The water pours its embracing arms around the stone
Decay drips from the uniquet void where the ice forms, where life ends
The stone is by the crimson flood, swallowed
The red ride beyond the ebon wound, contorted
My sacrifice bids farewell in this river of memory... a wave to end all time
Red birds escape from my wounds and return as falling snow
To sweep the landscape; a wind haunted, wings without bodies
The snow, the bitter snowfall
You wish to die in her pale arms, crystalline, to become an ode to silence
In the soul of a mountain of birds, fallen
The cascading pallor of ghostless feather
The snow has fallen and raised this white mountain on which you will die
and fade away in silence


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    General Comment

    This song is basically about the cycle of life, death and decay. The mountain is built of red birds (former living things) that have died and fallen as snow to form the mountain. The 'character' in the song is now embracing the same fate, to be frozen in time forever in the mountain.

    Amazonison August 15, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation

    I wonder if

    "Red birds escape from my wounds"

    is a reference to or from the movie The Holy Mountain or even just a borrowed idea. If you recall the scene where the guards fire upon a group of people and the tourists rush in to film and photograph the event. You see birds crawling out of the bullet wounds and flying off.

    Tommmon January 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    agalloch rules

    AndJustice4All68on February 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Seems to me like random epic pagan rambling, but who cares, this song is one of the best songs ever made in existence =D

    Fade 2 blackon September 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    no i think that the people in agalloch as just so damn sick they just come up with with this beautifully dark poetry with amazing guitar on their own

    greatdevastatoron March 08, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General Comment

    amazing.

    robkaoson April 27, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General Comment

    amazing.

    robkaoson April 27, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General Comment

    amazing.

    hairypippinon June 03, 2007   Link

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