"The Wizard" as written by Mark Clarke and Ken Hensley....
He was the wizard of a thousand kings,
And I chanced to meet him one night wandering.
He told me tales, and he drank my wine,
Me and my magic man kinda feelin' fine.

He had a cloak of gold and eyes of fire,
And as he spoke I felt a deep desire,
To free the world from it's fear and pain,
And help the people to feel free again.

Why don't we listen to the voices in our hearts
'cause then I know we'd find that we're not so far apart.
Everybody's got to be happy. Everyone should sing,
For we know the joy of life, the peace that love can bring.

So spoke the wizard in his mountain home.
The vision of his wisdom means we'll never be alone.
And I will dream of my magic night,
And the million silver stars that guide me with their light.


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"The Wizard" as written by Paul Hardcastle

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    General CommentWhen I listen to this song I can imagine myself walking with Gandalf, before sitting down by a warm fire, sharing wine and talking. He's telling me that we are all one people. He tells me not to hate but to love my fellow man and that if we all have love then the world can be a truly beautiful place...
    Ghostlighton October 03, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI always think of Gandalf from Lord Of The Rings Fame. He was the kind of guy that inspired others, earned thier interest, respect, loyalty, and love.

    If a brother can have a place in your heart, why not a friend? Nothin' homosexual about that, now is there?
    tigerx2374on June 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about helping others, a lot of Classic Rock bands in the 70's based their songs on Medievel and Antiquity stories, plus they were probably stoned to oblivion.
    dhawkon February 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this a song that everyone can or at least should try to relate to, despite their beliefs. I don't believe in any God, particularly because I find most religious people to be hypocritical and harmful to the society at large due to their intolerance and ignorance of modern science and people different than them, so I don't personally agree that it's about Jesus. To me, this song simply describes a wondrous person with deep empathy and wisdom who hasn't lost his idealism even in the face of hardships and cynical, apathetic people.

    I also don't believe that it's about homosexuality, but would it be that wrong even if it was? I don't mean that each and every closer relationship between men has to be somehow homoerotic, but it won't make the world collapse even if it was something more than just "brotherly/friendly love".
    Felicidoon March 27, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNobody's posted on this song? Psh.

    When I listen to this song, all I can think is the songs sounds like a man is describing another man in a way only gay men would describe other men.

    Maybe this song is about homosexuality?

    "he told me tales and he drank my wine.
    Me and my magicman kinda feelin' fine"
    singdongdingdongon July 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti don't really think its about homo. but it could be about 'meeting'' god
    or else its literal maybe
    .paperdoll.on April 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, the song makes reference to the "protagonist" wandering. So, The Wizard could be this person that the protagonist has met along the way and has shared some drinks and swapped some tales with and since he's been wandering for so long he's found so much life and interest in this "Wizard".

    So I think the song is about how you can meet someone who will capture your interest and someone you can have a drink with after so long without meeting any interesting people.
    Hybrid1492on April 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhen i was a little tiny girl, I just knew there was more to life than RELIGION was telling me. I would just go inside my head and say, "that's ok they will learn someday." As I got older I wasn't so sure any more. I kept to my belief in Wizards and knew I was like one.

    When I was twelve I met an old, old wizard-looking man with long white hair and beard. He told us he belived that we live many lives, perfecting our souls until we become Master Teachers and then we don't have to come back to earth unless we choose to, usually to help mankind in some higher way.

    These were the things I knew as a tiny girl. No one ever told them to me. I just knew them.

    To me he was the Wizard telling me to listen to the voice in my heart. The kindness and the -want-for-nothing attitude he had gave me a peace with myself that I am able to still tap into.

    Thank you, Gandalf, for appearing to me in my lifetime. May all of you out there me your Wizard too.
    yatraon November 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThe wizard is Jesus. The song is about a spiritual awakening to the message of love and peace, with Jesus as a guide and bearer of this message. In my experience, a wizard is often used in literature and music to represent Jesus.
    bgnyon October 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWell looking at the Blind Guardian (made cover, cheak it out) comments people were saying its about merlyin
    WickermanTheThirdon October 16, 2009   Link

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