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Old 11-27-2004, 04:40 PM   #1
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1420! Songs of our times that remind you of LOTR...

Well, just as a disclaimer, I have looked in the archives and i couldn't find another post like this. If you do find one you may link this one, i will not be offended just as long as you notify me first...

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Have you ever heard a song and thought, "Wow, I feel like i'm in Lothlorien or just in Middle Earth in general." or "This reminds of one battle on middle earth" or "This song reminds me of (some character)"? If you have, this is where you can post the song and share the sound of music! Just post the name of the song and if you want to, you may post the lyrics too for reference, then you can tell why this song makes you feel like you are in Tolkien's Middle Earth, and who, what, when, where, why of the lyrics.

You don't have to be too elaborate with this, it could be just a simple nursery ryme that makes you feel like your in middle earth. Also, it can be any type of music, it doesn't have to have lyrics but, the only thing you need is an explanation and name.

Okay! Let's start! Hope you find this an enjoyable activity!

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Old 11-27-2004, 05:08 PM   #2
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Well, let's see...how 'bout Led Zepplin's Stairway to Heaven? That's the most gorram Elvish song I've ever heard. I mean, consider these lines: There's a feeling I get when I look to the West / And my spirit is crying for leaving...

Continuing with this Led Zepplin line of thought, how many of you have ever really listened to The Battle of Evermore? If that song isn't about the Battle of the Pelennor, then I'm Mother Theresa. Consider the lyrics:

The Queen of Light took her bow (Queen of Light? Gee, who could that be...)
And then she turned to go
The Prince of Peace embraced the gloom
And walked the night alone
(That sounds like a reference to Frodo if there ever was one)

Oh, dance in the dark of night
Sing to the morning light
The dark Lord rides in force tonight
(Dark Lord? Sounds like Sauron to me)
And time will tell us all

Oh, throw down your plow and hoe
Rest not to lock your homes
Side by side we wait the night
Of the darkest of them all
(This sounds like the Dawnless Day to me)

I hear the horses' thunder
Down in the valley below
(Reference to the Rohirrim?)
I'm waiting for the angels of Avalon
Waiting for the eastern glow

The apples of the valley hold
The seas of happiness
The ground is rich from tender care
Repay, do not forget, no, no

Oh, dance in the dark of 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 you swords and fly
The sky is filled with good and bad
That 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
(This one should be obvious!)

Sing as you raise your bow
Shoot straighter than before
No comfort has the fire at night
That lights the face so cold

Oh, dance in the dark of night
Sing to the mornin' light

The magic runes are writ in gold
To bring the balance back
(Magic runes...like on Merry's sword?)
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...



Of course, I also think of the Battle of the Pelennor when I listen to Sonne by Rammstein...but then I'm a dork.
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Old 11-27-2004, 07:22 PM   #3
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"magic runes writ in gold" refer perhaps to the One Ring? Although I never quite understood the intent of the line.

The old-timers discussed this for a few pages in The Coming of Age club... I'll hunt for the link.
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Old 11-27-2004, 07:29 PM   #4
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White-Hand thanks mark... and another song...

Well, i'm a huge Depeshe Mode fan as much as I am a Collide fan, so i have to add a depeshe mode song...

Policy of Truth
You had something to hide
Should have hidden it, shouldn’t you
Now you’re not satisfied
With what you’re being put through

It’s just time to pay the price
For not listening to advice
And deciding in your youth
On the policy of truth

Things could be so different now
It used to be so civilised
You will always wonder how
It could have been if you’d only lied

It’s too late to change events
It’s time to face the consequence
For delivering the proof
In the policy of truth

Never again
Is what you swore
The time before
Never again
Is what you swore
The time before

Now you’re standing there tongue tied
You’d better learn your lesson well
Hide what you have to hide
And tell what you have to tell

You’ll see your problems multiplied
If you continually decide
To faithfully pursue
The policy of truth

Never again
Is what you swore
The time before
Never again
Is what you swore
The time before

In this song I always think of how the fellowship one by one, took an oath never realizing how important this little ritual would effect them later on. Especially Boromir, if you want an example. Another might be Aragorn, who was caught in the middle of two different journeys, and even though the other one might have seemed more high and mighty, he still kept his "Policy of Truth" to Frodo and the fellowship.

