Light fails at dawn
The moon is gone
And deadly the night reigns

Deceit

Finally I've found myself
In these lands
Horror and madness I've seen here
For what I became a king of the lost?
Barren and lifeless the land lies

bridge:
Lord of all Noldor
A star in the night
And a bearer of hope
He rides into his glorious battle alone
Farewell to the valiant warlord

chorus (repeat 2x):
The Fate of us all
Lies deep in the dark
When time stands still at the iron hill
I stand alone
No one's by my side
I'll dare you
Come out
You coward
Now it's me or you

He gleams like a star
And the sound of his horn's
Like a raging storm
Proudly the high lord
Challenges the doom
Lord of slaves he cries

Slowly in fear
The dark lord appears
Welcome to my lands
You shall be damned

bridge

chorus

The iron crowned
Is getting closer
Swings his hammer
Down on him
Like a thunderstorm
He's crushing
Down the Noldor's
Proudest king

Under my foot
So hopeless it seems
You've troubled my day
Now feel the pain

bridge

chorus

The Elvenking's broken
He stumbles and falls
The most proud and most valiant
His spirit survives
Praise our king
Praise our king
Praise our king
Praise our king


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Time Stands Still (At the Iron Hill) song meanings
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  • +3
    General Comment

    Tells the tale of Fingolfin, the High King of the Noldor riding to Angband and challenging the Dark Lord Morgoth himself. Fingolfin fights to his death, and mortally wounds Morgoth before dying.

    ir0nmaidenon June 30, 2002   Link
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    Yeah, Neithan is an alabaster retard. Fingolfin went with Feanor because Feanor swayed so many of the Noldor to depart with him, and Fingolfin could not abandon his people, and also his sons were eager to leave because they were close friends with those of Feanor and Finarfin. Mormegil is right, only the Sons of Feanor were bound to the Oath that made them shed the blood of other elves and always was an aid to the designs of Morgoth. But in the end, they all fell victim to The Doom of the Noldor.

    Also, Fingolfin was the biggest badass in all the books. He rode out because he thought he was witnessing the utter defeat beyond redress of all the houses of the Noldor. When he rode, none could stay him, and it is said his eyes glowed with fire so that many thought he was Orome the Valar. He arrived at the Black Gate alone and no creature of Morgoth dared touch him. He pounded on the Gate and sounded a "shrill horn" and called for Morgoth to come out calling him "Craven, and Lord of Slaves".

    And Morgoth came.

    But it is said he took not the challenge willingly, for though he was the most powerful being to walk this world, he alone of the Valar knew fear. But he could not turn down the challenge in the face of his captains and indeed all his hosts in his own stronghold.

    So he came and the rumor of his footsteps were like thunder underground. He came out and stood over Fingolfin like a tower. He wore black armor and his shield was black and bore no device. His weapon was Grond, the Hammer of the Underworld, and when he swung that hammer it made giant pits in the ground.

    Fingolfin was fashioned with blue and white armor. His shield was also blue and white and jewels were set in to it. His weapon was a long bright sword, Ringil, and Fingolfin was held to be the most courageous and skilled warrior of all the Noldor. Feanor was said to be the most skilled of craftsmen and the greatest in wisdom, while their brother Finarfin was the most fair. So yeah, Fingolfin gave Morgoth seven wounds, and with each wound the hosts of Morgoth fell to their faces in fear of the noise that Morgoth issued. But eventually Fingolfin grew weary and stumbled backwards over a pit that Grond had made and Morgoth set his foot upon him and the weight of it was like a fallen hill. But Fingolfin struck out with his last strength and hewed at Morgoth's foot wounding him. Morgoth was now injured but victorious and would have thrown Fingolfin's body to the wolves had not Thorondor, king of eagles, come and given Morgoth another wound in his face with his talons. He then escaped with the body of the fallen King and made a pyre for him high in the mountains overlooking the spot where later Turgon, son of Fingolfin would build the great Gondolin.

    Captain JGreezyon October 09, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    Fingolfin is indeed a badass...one of the few elves I have any respect for.

    Trinidadianon September 29, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Fingolfin doens't mortally wounds Morgoth, he injures Morgoth with seven wounds and in the end he hews off one of Morgoth's feet.

    Melkoron August 15, 2002   Link
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    General Comment

    Well, 'hews off' is a little exaggerated as well. Morgoth walked with a serious limp afterwards (Tolkien apparently meant for this to be the 'origin story' of the devil's alleged lame foot). However, after this fight (and realizing how close he had come to losing), Morgoth NEVER stood and fought again. Fingolfin succeeded in turning a god, perhaps the most powerful of them all, into a coward.

    MattStrikeron March 03, 2003   Link
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    Mattstriker hit the nail right on the head here. It seems to be a recurring theme within Tolkien's works - when a dark lord stands and fights, he always looses (in some way). Here, Morgoth lost his courage and mobility. In other battles, he was wrestled to the ground and captured.

    psychoman364on June 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
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    This song is amazing. I just wish it mentioned the damage that Morgoth took from Fingolfin instead of only mentioning the defeat of the Elvenking.

    tragic indeed.

    phil602on August 22, 2005   Link
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    "I stand alone Noone's by my side I'll dare you Come out You coward Now it's me or you He gleams like a star And the sound of his horn's Like a raging storm Proudly the high lord Challenges the doom"

    This is just so majestic, I can imagine the shining lord of the noldor challenging the cowardly Melkor into a duel, and all melkors soldiers running away from Fingolfin.

    "Slowly in fear The dark lord appears"

    Even the dark lord was afraid, but he couldn't decline the duel in front of his army.

    XaRlieon February 10, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    This song rox

    chevellefan11on February 20, 2006   Link
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    It sounds very heroic but one has also to consider the background. The whole war, and the four others, where fought only for revenge and hate. Fingolfin fought bravely as did many other elves, but they fought and died not because they thought Morgoth needed to be destroyed, but because the crown prince had made an oath that no elf would rest before the three stolen gems are back in his families possesion. Elves went into sure death without any chance of succes and fought wars for no other reason but their loyalty to their mad and selfish king. I don't pretend to know Tolkiens intention behind this story, but this aspect surely had a very important meaning.

    Neithanon April 03, 2006   Link

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