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The City of Boxes (Single)

by Glasswing



The City of Boxes is the first single off of the upcoming sophomore release from US prog-rockers, Glasswing. The band will be releasing the next story in their discography in late 2019, titled 'The Astral Tramp". The single is a conceptual cornerstone in the album, introducing the main character, Pthalo, and his journey through the dystopian city.


Pthalo, are his eyes so blue; like skies yet he knows not why they cry?
Awakened from the darkened night this dream of fire he can never fight
“This unfamiliar life I've awakened to, puts me in boxes, I know
Time has been passing, and I've let the moments fly”

The city of boxes, land where he resides
Seek the one called Smoke with darkness in his mind

Not long ago his oil paint dreams of a land so far away (and free from these chains)
He works away in toil as these crimson scenes (leave his mind in strain)
“This unfamiliar life I've awakened to puts me in boxes, I know
Time has been passing, and I've let the moments fly”

You'll wonder through troubled lands what will you find?
Peer into the grey eyes find out what's inside
“I wonder where my dreams are and where they hide?
Truth lurks deep in the depths of the other side”


released October 25, 2019
Glasswing is
Kyle Myers - Vocals
Aidan Sloppy - Electric Guitar, Keys
Nick Vollbrecht - Electric Guitars
Ryan Javens - Drums and Percussion
Chris Fohner - Bass Guitar

Story and Lyrics by Kyle Myers
Music by Glasswing

Engineered & Mixed by Aidan Sloppy
Mastered by Eric Buman


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