Safe Asylum (Limited Edition)

by Drifting Sun

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It is certainly one of the better albums of its type that I have heard in 2016. Ultimately, Safe Asylum is a solid work and Drifting Sun is a band well worth looking into.
(DPRP/The Netherlands)

A must buy.
(The Progressive Aspect/UK)

The quality of the vocals and the good, often complex structure of the songs are great pluses. Certainly an album for you to enjoy!
(Esther's Rock Blog/The Netherlands)

a unique album full of many melodies and emotional vocals by Peter Falconer
(StreetClip TV/Germany)

Captivating Neo-Prog
(Roxx2Metal/Brazil)

Drifting Sun have delivered quite a work of art, one that will live in the memory for a long time.
(Prog Radar/UK)

Smart songwriting and memorable melodies form the backbone of Drifting Sun.
(Proggies/Switzerland)

One of the finest recordings one is to listen to in 2016, a kaleidoscope of crystalline instrumental interplay and stellar vocalizing, within songs that have both depth, thunder and emotion. Lovely artwork, great sonic production and a truly first rate package. This just might finish on top of my 2016 list, as I would have a hard time imagining anyone else knocking this one lower. It's a 'safe asylum'.
(ProgArchives/USA)

Drifting Sun stand out of the crowd on Safe Asylum with how capably they are able to produce beautiful moments comparable to the most emotive heights that their neo-prog inspirations could evoke at their prime.
(ProgArchives/USA)

Safe Asylum is darker, with longer and more complex compositions... a well-structured album, with beautiful melodies and strong emotions.
(ProgArchives/USA)

A far more adventurous record, but always based on structured melodies to achieve their own unique sound... Safe Asylum will grow on you with each play, and will soon become the ideal companion of your record player!
(Prog Critique/France)

a refreshing sound mosaic... Pat Sanders' decision to reform DRIFTING SUN after a long break was perhaps the best decision of his musical life.
(Profil/Canada)

Strong and diverse songs and tight musicianship are perfectly complemented by the stupendous, crisp production. A highly recommended release for all tastes.
(Odayroxx/UK)

a very serious piece of work that deserves your attention!
(GFreedom Mania/Greece)

A more consistent and more balanced record than their previous album, Safe Asylum guarantees a good hour of listening pleasure.
(IO Pages/The Netherlands)

‘Safe Asylum’ is full of surprises and breathtaking moments of enchanting beauty... truly timeless.
(Rock Britain/UK)

Without doubt one of the musical highlights of 2016 so far!
(Background/The Netherlands)

Drifting Sun wonderfully combine story telling with excellent musicianship. The music draws upon some of the best elements of progressive rock of the 70s, 80s, and of today.
(Progarchy/USA)

Safe Asylum s’avère ainsi un peu plus sombre et complexe que Trip The Life Fantastic, mais offre toujours cette alternance de parties chantées mélodiques et accessibles (l’excellent Peter Falconer) et de séquences instrumentales bien plus aventureuses. Cette dualité permet à Safe Asylum de porter haut et fort les couleurs de ce néo progressif pleinement mature.
(Cosmos Music/France)

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released May 21, 2016

Peter Falconer - Vocals
Dan Storey - Guitars
Pat Sanders - Keyboards
Manu Michael - Bass
Will Jones - Drums

Music: Pat Sanders
Lyrics: Peter Falconer
Mixed by Jon Huxtable at SmallFish Recordings

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Drifting Sun Chesham, UK

Drifting Sun are a UK-based Progressive Rock studio project. Their music has been described as dramatic, theatrical, & atmospheric, in the true style of Progressive Rock giants such as Dream Theater, Queensryche, Genesis and Jethro Tull, to name but a few of the bands that influenced their sound. ... more

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Track Name: King of Hearts
Come live your life with me
Over the stars
You run away with me
Ever and always
Could it be you who saves
‘Poor King of Hearts’?
Stay in the shadow light
Ever and always

Every time you see my face
it’s on the other dividing line
There’s no different smile
Every day you open doors that I have warned
You mustn’t open
But never you listen carefully to this, my darling
It’s not only me who hurt by prying eyes
It won’t be long before you discover my secrets
And pay with your soul

Poor King of Hearts
Your castle under lock and key
Poor King of Hearts
The love you crave will never be
She’ll never know you
Till you open up the doors
And then, and then she’ll run away
Afraid of what she sees

Poor King of Hearts
You only have yourself to blame
Poor King of Hearts
You lived your life a wicked man
Lonely King of Hearts
I never feel ashamed for you
Poor King of Hearts
It’s more than that, I love you too

Poor King of Hearts
Why does your sorrow speak to me so?

