Wild Swans

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Housed in a gatefold card casing with booklet inlay.
    Printed on 80% recycled card with vegetable ink by Austep Music.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Silent Bodies via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Cassette version of 'Silent Bodies' made possible by and released through Valley Heat Records

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lyrics

How can you stand by idly?
When its so obvious there’s no drive to be
Civilised in a backward evolution

Is this a mirage in front of me?
Sacrifice my brain to be entertained is it comforting?
To willingly participate in your lobotomy
We’ve been maimed and shaped by deities
Belief imprisons fact to mould society

Make sure all your questions are sent to authority
Objectified
As deviant to think that were standing on the brink of our downfall
Tell me I’m not the only one wanting to jump
And find
A swinging vine

You hold so dear this grip on fear and knowledge you wish to be true
So wait as my knife inches in closer to your spine

Those who stand at tables dressed in white cloth
Submit their willingness to logic
Can’t you see our illness is chronic?
Don’t trust yourself
Not to trust the words they keep on eyelevel shelves
If there’s such a thing as hell it’s the mind of the unknowingly ignorant

Pull back the foliage
To discover poison at the roots
Some people see a little more clearly when they stare
And it’s safe to say in this empire age
None of us can bank on being safe for too long

We place our faith
In 1000 faces
With one name

Its tempting to walk into the water
And breathe in
When this error ends can we be sure
Another will begin

Don’t dance on the edge of your shadow
Waiting for light to chase away night on the side of the road
Is it worth it?

Is it worth the effort of screaming when fully submerged in dirt?
From what I’ve heard
A Whisper is often misinterpreted
Our culture burns
Synapses
Made from mistakes we’ve learned from

The sky will shine when we realise

credits

from Silent Bodies, released August 5, 2016
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Govinda Doyle, Galaxial Paradise, Tweed River

Cover artwork: Jos. A. Smith, Horse With Inner Fire, © 2004

All music written and performed by Kodiak Empire

Benjamin Shannon published by Double Drummer Music Publishing

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Kodiak Empire are a five-piece from Brisbane bringing many musical flavours together to create a dramatic blend of progressive/
alternative rock.

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