Hope you like.

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P.S.: If you want to keep it easy, you can always post Blind Guardian songs... like Nightfall in Middle Earth. If you are into Power Metal
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Old 11-27-2004, 07:32 PM   #5
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The discussion began on post 383 of the 10th page of "The Tolkien Coming of Age Club ", first thread.
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Anything Enya. Especially "Pilgrim," "Only Time," and "Tears On My Heart."
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'Behind Blue Eyes' - Limp Bizkit.

Is that not the perfect Gollum song?
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Old 11-27-2004, 09:16 PM   #8
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Rammstein reminds me a lot of the darker parts in LotR too. Every time I watch The Mists of Avalon, the music always reminds me of something that should be in the LotR.

This one will sound strange I'm sure, but anything by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra is always so powerful and moving that I can't help imagine Frodo, Aragorn and rest in battle.
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Rammstein reminds me a lot of the darker parts in LotR too. Every time I watch The Mists of Avalon, the music always reminds me of something that should be in the LotR.

This one will sound strange I'm sure, but anything by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra is always so powerful and moving that I can't help imagine Frodo, Aragorn and rest in battle.
I love the mists of avalon! The book is so cool! but, Gwenhyfar always gets on my nerves! She's such a little brat! *Ka turns into Sauron and eye's it's copy of mists of avalon... My favorite characters are vivaine, merlin(Because we share same beliefs...) and raven (Her hair in the movie is awsome!!!). Morgaine is also interesting.
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Of course, I also think of the Battle of the Pelennor when I listen to Sonne by Rammstein...but then I'm a dork.
Ooh, that's my favorite of their songs... that could actually work. Hmmm.

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'Behind Blue Eyes' - Limp Bizkit.

Is that not the perfect Gollum song?
Yes, but let's not forget that the Who did it first (and better in my opinion, but whatever. It actually is a good cover). And it's a darn good Grima song too. I sometimes use a Grima icon with that written on it for my online journal.

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Anything Enya. Especially "Pilgrim,"
That certainly could apply to Gandalf, being the Grey Pilgrim and all, and I also think it applies to Frodo and Aragorn, since they're all on a journey of sorts. Also, the song "Book of Days" makes me think of LotR. One reason is because it remainds me of "The Tale of Years" in Appendix B. Another, more prevalent reason, is something my dad told me when I was a kid. He loves to take music apart and talk about it, and one day he commented that "Book of Days" makes him think of galloping horses. So now, I always have that image in my mind when I hear the song, and it then makes me think of the Rohirrim or Shadowfax.

EDIT: Cross-posted with Ka, hence we make the same point about "Pilgrim"!
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Old 11-27-2004, 10:12 PM   #11
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Anything Enya. Especially "Pilgrim," "Only Time," and "Tears On My Heart."
When ever i hear 'Pilgrim' i think of Gandalf. I wonder why...
Plus Enya would remind anyone with lotr, she has a song called "Lothlorien" it's an instramental...


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I just remembered another one...Gone Fishin' by Lynyrd Skynyrd reminds me (for obvious reasons) of Gollum. In fact, I have unofficially declared it to be his theme song.
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I just remembered another one...Gone Fishin' by Lynyrd Skynyrd reminds me (for obvious reasons) of Gollum. In fact, I have unofficially declared it to be his theme song.
I love that song! mainly because fishing is a hobby and because Gollum and I are both Ichthyophagi... try to guess that little beauty!



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A silly one is Leonard Nimoy singing The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins. It's so cute!