Oh King of Hearts
She opened up the seventh door
Poor King of Hearts
Your loneliness forever more
Cry, King of Hearts
Reel against those chains you wear
Scream, King of Hearts
Know that your wickedness put them there

No one will ever love you

Brick by brick, lock by lock
Storm by storm, Skull by skull
Ever lasting, never ending King of Hearts
Spend your lifetime alone

Alone in the shadow light
Poor King of Hearts
Alone... alone... alone... alone...
Track Name: The Hidden Truth
Heart be still
You hear
The sky
Shiv’ring in the wind
You lie
By me
So cold
Cover you to warm your skin
Believe you’re safe
I am here to stay
Be still
You hear
The sky
Shiv’ring in the

Moonlight and shade
Heaven we made
In my sight
Finding the Hidden Truth
Closing your eyes
Looking within
For your sign
Finding the Hidden Truth

Self break down
You drift
The sky
Carries you along
You lie
By me
You’re gone
Flying in the

Moonlight and shade
Heaven we made
In your sight
Finding the Hidden Truth
Closing your eyes
Looking within
For your sign
Finding the Hidden Truth
Track Name: Intruder
When you’ve dreamed for so long, it takes another to wake you

Self-serving man doesn’t know what’s right
He only sees what lies beneath his feet
It takes another man to lift his eyes to better things
A circumstantial cure of vision so blind

Who that a-knockin’ at the open door?
I see a shadow in the blood of the sky
Who be anticipating lock and storm?
And casts a shadow in the back of my eye
There’s not a lot that I can give to you
It’s not a reason to get carried away
You come to warn me of a hell of unfortunate
What do you want from me?
What do you want from me?

Don’t be afraid
No time to explain
I see what you’re going to do
Look further sooner
Time is your ruler
I’m here to guide you through

Your dark resemblance of something I fear
It’s just a trick to scare me into your power
The possibility of this being real
A violent shock to kill the hope of the hour
You’re the intruder I’m the open door
My heart is beating like the blood of the sky

Trust is the key so
Listen to me
I’m here to open up your eyes
Shadow Shine

Come with me I’ll set you free
Though you’re not cast in chains
Beast of burden, darkened sermon
Rise o’er what remains

Self-serving man took the path ahead
But only dragged by guilt and fear of shame
We know experience has slain the worth of better men
But this Intruder comes to show salvation strong in mind
Track Name: Alice
A world of crimson and gold
Strong divide, the weak and the poor
And there, high in the keep
Kings and Queens, quick to ignore

Herald cry, banner fly
Raise the gate, raven’s eye
Can you see the pretty girl?
Hide away the pretty girl.
Fill the halls, suitor calls
Shout aloud, claim appalls
Take your pick of pretty girls
Run away you pretty girl.

She waits alone in her room
Heart be bound; slave to her dowry
Below, harken a call
“Do not fear, come to your window...”

“Who’s there? Who’s calling my name?”
“Please be gone, someone will hear you."
And there, down on the ground
A peasant boy, kindly and true.

“Come with me, you’ll be free”
“You’re alone, I can see“
“Run with me you pretty girl”
“More than just a pretty girl”
“Climb the wall, leave it all”
“I’ll be here if you fall”
“Here they say you’re just a girl “
“We can find another world.”

The day broke down to night
Hiding soft, down in the forest
The trees showed them the way
Do not fear, follow the lights

Be safe, whispered the stars
Far away, no-one will harm.
And there, home in the keep
Suitor cries
'Where is my pretty girl?!'

At last, after the dawn
Came the two, down to the riverside
And there, shrouded in green
Riabhach, welcoming smile.

'You have come far from home'
'Still you wish further on'
'I can take you anywhere'
'You can breathe a freer air'

'Yes it’s true, I did run'
'Didn’t want to belong'
'More than just a pretty girl'
'Let me in your other world'

'Are you sure, do you know'
'What it means here to go?'
'Once you see the other world'
'It will be your only world'

'Take me there, let me live'
'I have so much to give'
'I can see you understand'
'Take me to this wonderland'
Track Name: Wonderland
Alice took one final breath and held out her hand
Took Riabhach’s hand
The door closed behind her
The light growing darker
And her world, already fading away
“Last chance to leave”
And her world, already dead to her
(Ready to live)
(Make me alive)
Alice, it’s time to go
Open the door, step through

The ground beneath her feet starts to tremble into dust
Her vision cloaked in mist and all she hears,
A silent siren in the haze
She saw the outside looking in,
a past and present ripped apart
And everything she thought she ever knew
A melting pain within her
Ooh, I tried to warn you!

