BLIND GUARDIAN LYRICS - The Forgotten Tales (1996)



BLIND GUARDIAN
The Forgotten Tales (1996)

1. Mr. Sandman
2. Surfin' USA
3. Bright Eyes (Acoustic)
4. Lord Of The Rings (Acoustic)
5. The Wizard
6. Spread Your Wings
7. Mordred's Song (Acoustic)
8. Black Chamber (Acoustic)
9. The Bard's Song - In The Forest (Live)
10. Barbara Ann
11. Long Tall Sally
12. A Past And Future Secret (Acoustic)
13. To France
14. Theatre Of Pain


1. Mr. Sandman

[Originally performed by The Chordettes]

Mister Sandman, bring me a dream
Make him the cutest boy that I've ever seen
Give him two lips like roses in clover
Then tell me that my lonesome nights are over

Mister Sandman, I'm so alone
Don't have a boyfriend to call my own
Please turn on your magic beam
Mister Sandman, bring us a dream

Mister Sandman, bring me a dream
Please make him gargle, and brush with Gleem
Give him a lonely heart like Pagliacci,
But not as closeted as Liberace!

Mister Sandman, bring me a "he"
Give him a basket... of flowers for me
Please turn on your magic beam
Mister Sandman, bring us
Please please bring us
Mister Sandman, bring us a dream (a dream)
A dream (a dream)

Mister Sandman, (Yes) I need a man (What kind of man?)
No one psychotic or Republican (I'll do what I can)
Give him two legs, like Greg Lougainis
But make him public about his gayness!

Mister Sandman (Sandman), won't you believe
We want a Superman like Christopher Reeve
Some one who will make us scream
Mister Sandman, bring us
Please please bring us
Mister Sandman, bring us a dream (a dream)
Mister Sandman, bring us a...
A dream


2. Surfin' USA

[Originally performed by Beach Boys]

If everybody had an ocean
Across the U.S.A.
Then everybody'd be surfin'
Like Californi-a
You'd seem 'em wearing their baggies
Huarachi sandals too
A bushy bushy blonde hairdo
Surfin' U.S.A.

You'd catch 'em surfin' at Del Mar
Ventura County line
Santa Cruz and Trestle
Australia's Narabine
All over Manhattan
And down Doheny Way

Everybody's gone surfin'
Surfin' U.S.A.

We'll all be planning that route
We're gonna take real soon
We're waxing down our surfboards
We can't wait for June
We'll all be gone for the summer
We're on surfari to stay
Tell the teacher we're surfin'
Surfin' U.S.A.

Haggerties and Swamies
Pacific Palisades
San Anofree and Sunset
Redondo Beach L.A.
All over La Jolla
At Waimia Bay


3. Bright Eyes (Acoustic)

Fool just another
Fool just another

I've been waiting
For signs of god

Create- enslaved- behaved-
Everything is out of control

Leave me alone
Isolation bears hope
There's something else waiting
A promised destiny
Freezing me
I feel restless and low
These days full of sadness
Had joyfully changed into fear

My freakshow will start tonight
Don't miss the right time

Bright eyes
Blinded by fear of life
No Merlin is by my side

Everything is out of control
Everything is out of control
In my future plans
Everything is out of control
Noone's left to hurt
Everything is out of control
Sorrow's gone away

Broken memories
Walking upstairs
Step by step
I see the whole world burning
The poet dies in Neverland
How it burns

Hey, mother stubborn
I really hate you
If you say yes I will say no
Ashes to ashes
But dust won't be dust
If you go there
I will go back

Bright eyes
Blinded by fear of life
Betrayed by sunrise
Bright eyes
Blinded by fear of life
No Merlin is by my side

Hey, father stubborn
You're young
And I'm young
I feel alone
Who really cares
Born into ashes
To lose all the games
With a smiling face

Bright eyes
Blinded by fear of life
And dark dragons rise
Bright eyes
Blinded by fear of life
No Merlin is by my side

