Canticles: Heroes of Our Days

by Alexander James Adams

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A THOUSAND MILES Lyrics: Matthew Morrese & Music: Alexander James Adams Our feet have walked a thousand miles All the while we never knew Why don’t you stay a while Everything - we did for you (Yes our feet have walked a thousand miles All the while as Aegis turned Please, won’t ya stay a while There’s so many who never return) Cause our feet have walked a thousand miles ALL THE WHILE THROUGH SHADOW'S FALL TELL US WHAT WE DID MATTERED THEN SCATTER THE END TO EVERYTHING WE CALL- Home ————————————-> [Home is now where the ashes fall] Across the mountains so high and through valleys below Over the seas, young and free, evil would take its deadly hold In the rains of a Shadowed wood, Fate found a way Good hearts bound us together for the dawn of a BRAND NEW DAY THE DAWN OF A BRAND NEW DAY Across the heavenly clouds past the ghosts of the dead Over the spark lit to sunder the way up the darkened steps On a precipice grave and old, Shadow raised its hand Mighty and iron cold, but our fellowship TOOK A STAND OUR FELLOWSHIP TOOK A STAND Across the Spine of the World to Ilsur’aeon Over the Stretch we fought to plunder the way up to the sun In the fires of Dun’raeor under the Shade of the Evar’num Our journey will burn as history IN THE EVAR’TUM BENEATH THE EVAR’TUM! By winter’s morn / We saw the sun Reflections of the perfect dawn OUR EYES FALL LAST ON THE FALLEN By summer’s eve / We saw the moon The fair face of the fairest June OUR ARMS EMBRACE AND HEARTEN By autumn leaves / We changed so fast And all the grief we learned could last THOUGH THE END TO ANY END WE’LL SAY THEN The first day of spring / A new daydream Where you’re goings far from where you’ve been AND THE ROAD GOES EVER ON AGAIN By winter’s morn (By summer’s eve) By autumn leaves to the first day of spring BY TYDING’S MOURN There is nothing we can’t do [There is nothing we won’t say] There is nothing we can’t do [There is nothing we won’t say] There is nothing we can’t do [There is nothing we won’t say] There is nothing we can’t do [There is nothing we won’t say] (Tell us the story We’ve all seen the glory But, we can’t remember to forget Tell us your fairy tale At the bottom of another round of ale And we’ll tell you where you are wrong cause we can never forget) Cause we walked over a thousand miles All the while learning love and loss You need not stay a while Every minute still has its cost If you seek to walk a thousand miles ALL THE WHILE YOU’LL FIGHT AND FIND Every minute will be worthwhile ONE ADVENTURE CAN CHANGE YOUR - Life ——————————————————————————> [There is nothing you can’t do / There is nothing you won’t say ]
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JOURNEY THROUGH THE DARK Music & Lyrics: Alexander James Adams While I’m not sure what I’m doing And don’t know which way to turn Won’t run when It’s pursuing I will fight or I will burn This Shadow is empowered Leaving Life so bleak and stark I’ll choose courage over coward As I journey through the Dark I will follow my own choices That will tell me where to go I will refuse the voices Ones that tell me I don’t know The way that I must travel So that I may hit my mark To make this shaded curse unravel As I journey through the Dark Oak, Ash and Stag, will you come to my aid? Huntress on high, know that I’m not afraid! Grant me a beacon of light that can’t fade For the death of my kin is the price I have already paid! I will do whatever’s needed To make everything turn right And once I have succeeded All will be returned to light This path of shadowed danger On which I must now embark Will be a permanent soul changer As I journey through the Dark Oak, Ash and Stag, will you come to my aid? Huntress on high, know that I’m not afraid! Steady my hand and make deadly my blade! Grant me worthy success on this dangerous shadow crusade! Oak, Ash and Stag, pray you, come to my aid! Huntress on high, know that I, I’m not afraid! Grant me the gift of just one holy spark That this shadow may lift as I journey through rifts in the Dark
