Wings of a Dying Crow

by Fourth Dominion

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released January 13, 2017

Chris Wyand: Vocals, Bass, Guitar
Dave Milburn: Guitar
Collin Ramirez: Drums

All Lyrics by Chris Wyand

Recorded by Andrew Greacen
Mixed and Mastered by Andrew Greacen and Jason Randall
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered at More Sound Studios in Syracuse, NY

Cover Illustration by Nate Burns
Colors and Layout/Design by Matt Martinez
Logo by Aldi Priyanto
Photography by Peter Manktelow

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Track Name: Serpent's Coil
In the sands
Winds are blowing
Through strange lands
Far away

A man treads
Through the desert
Binding heads
Follow him

On his own
Serpents attack
Cut the bone
As the flesh turns black

But he stands
Winds take him on
By his hands
The coils have gone from light

Divine bliss
Apathetic
Gods' auspice
Is extinct

Straight ahead
Sands burn through skin
Dreams fall dead
Wounds persist

Man is born
With just two gifts
The valor
And strength to resist

Serpents' coils
Stop and stagnate
And we toil
With will to negate and fight
Track Name: Behelit
I was born
From a corpse on a dying tree
I don't know
Why I'm disposed to tragedy

The Hawks condemn
I'm one of them, they protect me
I must leave
To conceive the dream I see

The demons storm my nights
They cloud any hope of paradise
I cut down the horrors in my sight
I will make my own sun rise

I do not cling
But still I sing with compassion
I do not heed
When behelits bleed of ambition

The demons storm my nights
They cloud any hope of paradise
I cut down the horrors in my sight
I will make my own sun rise

Now here I stand
With sword in hand to protect her
The only ray
I will slay what may inter

The demons storm my nights
They cloud any hope of paradise
I cut down the horrors in my sight
I will make my own sun rise
Writhing creatures form and subdivide
The external dark is not inside
Track Name: Wings of a Dying Crow
Now my fire
Will fade away
Leaving ashes
My flesh will decay

I have nothing
But an empty grave
And I will never
See light of day

A dying crow's wings are torn
The bloodied snow is all that mourns

Where is my joy?
Is it in life?
I've only seen it
At the edge of a knife

My paradise
Lies in the blade
Euphoria
Bleeds away pain

A dying crow's wings are torn
The bloodied snow is all that mourns

The gates of heaven
Are made of flesh
And are opened
By steel dreaming death

Once you enter
The rivers will flow
And total bliss
Will watch them go
Track Name: Wired Visions
Something is in my mind
Calls from the complex
Another's thoughts inside scare me
All these images perplex

Visions from the inside, calling me
Consciousness is no longer mine, hurting me
Visions from the inside, controlling me
Authority dances on my spine, killing me

Telepathize with me
Wired through my neurons
A self-contained system
Our silent mental songs

The master breaks inside, swarming me
All of my thoughts now die, taking me
Now their conquest shall rise, over me
Power is theirs to mine, from me

Visions from the inside, calling me
Consciousness is no longer mine, hurting me
Visions from the inside, controlling me
Authority dances on my spine, killing me
Track Name: Wounded
The fight is done
And I have lost
My sword is now
A rusty ruin of dust

Now the time is here to go
To let my failure show
Now the time is here to go further down

The wounded only cry
Because they're scared to die
And my eyes are drier than the sun

Despair seeps
Into my veins
And hope is but
A moronic charade

Now the time is here to go
To let my courage show
Now the time is here to go in the ground

The wounded only cry
Because they're scared to die
And my eyes are drier than the sun

The time is here to go
To let my failure show
I never had a chance
So with death I shall dance
I'll take the sword to see
My insides become free
And end my pitiful work of tragedy
Track Name: Tower Falls
The table has been cleared
For bathroom surgery
I will alleviate
The swelling that took me

The fever wages war
On my decayed body
And like a magnet pulls
Further agony

A cure it promises an end
My castle walls no more defend
The tower falls
There's silence in the halls
My dream of peace was just pretend

I take the medicine
And choke as it goes down
Ferment the liquids
As I attempt to drown

A cure it promises an end
My castle walls no more defend
The tower falls
There's silence in the halls
My dream of peace was just pretend

A cure it promises an end
My castle walls no more defend
The tower falls
There's silence in the halls
My dream of peace was just pretend
Track Name: The New Species
Man's enslaved
With no hope to be saved
Hunted down
The old species will drown

They serve our needs
We will douse their light
Spectres born from the night

Fattening
To feed the ones with wings
Live in fear
They will shed blood and tears

They serve our needs
We will douse their light
Spectres born from the night

They serve our needs
We will douse their light
Spectres born from the night
Track Name: Sappy Love Song
I don't know if you can hear
If my waves will cut through
But there is a cleft in me
That has been shaped for you

You burn through my lungs
Like a dove reflecting rays
I breathe you in as deep as I can
And fly on wings ablaze

My old roots
Hunger for grafting
I need you
For my chimeric dream

Your flames ignite the cells
Laid dormant in me
So leaves blossom over me and
My branches now can see

I yearn for the fire
That burns in your bark eyes
So we can catch like a forest dead dry
And smoke into the skies

My old roots
Hunger for grafting
I need you
For my chimeric dream
Track Name: Sculpted and Broken
A slab of marble
It stood before you as you
Set out to make your masterpiece

Sculpted my body
With such precision and care
And then you taught me how to breathe

Then you were finished
What then stood before you?
A monster so hideous and vile

Abomination
The most worthless form of life
I am incurable inside

The ruins of me
Have fallen down
I am just debris
I will wither here

I'm waiting for
Your final blow
The dust will be no more
I will dissipate

You had to break me
You took a hammer to my
Alabaster bones you despise

You are an artist
But still just an amateur
Just look in my flesh and in my eyes

The ruins of me
Have fallen down
I am just debris
I will wither here

I'm waiting for
Your final blow
The dust will be no more
I will dissipate

A slab of marble
It stood before you as you
Set out to make your masterpiece

You are an artist
But still just an amateur
So lay me down and bring release

The ruins of me
Have fallen down
I am just debris
I will wither here

I'm waiting for
Your final blow
The dust will be no more
I will dissipate
Track Name: Taken by the Sea
I am drowning
And crying to be saved
All my hopes and dreams
Were taken by the waves

I am lost
In an endless sea of death
Looking forward to
Drawing my final breath

A dead man speaks with hollow voices
Mine no longer rings
Damning laughs of life still haunt me
As all living men sing

I am dying
And choking on my tongue
But the surface nears
And my death in sung

I have heard the tales
Of the men who loved and lost
Their ship still sails
Above my shattered bones

A dead man speaks with hollow voices
Mine no longer rings
Damning laughs of life still haunt me
As all living men sing

I knelt down to eat a flower
And tasted hints of honey
But its poison quickly consumed me
And plunged me into the sea

I am drowning
And crying to be saved
All my hopes and dreams
Were taken by the waves

I have heard the tales
Of the men who loved and lost
Their ship still sails
Above my shattered bones

A dead man speaks with hollow voices
Mine no longer rings
Damning laughs of life still haunt me
As all living men sing

I knelt down to eat a flower
And tasted hints of honey
But its poison quickly consumed me
And plunged me into the sea