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Rick Neidlinger — Inspired by The Border
Rick Neidlinger has composed and recorded two
songs that were inspired by The Border. The lyrics for the first song,
"Ethan," are below. The second song, "Gorgons Have Landed," is an instrumental.
You can listen to more of Rick's music on his page on RiffWorld.com.
"Ethan" — Lyrics by Rick Neidlinger, inspired by Robert McCammon
Verse 1: The sky is falling, the beast will prevail, your only hope here lies in the mountains; lies in the hands of one little boy, Ethan will you guide the way?
Chorus: Ethan's the savior and we don't know why, the orders handed down from the sky. Was it a god or an alien? The answers we might never know.
Verse 2: Ethan was chosen, raised from near death, given powers we can't comprehend. He says we must find the White Mansion up high, the beast it must not prevail!
Rick had previously composed two other McCammon-inspired songs. "Lizardman" is based on the McCammon short story of the same name, while "Weaving Of A Tale" is about story-writing in general.
YouTube user ~somebody~
has posted a song based on the Robert McCammon short story "Something Passed
By". The lyrics for the song can be found below.
SOMETHING PASSED BY — ~somebody~
burst into flames like Johnny James
the newspapers read... the three words the experts had said
the laws of nature have been changed
"Boy's Life" by Timo Heikkinen
Finnish jazz musician Timo "The Doc" Heikkinen has written an original composition featuring the opening poem from Boy's Life. This clip was filmed in the #1 live music club Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland, in November 2009.
View video on YouTube
You can purchase The Doc's The First Cut album, or just the song "Boy's Life," from cdbaby.
The metal band Denots has posted
to their MySpace page three songs whose lyrics were inspired by Robert
McCammon's Swan Song. The songs form the trilogy "A Symphony of Frost and Fire."
Thanks to Jerimiah Peterson for the links!
A Symphony of Frost and Fire
A Symphony of Frost and Fire
Music by Denots. Lyrics are quoted from and inspired by Robert McCammon's novel Swan Song.
Now the world is all on fire, finally I can breathe Face of death part 4 now playing starring me I walk my path alone I'll break you dead or alive. Man made the missiles I made them fly I'm the man with the scarlet eye, burning demons and the meek charred remains the world has fallen it's a wonderful life. Thank you for your pleasures of bullshit that I take and rape I'll make you pull the trigger bang I'm your friend from the darkest place. I thrive from hate I feed off pain so fucking weak to think that you could trust me no hope or love existing from the darkest places you will see everything means nothing in a frozen suffering dark everyday only death left and dismay how have they not gone insane but they are still sane somehow a child awakens an apple tree something lurks behind following under the masks their faces change to their true faces you will all be crushed under my army try and defend the land and the girl but I have plans we are off to talk to God on Warwick mountain I'll destroy you all with human hands pray to the doomsday machine arm the talons of heaven prepare yourselves for the final hour
"Mary's Rest" (Instrumental)
"The Final Hour"
Now the president's gone insane thinks he's god but he's A-okay deep inside an old mine shaft an armored room with three main frames there's still some good left deep inside the shadow soldier's demon eyes friend till the end murders the first man the final prayer has been said satellites move to positions the countdown begins the man with a thousand faces showed he was just a sore with reptilian eyes a diseased mass pulse cold and rippled black holes fury in the chaos of time ten seconds left the black keyboard the codeword nails plunge deep into a blackened heart nuclear missile platforms with 25 megaton war heads set to fire into the ice caps the blast with throw the earth off its axis don't you see that all the evil in the world will be cleansed.
Canadian speed metal band Kilyakai wrote "Job's Mask" based on
Swan Song. Unfortunately, the lyrics are not currently available.
You can find Kilkayai on Facebook
Engorged is a speed-metal band whose 2004 album Where Monsters Dwell
features two songs based on Robert McCammon novels.
The songs are
"Stinger," based on Stinger, of course, and "Werewolf
Militia," based on The Wolf's Hour. You can find Engorged on
Lyrics to "Stinger"
From darkest space
My name is Stinger! I get respect, your planet
Energy field, imprisons you,
My name is Stinger!
Retrofit - The living dead - Send them to hunt
I await my vistory
Burrowing beneath to attack
Lyrics to "Werewolf Militia"
Werewolf! Militia! [x4]
A soldier's duty, A citizen's right
Werewolf! Militia! [x4]
Time to take control,
When the moon is full I take command
A movement underground
Military forces march
I feel the fury - Now I can see
Hounds of hell lead the armies attack
Hunt everyone one of you