Written by Patrick Galactic
Patrick Galactic: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Wind Chime
Andy Ayers: Guitar, Synth
Richie Nelson: Violin
Produced by Richie Nelson
Engineered by Don Farwell, Andy Ayers and Richie Nelson
Mastered by Ed Brooks, Resonant Mastering
Deepest Gratitude to: Rachel Angerman and my daughter for showing me what strength in the face of extreme adversity truly means, Alex Valliere, Katie Sekely, Beth Anne Lisman, Richie Nelson, Andy Ayers, John Theroux, Ian Sides, Emily Ravenscraft, The Spider Ferns, Ever So Android, Meredith Myre, and the community of survivors, specialists and advocates that are sharing their stories, their pain, and their triumph to raise awareness and defeat the prejudice and ignorance that still afflicts victims to this day. I see you. I hear you. I love you.
“She Lives on the Astral Plane” is available online everywhere.
I worked on this song in one way or another for 18 months. I don’t say that to sound impressive. I don’t say it to convey some grand artistic vision. It was the most emotionally taxing experience of my life.
This song is about trauma and the worlds we construct to cope with it. It’s about abuse and the horrible choices victims of abuse face: to destroy themselves by keeping a secret or destroy their stability by telling the truth?
This song is for my aunt, who died of suicide on a Thanksgiving Day years ago.
This song is for her daughters.
This song is for my daughter.
But it’s just a song. It’s not nearly enough.
Until people can listen to victims without minimizing, or discouraging them, nothing will be enough.
Until the safety of all people, of all genders, of all races, of all ages, is agreed to be equal, nothing will be enough.
Until we take mental health as seriously as we take football, nothing will be enough.
We are not doing enough. We have to be better. We have to be serious.
All proceeds from the sale of this song will be donated directly to RAINN, the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network. They operate a hotline and support network for victims of these terrible crimes. To learn more about them and what they do, please visit https://www.rainn.org/.