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IN PASSING, COMPANION Lyrics: Matthew Morrese & AJ Adams Music: Alexander James Adams Tell me your adventure, I’ll tell you of mine The roads of yesterday We’ve left far behind YES, TELL ME YOUR ADVENTURE IS YET TO BEGIN I’LL JOIN YOU OR LEAVE YOU- I’M SURE WE’LL MEET AGAIN!! Why just the other day, I met a lady fair- Alabaster skin and golden of hair We ran in the sun and we bathed in the sea Artificers of the careless and free Now just the other day I met a lady true Flawless countenance, a nightingale’s muse We walked in the moonlight and talked of the world I tell you that this was no ordinary girl And just the other day I met a lady sweet Her smile like the moment when night and day meet Her laughter would chase away anything dark And like flint to cold steel sparked a flame in my heart In passing, companion, Time is at hand I know we don’t have long, I know where we stand Would you stay one more sunset, Or keep till the dawn? Must you leave now? What’s pressing you on? In passing, companion, Darling, I do Walk alone in my thoughts, but thinking of you May your adventure find more than an end Remember me well if we meet again Tell me your adventure, I’ll tell you of mine The roads of yesterday We’ve left far behind YES, TELL ME YOUR ADVENTURE IS YET TO BEGIN I’LL JOIN YOU OR LEAVE YOU- I'M SURE WE’LL MEET AGAIN!!
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SHADOW AND SHARD Lyrics & Music: Alexander James Adams You’re a fraud! You are weak! You are pitiful! You are flawed! Past your peak! A sad spectacle! We should know, We see all, We are still immortal- Come or go, Rise or fall, You’re inconsequential! You have lied! You’re a thief! You’re a failure here! Falsefied In your grief- Let’s be crystal clear- You have lost! It is done! You are disillusioned! Pay the cost! You’re the one! Death is your conclusion! WHAT WE MIRROR IS TRUE- IT IS THERE WITHIN YOU! WE DO NOT NEED TO LIE- BY THIS DARKNESS YOU’LL DIE! You’re afraid! You’re inept! You deserve this fate! There’s no aid! You’re bereft! Now it is too late! We all know Who you are! You deserve to suffer! Every foe, Left a scar- Too bad you’re not tougher! You’re a fraud! You have lied! You are weak! You’re a thief! You are pitiful! You’re a failure here! You are flawed! Falsefied Past your peak! In your grief- A sad spectacle! Let’s be crystal clear- We should know, You have lost! We see all, It is done! We are still immortal- You are disillusioned! Come or go, Pay the cost! Rise or fall, You’re the one! You’re inconsequential! Death is your conclusion! WHAT WE MIRROR IS TRUE- (It is true!) IT IS THERE WITHIN YOU! (within you!) WE DO NOT NEED TO LIE- (we don’t lie) BY THIS DARKNESS YOU’LL DIE! (You will die!) Everon starts counting…(1-12) What’s next? (13) Murderer! You have lied! You’re afraid! You’re a thief! You’re inept! You’re a failure here! You deserve this fate! Falsefied There’s no aid! In your grief- You’re bereft! Let’s be crystal clear- Now it is too late! You have lost! We all know It is done! Who you are! You are disillusioned! You deserve to suffer! Pay the cost! Every foe, You’re the one! Left a scar- Death is your conclusion! Too bad you’re not tougher! WHAT WE MIRROR IS TRUE- (It is true!) (This shall pass!) IT IS THERE WITHIN YOU! (within you!) (You’re just glass!) WE DO NOT NEED TO LIE- (we don’t lie) (Once, you mattered) BY THIS DARKNESS YOU’LL DIE! (You will die!) (Now, you’re shattered!) (Use your skill!) We should know, You have lost! (I will keep my will!) We see all, It is done! We are still immortal- You are disillusioned! (Though you have spoken,) Come or go, Pay the cost! (I am not the one that is broken!) Rise or fall, You’re the one! You’re inconsequential! Death is your conclusion!
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The Prophecy 04:46
THE PROPHECY Lyrics: Matthew Morrese Music: Alexander James Adams Hear Shadows cry by Shadow’s veil Two will die, and one will fail Death will lie to a fatestream cut God and man a conduit At Age’s End the First will see Ten whippoorwills under a burning tree A thirteenth knelt for a thirteenth’s rise God and man, they both ask why By Shadow’s grail, here Shadows sigh Yes, one will fail, but two will die