Ka, your avatar just reminded me of some old David Bowie songs. I've always imagined that when Elrond speaks, he sounds just like Bowie. Interestingly enough, that was before I found out that he auditioned for that very part in PJ's movies.

Within You from the Labyrinth soundtrack always makes me think of Gollum's yearning for the Ring. When Bowie and Trent Reznor did Hurt together I couldn't help thinking of Frodo's conflict with the Ring like a drug addiction. The Song of the Silent Age would be my theme for the hobbits if I were to chose a soundtrack for the books.
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I love that song! mainly because fishing is a hobby and because Gollum and I are both Ichthyophagi... try to guess that little beauty!
Ai! What a complicated word! Fortunately, such things are no match for me and dictionary.com! I, myself, am not ichthyophagous, save for tuna. I find seafood a tad yucky.

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Silmaril Dumbledore was always a Utopian...

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Ai! What a complicated word! Fortunately, such things are no match for me and dictionary.com! I, myself, am not ichthyophagous, save for tuna. I find seafood a tad yucky.



It's a cornucopia of love!
Heh. Sorry to say, I had a teacher just like that... but they said a "universe" of love...

Yes, well, everyone to their own taste... *Ka throws Salmon, pink Salmon to be exact! And it's late in season so, it's mushy!
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I love that song! mainly because fishing is a hobby and because Gollum and I are both Ichthyophagi... try to guess that little beauty!
Ha! I see you are cousin to my friend the osprey! (By the way...you are now my favorite person for being able to use the word "Ichthyophagi" in everyday conversation!) I, too, am ichthyophagous, given the oppor-tuna-ty.


That was fun!
I liked the part where he stopped moving!
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1420! Thank you all! And onto another song...

As much as i would love to devote this thread to fish (Mmmm! fish!), i think i better add another song before the BW shuts it down...


Ok, another song...

Coin-Operated boy by: Dresden Dolls (they are “Brechtian Punk Cabaret")

Click on the link to find the lyrics

When ever i hear this song, i think of how saruman was sauron's "coin-operated boy"... Galadriel in the movie calls saruman "sauron's puppet" but, since saruman turned a leaf and became interested into greed, i think "coin-operated boy" sounds better...

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Very tempting thread....

I think, in addition there is another thread devoted to Led Zep and Tolkien. Without having to find it and post the link (as that's far too complicated a procedure for such as I), what I basically said there was that Robert Plant denied Stairway ever being about Tolkien's work. In the Zep book Hammer of the Gods it states that he was very much interested in fantasy and celtic literature around that time, as were many people, and as such, these influences came out in his lyrics. Though, I don't see how he could deny the influence of Lord of the Rings in songs such as Ramble On, which mentions Gollum and Mordor, and Misty Mountain Hop.

Anyway, what music makes me think of Middle Earth? Apart from classical music, which is not what was asked? Rather a lot of folk music does, particularly Fairport Convention. And Jethro Tull's more flowery moments (Bouree is real Hobbit music), or maybe a bit of Gabriel era Genesis (I'm thinking The Battle of Epping Forest). Although, all of the above may be for me associated with what a lot of fans seemed to be into when I first read the books! On a more modern scale, I often think of Dwarves and Mountains when I listen to Bjork, and my fave song right now (not Bjork) has the following line which is quite Middle Earth (even if the rest of the song is not) : your lonely voice calls across the starlit coast.

I would post links but I'm actually pugged into the media player right now...

Nothing wrong with Rammstein, Lachwen.
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There are a few. When I was reading the Hobbit for the first time, my favorite CD was by Joy Williams, and listening to that CD (haven't done that in a while) reminds me of the Hobbit, espcially the song Touch of Faith. I doubt many people are familiar with it, though.

I am dead serious with these next two, though they will certainly take some explaining: "The Church's One Foundation" (for any who are familiar with this hymn) and "Oh Christmas Tree," for very similar reasons. The tune of the former fits very well with the words to Boromir's riddle (Seek for the sword that was broken...), and so am reminded of such when I hear the song. The tune of the latter fits very well with the words to the Elves' song to Elbereth in "Many Meetings," though the ending doesn't fit quite right. I figured that out this morning.

