The Angels and The Astronauts

from by The Rogue State Circus



A song about the tension between faith and reason, science and the supernatural, childhood dreams and wonderment.


Words and Music by JAG Delaney (c) 2009

Verse 1
The Angels and the astronauts
once looked down upon me
When I was a baby,
fast away to the World
And I never could decide
which one I would rather be
A herald to the heavens
or a man above the skies?

The Angels and The Astronauts
Kept God company
While Creation crept into me
Through my questioning mind
Now maybe I don’t believe
in quite as many things as I used to do
But Angels and Astronauts
May they always ring true……

Verse 2
There are more things in heaven,
So the Sunday school teacher Said
But she wasn’t one for dreaming
And she never got inside my head
For in there dwelt forever,
The sun the moon and the stars
And the angels and the astronauts
Who dared to fly that far

Chorus as above

I will follow them
I will follow them
In the heavens of my heart
I will love this world
Like I love the girl
Who sets my soul …….apart…

The Angels and The Astronauts
once looked down upon me


from Songs From The Sea of Serenity, released May 20, 2011
Written by JAG Delaney.

Jon Delaney: lead vocals/acoustic guitar
Duncan Bisatt:bass/backing vocals
Karl Muddiman: Keyboards
Martin Webster: drums
Dave Cawton: lead guitar

Recorded Feb 2010 at The Lodge Northampton, Engineered by Joe Willes, Mixed by Max Read


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The Rogue State Circus Northamptonshire, UK

A band in the service of their songs.

Genre-warping and proud of it.

Led by Singer/Songwriter Jon Delaney ( also of Cardinal, Cloudy, Kismet Hardy and Wildflower Rogue)

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