Rising to her feet she checks to see
if she can stand, and says
“I think I’m gonna make it after all”
Looks around and sees a world so different
to the left behind
“I think I’m gonna make it after all”
And no one said it would be easy
But here at last, a kind of chance
“I think I’m gonna make it after all”

Walk along an empty road
So full of promised life ahead
And there’s nothing now to stop her being free
Take the time to wonder
Wonder at this new horizon
I think she’s gonna make it after all!

A new world, a strange world
This bold world, it’s your world

A new world, a strange world
(wondering)
This bold world, it’s your world
(wondering)

A new world
(just to explore)
A strange world
(wondering)
This new world
(cries to be more)
It’s your world
(wondering)

A new world
(just to explore)
A strange world
(wondering)
This new world
(and you cry to be more)
It’s your world
(wondering)

Everything you thought you ever knew faded away
And now this wonderland’s for you
All the things you ever want to do,
Yours to explore
Because this wonderland’s for you

This wonderland’s for you...
Track Name: Gods
Close Your Eyes
Night Draws Near

Hide away
There’s nowhere else that you should have to be
My dear
Here in the
Arms of the Gods

Alice softly lay
Heart Be Still

Far you ran
But far as you can go, you’ll never run beyond
The power and will of the Gods


Left behind
Everything you thought you ever feared
Now you see
Your fate is in the hands of the Gods

Now you see

Darkness falls
The one thing you can count on it’s that
Darkness falls
And time is in the eyes of the Gods

Watching you
Alice we’ve been watching every step you’ve ever made
When you think you’ve been alone, you’ve never
Been as close to home
Alice we’ve been watching every step you’ve never taken
Fold you in the arms of the Gods
Oh, Alice, it’s time to sleep
No more running, No more hate
We will take good care of you
In the arms of the Gods

Find your freedom
Arms of the Gods
Sleep Surrender
The arms of the Gods

Don’t be afraid, Alice
You’re not alone, Alice
We’re in control, Alice
Give yourself to destiny

You found a way, Alice
You ran away, Alice
You found a new Alice
Time to be what you can be


No need to run
No need to run

Alice took one final breath and held out her hand
Held out her hand
Alice took one final breath and lay down to sleep
No need to run anymore
Alice took one final look at what she’d become
The star she’d become
Alice took one final breath
Track Name: Desolation
A long way from home
There’s nothing in the air
A new dawn to see
The terrifying light
Shining through your soul

You close your eyes
And see the dark
Everything you do
Time never sees

The sound closes in
Loud and cold to silence
The sky falls to grey
Silver ashen fire
Driving through your soul

You close your eyes
And see the dark
Everything you do
Time never lies

Should you feel alone?
Desolation near
Time for fire alone
Desolation's fear

You close your eyes
And see the dark
Everything you do
Time never lies

You close your eyes
And taste the dark
Everything you do
Time never lies

Don't you feel alone?
Desolation near
Life to live alone
Desolation's fear

You last through the night
And you wake to see the stars
A new dawn to see
Desolation's scars
Deep within your soul

Should you feel alone?
Desolation near
Time for fire alone
Desolation's fear

You close your eyes
You see the dark
Everything you do
Time never lies

Everything I do
You look at me
Everything I do
You never see


Everything I do
You look at me
Everything I do
You will never see
Track Name: Retribution
Bring you back to shore
Waking you long before
Just so you see the way,
Making you see the way

Drag you safe to be
What you were meant to see
Never again will you cry for Hödeken

Open up your heart
Tear the beast apart
Shivering shriek of life,
Bringing you from the night

Bring you safe to shore
Keeping you waken for
Never again will you cry for Hödeken


Ah, what you must think of me
Ah, this is what I must be

I must be the dark
Separate apart
Bringing you back to light,
Saving you from the night

Drove you all through hell
I rose and I fell to be a single design
In the stars of your reverie

See my retribution
And I hear the thanks you gave
Spare my retribution
And I hear your shock and brave, so fear me