Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Sword Metal Part II


Well, go figure. I wake up this morning to find this in my morning e-mail from Clinton. It seems he was inspired to take an old jam and turn it into a Sword metal epic. You be the judge.




[Clinton Writes]


I was ordered to write Sword Metal. This is as close as I can get... sorry for the enormous download size. My apologies to Charlie, Blue Oyster Cult, all writers of Icelandic sagas, J.R.R. Tolkien, anyone who has ever played a guitar, and...well, everyone else...

(by the way, Charlie, I warned you that I wanted to do something with this song someday...)
Lyrics follow below, in case you can't hear my mumbling on the recording...

WaitingForTheAxeToFall_DEMO.mp3

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what is this withered wraith
with eyes like sunken coals
his hauberk stained with blood
his skin is naught but mold

once proud and tall he stood
a lord of land and sea
yet still he was betrayed
and slain by treachery

But as he breathed his dying breath
he cursed his faithless thralls
"I will rise, and you will die,
yes, you will lie --
Waiting for the axe to fall...
Waiting for the axe to fall...
Waiting for the axe to fall...
Waiting for the axe..."

And so he scours the earth
to find his wretched slaves
and one by one by one
dispatch them to their graves

And though they raised a mighty host
To save their wretched skins
You cannot slay a ghost
Or flee from your own sins

Their armies crushed, they make a stand
Their backs against a wall
With a feeble cry, or fateful sigh,
they meet his eye --
Waiting for the axe to fall...
Waiting for the axe to fall...
Waiting for the axe to fall...
Waiting for the axe...

the crack of severed limbs
the cries of agony
sound to his grizzled ears
as do songs to you and me

his gleaming blade undimmed,
though spattered all with gore
sacrifices souls of men
unto the God of War

This mighty revenant
takes vengeance on us all
See this wight in the dead of night
and you will lie --
Waiting for the axe to fall...
Waiting for the axe to fall...
Waiting for the axe to fall..
Waiting for the axe to fall...
Waiting for the axe...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Extra points for namechecking wights... yay Clinton!

C

phil said...

sh!tfire - I am totally playing this on Friday!

and no f-bombs! Thanks

Phil

Anonymous said...

A tune that'll have you joining the SCA in no time flat and loving it...

Anonymous said...

Good show! I think you should try your hand at steatopygiphilia rap next, to demonstrate your versatility!
S

Ramon Medina - LP4 said...

steatopygiphilia rap?

Don't front! That is so played out, my momma was playin' that on her edison wax cylinder when it was da shit!

: )