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Song: The Boats Of Argorn

FAWM 2019

Album: FAWM 2019
Track: #22

I really enjoy doing songs about stories that themselves are already made up. I think I may revisit this later to harden the story delivery, but I loved the "boats of Argorn" as an expression and story when it just appeared (like song ideas tend to do), so I got through what I could with it.

I think the accompanying music is cool and has broad potential to expand on, but, in general, I just really like the feel of this one. I intended to use falsetto on the second line of each verse, but I ultimately decided against it. Otherwise, used a couple of unusual (at least unusual-for-me) devices (mid-phrase rhymes, non-rhymes, the fake story story, elongated short sentences with longer ramblings), so it's always feels at least original when you can put things like that together.

Let me know if you agree/disagree, but I realize not many people are still listening this deep into FAWM. :)

Lyrics Print

Land ahoy!
Land ahoy!
In the distance there -- a tiny spot
Our persistence saved us heading west
The endeavor of the boats of Argorn

All alone
Through storms
While we listed taking beatings
Still in bliss cause nothing bests
The weather like the boats of Argorn

Stories told
And retold
Stoic men and women sailing on
Through hell and heaven so obsessed
Together on the boats of Argorn

Memories scorn
Valor reborn
Confetti tossed, victory claimed
So many heroes have been blessed
But never on the boats of Argorn

Blow that horn
All aboard
Forty waves all crashed against the sides
And wasted us to the sunken depths
Forever on the boats of Argorn