Thin hung the web like a trap in a cage,
The fox lay asleep in his lair
Fang's frantic paws told the tale of his sin.
Far off the chase shrieked revenge.

Outcast he trespassed where no wolf may tread,
The last sacred haunt of the dead.
He learnt of the truth which only one wolf may know,
The sceptre and crown of the king.
Howling for blood, One-eye leads on the pack,
Plunging through forests and snow-storm.

Steep rose the ridge, ghostly peaks climbed the sky,
Fang sped through the jungles of ice.
Hard on his tale, One-eye drew from the pack
An old hero conquered by none.

Steep, for too steep grew the pathway ahead
Descent was the only escape
A wolf never flees in the face of his foe
Fang knew the price he would pay
One-eye stood before him
With the crown upon his head
Sceptre raised to deal the deadly blow.

Fang, son of great Fang, the Traitor we seek,
The laws of the Brethren say this
That only the King sees the Crown of the Gods
And he, the Usurper must die

Snarling he tore at the throat of his foe
But Fang fought the hero in vain
Dawn saw the white mountain tinted with red
Never would the crown leave again
One-eye hid the crown and with laurels on his head
Returned amongst the tribe and dwelt in peace.

Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae, edited by Undinal

White Mountain Lyrics as written by Peter Gabriel Anthony Banks

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    General Comment
    You don't really get to know if Fang and One-Eye are wolves or indians of a tribe who have totemic names after wolves ;the drift of sense is an intended one I think. Menacing and beautiful, and the use of reeds (or is it mellotron?) and deep-sounding drums in the middle bit is very effective.
    tinderboxon July 28, 2005   Link
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    General Comment
    Great song. The flutes and classic guitars make it so magical!
    RealRaelon September 13, 2008   Link
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    General Comment
    I only want to put that "Fang" and "One Eye" are the wolves friends of Perrin Ayabara on "The Wheel of Time" novel.
    luiz antôon July 03, 2022   Link

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