Space Race

by The Tourist Company

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We wrote this record about the race to the moon and the incredible optimism in an idealistic future that went along with it.

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released May 6, 2014

Recorded at The Space Studios in Vancouver, BC
Engineered and Mixed by Daniel Klenner
Produced by Jordan Klassen
Mastered by Brock McFarlane at CPS Mastering

These songs were written and performed by The Tourist Company.
Brenon Parry played drums, percussion, and an assortment of ladders and crates.
Jillian Levey sang lead vocals on “One Giant Leap!” and backing vocals on the rest.
Josue Quezada sang additional vocals on “Irrepressible Future” and “One Giant Leap!”
Taylor Swindells sang and played acoustic/electric guitars, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, pianos and keyboards, bass, and trumpets.

Jordan Klassen sang additional vocals on “Vostok 1” and “They’ve Got Us On Our Heels”
Stephanie Chatman played the violin masterfully on “Irrepressible Future” and “They’ve Got Us On Our Heels”

Duncan Africa acoustic guitars are awesome

We want to say a huge thanks to Dan Klenner and Jordan Klassen who went so far above and beyond to make this album sound the way it was meant to. Thanks for believing these songs could be something and having the creativity and the patience to see them through to the end. Our friends, families, communities and fans have been the absolute best; none of this could have been possible without you guys. We love you all. Thanks for being part of the adventure.

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Track Name: Irrepressible Future (FREE DOWNLOAD)
Step up and read all about it
Such wonder cannot be hid
Don’t look to the distant future
We’re living the golden age

We took flight but we want more
This world has lost its charm
We need a change of scene
Start this race begin it now
Fate lies beyond the clouds
We’re never turning back

Bring everyone all together
We’re building the highest tower
All enter the boldest headlines
You’ll never believe what’s next

We took flight but we want more
This world has lost its charm
We need a change of scene
Start this race begin it now
Fate lies beyond the clouds
We’re never turning back

I don’t wanna die until you know who I’ve been
I don’ wanna die until you know who I’ve been

We took flight but we want more
This world has lost its charm
We need a change of scene
Start this race begin it now
Fate lies beyond the clouds
We’re never turning back

I don’t wanna die until you know who I’ve been
I don’ wanna die until you know who I’ve been

Who I’ve been
Who I’ve been
Who I’ve been
Track Name: Vostok 1
We were sailing away
To a land bathed in the sun
We were running a race
But the end may never come

Set adrift into the cold
Set a flight to the unknown

You were faster than I
When you circled ‘round the globe
We were startled awake
By the news you had come home

Set adrift into the cold
Set a flight to the unknown

Vostok, Vostok 1 of ‘61
You won, you captured our hearts
Vostok, Vostok 1 of ‘61
You won, you captured our hearts
Vostok, Vostok 1 of ‘61
You won, you captured our hearts
Vostok, Vostok 1 of ‘61
You won, you captured our hearts
Jealous hearts

You were sailing away,
For the day you may have won
We have made our mistakes,
But the race has just begun

Vostok, Vostok 1 of ‘61
You won, you captured our hearts
Track Name: They've Got Us On Our Heels
All the latest papers say it’s true
This could be the end of all we know
I was in the backyard when it came
Wholly not expecting to discover
Truth and freedom under fire
Under fire

How could they just turn on us this way
All their finest weapons gleaming, bright
We woke up today our future planned
Walking side by side so unaware
That they were planning our demise
Our demise

Hide me somewhere I cannot escape from
Somewhere I can find my peace
Oh sweet relief
Hide me somewhere I cannot escape from
Somewhere I can find my peace
Oh sweet relief

Hide me somewhere I cannot escape from
Somewhere I can find my peace
Oh sweet relief
Hide me somewhere I cannot escape from
Somewhere I can find my peace
Oh sweet relief
Oh sweet relief

I was never meant to fight the cold
Send my thoughts away to somewhere far
To where our children will grow old
Will grow old
Track Name: One Giant Leap!
Seen in the light and I’ve seen it in the dark
Seen it from all sides and I’m wondering when you’ll be comin’ home
Feels like forever since you left!
Once or twice around the block and you’ll be setting down
Once or twice around and you’re heading for a landing in the sea
Look at that eagle touching down!

We made it so far
So far
We made it so far
So far

Everyone could not believe their eyes when they arrived
And took a cautious step into a world where no one ever tread before
Just one small step for humankind!
There was quite a splash when they made it back to earth
Was it everything that we had dreamed? Or did it leave us wanting more?
What will we ever think of next?

We made it so far
So far
We made it so far
So far
We made it so far
So far
We made it so far
So far