Libera et impera!
I'm hoping Transylvania wins this entire game to be honest.
The solos could still be judged with the context of the music underneath.If people can judge solos without any context, you should be able to judge lyrics too.
Yeah, I have that as well in Montsegur.the dark lyrics and cheerful music of Invaders don't fit together at all. Invaders! Dum-dee-doo-dee-dee - raping, marauding!
Those are Bruce lyrics. And if I'm not mistaken they contain metaphores, some of these are not very clear (at least to me). I am sure Steve didn't want to talk in riddels. He went for clear events, in chronological order, like on a timeline.See how Bruce does it in The Alchemist (Maiden's) or Man of Sorrows (Bruce's)
Those are Bruce lyrics. And if I'm not mistaken they contain metaphores, some of these are not very clear (at least to me).
So you criticize the idea of doing a portrait of a historical figure with an impressive career. At least: the impressive moments in his life are not allowed to be mentioned in a song.Well, that sounds like a really dull idea for lyrics.
You can't emphasize all these Alex moments that way. You may wish it to happen, but I don't think it can be done. Prove me wrong, if you like. Good luck.The Alchemist then. Not about a certain event, but the whole man's life, similar to Alexander
Of course it's gonna contain metaphores and other poetic devices, it's a song
So you criticize the idea of doing a portrait of a historical figure with an impressive career. At least: the impressive moments in his life are not allowed to be mentioned in a song.
All embrace me
It's my time to rule at last
Fifteen years have I been waiting
To sit upon my throne
I will swear no oath
Crowned by god not by the church
As my power is divine
They thought I was too young to rule the land
Just as they failed to understand
Born to rule
My time has come
I was chosen by heaven
Say my name when you pray
To the skies
See carolus rise
With the lord my protector
Make them bow to my will
To the skies
See carolus rise
At the age of nineteen
He became the Macedon King
And he swore to free all of Asia Minor
By the Aegian Sea
In 334 B.C.
He utterly beat the armies of Persia
Alexander the Great
His name struck fear into hearts of men
Alexander the Great
Became a legend 'mongst mortal men
Exactly. I don't think Steve wanted to connect more on an emotional level. Not his main goal. If he wanted to, he certainly would have made more room for it.obviously Sabaton had an entire album to delve into this guy's story.
I see what you are comparing but it is the subject matter in Alexander the Great that should not be cast aside in this discussion.
Exactly. I don't think Steve wanted to connect more on an emotional level. Not his main goal. If he wanted to, he certainly would have made more room for it.
Obviously he preferred to mention many moments in the man's young life. We may not like that, but a little more empathy for Steve's intention (which is not that crazy: what Alexander did was unreal; this quantity just had to be emphasized in Steve's view!) could help.
The music connects very much on an emotional level. The lyrics have a different role.
I don't think the portrait of the same amount of events can be done much better if the perspective was "simply" changed. More needs to be done to make it less sterile. And then you need more lines if you want to cover all the events. No room for that. We'd have to get rid of a lot of instrumental parts, or even extent the song length. Also: the events still need to be recognizable in some way.I'm not saying the subject matter should be cast aside. But there are ways to convey that subject matter without coming off completely sterile. If you put the entire song from a first-person perspective, with Bruce taking on the role of Alexander, it'd be a (very small) step in the right direction.
Okay, I think there's a good chance this was his intention. Or else it really should look different. In the end, this was his choice and he went in that direction. I don't think he did not care about his own lyrics. That's not really the motivated Steve I "know".We don't know Steve's intentions. We don't know what he was thinking, or how hard he tried to write those lyrics. He may have made a conscious decision to avoid all emotions, he may have just written the lyrics in an hour and not given a crap about them. We don't know.
That's good Knick! I understand what you wanted to do and I like it. The only thing I'm doubting about is how some words (or vowel) fit to the accents (rhythm). I wouldn't mind hearing a recording!
I don't know where you get that from what I said. Just simply listing the events and achievement's of Alex's life in song form -which is what ATG is- doesn't sound exciting to me. There's nothing poetic about that.So you criticize the idea of doing a portrait of a historical figure with an impressive career. At least: the impressive moments in his life are not allowed to be mentioned in a song.