"Crimson King" as written by Jon Schaffer and Hans Juergen Kuersch....
Show me your banner
Come show me your sign
The Crimson King's eye
Is the mark to reveal you are mine
I am your master
I will make your dreams come true
I'm your messiah
A twisted one as you may know

My right hands, my servants
My soldiers, my tools
Spread out the good news
Find my children and gather them all
We'll take all low men
All the hatred, evil souls
We share one desire
A wicked one as you may know

Touched by the crimson king
Touched by the saviour
The tower falls on judgment day
Touched by the crimson king
Touched by the saviour
Like it’s been written many years ago

I am the angel I am madness
I am the word I am the law
I'm holding truth release your sadness
I am the key I am the door
Release
Oh there is
War and evil
Whores and sinners
Take my hand and I'll show you
Where to go
Call me Flagg
I’m the good man
I’m the dark man
Take my hand and
I'll show you where to go
Release
Come take my hand
To the promised land

Redeemer
Deceiver
The demon
The man in black

The universe is void
Just you and I
Let there be light
The stars will rise
And fall again
Climbing to the top
An empty room
Is all there is
Oh I fear it is
Prophecies were made of you and I
The vision’s strong
But meanwhile I keep on falling
Oh what a miracle is life
An even bigger one is size
It’s just the way it is
I fear it is
It’s just the way it is

Life’s a wheel nothing more
It goes round and around and a-
I am the ageless
I am Legion
I’m your lord
I will bring terror
I’m a demon in disguise
The thrill of a thousand
Worlds dying at once
But my ultimate goal
Lies beyond the downfall

Touched by the crimson king
Touched by the saviour
The tower falls on judgment day
Touched by the crimson king
Touched by the saviour
Like it’s been written many years ago


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    General Commentexcellent song. it's about stephen king's "dark tower" series. this seems to center on walter 'o dim, who is the man in black, known also as randall flagg, marten broadcloak, and a shitload of other names.
    raistlinmajereon July 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSomehow it's strange that a song which is so oviously written about Randall Flagg is called "Crimson King". I mean, of course he is one of CC's minions, but still it is confusing.
    Flaggon January 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree as you see flagg is not the crimson king but he is his main advisor. However *SPOILER ALERT* he is killed in the last book by mordred
    alex rayon March 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWaitaminnit... I was in Barnes & Noble the other day. I looked at a Stephen King's Dark tower analysis. It said that Flagg was killed by Roland of Gilead. I accepted this, being frankly unable to remember how Flagg died. But you, Alex Ray, are absolutely correct, Mordred did it. Someone should tell the author of whatever book I was looking at.
    locriaon November 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is awesome. I was blown away the very first time I listened to it. 'twas my theme song for a bit too.
    Ninji-Xon May 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWaitaminnit... I was in Barnes & Noble the other day. I looked at a Stephen King's Dark tower analysis. It said that Flagg was killed by Roland of Gilead. I accepted this, being frankly unable to remember how Flagg died. But you, Alex Ray, are absolutely correct, Mordred did it. Someone should tell the author of whatever book I was looking at.
    locriaon November 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDman the masses for not liking this song! IMO there is simply no better song that has ever existed! For a start, if a song can get me to read a series of books then its doing something right! I love this song and everyong I've played it to does as well! This really should be loved by many more people!
    edencycloneon May 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commentedencyclone, if you like the dark tower, have a try of the Otherland series by Tad williams, and I agree, this song is amazing
    but in the end doesn't the CK die? but yes, an amazing song
    learningtolistenon June 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentFUCK OFF! THIS GODDAMNED BAND HAS SPOILED THE BOOKS!
    Well, not much. Okay, I can still give it a read.
    Luckily, I didn't read the comments here.
    Edboyon March 20, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningAs others have already pointed out, this is about "The Man in Black" (aka Randall Flagg, aka Walter O'Dim) in Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" series. As has also been pointed out, the title is a bid misleading, as Flagg is actually a minion of the actual Crimson King. I think the title should have been the same as the album, "Touched By the Crimson king", as that would make more sense.

    Anyway, for people who haven't read through the whole series, please skip the rest of my comments, and they will include spoilers. For those who have but may be confused about the lyrics, here's my interpretation:

    //My right hands, my servants
    //My soldiers, my tools
    //Spread out the good news
    //Find my children and gather them all
    //We'll take all low men
    //All the hatred, evil souls
    //We share one desire
    //A wicked one as you may know

    Flagg (The Man in Black) is a right hand man for the Crimson King. He is a force of pure evil and chaos, and draws all "evil" people to him to do his bidding, which isactually the bidding of the Crimson King. The Dark Tower is a physical manifestation of the lynch pin of reality, but also all that is good in the multiverse. The CK seeks to destroy it to become a god,and part of the process os throwing different worlds in strife and disarray, which is why Flagg wants the command of all the terrible people.


    In the first book of the series, Roland (the Gunslinger) chases the MiB. He knows in his heart, thanks to a mystical force called "Ka", that Flagg holds answers that can help him reach The Dark Tower("I am the key, I am the door"). Flagg does have truth but within that truth is deep sadness for Roland ("I am holding truth release your sadness"). I won't spoil what that is, but it has a significant impact on Roland's character development and the plot as a whole. *cough Jake cough*

    I think the following verses all reference the palaver that Roland held with the MiB at the end of book 1. During their chat, he MiB tried to break Rolan'd mind by showing him the size and expanse of the universe, and in doing so, showing Roland how infinitesimal and unimportant he was. These verses also reference another concept in the series, that Roland's journey is pre-ordained and infinite, and the MiB's fate is bound to the Gunslinger's ("Prophecies were made of you and I").
    //The universe is void
    //Just you and I
    //Let there be light
    //The stars will rise
    //Then fall again
    //Climbing to the top
    //An empty room
    //Is all there is
    //Oh I fear it is
    //Prophecies were made of you and I
    /The vision's strong
    //But meanwhile keep on falling
    //Oh what a miracle is life
    //An even bigger one is size
    //It's just the way it is
    //I fear it is
    //It's just the way it is

    //"Life's a wheel nothing more
    //It goes round and around and a…"
    If you reached the end of book 7 and kept reading past the warning, then you know that Roland's quest to reach the top of The Dark Tower to sing out the names of all of his lost loved ones has happened before...many, many times before, and may happen endlessly. When Roland reaches the top of the tower and goes through the door, he goes back to where he started in the very firsts sentence of the first book, literally. His whole existence is a wheel of endlessly questing for the tower, attaining it, and then starting again, with no memory.
    MaidOMetalon August 28, 2018   Link

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