A Elbereth Gilthoniel
silivren penna miriel
o menel aglar elenath!
Na-chaered plan-diriel
o galadhremmin ennorath,
Fanuilos, le linnathon
nef aear, si nef aearon!


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The Welsh song The Ash Grove also reminds me of Middle-earth, though I'm not really sure why. I guess the plaintive way it was written makes me think of the Elves; how they eventually have to leave the woods and streams they love behind and sail into the West.

And didn't anyone notice that awful pun I made? I'm seriously proud of that...
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The Eye More depeche mode...

This is yet another song from the famous Violator album...

When ever i hear "Blue Dress" , It makes me think of Sauron and how he has a way of "perswasion"... It also feels like Sauron-like voice is sending you subliminal messages ... go listen to it! Really! It freaked me out! Because, words are just not enough...
blue dress
Put it on
And don't say a word
Put it on
The one that I prefer
Put it on
And stand before my eyes
Put it on
Please don't question why

Can you believe
Something so simple
Something so trivial
Makes me a happy man
Can't you understand
Say you believe
Just how easy
It is to please me

Because when you learn
You'll know what makes the world turn

Put it on
I can feel so much
Put it on
I don't need to touch
Put it on
Here before my eyes
Put it on
Because you realise
And you believe

Something so worthless
Serves a purpose
It makes me a happy man
Can't you understand
Say you believe
Just how easy
It is to please me

Because when you learn
You'll know what makes the world turn


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And didn't anyone notice that awful pun I made? I'm seriously proud of that...
You wanted someone to groan? Well, here you go, since no one else has... *groan*

Ka, those lyrics are eerily close to Sauron and the Ring!
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To include one of my favorites...

Another tolkien inspired/related song...


Frozen from Collide's Chasing the Ghost album, reminds me oddly of the Arvari "The Unwilling".

I don't have the lyrics right now but, i've given out information if you want to find it.

Another reason might be that next to the Teleri,Noldor, the Avari are my favortie group of elves...even though little is known about them.


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I'm so glad everyone noticed somethign about alot of those songs. Like Led Zepplin's songs. Alot of them are meant to sound like they're from Middle-Earth because the artists love the stories. That's so cool. Anyway one song that especially reminds me of ME is Harry Connick Jr's version of Danny Boy. Whenever I listen to it it takes me to the Misty Mountains and the Shire. Especially the part that goes "Oh Danny Boy...the pipes the pipes are calling....from glen to glen and down the moutainside..." Ahh that song just completely just takes me away. Also old time singers like Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and Perry Como. Their talents were just so pure it reminds me of the way Elves or Hobbits would sing. Just pure and tonal no sythetics to their voices. It's so awesome. Like Bing Crosby's version of When Irish Eyes are Smiling. That one's really good too.
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Hmm.. interesting subject you here have..

I'd say... Something in the song 'Kuolema tekee taiteilijan' by Nightwish makes me think of LotR. I don't know for sure what is it, but... I just get the feeling.
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Old 01-17-2005, 10:53 AM   #27
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Something in the song 'Kuolema tekee taiteilijan' by Nightwish makes me think of LotR.
That's a lovely little song, indeed, very nostalgic and LOTR-ish. Of course, for me it may have to do with the fact that it's sung in Finnish which makes me ignorantly think of Elvish. Welcome to the Downs, Soronumë!

Speaking of Nightwish, what about 'Wishmaster'? This song was actually written as a tribute to Tolkien (and some other fantasy writer, that I have not heard of). Elbereth, Lorien, Grey Havens, my destiny - this should spell out Middle Earth to anybody.
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Old 01-17-2005, 01:10 PM   #28
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yeah, that too is vry good example.
Just Nightwish is very LotR-ish. I'm proud that they're from Finland!
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Old 01-17-2005, 03:37 PM   #29
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Ahhh!

