In Black Ravines

from A Parting Gift by Spires

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As the fog deserts this deflated sphere
The more revealed the less he perceives
This synaptic blindness, this cerebral sleight of hand
Is an infinite perversion of the essence of the self

Within the shadows he waits
Into the moonlight he stares

The lightest stones are slaves to the river
On a passive journey towards a blanket sea
Delivered unto uniformity
The art of struggle is a catalyst, yet to what end?

For power in the hand?
For pleasure of the flesh?
Or merely to survive ourselves?
The answers must reside on jagged peaks, in black ravines

And so he shall return
To his boulder, ever frozen in eternity
If just to smash and reconstruct himself
The philosopher becomes the wanderer

Out of the shadows he crawls
Into the moonlight he flies

To where the land divides the sky
To where delusion dies
Beyond the footprints of days and years
He recedes

He may not see beyond the mountain in this lifetime
Yet even aeons are made from passing days

With every stumble he fells a layer of eternity
Amongst the debris of failures past, he decrees…

To let the land compel the sky
To let delusion die
To let the footprints of days and years
Recur forevermore

To lift the ceiling from the sky
To peer through space and time
One must tear down the walls that hold it out of reach

So we may fly close to the ground


from A Parting Gift, released September 28, 2018


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Spires Manchester, UK

Spires are a four piece Progressive Metal band, based in Manchester, UK. Formed in 2008, the band quickly garnered attention with their 2010 debut 'Spiral of Ascension', and equally lauded follow up 'The Whisperer'. Accompanied by extensive touring throughout UK and Europe, Spires amassed an army of loyal supporters

In September 2018 they released their epic third album 'A Parting Gift'.
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