"Seize The Day" as written by Jon Schaffer and Hans Juergen Kuersch....
On and on this is my way
I've made up my mind
But will I find what I search for
Soon I will reach the western shore

Far behind in the distance
Lie the fires of doom
There's a voice deep inside me
"The tower knows who you are"

The road goes on and on
Tomorrow I'll be gone
The road goes on and on
Tomorrow I'll be gone

I hear him say "We'll seize the day"

Too many roads we've travelled on
We'll seize the day
Now there's one thing left to lose
We'll seize the day
Until the end we'll carry on
We'll seize the day
Now there's one thing left to lose
We'll seize the day

All along this is my way
I've better move on
Pure in heart and fair-minded
For strength and truth I keep on

Keep the one that is passed on
And leave the others behind
All alone and without me
I hear him say "We'll seize the day"

Too many roads we've travelled on
We'll seize the day
Now there's one thing left to lose
We'll seize the day
Until the end we'll carry on
We'll seize the day
Now there's one thing left to lose
We'll seize the day

So stay with me we'll carry on
See the winding road goes on


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"Seize the Day" as written by Jon Schaffer Hans Juergen Kuersch

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    General CommentI believe this song, like most of the other songs on this albumn, is about the drak tower series by Stephen King. The line "The tower knows who you are" seems to iply this.
    fourthimpacton June 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDark Tower series yep... I don't know the specifics though. This is a fabulous song!
    RainbowDemonon February 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthas the hair stood up from the back of anyone else's neck when you hear, "The Tower knows who you are"? I'm not sure about the specifics of this song either, but I imagine this to be a song inspired by Roland's sober determination to find the man in black and the Dark Tower or it is from the point of view of Brown, his sidekick.
    Blaedon March 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThere are a lot of Dark Tower song's in Hansi's Curriculum, but I think that he came back to good and old Lord of the Rings in this one.

    Seems to me like Sam and Frodo in Mordor. And the "Tower" that "knows who you are" is Tolkien's Dark Tower, Barâd-dur. (The Sauron one, the one with a big, fire-eye).
    Tavoson October 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhy am I thinking Elrond from LOTR?
    holliganon November 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThat maybe true but its very true that King was inspired by Tolkien alot. This song is a chant of Rolands Ka-tet. it speaks of the world behind them laying in ruins (in refrence to the fall of Gilead and the world moving on)
    Eegoron November 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah i reckon this song is about LOTR, but it tells of Frodo's journey. he knows he has to do it, but he just doesnt want to. he knows he has one chance to achieve his goals, and the repetition of "seize the day" i take it is him making the most of every opportunity.
    also there are numerous references to frodo in LOTR. e.g. the "Soon I will reach the western shore" is an indication of how at the end of the journey he leaves with gandalf, bilbo and the elves to the undying lands, "the tower knows who you are" as Tavos mentioned would be sauron in his tower in morder. etc. etc.
    so that's what i reckon, but then again i could be completely wrong lol
    CalH666on December 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's a sorta of fusion of BOTH Steven King's Dark Tower and Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. "The Tower knows who you are" could be said about both books, because both Towers knew the protagonists. "The western shore" implies Roland of Gilead, as that's where part of his journeys led him. "The road goes on and on" is a line from one of Bilbo's songs.
    robsturron August 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentA lot of songs that don't specifically mention LOTR characters or settings could be interpreted as being about the Dark Tower, too. LOTR was a very significant influence on Stephen King's epic series and parallels can certainly be drawn.
    MetalNickon March 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAt first I thought this song was about The Dark Tower also, but the more I read the comments and then the lyrics over the more I believe it's an LOTR song.

    "Soon I will reach the western shore" is an obvious clue, but it can be applied to TDT also. Same goes for "The tower knows who you are". However, "Far behind in the distance lie the fires of doom" - the Crack of Doom where the Ring was forged and destroyed. Also, "The road goes on" is very reminiscent of Bilbo's song as well as "tomorrow I'll be gone" (i.e. gone with the elves). "Now there's one thing left to do" also points to LOTR - finishing Bilbos book or maybe heading west across the sea?

    Also, "Keep the one that has passed on and leave the others behind" - the breaking of the Fellowship when Frodo left with Sam? Or perhaps taking Bilbo with him across the western sea? Or maybe it references Gandalf, who in a way did "pass on" after fighting with the Balrog.

    Tricky.

    Koztahon September 08, 2009   Link

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