Friday, 20 September 2013

FIRST BATTLE - update

Band: MANWE
Title: First Battle
Reason for update: Here we have lyrics for songs on their "First Battle" demo

The cliched phrase "once in a blue moon" has been replaced in these parts by the more Hugin-friendly aphorism "once in a Manwe post",  as coverage of this band has been rare and fleeting on the pages of Honour and Darkness.  Besides their original demo tape and unofficial CDr "First Battle", not a whole heap of activity has been going on with the project and the best bits have been covered in a few historical posts over the years.

However, this is as good a time as any to reveal something noteworthy on the Manwe front, namely the complete lyrics from Padre Adamo as spoken/sung/gargled on the "First Battle" songs.  What better reason could there be to break out the old tape, give it a spin on the death-deck, and read along to these lyrics as you go.  

You'll also notice that there is an additional and re-titled song in the mix too, no expense spared for you my loyal readership!

You may remember from Nazgul's first review of this demo that the whole affair is Middle-Earth based and written from the perspective of the Orc race, in an interesting twist on the usual handling of Tolkien's works in song.  Such interpretation allowed for some interesting and observational moments within the songs from Padre Adamo, as well as some mindless violence and foul activities too of course - it wouldn't be Orcish without those.  Ever wondered whose wretched husks were set ablaze in 'Elfcrusher'?  Who should be preparing for the ball and chain and eternal pain in 'Orc Dawn'?  What the link between 'Ode to Hobbits' and fine dining might be?  Read on in the spirit of adventure and enlightenment to find out....

Elfcrusher
 
(Spoken Word)
They lined onto the battlefield
In formation, weapons in hand
Prepared to face the nemesis race
The Elves…
 
Draw your weapons!
Face them with me!
Those that have oppressed us
We bring fear to them now!
Fear that will forever last
Until eternal dusk falls
On the world of Elvenkind
 
(chorus)
Face them!
Face the oppresors!
Draw your sword!
Show your Orcish pride!
Elfcrusher!
Elfcrusher!
Elfcrusher!
 
Immortal life crushed and swallowed
On the battlefield…
Orcish blade meets Elvish skin!
Elvish life lost
Elvish holocaust!
Bleed red!
 
(chorus)
Face Them!
Face the oppressors!
Draw your sword!
Show your Orcish pride!
Elfcrusher!
Elfcrusher!
Elfcrusher!
 
Mordor soil black to red
…and when the war is over
Orcish armor stained
Wretched Elven husks will be set ablaze
…and Pikes stamped with Elven skulls
will litter the battlefield
…Fear the Elfcrusher
Rivendell is next!
 
(chorus)
Face them!
Face the oppressors!
Draw your sword!
Show your Orcish pride!
Elfcrusher!
Elfcrusher!
Elfcrusher!

 
Manwe 
 
I am king
I am lord
I am stone
 
The Heavens are my throne
The Valar, my children
The wind my strength
The Eagles my brood
I am King of Arda
 
(Spoken Word)
“Say this to Manwe Sulimo, High King of Arda: If Feanor cannot overthrow Morgoth, at least he delays not to assail him, and sits not idle in grief.
And it may be that Eru has set in me a fire greater than thou knowest.
Such hurt at the least will I do to the foe of the Valar that even the mighty in the Ring of Doom shall wonder to hear it.
Yea, in the end they shall follow me. Farewell!”
 
There is but one whom I serve!
Eru – Illuvatar – The Demiurge
Creator of the World of being
Abortion of Darkness
True God!
 
Children of Darkness
Mere men and elfkind
Scum! Slime! Slaves!
From Darkness you have come
By Darkness you will return
 
By my might and my master
I cast you back!
Back to the void with you Dark One!
For you will feel the wrath
Wrath of the Winds of Arda!
 
I am king
I am lord
I am stone
 
The Heavens are my throne
The Valar, my children
The wind my strength
The Eagles my brood
I am King of Arda

    
Starlight Queen
 
Snow-white! Snow-white! O Lady Clear!
O Queen beyond the Western Seas!
O Light to us that wander here
Amid the world of woven trees!
 
