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Obsidian Tongue - My Hands Were Made to Hold the Wind

from Hypnotic Dirge 2013​/​14 | The Wild Haunts Us Still; Decay and Atrophy by Hypnotic Dirge Records



Fate is a strange concept. Most of us think of destiny in a whimsical, pastoral way. However clinging too hard to the idea of a pre-ordained sequence of events made for us can yield a much darker sense of the concept, and a more painful set of emotions. What if you missed the signs, missed the spirits guiding you the right way? What if you’re existing on a lesser timeline, forged by your own mistakes?
The music of this song is a meditation on the reclamation of love and passion for life, an embrace that only occurs after your melancholy has cleansed you of the folly of Fate. You have only yourself, and need only yourself. The Wind is yours to Hold, no matter what signs may tell you otherwise.


This soul is amorphous
glowing through nature in strange patterns
desperate follower, I wandered untraceably far from home
Lured by its trail – flashes of gold
lured to the mountain & lulled to sleep
This was the one day no child should have slept
the caravan had come
to take those marked at birth for sacrifice in the River of Muninn
I was among the marked – the ring of youth – appointed to be drowned at dawn – on the chosen day – but I slept through the conjuring – slept through the drums & horns – I would have been a guardian – Watching the grace of wisdom – blossom through the ages – instead I watched the stones & torches – of the village banish me – Self disintegrated – Passion untarnished – There must be another way – The entity I was chasing – The vicar of my failure – expands upon my grief a notion – glory in the wake of abandonment – the river is still mine to take – the soul is still mine to guard – immortal passion in fast aging skin – my hands were made to hold the wind


from Hypnotic Dirge 2013​/​14 | The Wild Haunts Us Still; Decay and Atrophy, released December 2, 2013
Brendan Hayter - Vocals, guitars
Greg Murphy - Drums




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