The Seer

from A Parting Gift by Spires

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Oh these temporal distractions bathed in cosmic veneer
Are a fleeting reminder of the transience of ascendancy
Where then, to find that which is ageless, in the spark of an idea?
For knowledge without mass cannot be tethered to the earth

And so the seeker of meaning encounters the seer
Only eyes titled upward break the seal of quiescence
In parlance with an energy, that drifts far beyond the reach of his igneous limbs
With a voice drunk on sand, he beseeches to pass on his truth

“Though your soul lies broken
Crushed from below, and pressed against weighted skies
May you reach your destination
Not through toil in the bones, rather through flight of the spirit”

So heal me Maker, and break me
So I may cast off this carnal burden
And drink away the clouds”

Breath in, feel it, grasp it, see beyond the world

And suddenly I am carried by dreams of transcendency
Flowing through empty veins, like fire feeding off its own flames
And so I climb the umbilical path to the pantheon
Casting my flesh to the worms, and my soul to the sky

So if I should perish here,
Please let me find immortality in the finality of this body
For the essence of life lies not in the rivers, the soil or the air that I breath
But the flames of the gods

As he calls to the abyss
He is greeted with a shimmering echo
As he looks down to his host
He sees a sickness, a rotting animal
How the unseen can portray such fantastical answers
Yet the dread of a tangible death
Breeds joy in the struggle of life

And so my soul is falling
Imprisoned down below, abandoned by spiritual winds
When I reach my destination, I’ll let it swallow me

So rise from your reverie
Find your meaning in reflections on the water
Do not betray this body, take my hand

And suddenly I am heavy with nightmares of vacuity
But filling a hole with that which is hollow only stretches the void
And so I cry to the rocks of a faceless universe
Please, nourish my waning time
I submit to the future

And so if you perish here,
I pray you will find immortality in the finality of this body
But the zephyr of life flows not from the breath of a god,
But the sigh of a man who accedes to the darkness


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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