"The Gunslinger" as written by Jon Schaffer and Hans Juergen Kuersch....
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Song of Turtle
And the Cry of the Bear
Awake
I can sense it
Still I'm afraid
Tower Road lies ahead
Commala-come-ka
Ka has come to me
Grey old fellow
If you finally failed the test
What would it mean?
We're getting near
We're getting near
Maid of sorrow
Your time goes by

Fade away
Fade

"Say thank, ya" for the beams are safe my friend
Long days and pleasant nights for you

Save me
The final chord
Don't let it end like this
No, not like this
Tell me
When things were finally getting out of hand
It's out of hand

Entangled, I am captured
You have put a spell on me
The last in line
The Gunslinger's line
The sacrifice of innocence
This work needs to be done
Now blow the horn
Hail to the gun!

Done is done
Yes, there will be no taking back
Every journey must come to an end
All hail to the Gunslinger
Praise to the Dinh and the King
Beyond our reach, out of control

Save me
To touch the rose it will not bring release
No taking back
Come save me
There are other worlds
But surely none like this
The world has changed

Done is done
Yes, there will be no taking back
The word is the law
Law is Ka

The end of the road lies
Straight ahead it lies
I'm feeling pure
The end of the road lies

The sacrifice of innocence
The hailing of the gun
My way was death and madness
Now let the tower come

Done is done
Yes, there will be no taking back
And every journey must come to an end
All hail to the Gunslinger
Praise to the Dinh and the King
Beyond our reach, out of control


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"The Gunslinger" as written by Jon Schaffer Hans Juergen Kuersch

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    General Commentagain. about stephan king's "dark tower" series. this song is about the gunslinger, roland deschain, and his quest for the tower.
    raistlinmajereon July 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentErm does anyone else think this song sounds far too much like "Reaching the End" by Iced Earth?
    dyers_eveon September 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentsomewhat.. but I still like it.. I bought this album and I was quite dissappointed by it as opposed to their first album.. but I still liked it..
    xcthulhu_incarnatexon December 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThere A Chance Of It Sounding Like An Iced Earth Song Cause The Guitarist Of This Band Is From Iced Earth And The Singer Is From Blind Guardian......Anyways This Song Rocks, I Love How He Sings "The End Of The Road Lies"
    Opethsbiddingon January 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI prefered the second album. These guys are good shit, in my opinion, but anyway...
    This song kicks major ass. It's all about the contrast. =)
    Eliminationon May 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe beginning of this song sounds HIGHLY reminiscent of Queensryche- Suite Sister Mary
    Anilandon April 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe reason it would sound like something by iced earth is because one of the band members is from that group... said so on the album i bought
    raymond aka chubbson September 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI definitely prefer this album to their self-titled debut.
    MetalNickon April 24, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is about The Gunslinger, a character in Stephen King's Dark Tower series. SPOILERS FROM THE BOOK BELOW.

    In this song he is finally reaching the end, The Dark tower.
    By this point he is an old man, racked with pain and sorrow, and so very tired.
    He does begin to doubt himself:"If you finally failed the test, What would it mean?"
    Though he is carried by the voices of those he has met, and most of which has passed, their voice rise and say ""Say thank, ya" for the beams are safe my friend
    Long days and pleasant nights for you". This comes up often during the song to help him while he fights the tower, the crimson king, and himself.
    "Save me
    The final chord
    Don't let it end like this
    No, not like this
    Tell me
    When things were finally getting out of hand
    It's out of hand"
    When he reaches the tower, it is filled with memories of the past, the ones of which bring him the most sorrow, death of his loved ones Susanna, his mother, his old and new ka-tet.

    "Entangled, I am captured
    You have put a spell on me
    The last in line
    The Gunslinger's line" is the crimson king
    "The sacrifice of innocence" All of those who died to help him get to the tower
    "Now blow the horn" is reference to the horn that was left behind in the books version, which was needed to end the king and he didn't have it.
    But at the end everything restarts to the first book, and he has kept the horn in this version of the universe of the dark tower.
    "Done is done
    Yes, there will be no taking back
    Every journey must come to an end"
    This is references to the "starting over" whenever Roland fails, at the dark tower.

    So this song is the final journey of Roland, where he has the horn and can win against the crimson kin.
    durant90on February 20, 2018   Link

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