"twbit 07: given flight by demon's wings" as written by and Matthew Fletcher Matthew Fox....
This is not my true nature
I was not born as what I have come to be

To be gentle again...

An angel's heart given flight by demon's wings faces certain death

Do not let this exterior deceive you
I can easily crush your spirit
My wounds bleed truth
Their voices are caustic
And with the words
A nasty sting from aim and precision of fact

"How can you be so cruel?"

It is not who I am
As it is the hate I feel

I am a demon
A vicious fiend
Let me alone
I am a demon with a penchant
For other's misery

I am a demon
A vicious fiend
Let me alone
In peace
To be the beast of a man
The world has made me

I am prepared to fight humanity every day
For the rest of my life
Albeit, my mind and body
Yearn for tranquility

People that should earn my love
Consistently warrant my hate
I truly resent this

Breathe easy, friend
Let not bitter fruit sour your breath
You were once a gentleman

When friends fail
And mother is gone
When god is silent
And mates fall out of love...

I still wake to confrontation
Alone, and unflinching

I am not simply strong
I may very well be the strongest man
That ever lived

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"Given Flight by Demon's Wings" as written by Matthew Fletcher Geert Van Der Velde


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    General Commentholy shit, I fucking love this song... I can totally relate, this "This is not my true nature. I was not born as what I have come to be. It is not who I am, As it is the hate I feel. " and
    "Breathe easy, friend. Let not bitter fruit sour your breath. You were once a gentleman."
    send chills down my spine
    UnOrthaDoXon June 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commentbest shai hulud song yet (that's saying something). The effects of a failed/failing world on an idealistic heart and trying to persevere.
    threethreethreeon June 18, 2003   Link
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    General CommentNot just the best Shai Hulud have done, but possibly my favourite song ever. It's a perfect portrait of how the apathy, callousness, cruelty and greed of mankind can completely destroy what an idealistic person used to be, and leave nothing but someone who retaliates at; and resists humanity.
    xHoodsUpxFistsOutxon April 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhen I listen to this song I cry 60% of the time. The way the riffs go so perfectly with the emotion in the lyrics is really something to marvel at.
    RighteousAngeron May 27, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"I am prepared to fight humanity every day
    For the rest of my life"

    The whole song gives me chills, but that line makes me shiver. I sense a bit of optimism in this song, as the writer continues to struggle to live his life even amongst the negative feedback of others. A truly uplifting song for me.
    moacsupremeon January 06, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI think the choice of demons is brilliant. They started out as loyal angels, servants of God, but they were turned by, of all things, the appeal of humanity. Of course, in the song the narrator is just a person whose optimism and hope for the world has been run under by the crappiness of people in general. But when he says "I am not simply strong. I may very well be the strongest man that ever lived", it just kicks me in the heart. It'd be too easy for a cynic to say that if the worst you have to deal with is stupid idiots, you've got it posh. The fact of the matter is, the world's just fine. The people living in it are responsible for both nearly all the problems with it and a good chunk of what goes right in it, too. We need each other so much, even when it's tempting to draw away and hide.

    Good luck everybody!
    jugularnotchon February 28, 2013   Link

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