Blue Book of Melleth: The Sky Wept Diamonds: 2. Lyrics to 'When I Go'

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2. Lyrics to 'When I Go'

When I Go © 1998 Dave Carter / Dave Carter Music (BMI)

Come, lonely hunter, chieftain and king,
I will fly like the falcon when i go.
bear me my brother under your wing,
i will strike fell like lightning when i go.
i will bellow like the thunder drum,
invoke the storm of war
a twisting pillar spun of dust and blood up from the prairie floor
i will sweep the foe before me like a gale out on the snow
and the wind will long recount the story, reverence and glory,
when i go

Spring, spirit dancer, nimble and thin,
i will leap like coyote when i go
tireless entrancer, lend me your skin,
i will run like the gray wolf when i go.
i will climb the rise at daybreak,
i will kiss the sky at noon
raise my yearning voice at midnight to my mother in the moon
i will make the lay of long defeat and draw the chorus slow
and hope that someone wise is listening
when i go.

And when the sun comes trumpets from his red house in the east
he will find a standing stone where long i chanted my release
he will send his morning messenger to strike the hammer blow
and i will crumble down uncountable
in showers of crimson rubies
when i go

Sigh, mournful sister, whisper and turn,
i will rattle like dry leaves when i go
stand in the mist where my fire used to burn,
i will camp on the night breeze when i go
and should you glimpse my wandering form out on the borderline
between death and resurrection and the council of the pines
do not worry for my comfort, do not sorrow for me so
all your diamond tears will rise up
and adorn the sky beside me
when i go.

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: Elen Kortirion

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 06/21/10

Original Post: 08/28/04

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