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The Talisman

Discussion in 'The Final Frontier' started by mozzle, Aug 9, 2010.

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How good is The Talisman on a scale of 1-10?

  1. 10

    27.0%
  2. 9

    32.4%
  3. 8

    16.2%
  4. 7

    18.9%
  5. 6

    2.7%
  6. 5

    2.7%
  7. 4

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    0.0%
  8. 3

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  1. mozzle

    mozzle Trooper

    When I stand and look about the port and contemplate my life
    Will I ever see my countrymen again?
    As the captain calls us on the deck, I take my things and walk
    To the harbourside I glance back one last time

    Fleeing a nation, our problems we leave behind
    Ships by the tenfold sail out on the tide
    We are pleased to be out and embracing the open sea
    Free from our troubles and more free from thee...

    Inheritors unfulfilled reason behind us
    We flee from what is not what is will be
    We flee the earth and face our harsh reality
    Will death be low mist that hangs on the sea

    We run from evil tongues, rash judgements, selfish men
    Never to be seen on these shores again
    As we sail into oceansize and lose sight of land
    Face of contentment around in the air

    We're off now to seek our fortunes, to the land
    Of our dreams...

    Riding the waves and the storm is upon us?
    The winds lash the sails but the ropes keep them tight
    Off in the distance a dark cloud approaching
    None could imagine what there was to come

    No, there's no one going back
    No, there's not a second chance
    As we strap on to the side
    We pray to God that we won't die

    As we ride the rough seas, as we soak from the ocean waves
    I just hope for all our lives and pray that I survive
    Four ships are lost in the stormy conditions
    The spirits of the sunken crews, the phantoms follow us

    Spirits sails they drive us on
    Through the all consuming waves
    Cold mortality no weapon
    Against these ever raging seas

    Four leagues and ten and we hit storms again
    We just can't get away from the eye of the storm
    The birds outsoar the raging storm but we can not escape it
    Abandon earth that we now crave
    Is many leagues from safe

    Holding on for our dear lives
    And we're praying once again
    Rotten luck or just Jonahed
    The Talisman is in my hand
    Limbs fatigued trembling with cold
    Blinded from the sea spray salt
    Clasping anything we can hold
    Heaven's rain upon us falls

    Twenty days without a meal
    And ten without fresh water still
    Those that didn't die in storms
    The scurvy rest is slaughter

    Westward the tide!
    Westward we sail on!
    Westward the tide!
    Sail by the Talisman!

    We approaach the other side of the ocean with the tide
    In our favour just for once, welcome greeting our new land
    The elation in our hearts, the excitement in our veins
    As we sail towards the coastline of our golden promise land

    Weary limbs fatigued away
    I have no life left in me
    No more strength, and nothing left to give
    Must find the will to live

    Never thought that we could make it
    Truly sight of shores divine
    The sickness I am dying from
    Never wanted it to end this way

    Westward the tide!
    Westward we sail on!
    Westward the tide!
    Sail by the Talisman!

    Westward the tide!
    Westward we sail on!
    Westward the tide!
    Sail by the Talisman!
     
  2. owa

    owa Invader

    with two songs to go, this is my favourite track so far.  fucking awesome.
     
  3. Suicidehummer

    Suicidehummer Trooper

    Bruce hasn't hit that note in (what I think is) the chorus since 1983!
     
  4. brother2

    brother2 Prowler

    What an useless intro. However, the rest of the song is pretty  :edmetal:.
     
  5. p4warrior

    p4warrior Trooper

    I find the picking complex and beautiful.
     
  6. Stan

    Stan Nomad

    It's got a good chorus.
     
  7. Moonchild33

    Moonchild33 Trooper

    I love the intro, but unlike The Legacy, I find the rest of the song miles better.
     
  8. owa

    owa Invader

    Here's what I have of the last few minutes of the song:

    We'll cross the other side,
    of the ocean with the tide
    in __________________
    ____________________
    the elation in the hearts.
    the excitement in our veins
    as we sailed towards the coastline
    of a golden promise land.

    We're in ________ where
    I have no life left in me.
    No more strength and nothing left to give.
    Must find the will to live!
    Never thought that we could make it!
    Truly sailed with souls divine(I don't know haha)
    The sickness I am dying from.
    I never wanted it to end this way!
    Westward the tide!
    Westward we sail on!
    Westward the tide!
    Sail by the talisman!
    Westward the tide!
    Westward we sail on!
    Westward the tide!
    Sail by the talisman!
     
  9. FilthweaselUK

    FilthweaselUK Prowler

    Have to disagree with you there, especially given the subject matter I think the intro captures the vibe superbly :) However I think this one's gonna be a grower more so than most of the others for me - can't quite put my finger on it.. but there's something that for me , doesnt gel quite right.. hmmm... ----> **scuttles off for another listen**.
     
  10. mozzle

    mozzle Trooper

    I love the long accoustic intro on The Legacy. I think it fits perfect.

    As for The Talisman, well it's not bad, I just don't think it's needed. It seems more tacked on then the one on The Legacy.

    At the end of the day, I think The Talisman would get more plays on my Ipod if it didn't have the intro. I may in fact have two versions of it. One like how it's supposed to be, and one with the intro edited out. I've done that with a fair few Maiden songs. Call it Sacrilegious but hey. It works for me.
     
  11. Galvanise_

    Galvanise_ Prowler

    Yeah, Janick definitely needs to vary his acoustic playing. The chord progression to the intro is the same as The Legacy. Overall though, this song is one of the highlights of the album.
     
  12. owa

    owa Invader

    Mad love to the person who gets the lyrics up hahaha.  I've been trying, but I'm having problems because I'm a mental.
     
  13. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Lyrically, it's The Pilgrim Part 2.
     
  14. judas_rising

    judas_rising Invader

    Nice.. guitar riff starting @ 2:21 sounds just like Ghost of the Navigator..

    I'm beginning to wonder if these sea-faring epics have anything in common (even just a small yet intentional detail or two.)

    Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Ghost of the Navigator, Isle of Avalon, The Talisman..?  Just a thought, but still.
     
  15. Suicidehummer

    Suicidehummer Trooper

    Maybe Janick had a hand in these lyrics too...
     
  16. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Isle of Avalon isn't a sea-faring epic.
     
  17. Stan

    Stan Nomad

    What's this song about? Sailing?
     
  18. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    The Talisman is about people moving overseas…without lyrics I can't tell you much more.
     
  19. Babo 91

    Babo 91 Nomad

    Is it possibly about slaves being transported from africa to america ?
     
  20. Black Thunder

    Black Thunder Ancient Mariner

    Can someone post the lyrics?
     

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