The Court of Clashing Skies

from A Parting Gift by Spires

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Hark, in the distance! The axiom decreed
The ancient fanfare of her sermon has begun
She sings of justice, as dust that rides the mortal winds
A folly to the leveller of lands

Oh, the crags and valleys testify to her dominion
Unfettered power, the only law unto itself
So take what is yours….

With limbs unyielding, she carves the night in two
Marching to the rhythm of tectonic dissonance
She mocks the laws of men, as oceans mock the rain
All is lost and won within the court of clashing skies

“On wings of disharmony
I’m risen from the mire
Unshackled from my symmetry
By your daggers of light”

Before the temples, before the lines upon the map
Capricious mother cast a shadow on her dynasty
To nourish without love, to condemn without acerbity

So hear no weakness, and heed no frailty
The only natural law is that of tyranny

“Oh non believer, your time will surely come
To prostrate before the anvil
Forged on iron strength of will
Or wouldst though wield the hammer in my name
To pass my judgement in the absence of the scales”

“On wings of disharmony
I’m risen from the mire
Unshackled from my symmetry
By your daggers of light”

Yet to the morning dew
The storm is just a forbear
An echo through our history
Like the ruins of kings

Oh, my present time
Is eternity’s antiquity
For nothing ever lasts
Nothing will endure
Nothing is perennial
Nothing is immutable

Only death, and maybe…


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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