"Silver Wings" as written by Dustin Michael Kensrue, Edward Carrington Breckenridge, James Riley Breckenridge and Teppei Teranishi....
From tender years you took me for granted
But still I deigned to wander through your lungs
While you were sleeping soundly in your bed
(Your drapes were silver wings; your shutters flung)

I drew the poison from the summer's sting
And eased the fire out of your fevered skin
I moved in you and stirred your soul to sing
And if you'd let me, I would move again

I've danced 'tween sunlight strands of lover's hair
Helped form the final words before your death
I've pitied you and plied your sails with air
Gave blessing when you rose upon my breath

And after all of this, I am amazed
That I am cursed far more than I am praised

Lyrics submitted by T-H Rice fo shiz, edited by tomsterD, EveryEmotion

"Silver Wings" as written by Edward Carrington Breckenridge Dustin Michael Kensrue

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    General CommentYes, Dustin stated that it was the elements, not god. Just because he is a christian dosn't mean every song he writes is about god/christ.

    on the topic of the song:
    I loved the sonnets for the first to(fire, water) and I love this one. they all have the same feel or idea, that humanity mis-interperates them and tries to use, control, or blame them for somthing. Also, the sonnets could be used to sum up each bit.
    Cavmanon April 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentDISGUISTIPATED...

    You mean to suggest that Dustin puts His beliefs off to the side to write His music? He would write songs so deep and intelligent that he just puts his own thoughts and beliefs off to the side?

    If you're an open God-hater that is one thing. But use a little common sense please. What great work has an artist produced where he pushes all he believes off to the side when creating his work

    Im sorry you hate the thought that such amazing writing/music comes from a Christian and find it easier to listen too the music, by being blatantly stubborn about the thoughts behind it.

    Maybe the reason its so appealing to you is because you're getting a real taste of what insight Christianity is like!

    Call it air then... But this is Gods working in our lives, all the things He does! And yet, people like yourself curse Him rather than praise Him. Thanks for proving Dustin's point.
    baner9588on April 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBefore you start bashing Christians, why don't you do some research. K thanks.

    Each sonnet is written from the point of view of the personified element, writing to man. They’re a lament, almost,” Kensrue explains. “The Fire one kind of deals with fire being resentful of the way that it’s been used in destruction and war. The Water one is kind of dealing with man’s pride, and kind of the uselessness of that pride in the face of the power of the ocean.”

    Kensrue continues, “‘Child of Dust’ concerns abuses of our environment; this image of raping the earth to wreak havoc on other humans, and the idea of ‘from dust to dust’ and how the earth takes us back to sleep. "Silver Wings" is talking about the things that we see; how we tend to be pessimists. Using the wind as an example, we see the destructive power of things, but not all the ways we reap these blessings. It’s kind of a metaphor for God, as well. We try to blame everything on God, and not give him credit for all the amazing things that we are blessed with.”
    abcdefghijon April 09, 2010   Link
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    My OpinionBrings tears to my eyes.
    It is an unbelievable personalization of the element of Air and how it is pleading mankind to treat it more respectfully instead of putting it in danger.
    Almost all the end songs in the Alchemy index four part end with the respective element directly conveying their thoughts to mankind and Air by far is the most vulnerable and fragile element depicted. Like a sad mother.
    Termieon October 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWell the lyrics that are up as of now are wrong but I will submit the corrections that I know about. I think that the meaning is pretty clear.

    As Dustin said, the sonnets each embody the relationship between man and the respective element. For Air, it talks extensively about its many benefits and the fact the it is unappreciated for all it does. In particular it references things like breathing, cooling off, utilizing wind power for transportation and energy etcetera. And all these things we experience on a daily basis, yet we never stop to thank the wind or even recognize that they happen.
    sabioon April 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe sonnet is at the end of the song, "After all of this I am amazed, That I am cursed far more than I am praised"

    Which I think it means: After everything we use air for, including just breathing it in our lungs all of our lives, we are destroying it by pollution and we seem to be doing nothing to stop it.
    DavidMoonon April 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe sonnet is the entire song Davidmoon. A sonnet is a fourteen line poem in iambic pentameter. That means it has fourteen lines, each line contains ten syllables, and every other syllable is stressed. Each stanza also has an ABAB rhyme scheme and the last two lines are just AA.

    The end of the song is the portion that is repeated in each of the four sonnets. If you listen to the last track on each element's respective disc, you will notice that the melody for each is the same.

    For Air it goes "And after all of this I am amazed/ That I am curse far more than I am praised."

    "But who will stand to greet the blinding light?/ It's lonely when there's no one left to fight."

    "But Grace can still be found within the gale./ With fear and reverence raise your ragged sail."

    Hope that clears it up. The sonnet is the whole thing not just the end.
    sabioon April 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with sabio for the meaning, it's from Air's perspective.

    But as for the song itself, for whatever reason I'm drawn to it. I think it's one of the greatest songs I've ever heard, and I'm not exaggerating. Musically, Lyrically, Spiritually, and any other aspect, it's incredible, to me at least.
    playitloud253on April 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I can kinda see all of the sonnets in a way symbolizing God and just his discontentment with the rebellion of his creation. Like fire would be God saying how He doesn't like how people declare war in his name and fight for things that they claim to be "God-driven" like the Crusades for example. And Water would be God saying that man has tried to become more and more like Him but He still conquers all. But yeah, you get the point.
    sabioon April 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWell i think dustin had said that it was the elements speaking to the people (I might be wrong though).
    Nahumgmon April 13, 2008   Link

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