So I sit in my room today
Winter's here
In summer season shall I say
I was wrong
If I'm right
Farewell to my last hope


4. Lord Of The Rings (Acoustic)

There are signs on the ring
which make me feel so down
there's one to enslave all rings
to find them all in time
and drive them into darkness
forever they'll be bound
Three for the Kings
of the elves high in light
nine to the mortal which cry

Slow down and I sail on the river
Slow down and I walk to the hill
and there's no way out

Mordor

dark land under Sauron's spell
threatened a long time
threatened a long time
Seven rings to the gnomes
in their halls made of stone
into the valley
I feel down
One ring for the dark lord's hand
sitting on his throne
in the land so dark
where I've to go

Slow down and I sail on the river
Slow down and I walk to the hill
Lord of the rings


5. The Wizard

[Originally performed by Uriah Heep]

He was a wizard of a thousand kings
And I chanced to meet him one night wondering
He told me tales and he drank my wine
Me and my magic man kinda feeling fine

He had a cloak of gold and eyes of fire
And as he spoke I felt a deep desire
To free the world of its fear and pain
And help the people to feel free again

Why don't we listen to the voices in our hearts
Coz then I know we'd find we're not so far apart
Everybody's got to be happy everyone should sing
For we know the joy of life the reace that love can bring

So spoke the wizard in his mountain home
The vision of his wisdom means we'll never be alone
And I will dream of my magic night
And the million silver stars that guide me with their light


6. Spread Your Wings

[Originally performed by Queen]

Sammy was low
Just watching the show
Over and over again
Knew it was time
He'd made up his mind
To leave his dead life behind
His boss said to him
"Boy you'd better begin,
To get those crazy notions right out of your head
Sammy who do you think that you are?
You should've been sweeping up the Emerald Bar"

Spread your wings and fly away
Fly away, far away
Spread your little wings and fly away
Fly away, far away
Pull yourself together 'Cos you know you should do better
That's because you're free man

He spends his evenings alone in his hotel room
Keeping his thoughts to himself, he'd be leaving soon
Wishing he was miles and miles away
Nothing in this world, nothing would make him stay

Since he was small
Had no luck at all
Nothing came easy to him
Now it was time
He'd made up his mind
"This could be my last chance"

His boss said to him,"Now listen boy!
You're always dreaming
You've got no real ambition, you won't get very far
Sammy boy, don't you know who you are?
Why can't you be happy at the Emerald Bar?"

So honey,

Spread your wings and fly away
Fly away, far away
Spread your little wings and fly away
Fly away, far away
Pull yourself together 'Cos you know you should do better
That's because you're free man


7. Mordred's Song (Acoustic)

I've lost my battle before it starts
My first breath wasn't done
My spirit's sunken deep into the ground
Why am I alone
I can hear my heartbeat
Silence's all around

See hate will rise
So don't come closer
Fear your child
Born with a king's heart
But fate fooled me
And changed my cards
None asked if I want it
If I like it

Pain inside is rising
I am the fallen one
A figure in an old game
No joker's on my side
I plunged into misery
I'll turn off the light
And murder the dawn
Turn off the light
And murder the dawn

Nothing else but laughter is around me
Forevermore
Noone can heal me
Nothing can save me
Noone can heal me
I've gone beyond the truth
It's just another lie
Wash away the blood on my hands
My father's blood
In agony we're unified

I never wanted to be
What they told me to be
Fulfill my fate then I'll be free
God knows how long I tried to change fate

I plunged into misery
I'll turn off the light
And murder the dawn
Turn off the light
And murder the dawn!!!


