Battle Song

Battle Song

A Poem by AliciaB
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It is, in fact, a song. It's pretty slow.

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I went out into the night to face the demons

I went out into the darkness all alone

My arrogance, my weapon and my downfall

I could never win this fight all on my own

 

Now brother, won’t you stand beside me?

‘Cause I cannot stand alone here anymore

And brother, won’t you fight beside me?

‘Cause I’m fadin’ fast, but I gotta win this war

 

This is my battle song

It’s gonna make my spirit strong

Hold tight, just hold on

We’re not gonna last too long

But for now we’ll fight

But for now we’ll fight

But for now… we’ll… fight.

 

The flag that I was flyin’ bore a color

But I’ve found it’s not the color that I bleed

And I never thought to second-guess my actions

But I guess a second more is what I need

 

Now brother, won’t you kneel beside me

As I pray to God we make it home alive?

And brother, won’t you pray beside me?

‘Cause we’ve got so much to say before we die

 

We’ll sing our battle song

It’s gonna make our spirits strong

Hold tight, just hold on

We’re not gonna last too long

But for now we’ll fight

But for now we’ll fight

But for now… we’ll… fight.

 

[instrumental]

Whoa ho, Oh ho

Whoa ho, Oh ho

Whoa ho, Oh ho

Whoa…

 

Brother, won’t you lay beside me

As we sing our final, dyin’ vict’ry song?

Now brother, close your eyes beside me

And I’ll hold this final note until you’re gone

 

I’ll sing our battle song

It’s gonna make my spirit strong

Hold tight, just hold on

We’re not gonna last too long

But for now we’ll fight

But for now we’ll fight

But for now… we’ll….

© 2016 AliciaB


Author's Note

AliciaB
I thought of this a long time ago and finally finished it and wrote it down. In my head, it's sung by a male voice. I think it's Ed Sheeran. The mental instrumentals (haha) come from the song "I See Fire," which he sings during the end credits of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Forgive me for the intracerebral plagiarism. In the highly unlikely event that I ever become a songwriter, I'll have someone else figure that part out.

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Hello AliciaB,

Great song! The verses flow really well together. Though I cannot for the life of me think of the song you are referencing, as I read your words I found a natural rhythm that came out of nowhere. I like your wording. As I said above, it has a natural flow to it so I think that if you found someone to write the music for your words then it won't be so hard to make this a genuine song. Best of luck to you!

Thank you for sharing!

Kind regards,

Schatzi

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

AliciaB

7 Years Ago

Thank you very much! I appreciate it.



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This is great! I can't say I can picture it as a song, but that's just because I can't imagine instruments. XP Anyway from what I saw it's amazing and I would totally play it on repeat!!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The first 2 lines are my favorite!
Awesome poem!
Keep up the great work!!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

AliciaB

7 Years Ago

Thank you!
Hello AliciaB,

Great song! The verses flow really well together. Though I cannot for the life of me think of the song you are referencing, as I read your words I found a natural rhythm that came out of nowhere. I like your wording. As I said above, it has a natural flow to it so I think that if you found someone to write the music for your words then it won't be so hard to make this a genuine song. Best of luck to you!

Thank you for sharing!

Kind regards,

Schatzi

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

AliciaB

7 Years Ago

Thank you very much! I appreciate it.
Would love to hear Ed Sheeran singing this! Nice lyrics. I like the line near the beginning "My arrogance my weapon and my downfall."

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

AliciaB

7 Years Ago

Thank you!
I love the flow and rhythm of this song. These lines are really wonderful:

Now brother, won’t you kneel beside me

As I pray to God we make it home alive?

And brother, won’t you pray beside me?

‘Cause we’ve got so much to say before we die

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Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

AliciaB

7 Years Ago

Thank you!
Not only do I love this song, I love the inspiration behind it! I'm a Middle Earth fan and I enjoy a couple of Edinburgh Sheer an songs, too. "I see fire" is definitely a song I like from Sheeran.

More about your own song, I would like to know how it will sound as a song when it ever happens. I bet it would beawesome! The words alone would get anyone pumped up!

Posted 7 Years Ago


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AliciaB

7 Years Ago

Thank you very much! I am also a huge Middle Earth fan. The funny thing is, this isn't really a "p.. read more
I really enjoyed this battle song. Couldn't help but wish to hear a melody to go along with it ^_^ but the description you wrote gives me a fair idea about it, with Ed Sheeran's voice =D nice.
Love the message in this song. Good job Alicia :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

AliciaB

7 Years Ago

Thank you very much!
loved it,singing my battle song now ! i`m gonna whip somebodys a*s ,lol

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

AliciaB

7 Years Ago

Thanks! This isn't quite that kind of battle song, but... that works. :)
 wordman

7 Years Ago

i was acting silly,loved the poem and it`s real message

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I love running, drawing, reading, and writing (obviously). I am an absolute nerd and a huge fan of The Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit. I am Roman Catholic, I have three younger sisters, and I am reall.. more..

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