* Ka bows "AHHH!!! NIGHTWISH!!!"

Very wonderful reference!

I thought for awhile this thread was going to be controlled by Led Zepplin and Depeshe Mode...

... Not that they are bad or anything...
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Old 01-17-2005, 04:41 PM   #30
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Aha, the Ka, good thread.

Ninlaith you are so right...
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Harry Connick Jr's version of Danny Boy.
I don't know who Harry Connick is, but Danny Boy...definately. The same summer that someone used to sing the song I'm presenting, was the same year another friend performed Danny Boy with our band. It was beautiful, he go down on his knees and everything.

Move over Zeppi, it's time for some other pop princes.

Picture yourself in a boat on a river,
With tangerine trees and Marmalade skies,
Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly,
A girl with Kaleidoscope eyes.

Celophane flowers of yellow and green,
towering over your head.
Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes
And she's gone.

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,
Ah.

Follow her down to a bridge by a fountain,
Where rocking horse people eat marshmellow pies,
Everyone smiles as you drift past the flowers,
The grow so incredibly high.


...and so on. Of course, it's the Beatles: Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.

Why does this remind me of Middle-Earth? First off, I always think of either Melian or Luthien when I hear it and the stories of how they met their lovers. Also, in a strange kind of way, it reminds me of Middle-Earth because a good friend of mine used to sing it at the Piano, he's always been a hobbit to me (really short).
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Old 05-05-2005, 09:21 PM   #31
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Led Zeppelin and Tolkien Relations Page

Misty Mountain Hop - alludes to Misty Mountains
Over the Hills and Far Away - alludes to Misty Mountains
Ramble On - mentions "Mordor" and "Gollum"
The Battle of Evermore - Battle of Pelennor Field
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I have no idea why but Lorenna McKennitt reminds me of Aragorn. It is sung in a celtic-y type way too so it kinda reminds me of Middle Earth. Plus, its my favorite poem and my mother used to sing it to me when I was a wee lass, dad would take his gitaur out sometimes and play along... The things my parents did to get me to sleep!

The Highway Man

Words by Alfred Noyes,
Abridged by Loreena McKennitt
Music by Loreena McKennitt

The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees
The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon the cloudy seas
The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor
And the highwayman came riding,
Riding, riding,
The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn-door.

He'd a French cocked hat on his forehead, a bunch of lace at his chin,
A coat of claret velvet, and breeches of brown doe-skin;
They fitted with never a wrinkle; his boots were up to the thigh!
And he rode with a jewelled twinkle,
His pistol butts a-twinkle,
His rapier hilt a-twinkle, under the jewelled sky.

Over the cobbles he clattered and clashed in the dark innyard,
And he tapped with his whip on the shutters, but all was locked and barred;
He whistled a tune to the window, and who should be waiting there
But the landlord's black-eyed daughter,
Bess, the landlord's daughter,
Plaiting a dark red love-knot into her long black hair.

"One kiss, my bonny sweetheart, I'm after a prize tonight,
But I shall be back with the yellow gold before the morning light;
Yet if they press me sharply, and harry me through the day,
Then look for me by the moonlight,
Watch for me by the moonlight,
I'll come to thee by the moonlight, though hell should bar the way.

He rose upright in the stirrups; he scarce could reach her hand
But she loosened her hair i' the casement! His face burnt like a brand
As the black cascade of perfume came tumbling over his breast;
And he kissed its waves in the moonlight,
(Oh, sweet black waves in the moonlight!)
Then he tugged at his rein in the moonlight, and galloped away to the west.

He did not come at the dawning; he did not come at noon,
And out of the tawny sunset, before the rise o' the moon,
When the road was a gypsy's ribbon, looping the purple moor,
A red-coat troop came marching,
Marching, marching
King George's men came marching, up to the old inn-door.

