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Road to Darkness

by Gandalf's Fist

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Emerald Eyes 04:36
Say Goodbye to me my Friend Your time has come, You've reached the end Your path is long, Your road is far from here And in a Breath the tempest cried, You left the ground, you rode the sky The reaper smiles and tosts to your dismay Will you take me home? Will you let me die or fade away? Promises of Sorcerer's ways have left you cold, your mind astray Your fairyland now colourless and grey And now the land beyond the field, has turned to dust, your mind reveals, Your emerald eyes, now black holes in the sky Will you take me home? Will you let me die or fade away? And there he stands, upon the hill His shallow eyes are watching still Now I see that you might die And now I see that so might I.
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Return to the stars... oh no you know where to go... oh no it's no place like home. Into the Dark... In the darkness, fade away In the darkness only suffering and pain in the darkness don't see daylight don't see dreams in the darkness there is nothing left for me Return to the sun, oh no you know where to go Oh no it's no place like home Return to the stars, oh no you know where to go Oh no it's no place like home, into the dark In the daytime you're awake In the daytime you don't know which road to take in the sunshine you don't know when you should leave in the sunshine there is no more make believe Return to the sun, oh no you know where to go Oh no it's no place like home Return to the stars, oh no you know where to go Oh no it's no place like home, into the dark Return to the stars, oh no you know where to go Oh no it's no place like home... And should the sun refuse to shine and should the stars fall from the sky don't close your eyes - you might lose your way
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Dont look back, the earth is gone The darkness fills your eyes Don't look back, the road is long Don't see the morning rise Dont look back, the earth is gone The darkness fills your eyes Don't look back, the road is long Don't see the morning rise
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She dwelt among the untrodden ways Beside the springs of Dove, A Maid whom there were none to praise And very few to love A violet by a mossy stone Half hidden from the eye! Fair as a star, when only one Is shining in the sky. She lived unknown, and few could know When Lucy ceased to be; But she is in her grave, and, oh, The difference to me!
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Io, a world ripped asunder the wizard king in his emerald spire the manic Witch far out to the west the eternal battle between mad and evil A young girl caught in the middle of a war which has raged for centuries torn from the place she calls home lost in a world without order Darkness won't you take me to a world that's far away On this road I see before me, on this road I can't escape Darkness won't you take me to a world that's far away On this road I see before me, on this road I can't escape Three Creatures that once were men A fool, a bastard and a coward are the only thing that stands between a mad witch brimming with hatred A wizard that knows and sees all and the girl standing on the road in darkness living in fear and knowing nothing but despair Darkness won't you take me to a world that's far away On this road I see before me, on this road I can't escape Darkness won't you take me to a world that's far away On this road I see before me, on this road I can't escape Darkness won't you take me to a world that's far away On this road I see before me, on this road I can't escape Darkness won't you take me to a world that's far away On this road I see before me, on this road I can't escape
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The silent planet bathes its shores In moonbeams from the night As shadow children dream their dreams To hear their mothers cry The echo of the solar breeze Falls soft upon the sands Walking to the jester’s tune On this rose across the stars… The tyrant in his emerald spire Casts shadows in the night His fear is brought to waking souls Who sleep beneath the light The watchmen of the city wall Call out the sorcerer’s name The brave men of the citadel Fall back against the flame The council members disappear To rooms beneath the mire The courtyard of the cowardly Hears whispers of the fire The summoned party pays the price Death takes them by the hand He leads them on a merry dance Across this cursed land…
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It seems to be You don't really know anything It seems to me You don't really know anyone You say it makes them sick - assorted lunatics Speak to me Your mind was never here anyway Your disease Greeting people inside our brain Oh the games they play You hear the words they say Never free Locked inside like a mental case Sanity Washed away without a trace All the things you do The voices tell you to It seems to be Your emerald eyes never seem to fade It seems to me You've saved your sight for another day You fill your thoughts with this - assorted lunatics.

about

Road to Darkness is a sinister space-rock re-imagining of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Lyman Frank Baum, chronicling the tale of a young girl transported to the alien world of Io by an evil sorcerer.

Inspired by Gandalf's Fist's love of science fiction and fantasy and influenced by 70's era progressive rock, the sound could be roughly categorized as Arthur C Clarke taking guitar lessons from David Gilmour before jumping into a Delorean to kidnap L Frank Baum.

It's a mix of Classic-Rock style songs, instrumental sections, hard rock riffs, blues solos, narrative passages and harmonious choruses. With the odd smattering of shanty/folk thrown in for good measure!


Dramatis Personæ
Lucy Venti:
A Girl from the land of Terra.
Awaken from her slumber, she finds herself lost
in a strange new world.

Anderson of Io:
The last remaining Wizard from the Emerald Towers of Prometheus.

The Sorceress Kelaino:
An Orphan of the Ice Tides of Europa.
Her three Familiars:
The Fool
The Bastard
The Coward

Captain Samuel Wrangler:
A Pirate from a land far beyond the Jovian Worlds.

Trinculo:
A Psychopomp in a Trickster's Garb.

credits

released June 28, 2011

Dean Marsh: Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Synth, Percussion
Luke Severn: Vocals, Narration

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Prog/Folk/Rock from the UK. Aided by a merry band of misfits, Gandalf's Fist are your new favourite Cult band waiting to be discovered!

Gandalf's Fist draw on their mutual love for classic rock bands such as Pink Floyd, The Who, and even the likes of Iron Maiden.
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