Filks from the Red Book: 32. Gandalf

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32. Gandalf

Author’s note:
As well as the usual disclaimer, I must note that this is based on “Pressure,” by Billy Joel. Saruman sings while watching the Fellowship in the palantír.

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You have to keep rein on yourself
Gandalf
You can’t lead everybody else
Gandalf
You’ve never had to put in place a king
But you will come to a time
When the only choice you make
Is hidden, dark, in your mind
And you’ll have to die then Gandalf

You used to call me meddlesome
Gandalf
But can’t you see that you are one
Gandalf
You think that flouting Sauron is simple
Now here you are with your faith
And your simpleton advice
You may have lines on your face
But you’ll fail in the end Gandalf

Always moving, someplace to go
Steward or king
Which should now go?
All your life you’ve wasted on Men
Foolish of you
They don’t know friends
Gandalf
Gandalf

Don’t look to me to help you out
Gandalf
You’ll have to manage – which I doubt
Gandalf
I’m sure you have some philosophic plan
But here you are in the Mines
Aragorn is losing hope
Nothing to do but give in
Fall into the abyss Gandalf
Gandalf

All your life you’ve tried to do good
I gave that up
Who says we should?
Gandalf

I’m sure you have some philosophic plan
But here you are with your faith
And your simpleton advice
You may have lines on your face
But you’ll fail in the end Gandalf
Gandalf, Gandalf
Just give up now
Gandalf

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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