They said no word to the landlord, they drank his ale instead,
But they gagged his daughter and bound her to the foot of her narrow bed;
Two of them knelt at the casement, with muskets at their side!
there was death at every window
and hell at one dark window;
For Bess could see, through the casement,
The road that he would ride.

They had tied her up to attention, with many a sniggering jest;
They had bound a musket beside her, with the barrel beneath her breast!
"now keep good watch!" And they kissed her.
She heard the dead man say
"Look for me by the moonlight
Watch for me by the moonlight
I'll come to thee by the moonlight, though hell should bar the way!"

She twisted her hands behind her, but all the knots held good!
She writhed her hands till her fingers were wet with sweat or blood!
They stretched and strained in the darkness and the hours crawled by like years!
Till, now, on the stroke of midnight,
Cold, on the stroke of midnight,
The tip of one finger touched it!
The trigger at least was hers!

Tlot-tlot! Had they heard it? The horse-hoofs were ringing clear
Tlot-tlot, in the distance! Were they deaf that they did not hear?
Down the ribbon of moonlight, over the brow of the hill,
The highwayman came riding,
Riding, riding!
The red-coats looked to their priming!
She stood up straight and still!

Tlot in the frosty silence! Tlot, in the echoing night!
Nearer he came and nearer! Her face was like a light!
Her eyes grew wide for a moment! She drew one last deep breath,
Then her finger moved in the moonlight,
Her musket shattered the moonlight,
Shattered her breast in the moonlight and warned him with her death.

He turned; he spurred to the west; he did not know she stood
bowed, with her head o'er the musket, drenched with her own red blood!
Not till the dawn he heard it; his face grew grey to hear
How Bess, the landlord's daughter,
The landlord's black-eyed daughter,
Had watched for her love in the moonlight, and died in the darkness there.

Back, he spurred like a madman, shrieking a curse to the sky
With the white road smoking behind him and his rapier brandished high!
Blood-red were the spurs i' the golden noon; wine-red was his velvet coat,
when they shot him down on the highway,
Down like a dog on the highway,
And he lay in his blood on the highway, with the bunch of lace at his throat.

Still of a winter's night, they say, when the wind is in the trees,
When the moon is a ghostly galleon, tossed upon the cloudy seas,
When the road is a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor,
A highwayman comes riding,
Riding, riding,
A highwayman comes riding, up to the old inn-door.


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Old 05-06-2005, 06:43 AM   #33
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1420! A stupid one!

Whenever I listen to "Look What You've Done" by Jet, the line:

"Take my photo off the wall
If it just won't sing for you"

I always think he is singing Frodo instead of photo.

Probably just me but have a listen and see what you think. (It creates a funny image! )
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Old 05-06-2005, 02:21 PM   #34
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Love Song for when Aragorn and Arwen meet in in Lothlorien

I know of a song that matchs the scence when Aragorn and Arwen meet again in Lothlorien. It comes from the Walt Disney cartoon version of Robin Hood. Around the song childhood sweethearts Robin Hood and Maid Marian had just reunited after she had been in London for some time:
Love it seems like only yesterday
You were just a child at play
Now your all grown up, inside of me
Oh how fast those moments flee
Once we watched a lazy world go by
Now the days seem to fly
Life is brief but when it's gone
Love Goes on and on.

Love will Live
Love will Last
Love goes on and on and on

Then it goes into musical interludes and repeating of parts of the lyric
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Old 05-06-2005, 04:10 PM   #35
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Loreena McKennit... definitely!
A few songs in particular are "Full Circle" "The Two Trees" and "Dante's Prayer." I can't help but to think of Sam at the Grey Havens when I listen to "Dante's Prayer." That song is a tear jerker.

