Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Tuesday Tune, vol 78 – The Battle of Evermore

Today's Tuesday Tune is The Battle of Evermore – Led Zeppelin.

Seems altogether fitting for some reason.  Call me unAmerican if you must, but I don't believe a celebration is in order for the death of anyone.

The Battle of Evermore
The Queen of Light took her bow and then she turned to go
The Prince of Peace embraced the gloom and walked the night alone
Oh, dance in the dark night, sing to the morning light
The Dark Lord rides in force tonight, and time will tell us all
Oh, throw down your plow and hoe, race now to my bow
Side by side we wait the might, of the darkest of them all
I hear the horses thunder down in the valley below
I'm waiting for the angels of Avalon, waiting for the eastern glow
The apples of the valley hold the seeds of happiness
The ground is rich from tender care, which they do not forget, no, no
Dance in the dark night, sing to the morning light
The apples turn to brown and black, the tyrant's face is red
Oh, war is the common cry, pick up your swords and fly
The sky is filled with good and bad, mortals never know
Oh well, the night is long, the beads of time pass slow
Tired eyes on the sunrise, waiting for the eastern glow
The pain of war cannot exceed the woe of aftermath
The drums will shake the castle wall, the Ringwraiths ride in black (ride on)
Sing as you raise your bow, (ride on) shoot straighter than before
No comfort has the fire at night that lights the face so cold
Oh, dance in the dark night, sing to the morning light
The magic runes are writ in gold to bring the balance back, bring it back
At last the sun is shining, the clouds of blue roll by
With flames from the dragon of darkness, the sunlight blinds his eyes
Oh, bring it back, bring it back...

p.s. I periodically read this blog to see what I was up to a year ago.   This post is how I want to remember "now."



Winder said...

Good choice! One of Delmar's favorites. Classic lyrics.

Lynnie said...

Thanks for this. Have I ever mentioned I love your blog? Well, I do.

Jessica said...

Thank you!

Ski Bike Junkie said...

I agree. I commented on someone's facebook post on how I felt about celebrating the death of a human being.

The response to my comment? "Barely human." Pot, meet kettle?