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Air Not Meant For Us

by Fires in the Distance

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1.
Harbingers 10:41
Wings ablaze Scorching the air with the ground in my sights Earth is razed No hope left carry me forth The crash is imminent I descend through the blizzards and blistering snow Still I’m not there I must hurry, for there’s fire below They’re gaining on us They’re gaining on us My eyes straight (they’re gaining on us) Is this fate (they’re gaining on us) With blood streaming Rivers of life flying towards the sky Vision fading now My balance… leaving me My fingers frozen I won’t feel your face again A price I’m willing to pay I look toward thee, Alphard I’ll never see daylight But I’ve seen enough I’ve singed the last whisper You can’t reach me now I’ll never see daylight But I’ve seen enough They’re gaining on us They’re gaining on us My gaze fixed (on a dimming sky) Our wings clipped (never to fly) …Again
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Winds, frigid rain, accents to my soul Each arrow’s knowledge gained, regardless what they stole The sights I’ve seen The cries I’ve heard The torment witnessed The peace I’ve earned… can never be yours The years deceive us, and make us forget Our vibrant past, and solemn regret The leaves are falling, their song I must heed The sages speak, their knowledge need And as their arrows seek ground My flesh embraces every piercing round I am finally set free Keep close… my memory Winds, frigid rain, accents to my soul Each arrow’s knowledge gained, regardless what they stole The sights I’ve seen The cries I’ve heard The torment witnessed The peace I’ve earned… can never be yours
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Stand Frozen Dread instilled In the motionless void, the hands of time are still Stare Breathless Draped in guilt In the realm which is gray, the quiet starts to kill Colorless and frail, with every minute that is sure to pass The pillars of hope, now adorn the earth Slowly we inhale, to realize there’s no one there You are a ghost, no one’s coming for you No one’s coming for you The hands of time commence Whether you’re ready makes no difference Don’t blame the hand that deals As you begin to kneel The hands of time spare none Heartlessly ticking on and on Dismantling your bliss Your prayers have been dismissed Breath Slowing Lungs don’t fill In the motionless void, the hands of time are still Frost Scatters Callous chill On the coldest of stones, my blood begins to spill Colorless and frail, with every minute that is sure to pass The pillars of hope, now adorn the earth Slowly we inhale, to realize there’s no one there You are a ghost, no one’s coming for you In the motionless void, the hands of time are still Grinding Crushing All I’ve built As the pillars collapse, my destiny’s fulfilled
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Slow, and with great care I descend these jagged steps of quiet despair May they lead to pain eternal… or inordinate bliss There is nothing I could welcome more than… eternity’s kiss I have never felt this cold before Lost betwixt the rights and wrongs Blood drips from a weak and fractured core Never to soar Mercy escapes my grasp Penance, your ask is vast Mercy, where have you gone? Penance, to sing your psalm Reaching far into my soul Hollowed caverns, ever-deep You seek some semblance of control Yet there’s not a trace… I am a ghost Standing on the crumbling debris Not a sound for miles around Look around, what is left from me? The ash on the ground Life is cold and merciless Its’ song engrained within our hearts There is only one regret I wish I knew from the start Mercy escapes my grasp Penance, your ask is vast Mercy, where have you gone? Penance, to sing your psalm
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Under a frozen star, taken far from their reach The final approach begins, focused on closing the breach The gentle voice of a stoic brook quietly calling me close The welcoming waters shimmer, hiding faces of whispering ghosts Of cries below There’s little I know But I’ll find your secrets, your coveted glow Your sun may rise again but I’ve been breathing on borrowed time There is no place for angels In this silent heaven of mine Authors Of aquatic graves Sleeping Deep beneath the waves Tell me What I must seek Guide me Your words I will speak It seems just a moment ago, my gaze was lost in a sea of stars My spirit calm, my eyes transfixed on the shining prophets afar I could not see you coming, though I knew that you exist Collapsed on my knees, I stare at the ground, engulfed by this fathomless mist Of songs above Not much I know of I don’t seek your secrets, your coveted love Your sun may rise again but I’ve been breathing on borrowed time There is no place for angels In this silent heaven of mine Authors From ethereal graves Soaring High above the waves Teach me To master this curse Guide me Through this hell I traverse

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released April 28, 2023

Recorded, mixed and produced by Dave Kaminsky: Studio Wormwood and Power Station NE
Mastered by Ryan Williams: Augmented Audio

Orchestral arrangements composed by Randy Slaugh, Mac Christensen and Yegor Savonin
Live strings produced and engineered by Randy Slaugh
Additional programming by Mac Christensen
Additional orchestration by Cymrie Hukill
Violin: Cymrie Hukill, Julie Beistline
Viola: Julie Jacobson
Cello: Lisa Williams

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Fires in the Distance Connecticut

Melodic Death Metal from CT, USA
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Influenced by:

The Man-Eating Tree, Paradise Lost, Sentenced, Type 0 Negative, Swallow The Sun, Amorphis, Atoma, Exgenesis, Enshine, Esoteric

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