Here is a list of other musicians who remind me of LOTR:
~Secret Garden
~Aeone
~Lesiem
~David Arkenstone (who even has an album dedicated to Middle Earth)
~Clannad
~Moya Brennan
Other great albums are Celtic Circle 1 & 2, the Celtic Twilight Series, and Faire Celts
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Old 05-06-2005, 08:09 PM   #36
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This song, for some reason, reminds me of Sam and Frodo's Friendship compared to other's in Lord of The Rings. 'Teacher', in this song either is Gandalf or Bilbo. 'Suzy Lee', is of course Sam...

We are going to be friends
by: Jack White

Fall is here, hear them yell
back to school, ring the bell
brand new shoes, walking blues
climb the fence, books and pens
I can tell that we’re going to be friends

Walk with me, Suzy Lee
through the park and by the tree
we will rest upon the ground
and look at all the bugs we found
then safely walk to school
without a sound

Well here we are, no one else
we walked to school all by ourselves
there’s dirt on our uniforms
from chasing all the ants and worms
we clean up and now its time to learn

Numbers, letters, learn to spell
nouns, and books, and show and tell
at playtime we will throw the ball
back to class, through the hall
teacher marks our height
against the wall

And we don’t notice any time pass
we don’t notice anything
we sit side by side in every class
teacher thinks that I sound funny
but she likes the way you sing

Tonight I’ll dream while in my bed
when silly thoughts go through my head
about the bugs and alphabet
and when I wake tomorrow I’ll bet
that you and I will walk together again
cause I can tell that we’re going to be friends


Hope you like, It's one of my ultimate favorites...

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Loreena Mckennit fits LOTR perfectly. I think any other celtic type of music goes well, or maybe even medieval music like Kapsberger (composer from the 1600's)
However, I generally like classical music with LOTR.
Enya is nice too.
I know this one song by Pilate called the travel song. Somehow I think it fits when the part in the book where the fellowship is traveling towards the misty mountians. Not really the words but just the mood that the song creates.
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Loreena Mckennit fits LOTR perfectly.
Absolutely!! "The Mummer's Dance" always makes me think of Lothlorien, for some reason.

- Everdark's "The Autumn Burning" lyrics remind me of the way the elves were driven away from ME by Saruman, particularly the "destroying" of Lothlorien.

- Evanescence - Forgive Me

Can you forgive me again?
I don't know what I said
But I didn't mean to hurt you

I heard the words come out
I felt like I would die
It hurt so much to hurt you

Then you look at me
You're not shouting anymore
You're silently broken

I'd give anything now
to kill those words for you

Each time I say something I regret I cry "I don't want to lose you."
But somehow I know that you will never leave me, yeah.

'Cause you were made for me
Somehow I'll make you see
How happy you make me

I can't live this life
Without you by my side
I need you to survive

So stay with me
You look in my eyes and I'm screaming inside that I'm sorry.

And you forgive me again
You're my one true friend
And I never meant to hurt you


Isn't that PERFECT for Sam and Frodo? It makes me cry... *goes to find a Kleenex*
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Old 05-07-2005, 05:13 PM   #39
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[QUOTE=Lathriel]Loreena Mckennit fits LOTR perfectly. I think any other celtic type of music goes well, or maybe even medieval music like Kapsberger (composer from the 1600's)
However, I generally like classical music with LOTR.
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I absolutely agree!! Loreena Mckennit is one of my favorites! I also like the the celtic band Eden's Bridge. Generally, I say any music with medieval instruments or celtic flutes.
Orchestrated classical music gets me too.

There's an obscure band called Gandalf, but the lyrics seem depressing and unrelated to Tolkien from what I read.
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I know the band Gandalf. I have a really neat cassette of my mam's that completely fits LOTR. Its called visions (1981)and there are several titles that are DEFINITLY related to LOTR.
They are...Magician's theme (Gandalf ?)
The Keeper of the Old Forest (Old forest and Old man willow)
Strange Mountain scenes (Misty Mountains)
Mysterious creatures gathering at the gates of darkness (The black gate)
After the Evil is defeated (Free Poeple of ME victorious)
The ships of the Immortal( Elves leaving ME)
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