In ancient times,
Hundreds of years before the dawn of history
Lived a strange race of people, the Druids

No one knows who they were or what they were doing
But their legacy remains
Hewn into the living rock, of Stonehenge

Stonehenge! Where the demons dwell
Where the banshees live and they do live well
Stonehenge! Where a man's a man
And the children dance to the Pipes of Pan


Stonehenge! 'Tis a magic place
Where the moon doth rise with a dragon's face
Stonehenge! Where the virgins lie
And the prayers of devils fill the midnight sky

And you my love, won't you take my hand?
We'll go back in time to that mystic land
Where the dew drops cry and the cats meow
I will take you there, I will show you how


And oh how they danced
The little children of Stonehenge
Beneath the haunted moon
For fear that daybreak might come too soon

And where are they now?
The little people of Stonehenge
And what would they say to us?
If we were here, tonight

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Stonehenge Lyrics as written by Christopher Guest Chris Guest

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  • +1
    General Comment

    The "Stonehenge" sequence was a parody on Black Sabbath's stage set from 1983. Black Sabbath's 1983-84 tour, in support of their hit album "Born Again" (#4 in the UK), included Stonehenge monoliths so embarrassingly huge that only 3 could fit on the stage, leaving little room for the band. They even had a dwarf actor who'd appear on top of the monoliths at the start of each show.

    Cool song though.

    powerchordsrockon February 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    While listening to this song I worry that I can never again listen to Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, or some of Led - Zeppelin and keep a straight face. It so accurately lampoons the mystical side of those bands that people actually think it is a really scary song. It is freakin hilarious.

    nuttinbutnateon July 01, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    bring out the 18 inch stonehenge!

    roitanon August 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
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    Weird song -- no special meaning. It mocks other rock songs..and in the mvoe "This is Spinal Tap", the way they perform it is hilarious!

    Darekaon June 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    This song is awesome and original. It really inspired some of the music I've written.

    spartacuson April 13, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Tap, Tap, Tap, Tap, Tap, Tap, Tap, Tap, Tap, Tap, Tap, Tap, Tap, Tap, Tap, Tap, Tap, Tap, Tap, Tap, Tap, Tap, Tap, Tap, Tap, Tap, Tap, Tap, Tap, Tap, yeah!

    joeytheboyon May 16, 2004   Link
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    Dareka you're mostly right. Although it was particularly inspired by the more 'occult' bands, infact the performance is said to be based on a similar misshap that black sabbath apparently had to endure whilst performing a song with the same name.

    Of course i may be missinformed but who cares. Its a great song and a great movie either way.

    Azraeldrahon September 26, 2004   Link
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    General Comment

    I love it when they play this in the movie, and they have the 2 midgets dancing round the little of stonehenge, the look on Michael McKean's face just cracks me up.

    quiffpornon January 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    But wasn't the Spinal Tap movie made before 1983?

    chrisb1on March 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I take that back - made in 1984.

    chrisb1on March 06, 2005   Link

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