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Friday, 18 October 2013

Musical Friday: The Misty Mountains Call...

Dear friends,

For today I have a special song for you :) It is part of the soundtrack for the movie The Hobbit. In case you were not living under a rock the last years, you will know that The Hobbit was written by Tolkien. This man is brilliant yet - unfortunately - dead :( He wrote the best novels and stories I ever read and he invented his own language, his own land, his own races and genealogy... He was brilliant!
The song of today is "Song of the Lonely Mountain Performed by Neil Finn" :) And here are the lyrics:

Lyrics to “Song of the Lonely Mountain” by Neil Finn

Far over the Misty Mountains rise
Leave us standing upon the heights
What was before, we see once more
Our kingdom a distant light
Fiery mountain beneath the moon
The words unspoken, we’ll be there soon
For home a song that echoes on
And all who find us will know the tune
Some folk we never forget
Some kind we never forgive
Haven’t seen the back of us yet
We’ll fight as long as we live
All eyes on the hidden door
To the Lonely Mountain borne
We’ll ride in the gathering storm
Until we get our long-forgotten gold
We lay under the Misty Mountains cold
In slumbers deep and dreams of gold
We must awake, our lives to make
And in the darkness a torch we hold
From long ago when lanterns burned
Till this day our hearts have yearned
Her fate unknown the Arkenstone
What was stolen must be returned
We must awake and make the day
To find a song for heart and soul
Some folk we never forget
Some kind we never forgive
Haven’t seen the end of it yet
We’ll fight as long as we live
All eyes on the hidden door
To the Lonely Mountain borne
We’ll ride in the gathering storm
Until we get our long-forgotten gold
Far away from Misty Mountains cold.
A new article with Neil Finn talks about the thinking behind the lyrics and tune: It’s a song that, like the dwarves’ quest, is about determinedly seeking retribution. “They are a solid, earnest, hard-working, loyal bunch, but they’re also very fixated on getting back what’s theirs,” Finn said of the band of dwarves. “There’s a great wound in their psyche, so it seemed appropriate to refer to that in the lyric.”

Yours truly,
The Tolkien & LOTR & The Hobbit Lover LadyBug :)