8. Black Chamber (Acoustic)

I am lost in the black chamber
There's no way to turn back
It takes me down forevermore
And death would be so sweet
I'm possessed by the old creature
Who has planned all
To take my soul
Too late for me
In my hands
It lies I thought
But I failed
Now he's in me

My soul is lost
In his black chamber

I'm gone


9. The Bard's Song - In The Forest (Live)

Now you all know
The bards and their songs
When hours have gone by
I'll close my eyes
In a world far away
We may meet again
But now hear my song
About the dawn of the night
Let's sing the bards' song

Tomorrow will take us away
Far from home
No one will ever know our names
But the bards' songs will remain
Tomorrow will take it away
The fear of today
It will be gone
Due to our magic songs

There's only one song
Left in my mind
Tales of a brave man
Who lived far from here
Now the bard songs are over
And it's time to leave
No one should ask you for the name
Of the one
Who tells the story

Tomorrow will take us away
Far from home
No one will ever know our names
But the bards' songs will remain
Tomorrow all will be known
And you're not alone
So don't be afraid
In the dark and cold
'Cause the bards' songs will remain
They all will remain

In my thoughts and in my dreams
They're always in my mind
These songs of hobbits, dwarves and men
And elves
Come close your eyes
You can see them too


10. Barbara Ann

[Originally performed by The Beach Boys]

Ba ba ba ba Barbara Ann
You've got me rockin' and a-rollin'
Rockin' and a-reelin'
Barbara Ann

Went to a dance
Looking for romance
Saw Barbara Ann
So I thought I'd take a chance
Barbara Ann, take my hand
You've got me rockin' and a-rollin'
Rockin' and a reelin'
Barbara Ann

Tried Betty Sue
Tried Betty Lou
Tried Mary Sue
But I knew it wouldn't do
Barbara Ann, take my hand
You've got me rockin' and a-rolling
Rockin' and a-reeling
Barbara Ann


11. Long Tall Sally

[Originally performed by Little Richard]

Gonna tell Aunt Mary 'bout Uncle John,
he says he has the blues but he has a lotta fun.
Oh baby,
ye-e-e-eh baby,
woo-o-o-oh baby,
havin' me some fun tonight.

Well, long tall Sally has a lot on the ball
and nobody cares if she's long and tall.
Oh baby,
ye-e-e-eh baby,
woo-o-o-oh baby,
havin' me some fun tonight.

Well, I saw Uncle John with long tall Sally.
He saw Aunt mary cummin' and he ducked back in the alley.
Oh baby,
ye-e-e-eh baby,
woo-o-o-oh baby,
havin' me some fun tonight.

We're gonna have some fun tonight,
gonna have some fun tonight.
We're gonna have some fun tonight,
everything will be alright.
We're gonna have some fun,
gonna have some fun tonight.


12. A Past And Future Secret (Acoustic)

Oh I haven't been here for a while
In blindness and decay the circle's been closed now

My song of the end
I've seen it all

Listen crowd I'll tell you everything
Though I have to say I don't know much
Talking about a past and future secret
Most called him once and future king
Far back in the past I saw his ending
Long before it started I knew his name
He's the one who took the sword
Out of the stone
That's how that ancient tale began
I hear it in the cold winds

My song of the end
I had seen it in my dreams
My song of the end
I can't stop the darkening clouds

I feel cold
When I cry out for the bark
Take him back to Avalon
Dwell on for a new age
So long sleep well my friend
Take him back to Avalon
I will wait and guard
The future king's crown

My song of the end
It was nice but now it's gone
My song of the end
It was fixed the whole time
My song of the end
I saw it all


13. To France

[Originally performed by Mike Oldfield]

Taking on water
Sailing a restless sea
From a memory
A fantasy
The wind carries
Into white water
Fare from the islands
Don't you know you're

Never going to get to France
Mary Queen of chance will they find you
Never going to get to France
Could a new romance ever bind you

Walking on foreign ground
Like a shadow
Roaming in far off
Territory
Over your shoulder
Stories unfold you're
Searching for sanctuary
Sou know you're

I see a picture
By the lamp's flicker
Isn't it strange
How dreams fade and shimmer

I see a picture
By the lamp's flicker
Isn't it strange
How dreams fade and shimmer

Never going to get to France
Never going to


14. Theatre Of Pain

[INSTRUMENTAL]