Come Join The Murder

Album: Single Release Only (2014)
Charted: 90
  • There's a black bird perched outside my window
    I hear him calling
    I hear him sing
    He burns me with his eyes of gold to embers
    He sees all my sins
    He reads my soul

    One day that bird, he spoke to me
    Like Martin Luther
    Like Pericles

    Come join the murder
    Come fly with black
    We'll give you freedom
    From the human trap
    Come join the murder
    Soar on my wings
    You'll touch the hand of God
    And He'll make you king
    And He'll make you king

    On a blanket made of woven shadows
    Flew up to heaven
    On a raven's glide
    These angels have turned my wings to wax now
    I fell like Judas grace denied

    On that day that he lied to me
    Like Martin Luther
    Like Pericles

    Come join the murder
    Come fly with black
    We'll give you freedom
    From the human trap
    Come join the murder
    Soar on my wings
    You'll touch the hand of God
    And He'll make you king
    And He'll make you king

    I walk among the children of my fathers
    The broken wings, betrayal's cost
    They call to me but never touch my heart, now
    I am too far
    And I'm too lost

    All I can hear is what he spoke to me
    Like Martin Luther
    Like Pericles

    Come join the murder
    Come fly with black
    We'll give you freedom
    From the human trap
    Come join the murder
    Soar on my wings
    You'll touch the hand of God
    And He'll make you king
    And He'll make you king

    So now I curse that raven's fire
    You made me hate, you made me burn
    He laughed aloud as he flew from Eden
    You always knew, you never learn

    The crow no longer sings to me
    Like Martin Luther
    Or Pericles

    Come join the murder
    Come fly with black
    We'll give you freedom
    From the human trap
    Come join the murder
    Soar on my wings
    You'll touch the hand of God
    And He'll make you king

    Come join the murder
    Come fly with black
    We'll give you freedom
    From the human trap
    Come join the murder
    Soar on my wings
    You'll touch the hand of God
    And He'll make you king
    And He'll make you king

Comments: 3

  • Christopher Graham from Phoenix, Az Hauntingly beautiful song. Puts into musical translation how the choices we make dictate the lives we lead. As Shakespeare said, "This above all, to thine own self be true." A fitting song for Jax. His fate seemed to me as greeting Mr. Mayhem like greeting an old friend. One would be amazed at the things we would be willing to do in order to protect the ones we love. Few songs of contemporary music can bring tears. This is one.
  • Rod from Hampshire, UkI found this beautiful song having finished watching Season 6 of SOA on Netflix, and was looking for the "Day is Gone". Luckily I found on Google play and listened to it there....had I found on Youtube I might have realised how Season 7 ends. I nearly didn't watch season 7 due to the ending of S6 as I was upset. SOA: great plots, twists, intertwined stories, shocking and also loving moments, highs and lows, great acting from all the cast and coupled with uterly fantastic songs like this one. Having watched S1-S7 during the COVID-19 lockdown I'm now at a loss....nothing will match this ever for me !
  • Ianredman. from Worthing, Sussex, EnglandMy favourite bird in such a beautiful emotional song, perfect and thank you. I will use this when time here is done.
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