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ATTACK AT THE RIVER WELL Lyrics: Matthew Morrese Music: Alexander James Adams El'arrian Chant: Rûkas’i Eldûn (protect us Old Blood) Nevare’i rûn sea’tyrdûm (take away our fear, see it wither) Ûro’i Eldûn (watch over us Old Blood) Nevare’i rûn sea’tyrdûm (take away our fear, see it wither) Rûkas’i Eldûn (protect us Old Blood) Nevare’i run sea’rykö dûm (take away our fear, see it fall away, die) Nevare’i dûn (take our Blood) Mir a nûm (But leave our life) Sea’i raenûm (and see us victorious) Nevare’i dûn (take our Blood) Mir a nûm (But leave our life) Sea’i raenûm (see us victorious!)
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WINTER IN TEMPLETON Lyrics & Music: Alexander James Adams RING THE BELLS SO SWEET! STOKE THE FIRES FOR HEAT! KING OF CORN AND WHEAT WILL COME DINE TODAY! GRAB YOUR NEIGHBOR’S HAND SING ACROSS THIS LAND SOLSTICE FEAST’S THE GRANDEST OF HOLIDAY! This is the time when the day’s at its darkest This the time we keep cold at bay Love is sublime when the world’s at its harshest All men are equal on Solstice day! Chorus This is the place to be kind and forgiving This is the place that the harvest is shared Friendship and grace will sustain what is living Springtime will profit if we’re prepared Chorus Solstice is here and a new day’s beginning Bright is the year as the sun is reborn! All becomes clear as the darkness is thinning Sing we the praises of wheat and corn! Chorus
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THE ROAD TO SHADOWFELL Lyrics & Music: Alexander James Adams Time is a road on which all of us tread Some journeys remembered, though most are unsaid History is made by the steps we all take The future is ours to forge or to break- A man can be Nameless, yet still be known well By the footsteps he leaves where his own shadow fell Though the world can be shattered, collapsing and torn Love will ensure that mankind is reborn- A Free man will travel with spirit unfurled Creating new life on the Spine of the World A Builder can restore a ruin to town And a Great man can flourish until he’s brought down- HOUR BY HOUR, DAY BY DAY- LIFE INTO LEGEND, BALLAD AND LAY- TOLD AND FORGOTTEN, NOT TRULY GONE, AND TIME GOES EVER ON- A man can turn Mad by vengeance and fire Or struck down by Tragedy in attempt to aspire Be Lost in the mountains or by gain become Vile To abandon his seed and of women defile- (CHORUS) Mankind must atone for the evils we do By Exile or actions based on what is true Though each of us signifies one grain of sand All that we do is felt deep through the land- All that’s been done here will never be known Yet all of our footsteps till death we must own We chose to live poorly or strove to live well And Time is the road where our small shadows fell. (CHORUS)
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THE HEROES OF OUR DAYS Lyrics: Matthew Morrese Music: Alexander James Adams (Who were they?) They who say WILL YOU EVER REMEMBER OUR NAMES? (Who were we?) We who fought FOUGHT YOUR FIGHT AND NOW YOU HAVE FORGOT! DOES IT MATTER TO YOU If I live … a lie? (if I live or die?) (If you’re they) They who’ll sing our name WILL YA’ TELL IT TRUE, OR WILL IT ALL JUST CHANGE? (And, if you’re they) They who’ll sing of this day SAY WE WANTED NOTHING MORE THAN TO WALK AWAY. DOES IT MATTER TO YOU If I live … a lie? (if I live or die?) (Look into the glass that’s scattered all across the floor) A tenement tore (Your shattered eyes and scattered lies are begging you for more) Tell me what’s it for? (Look into your broken heart it’s knocking on our door) Have you ever seen war? (I see you bar and lock it shut, an effort to ignore) Can I ignore it this time? (It’s you that wants your name one day written up in the stars?) (Don’t you wonder how a name thunders near and far?) Oh no, every fool and coward have made it up that far! (Don’t you hear them calling out in need of one more king?) (Can’t you see them crying out in silent suffering?) Well