The Forgotten Realmlands


The Forgotten Realmlands

The World is our Land
Memories of Past Ages
Flying the Mountains
The Halls of the Stronghold
Seeker of Sorrow
For Death and Glory
Fortress of Old
The third light on the tower




Castle by a Lake - Jasper Francis Cropsey



The World is our Land


The World is our Land. This instrument refers to the land and home of the people. Trumpets want to give the impression of a kingdom. Represents the arrival of people to a place where they start to build that realm, their home.




Memories of Past Ages


Memories of Past Ages. It refers to the creation of the world. The text of the lyrics is taken from a text of the Norse Minor Edda. So, it is speaking about the ancient world, when sky and earth was formed. The beginning of everything.



Lyrics
It was in ancient times, when nothing was
There was neither sand nor sea nor cold waves
No earth existed nor heaven above
Magic space was void and no vegetation

There was no earth nor heaven above
Nor tree, nor mountain existed
Not a star shone, nor did the sun,
Nothing existed neither end nor beginning

Sated with life that brings the dead
Of blood he stained the seat of the gods
black sun then, will shine in summer
there’ll be bad weather, or better you know it?

Sated with life that brings the dead
Of blood he stained the seat of the gods
black sun then, will shine in summer
there’ll be bad weather, or better you know it?

[Chorus]

The Sun did not know what dwelling it had
The Moon did not know what strenght it had
The Stars did not know what position they had
...they had


Flying the Mountains


Flying the mountains. This song is meant to be felt from the point of view of an eagle. The eagle flies the mountains, watching the towns of men while is being observed by the sun and carried by the wind, all described from a figurative perspective.



Lyrics

Going higher than the big stone
Crossing the lands of the sons of the Earth
Seeing the ice of the peak
and the fireball in the sky

I see refuges in the ground
I see clouds with me
The wind follow me in my journey
And the fireball warms me

[Chorus]

Flying the mountains...
going through the lands of the realms
Flying the mountains
going high in the sky

And when you are under the sun and the moon
you'll understand... the rules of this world


The Halls of the Stronghold


The Halls of the Stronghold. Here the reference is made to the great kings of men and their huge palaces. Begin the epic legends and wars, and the rulers are in the halls on their throne. There is reference to the Firstborn, these are the Elves, the First Children of Eru Ilúvatar in the Silmarillion by JRR Tolkien.



Lyrics

The Halls of the Stronghold
The Halls of the King
dwelling of the born
under the mantle of stars

The Halls of the Fortress
The Halls of the Realm
Builders of refuges
Keepers of treasures

The Halls of the Stronghold
The Halls of the King
The might, the throne
The glory, the crown

The Halls of the Fortress
The Halls of the Realm
...
The house of the Firstborn
  
The air, the fire
The water, the stone
The iron, the bronze
The silver, the gold

The sword, the shield
The bow, the arrow
The armour, the cloak
The horse, the dragon 


Seeker of Sorrow



Seeker of Sorrow. This song was inspired by a title of the Lord of the Rings Online, got in the Wildermore area (Rohan) after to mourn tombs. The story here is that a Isengard giant called Núrzum makes that Wildermore to be a frozen wasteland and the Rohirrim people is besieged, creating many deaths and destruction. So the song is about a person who has lost everything, and now wanders alone waiting for death. In the song there is no evidence of my inspiration but it is good to know where it came from.



Lyrics


My friends fell under the enemies
They were strong, they were brave
although they died, they had honor
honor… they won’t lose the honor

My dear people, all my town
My wife, my children, my home...
All was burnt... and now...
I am... alone...
  
I will wander the world
Looking for some rest
Never will say a word...
Till I have the peace of death

My dear people, all my town
My wife, my children, my home...
All was burnt... and now...
I am... alone...


For Death and Glory


For Death and Glory. This song speaks directly about the Rohirrim. The lyrics is the poem The Lament for the Rohirrim by Tolkien. So, is that after the destruction, the people rise to the sound of the horn of war to fight the enemy.



Lyrics

Where now are the horse and the rider? Where is the horn that was blowing?
Where is the helm and the hauberk, and the bright hair flowing?
Where is the harp on the harpstring, and the red fire glowing?
Where is the spring and the harvest and the tall corn growing?

They have passed like rain on the mountain, like a wind in the meadow
The days have gone down in the West behind the hills into shadow

[Chorus]

Arise, arise! Spears shall be shaken, Shields shall be splintered, a sword-day, a red day, ere the sun rises! Ride to ruin, and the world’s ending!
 Death! Death! Death! Forth Eorlingas!
  
Who shall gather the smoke of the deadwood burning,
Or behold the flowing years from the Sea returning?”



Fortress of Old



Fortress of Old. The theme of this song came inspired by two things. The first is the phrase “Destroy the free peoples who dare to intrude upon this my fortress of old”. This phrase is said by Sauron in the dungeon of Sammath Gûl in The Lord of the Rings Online. The second inspiration was texts Norse Minor Edda. Thus, this theme is about a fortress where the most powerful enemy is, and the mission of the men is to destroy it.



Lyrics

Will be in this Fortress
Where the Dark Lord shall return
destroy the free peoples who dare to intrude upon this my fortress of old

The sun goes dark, the earth goes submerged
Jump from heaven the clear stars
Furious cloud, the flames arise
High, till heaven, the ardor rises

[Chorus]

The resplendent sun goes black
The earth goes submerged in the sea
The burden of the West goes broke
The waves flood the hills

Late will be when more glorious king
Is born in the deep, embraced by the sea
From the chest of storms, the men praise
To the noble lord that gives Rings


The third light on the tower


The third light on the tower. And so the tale reaches its end. It is open-ended. Represents the passage of the riders coming back to the kingdom, where the sentinels of the towers receive them.




For Death and Glory Rohirrim Video



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