"The Minstrel's Prayer" as written by William Pugh, Joseph Pepper, Ryan Roberts, Kevin Sanders and Nicolas Hudson....
And all these stupid silly songs
Keep trying to catch your ear
I'm trying desperately
It's just so hard to persevere

And even if you listened
I never had to much to say
Cause its the same old song
I'm written for the day

Shelter me oh genius words
Just give me strength
Just to pen these things
And give me peace to well her wings

And carry on, oh carry on
All you minstrels of the world
We will catch our ladies ear
We will win for us the girl

All these minstrels through the ages
That is really all we are
Simply singing for the girl
That makes us try so very hard

To craft the perfect limerick
To wield unending woe
To write such silly songs
And the different never know

Shelter me oh genius words
Just give me strength
Just to pen these things
And give me peace to well her wings

And carry on, oh carry on
All you minstrels of the world
We will catch our ladies ear
We will win for us the girl

And I'll hold on to the dream
Of this beggar's plea and optimistic fantasy
Just hold the hand and drop the knee
You're facing love
You're embracing melody

Shelter me oh genius words
Just give me strength
Just to pen these things
And give me peace to well her wings
And carry on, oh carry on
All you minstrels of the world
We will catch our ladies ear
We will win for us the girl

And oh carry on all you minstrels of the world
We will catch our ladies ear
We will win for us the girl


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"The Minstrel's Prayer" as written by Kevin Sanders Joseph Pepper

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    General CommentI think its a tribute to all the great love song writers of the ages.

    To me it seems like he's struggling to write his own profession of love towards this girl. So in the end he writes about how hard it is to write a love song. Which in his own way is saying it's too hard to put into words how much I love you.

    It's very optomistic. I love it.
    emotinaon March 13, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIm guessing, since a minstrel is a middle age preformer and entertainer, that this song is about trying to influence a young lady into loving you. When I think about a minstrel, i think about a jester(hense the entertainer). Its kind of about making a fool of yourself trying to impress some one, or maybe even TRYING to make a fool of yourself to make them laugh. Basically, he's trying to make a girl love him, and is telling everyone else to keep going, not to listen to anyone who doubts them.

    But yeah, my interpretation. Great song, great band, great album, great everything. They deserve a nobel peace prize lol./
    GothGuyon April 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful.
    perfect song.
    great album.
    great band.
    worth the money and the wait...
    dan632on September 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the most beautiful song..
    It's so perfect and no matter how much you play it.. still sounds Great !!
    ∑mon September 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"all these minstrels through the ages"
    this is history!
    that's so coo.
    beautiful song.l
    Narayanon December 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is amazing. its about writing and professing your feelings and love for someone. documentation is being made of the feelings felt. its amazing is what it is. its written, therefore its true and it solves the problems faced. not all problems, but the problem of professing love to the one who doesnt know.
    vintage_meon January 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful song. he has an amazing voice. but one question--

    what is a minstril?
    one of manyon January 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha, never mind. way ahead of ya. lol. i figured it out.

    but again, beautiful voice. this song really brings it out.
    one of manyon January 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoes anyone know if cartel has any Christian influence, they seem to place a heavy important upon words, and words having ability to change thoughts and persons, makes me think of the Bible...just a thought. could be way off.
    mvelluccion February 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMinstrel is an entertainer of the middle ages. To me this song is sort of a prayer towards those singers/songwriters who give you so much inspiration in life, i mean;
    "shelter me oh genius words/just give me strength/just to pen these things/and give /me peace to well her wings/and oh carry on all your minstrels of the world/we will catch our ladies ear
    we will win for us the girl"

    Yeah.
    reejayon March 12, 2006   Link

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