Gilthoniel! O Elbereth!
Clear are thy eyes and bright thy breath!
Snow-white! Snow-white! We sing to thee
In a far land beyond the Sea
 
O stars that in the Sunless Year
With shining hand by her were sown,
In windy fields now bright and clear
We see your silver blossoms blown!
 
O Elbereth! Gilthoniel!
We still remember, we who dwell
I this l far land beneath the trees,
Thy starlight on the Western Seas
 
A Elbereth Gilthoniel,
Silvren penna miriel
O menel aglar elenath!
Na-chaered palan-diriel
O galadhremmen ennorath,
Fanuilos, sle linnathon
Nef aear, si nef aearon! 



Ode to Hobbits 

The grass is green 
The Trees and flowers full of life 
In this world beyond the black gate far into the Eastern Lands 
There is no black 
There is no fire 
Peace is common in these lands of the Shire 
We bring them the pyre 
Orcish strife! Orcish knife! 

(chorus) 
Slice - dice, cook them twice! 
Orc hunger! Orc feed! 
Plead! Beg! You will never be Freed! 
Beat! Heat! Eat! 
Orc way! 
Orc say! 

Hobbits they call them; Halfling 
They stand no chance to the power of the Ring 
Orcish might tear through cloth, leather, skin, and bone 
Halfling corpses cooked, eaten, and thrown 
Never again to wake 
Not even for Gandalf's sake 

(chorus) 
Slice - dice, cook them twice! 
Orc hunger! Orc feed! 
Plead! Beg! You will never be Freed! 
Beat! Heat! Eat! 
Orc way! 
Orc say! 
  
Hobbit homes battered and broken 
Nazgul search for the sacred token 
Never to rest 
Never to give up 
Until the ring is found 
And the Dark Lord has his Crown 

(chorus) 
Slice - dice, cook them twice! 
Orc hunger! Orc feed! 
Plead! Beg! You will never be Freed! 
Beat! Heat! Eat! 
Orc way! 
Orc say! 


Orc Dawn (Slaughter of Innocents)

Orc warriors of the dark Lord
Prepared to face war with the eastern Horde
Waiting – waiting – waiting!
Waiting for the arrival of the Lidless Eye
As the free peoples of middle earth prepare for the ball and chain
Strength of Orcs will make them all suffer with everlasting pain!

(chorus)
March! March! March!
Through the Black Gate
Out to the World
Make Them Feel the wrath of Orcs Two-fold!

Kil!l Kill! Kill!
Men, Women
Dwarves and Elves!
A New Power will Dawn
When the world of Elf, Dwarf, and Man is gone
FAREWELL!

Structures of Man will come tumbling down
Men, women, children will drown
…in blood
The might of Mordor; slaughter of innocents
World of men, elves, hobbits, dwarves will face endless torments!
Middle Earth cannot circumvent
The power and will of the Ring

(chorus)
March! March! March!
Through the Black Gate
Out to the World
Make them Feel the wrath of Orcs Two-fold!

Kil!l Kill! Kill!
Men, Women
Dwarves and Elves!
A New Power will Dawn
When the world of Elf, Dwarf, and Man is gone
FAREWELL!

Fare thee well I say! Fare well to the world of man
You have tried and failed to defeat the power of Orcish Clan
The one ring has a will of its own and it’s will be done!
The battle between Middle Earth and Mordor will be won!
And a new age will dawn
Where Men and Elves are gone

(chorus)
March! March! March!
Through the Black Gate
Out to the World
Make them feel the wrath of Orcs two-fold!

Kil!l Kill! Kill!
Men, Women
Dwarves and Elves!
A New Power will Dawn
When the world of Elf, Dwarf, and Man is gone
FAREWELL!


Eternal thanks to Hugin for digging these lyrics out of his extensive archives, and do remember: these lyrics remain the property of Padre Adamo and Manwe, and should not be used without permission.

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