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Absolution trial

from The leaf and the wing by Raven Sad

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He now finds himself in a court of mirrors. Familiar faces point to him and accuse him. Will tries to get defensive, but he knows his guilt, failure, having dissipated the days of a lifetime with all the relationships. He’s not worthy of those expectations, not worthy of love, not worthy of that child who drew the moon and dreamed of reaching it with a spaceship. Then, in the moment of final
judgement, a single voice separates from the choir of accusers, a single face that is different from all of the others grinning in the mirrors: he is that child himself who cries “I am still here, the moon is reached, forgive yourself, make your step and be your own legend !”


Love - forgive me, absolve me Life - sentence me, punish me
Love - forgive me, absolve me Life - forgive me and love me more

Blind and loser, guilty liar - heart composer, mind on fire
true impostor, falsely honest - serious sinner, fast repented

Everything that your hands touch
Everything it turns to dust
Every flower putrefies
Every dream, a nightmare rise
You are the source of your troubles
I’m the mirror I’m the jury - and judge

wherever you lay your eyes
however there is to fight
whoever you think you wanna be
You are your personal enemy
as the saviour so the hangman, you are

so as the moon is not too far
it takes one step only, to begin the path of growth
so if the mirror does not lie, you may try to accept it
knowledge from a single seed

Here I stand against the sky - ready to take flight
feeling white as light inside - while the black is out
Here I stand in front of the sun - ready to sink down
feeling warm as flame inside - while the cold is out


from The leaf and the wing, released February 3, 2021


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Raven Sad Tuscany, Italy

Raven Sad is an Italian progressive rock band from Tuscany born from an idea of Samuele Santanna, Raven Sad released 3 albums for Lizard Records between 2008 and 2011 before disbanding after the release of the album Layers of Stratosphere. Raven Sad reformed in 2017 at the behest of Samuele Santanna and Fabrizio Trinci, to which are added Gabriele Marconcini, Marco Geri on and Francesco Carnesecch ... more

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