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Mile by mile and day by day,
The Lonely Bard goes on.
Through the wind and rain he makes his way
And sings his mournful song

To every village high and low
He went to sing his tale of woe.
He never had a place to call home
And wandered through the hills all alone

From verdant spring to bleak chilly fall,
He followed naught but his muse's call.
No shelter had he from the bitter cold
And perished in Winter's icy hold.


I see him in my dreams and hear his cry,
Another sleepless night goes by.
His tune, it haunts my every waking hour!
No solace can I find from his power

Long ago and far away
Upon a frozen moor,
He lost his life one tragic day
And haunts me evermore

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Once I've found randomly this song and downloaded it immediately, because really loved it and made me cry. But then, I've lost it, and after some time wanted to find it again, but couldn't, because I couldn't even remember the name of it! But every day I tried to revive my memory, then melody appeared in my head, and 1 line of the lyrics. And I was so happy when I found it, because it was so much time! Added to favs now for not losing it again. Thank you for such an amazing piece!

LadyArsenic responds:

What a story!
I know I hate it when I can't remember a good song and don't know where or how to find it again. I'm so happy that I could touch you with my music. Thank you so much for listening and leaving me a lovely story! <3

Simply amazing. So melancholic and nostalgic. I can't describe my feelings in words. All I can say is that it's beautiful, simply beautiful.

LadyArsenic responds:

=) Thank you so much. I'm really glad you were able to enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed writing it. <3

No idea. Yes though, you hold a strong voice. CHEERS to you

LadyArsenic responds:

Thank you so much! ^_^

So beautiful, you have an amazing voice.

LadyArsenic responds:

Thank you so much, I'm glad you could enjoy it!

Hah, when I thought about the Lonely Bard I understood that he is quite a figure. Not only he listened to muse, he became one himself.
It leads to the question: is the bard really lonely while he found ones who listened to his story?
I found possible answer: the bard is not alone anymore but the Death allows him only to haunt others with music. Or rather his music, like Orpheus' one, bought the Death to provide music to one who is worthy.
Of course, if the bard is dead and death has power over him, the second possibility appears. The memory can also haunt, but for how long memory is quite clear to recognise melody? Even days can blur some sounds that creates the music. Another 'power' of the Lonely Bard could be writing melodies into hearts, then. Putting them that far, that they exist like artificial thoughts appearing in night time as the inspiration.

Generally, beautiful. As you can see, I tried to interprete that :). If you could say why the Lonely Bard became or was lonely; if you could say whether world refused him like Cassandra (from Greek Mythology) or was there another story...

LadyArsenic responds:

A very very interesting theory, I love it!
I always called him lonely because he traveled alone, never making friend or enemy, never missed or anticipated. Anyway, it was so easy to tell his story because in a lot of aspects he was and is still very very real.

One night, when I was trying to sleep as most composers aren't supposed to ever do, I SNAPPED awake in a cold sweat with this melody playing in my head. I ran to my studio and composed it as fast as I could. Some weeks, later, the same thing happened and I had to write a redux. Then another.... ....Then another.

This melody followed me around everywhere I went, haunting me and making me write different variations of it until I almost had an entire soundtrack's worth of it. So one day I sent it to my sister, a poet and very good lyricist, and asked her what she thought of this story. She said the melody was nice, and thought nothing of it.

The next night she woke up in a cold sweat just like me, the melody plaguing her. So she wrote these lyrics, and told me I needed to make this or we'd never feel any closure from this stupid reoccurring melody. And so he became. Haunting me evermore, as the song puts it. With this very melody.

Anyway, I'm so glad you enjoyed the piece, and I love that you put that much thought into the story, I love the idea you got from it!

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4.98 / 5.00

Aug 6, 2012
9:35 PM EDT
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9.8 MB
4 min 18 sec

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