"The Soulforged" as written by and Andre/stauch Olbrich....
I'm not insane
That's how it seems though
Spiteful cruel but wise
Beyond his age
My body fails
My soul will rise

The end of life's immortalized disease and agony
And I see death through golden eyes
Beyond the door
There's something more
It seems there's just one way

On through the heat
I've felt the touch of evil
I still feel the icy claw in me

For a decent price
I've banned kindness from my heart
The spirit of all truth and beauty
Pawned for my desire

And from the flames
As chance would have it
The soulforged will come into light
And from the flames as chance would have it
The soulforged,
The stainless will rise

I will never change my mind
I will leave it all behind

And through the hour glass
Everything's grey
Everyone's pale
No colour nor beauty will enlighten my heart
The seat of life's empty and cold
Cadaverous you all seem to me
Stillborn but you're still alive
You're still alive

Truth lies in loneliness
When hope is long gone by
I'll wipe out the bliss of the new age
And welcome you precious night

And from the flames
As chance would have it
The soulforged will come into light
And from the flames as chance would have it
The soulforged,
The stainless will rise

From a distant time
Voices echo in the hall
"Come and join us
Enter life and everything is gone now"

And through the looking glass
I still fear mortality and its loss in the end
Unlimited power in my hands
The claw of the dragon ascends
"Mourn for his lost soul
He's cursed and condemned"

Each step I take
May it hurt may it ache
Leads me further
Away from the past
But as long as I breathe
Each smile in my bleak face
I'm on my way to find
Back to the peace of mind

And from the flames
As chance would have it
The soulforged will come into light
And from the flames as chance would have it
The soulforged,
The stainless will rise

I will never change my mind
I will leave it all behind


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"The Soulforged" as written by Hans Juergen Kuersch Andre Olbrich

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  • +2
    General CommentHeh. Just in case there are people who don't get this song:

    It's about Raistlin Majere, a wizard from the Dragonlance series of fantasy novels originally created by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman.
    MattStrikeron March 03, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI love this song because I SO love Dragonlance, and Raistlin is one of the most interesting characters... So dark and selfcentered, yet still so caring and wise.
    "I'm not insane
    That's how it seems though
    Spiteful, cruel but wise beyond his age"

    "My body fails
    My soul will (rise)
    The end of life's immortalized
    Disease and agony"

    He had a fragile build, but a strong spirit. Stronger than anyone else.

    "On through the heat
    I've felt the touch of evil
    I still feel
    The icy claw in me"

    This refers to the spirit of Fistandantilus that gave Raistlin his powers, but sucked his lifeforce and weakened him.

    Beautiful, beautiful song that reminds me of a very good tale :)
    XaRlieon February 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commenttimiddrake, there was a book written about Raistlin's childhood/adolescence called The Soulforge. Summarized his becoming a magician and all that. I think it was by Hickman & Weis too. very good if i remember correctly :D
    mrwiggleson September 26, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBlind Guardian put a poll out asking fans what they would like them to write a song about. There were all sorts of nominations like more LotR, Final Fantasy games, and so on, but Dragonlance was the winner and they wrote about the soulforged. My friend was into the books and he explained what it was about but I forget now, these guys are righ tabout Raistlin though.
    RainbowDemonon January 29, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is a really great song, and Raist is an awsome kick-assing character!
    I hope one day BG can do a song about Drizzt Do'Urden, another beloved character in fantasy books (at least by me ^_^), only this supreme group could bring life to the dark elf in a song :D
    marcnion November 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationSome of you might remember this song from BG's poll in 2001 asking the users which themes they'd like to read about, there was a heated discussion over covering Dragonlance since the band was already associated with fantasy themes like LOTR and people wanted to see something new.

    Some of the snippets that have not been mentioned yet:

    * "And from the flames // As chance would have it // The Soulforged will come into light" probably refers to the fact that Raistlin survived a fireball during his Test of High Sorcery thanks to his golden skin (magic armor) provided by the pact he made with Fistandantilus.

    * "I'm on my way to find back to the peace of mind" - Raistlin finally finds peace of mind once he leaves the Abyss and joins the RIver of Souls with his brother Caramon.

    * "Stillborn but you're still alive" - Raistlin's mother though of discarding him (killing him) when he was born since he was too small and weak but Kitara, his half sister, saved him and took care of him during his first years. She'd take care of him again a couple of years later when his mother died and Raistlin went into a catatonic state.

    I wrote an entry at RockGenius detailing a couple more facts about the story: rockgeni.us/2010/06/22/the-soulforged-by-blind-guardian/
    rockgenieon June 22, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti can see how is can be applied to Raistlin but i don't seen how the The Soulforged comes into play but i am new to the series and only read the legends series
    TimidDrakeon June 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti can see how it can be applies to Raistlin but when i was reading the legends series i heard nothing of The Soulforged
    TimidDrakeon June 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAye, always reminded me of him.
    "And through the hour glass
    Everything's grey, everyone's pale" Would apply to him gaining hourglass irises that forced him to see everyone as they would be dead.
    Artoson February 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell yes this is about everyone's favorite Mage...and the one that's much better than that one pompous oaf from Toril...

    I can't tell if it's just a character portrait in song, or if this is more towards when he attempts godhood.
    omenbunnyon August 03, 2006   Link

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