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The Eagle, the Voice, the Light

from The Pearl (2019) by Metaphor

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On the road I found the letter that had awakened me. It had flown in the form of an Eagle. Its voice had raised me up, and now with its light it led me. Written on silk, in red ink, it was shining before me, encouraging me with its guidance, with its love it drew me onward. —HYMN OF THE PEARL, XI, XIII-XIV


I have this pearl, and now everything is clear. I’ve been a stupid child and I don’t belong here. I’m over my head, and I’m so through with fear. I have this pearl and for the first time I can hear…hear the voices calling me home. It was a letter, it unfolds. Now it’s an eagle, in its beak it holds the entrails of the wurm. It was an eagle, the shards explode, becomes a light that shines upon my road. It was a light, it took me far. It sat upright and became a singing star.


from The Pearl (2019), released January 4, 2019


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Metaphor hails from the San Francisco Bay Area. The band was originally a tribute to the music of early Genesis, then released four much-acclaimed albums of their own highly original compositions.

As a band, Metaphor is no more; but the members are still active. Visit their record label at tropeaudio.com to see other projects.
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