I’m so very tired of fire and fighting futile things IN SILENT SUFFERING (But we’re the sires of hope and need) Bastard children on bloody knees! (We’re the sires of your creed!) Wasted lives and therapy! (What’s your faith, where’s your trust?) It’s in misery! SO DOES IT MATTER TO YOU If I live … a lie? (if we live or die?) (We’re all livin’ in an age of soldiers and saints And I know ya think we’re everything, I’m tellin’ ya we ain’t! Ask what you will and have your fill of fate and fantasy But the fairy tale you’re tellin’ is a toll that isn’t free! (Do you believe in a beating heart? Do you keep to faith when it falls apart?) (Bleed for a cause maybe you’ll find a way) Bleed for a lie maybe you’ll find a way (To live with yourself on your dying day!) To live with the truth on your dying day! Cause we’re all livin’ in an age of shepherds and sheep The crook that marks the will of which, stolen by a thief So have your way with any day, but take all that you tell And figure out if truth or lies is really what you sell (Do you believe in a beating heart? Do you keep to faith when it falls apart?) (Bleed for a cause maybe you’ll find a way) Why don’t you bleed for a lie maybe you’ll find a way (To live with yourself on your dying day!) To live with the truth on your dying day! (Cause we’re all livin’ in an age of soldiers and saints) Cause we’re all livin’ in an age of shepherds and sheep (The wisdom of which was led to the light to late) The anthem of which was dead to the dark we reap (Have what you want take what you will, forget everything else) So have your way with any day, but take all that you tell (But, believe me when you hear the tolls of gallows bells) And figure out if you or I will fall where Shadows fell! DO YOU BELIEVE IN A BEATING HEART? DO YOU KEEP TO FAITH WHEN IT FALLS APART? (Bleed for a cause maybe you’ll find a way) Bleed for a lie maybe you’ll find a way (To live with yourself on your dying day) To live with the truth on your dying day It shouldn’t matter to me If I live or die (Follow me to defy Whereupon Shadows lie) (So wake us up when the world falls away When the blackened skies fade back to gray) Aegis sings her lullaby! (When the Shadowed halls shed light on the walls Of our darkened hearts, we came when we were called) We should’ve never asked why (If we’re to live or if we’d die) I’d lie! (Oh, wake us up when the world falls away At Age’s End, beneath the Worldsgrave) Aegis sings her lullaby! (When the journey’s done, if Shadow’s won Will you still be here, take my hand and run) We should’ve never asked why (If we’re to live or we’d die) Oh, I’d lie! (So, wake us not for we’ve already gone Remember us well, won’t ya sing our song?) ‘cause Aegis writes my lullaby! (We’ll do what we must, in friendship we trust Death may not break this love) And it doesn’t matter why (If we live or if we die) In the end, you know, I tried RECAP: So, now we’ll walk over a thousand miles A thousand words are gonna tell our tale A hundred songs written all the while Whether we succeed or whether we fail (A year it takes for a thousand miles) A decade more to find our way (A lifetime gone for you and I) And there we stand the heroes of our day A LIFETIME GONE FOR YOU AND I AND THERE YOU’LL STAND – THE HEROES OF OUR DAY!

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This is the soundtrack of songs and compositions from the epic saga of Canticles created by Matthew Morrese. Music where Folk Metal meets High Fantasy and if you want something to happen, tell the creator!

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released August 12, 2016

Music & Lyrics: Alexander James Adams
Addl Lyrics: Matthew Morrese

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Alexander James Adams Redmond, Washington

From the Land of Fae comes the Faerie Tale Minstrel with songs and stories of days gone by and futures yet to come. Guitar and fiddle support a voice that enchants the ear and comforts the heart. Jigs and reels, lust and lullabye, the magic and music are there for those that believe. ... more

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