The shallow voice of the wind cries between these ebony wings
The shallow cries of the wind sing a swansong for mankind

Shine on morning skyfire
ablaze this final day
The autumnal end, the dawn of man
The centuries fade below my feet

I soared above them as they worthlessly poured thought from a chalice
As wisdom would flow, twilight would come to pass
Drink, oh hallowed cup of life

Shine on evening skyfire
Paint the sky with the blood of a raven
Bereavement, oh garment of ebony
As embers dress the dusk of man...


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    General CommentSuch a beatiful song...it makes me sad that I can't find any bands similar to Agalloch.
    life_as_lucidon October 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI believe that this song is implying once again the worthlessness of humanity, and the plight of those who soar above this substandard, simply from the despair of realizing the futility of all that is mankind and seeing the huge scope.

    And there is a band somewhat similar to agalloch, Throes of Dawn. You'll find that they're missing a lot of the acoustics, but the way the music is composed can be compared to this.

    Also, for the pure acoustics like 'A desolation song', you might like all my faith lost...
    Shadow Creatoron February 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is, to me, the hardest song from Pale Folklore to interpret.
    Anilandon September 16, 2009   Link

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