Halls of the stone tower in the foothills
Why should we hide from anyone?
Held you in my arms for the first time that day
Felt like God's anointed when you didn't push me away

Gold light shining on so many things
In the age of kings
Gold light shining on so many things
In the age of kings

Lean on the concrete walls in shadow
Why should we wait to throw the switch?
Felt your name burn in like a tattoo into my skin
Rain on the clay tiles all night
Your head nestled beneath my chin

Gold light shining on so many things
In the age of kings
Gold light shining on so many things
In the age of kings

In the lost age
Where the jewels hide
And sword sticks in the waiting stone
Still warm

Small chambers shrinking til they vanish
Wolves in the hallway gaining ground
Reach down to the moment when I should've said something true
Shadows and their sources now stealing away with you

Gold light shining on so many things
In the age of kings
Gold light shining on so many things
In the age of kings


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    General CommentOk. Maybe I'm totally wrong here, but this song makes me think of someone who has found the one person for him, and then lost that person again. And the part about feeling like God's annointed when the person didn't push him away makes me think the narrator of the song has a large case of self-loathing.

    But anyhow, he lost this person and now he's regretting it. I don't think the person died, really. I think maybe what happened was he didn't show them how much he truly cared, so they didn't know they wre his soulmate (As much as that word totally makes me gag)

    But now he's looking back on it like one looks on a forgotten age. He's locked out the regrets, locked it out of his mind, but they're closing in, "The wolves in the hall"

    And I think he's looking back at this whole relationship and wishing he'd told the person that he cared as much as he did.. "Something that was true."

    And he won't get them back, Sword stuck into waiting stone...

    Anyhow, just my two cents.
    orangecrush8080on April 23, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think the person talking in the first person is either a magician or a religious figure, or both. The whole action takes place in a mysterious medieval kingdom where magic exists.
    The object of the protagonist's attentions and longing can be read on two levels. It seems natural that he is talking about another person, a lover, or perhaps a pet he has loved and lost.
    On the other hand, however, there seems to be some peculiar property to this object. The gold light makes me think of a magical object made out of gold, which emanates light; the line about god's anointed makes reminds of King Arthur's sword, how only he could be the one to extract it and use it; the name burnt into the magician's skin makes me think of tattoos members of a cult often get (think of the death eaters in HP), or maybe that name appeared due to the magician being the anointed one, so it's a good omen; and finally "Reach down to the moment when I should've said something true / Shadows and their sources now stealing away with you" makes me think of a spell not properly done (or perhaps a broken prophecy), making the magician lose the object, the relations with other people and maybe even his sanity, in the same way God condamned Cain to roam the Earth and cursed him in the Genesis (which is of course what Prowl Great Cain is about). In the end, the whole story could be told by someone who has lost his mind, so it's just broken images and visions of terror (eg the wolves in the hallway)

    I can't really put together these two levels of reading in a way that makes sense. Maybe we're talking about a golden idol shaped like a person or animal, which would explain the head nestled under the magician's chin. Maybe it's the very opposite thing, where the magician falls in love with a person to only later realize her magical properties and the responsibilities that come with them, and eventually he's overwhelmed enough to just let her go. Maybe it's not a person but a magical pet he finds, with the same ultimate results. Maybe it's really just really a song about a failed relationship and all the magic talk is an extended metaphor.
    astrokittenon January 20, 2016   Link

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