Metal Monday – Gojira – Flying Whales

Long story short. I love this French band. Not only did they make an album to make people aware that we are killing our planet, they also wanted to push the message close that the oceans are not there to be taken advantage of with over fishing and general practices that we are all very much aware of, yet as an individuals can do nearly nothing about. This song is all that went through my mind during my reading of And the Ocean was Our Sky. That opening instrumental of three minutes is both beautiful and crushing at the same time. Vocally it will most definitely not be for everyone. To them I say say sorry. At least give it the first 3 minutes. That opening riff might stay with you long enough to check out the full song later.



Waters of chaos have invaded all space
The flood on Earth again, I have to find the whales
That once did guide us to dry lands of life
I won’t despair, I’ll break this dark around

Under heavy sea
I’ll search the flight of whales

Beneath the seas, I searched and had a different view
Of us on Earth, the sinking ship of men
But it’s beyond the stars, I found the place where
They were, and they finally came to light

Over the winds, they dwell in light
Like the arrow in the sky, I found myself on higher grounds from up here
For I see them always in flight

Now I can see the whales
Looming out of the dark
Like arrows in the sky
I can’t believe my eyes, but it’s true

Huge tunnel ends in light
Like banks of clouds, they gather
See massive shape of flesh
Swimming giants in the clear
The mightiest comes to me
I’m on the wing, wide open
They teach me how to fly
Slowly moving in the air

So much told with no words at all
Powerful presence for only speech

Over the winds, they dwell in light

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