Filks from the Red Book: 2. Lórien

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2. Lórien

Author’s note:

Sung by Haldir of Lórien. Based on “Allentown,” by Billy Joel.


Well we’re living here in Lórien
Till we travel and begin again
Out in Valinor they say it’s nice –
Traveling West
Still has its price

Well our fathers made the Last Alliance
Circled Mordor like a living fence
Fought with dark Sauron for seven years
And though we won
‘Twas with many tears

And we’re living here in Lórien
But the sea-longing cannot be quenched
And the mallorns are all turning grey

Well we’re waiting here in Lórien
Lady Galadriel will lead us, then
We’ll go west across the briny waves
By the Straight Road
Not by the grave

So the bows and arrows lean on the wall
And they surely were a help to us all
But the world of war is not what’s real
Hating to wound,
We’d far rather heal

And we’re waiting here in Lórien
Though the Elves and Dwarves may soon all be friends
Still we’ll have to travel West someday

Even though I’m a pretty good shot
I still don’t want to think that that’s all I’ve got
And now that Sauron’s gone I’ll try some new things
Like seeing where the seagulls go on bold wings

Well we’re living here in Lórien
Someday soon we’ll travel with the winds
But we won’t be heading out today

And we’re living here in Lórien

This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.

Story Information

Author: Celandine Brandybuck

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 05/02/04

Original Post: 03/08/03

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