you are never alone Don't you see the sky is always right beside? It's just fine to be afraid The path to love is a minefield But what does it matter when you are floating in the air?
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about

After 7 years of consistent touring and new releases, Brussels-based Will Samson steps away from his familiar use of electronics and ambient soundscapes, to present his 4th solo album, Welcome Oxygen. Consisting largely of guitar, voice & violin recorded onto tape – this is his most raw and direct work to date.

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released September 8, 2017

Written, performed and produced by Will Samson, Lisbon.
Mixed by Heimer at F[u]nkstudio, Berlin
Mastered by Taylor Deupree, New York

Violin by Beatrijs de Klerck
Trumpet by Brad Lee
Double Bass by Pete Thomas
Additional Electronics by Message to Bears
Lapsteel Guitar & Backing Vocals on Track 8 by Michael Feuerstack.
Photographs by Julie Calbert

Will Samson, under exclusive license to Talitres, 2017.
Publishing: Manners Mc Dade.

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Created in 2001 and found in the wine country of Bordeaux, France, Talitres houses an eccentric roster of wordly indie musicians from Britain, France, Scandinavia, Australia, Canada, and the US.

The label has been known for releasing the music of bands like The Walkmen, The National or The Organ and more recently for the acclaimed debut albums of Ewert & The Two Dragons & Motorama.
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