I know this is kind of a rip off, but I'm going to do it anyway. I've been listening to these 2 albums for the last two years and can't get a grip on what it takes to write like this. Thrice created a two album series called the Alchemy Index. The first album Alchemy Index 1&2 represent the elements Fire and Water. And 3&4 are Air and Earth. Anyway, here's a clip of 'Silver Wings' from Air. Things you should know make this such so interesting is that every 6th song in the series represents the element itself talking to humanity, the last two lines of each songs are written in sonnet structure, and they all end with the same chord progression but in different keys and different intonation. It's ingenious.
If you think this song rocks check out the rest of the sonnets, or just go buy the damn albums!!
The Flame Deluge (Fire)
The Kings Upon the Main (Water)
Silver Wings (Air)
Child of Dust (Earth)
Anyway here are the lyrics so you can listen, watch and read....
From tender years you took me for granted
But still I deign to wander through your lungs
While you were sleeping soundly in your bed,
(Your drapes were silver wings, your shutters flung)
I drew the poison from the summer's sting,
And eased the fire out of your fevered skin.
I moved in you and stirred your soul to sing;
And if you'd let me I would move again.
I've danced 'tween sunlit strands of lover's hair;
Helped form the final words before your death.
I've pitied you and plied your sails with air;
Gave blessing when you rose upon my breath.
And after all of this I am amazed,
That I am cursed far more than I am praised.