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“Extinction can be silent, happens all the time.”
The mood is both dark and keeps a joy of being to spark a recognition of the billions on earth (big, small, unseen) who belong and intertwine with us.


Extinction can be silent
Happen any time
The vital and the vibrant Oh
Extinction can be silent
Slipping out of time
Where are the lights of defiance?
I long to fly
Navigate and follow stars across the rippled sky On waves of air
Birds fly true
Directions purposeful
Following the earthlines they can see from there
If time is mine why not use it?
Can I see the gift
Or sink into confusion
By avoiding it
Jump in to discover
A million beating hearts
We’re the door through which the world
Can enter or depart
Millions make a murmuring sound
As they work the soil and turn the earth Intertwining,
Roots and branches wrap your limbs in mine
Stem for stem no longer cursed
To some it’s only daylight To others it’s the sky
To me there’s a beginning My eyes are open wide Everyday a new light
But lost and never known Extinction can be silent
To some it’s only daylight To others it’s the sky
To me there’s a beginning My eyes are open wide Take the wonder with you of all the ones you know Extinction can be silent
Joy Askew 2021


from Everything Is Different, released May 20, 2022
Joy Askew Vocals, Keys, Chris Morrissey Acoustic Bass, Dan Rieser Drums, Doug Wieselman Clarinet, Bass Clarinet.
Mix James Gordon
Written Joy Askew


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Joy Askew Brooklyn, New York

Joy Askew arrived in New York City from the North of England in the early 1980’s playing and singing with artists Joe Jackson, Laurie Anderson, Peter Gabriel and Rodney Crowell. She also appeared in Laurie Anderson’s concert film “Home of The Brave”
Her album “Tender City” was released in'96 and since has released 9 more. “Everything Is Different” will be available in late Spring 2022!
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