"Lords Of The Ring" as written by and Dennis De Young....
Written by Dennis DeYoung
Lead Vocals by James Young

All hail to the Lords of the Ring
To the magic and mystery they bring
To the music in their story

All hail to the Lords of the Ring
To the magic and mystery they bring
To the lands of ancient glory

In the year of the Lords
The message came from above
The heavens opened with their mighty sound
that shook the people in the town

And so we came from everywhere
The young and old the rich and poor
To hear the legend of the magic ring
and of the powers it could bring, they sing

All hail to the Lords of the Ring
To the magic and mystery they bring
To the music in their story
All hail to the Lords of the Ring
To the magic and mystery it brings
May we someday wear its glory

And now the message is clear
For I became a Lord this year
And though the legend was pure fantasy
We still need the hope it brings, so let's sing

All hail to the Lords of the Ring
To believe is a wonderous thing
May we always sing their glory

All hail to the Lords of the Ring
To the magic and mystery they bring
To the promise of their story


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"Lords of the Ring" as written by Dennis De Young

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    General CommentA wicked but creative attack on faith and its various religious manifestations, using imagery from the Lord of the Rings (which makes a slight bit of sense given that Tolkein was a devout Catholic).
    The song begins with prophesies of this great ring and powerful lords that can do anything. The heroes, awash in such beautiful stories travel to the ring during the (unbelievably cool) instrumental part, which ends majestically. They find out that the Ring doesn't really exist, anyone can become a Lord, but that the beliefs and legends are what's really important, to inspire people.
    lapofthegodson April 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti always thought this song was a tribute to Tolkein's Lord of the Rings books, set when Sauron convinced the elves to help him craft these rings, but, looking at the lyrics of that last verse, i guess lapofthegods' interpretation makes more sense
    Achoryon February 22, 2009   Link
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    General Comment“’The Lords of the Ring’ was not about J.R.R Tolkien.”, says writer Dennis Deyoung in interview (Speaking The Truth) on classicrockrevisited.com. Neither was it an attack on religion, unless you take the entertainment industry as your religion.

    “All hail to the Lords of the Ring
    To the magic and mystery they bring”

    A video prepared for the song features circus clowns, Lords of the (Circus) Ring, alluding to the idea that the performance industry is just one big fantasy; a “Grand Illusion”, of which Styx was the new Lords.

    “And now the message is clear
    For I became a Lord this year
    And though the legend was pure fantasy”

    He was writing about his band becoming the big act in one year.

    Interview: classicrockrevisited.com/…
    mikado1096on November 28, 2014   Link

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