|Rick Neidlinger — Inspired by The Border|
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!
repeat Verse 1
repeat chorus x2
|Rick Neidlinger — "Ethan"|
|Rick Neidlinger — "Gorgons Have Landed"|
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.
|Rick Neidlinger — "Lizardman"|
|Rick Neidlinger — "Weaving Of A Tale"|
|~somebody~ — "Something Passed By"|
SOMETHING PASSED BY — ~somebody~
burst into flames like Johnny James
if I don't drink the high octane
somehow time has been reversed
people age back to their births
this weather now it acts so strange
especially those concrete rains
and gravity...depends on where you're at
the wrong place and you may end upflat
the newspapers read... the three words the experts had said
"SOMETHING PASSED BY"
different physics now apply
"SOMETHING PASSED BY"
no where to run, no place to hide
"SOMETHING PASSED BY AND TOOK THE SKY"
the laws of nature have been changed
we shake our heads, don't understand it
sit back and watch the widespread panic
what happened to our beautiful planet?
maybe we took it just for granted
"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.
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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
|Denots — "Friend"|
|Denots — "Mary's Rest"|
|Denots — "Final Hour"|
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.
|Kilyakai — "Job's Mask"|
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 Facebook.
|Engorged — "Stinger"|
|Engorged — "Werewolf Militia"|
Lyrics to "Stinger"
From darkest space
across the void, he has arrived
Invasion front, a bounty hunter,
you won't survive
he stalks his prey, mercilessly
In his path? He'll take you down,
My name is Stinger! I get respect, your planet
and your lives are what I expect
My thrashing metal is bullet proof. your
primitive weapons are of no use
Energy field, imprisons you,
there's no escape
Conquering, taking the dead,
They come for you,
the rotting horrors you once knew
Shifting shappe, twisting flesh, I've picked their
My name is Stinger!
Feared throughout galaxies
Ill take my prisoner
and destroy all I see
Surrender now, you can't resist
Earth now belongs to the House of Fists!
My invasion force awaits
but a parsec away
With one word from me,
they'll be here in a day
To turn your cities to rubble,
stip your recources dry
Slag this planet and leave you all to die
Retrofit - The living dead - Send them to hunt
I await my vistory
from my dark tower high
Super science awaits you
once you have died
Light years advanced
I am a killer supreme
Command planet crushing armies of bionic,
Collossal worm eighty feet long
Earth will shake and open up
Swallow you whole metallic hulk
It's stinger poised and venom dripping
Burrowing beneath to attack
Pull you down and make you a snack
He's here and he's not friendly...
READY TO KILL!
Lyrics to "Werewolf Militia"
Werewolf! Militia! [x4]
Hunger is the worst,
Got to quench my thirst,
Feel my body change,
My mind has gone deranged
A soldier's duty, A citizen's right
To choose a weapon and join the fight
To die by the gun or die by the knife
Protect your land, take a life!
Werewolf! Militia! [x4]
Time to take control,
Anger starts to boil
If I can't have blood, Guess I'll go for oil
When the moon is full I take command
Of a pack of troops that prowl the land
Take no prisoners is our strategy
Our survival means your casualties!
A movement underground
The goverment bloodhound
Hunting your next of kin
Campaign of doom begins
Military forces march
by night to dig your graves
Works not done until we've won and made you
all our slaves
A hundred nation army
could never hold us back
Steely claws and howling jaws kill while night is
I feel the fury - Now I can see
Your frightened eyes
see the master in me
Capilastic! Cannibalistic! An army driven by
Hounds of hell lead the armies attack
Blood on the horizons flows
from red to black
Thirst for power's made
a monster of me
But there's no way I'd rather be
Hunt everyone one of you
and bring you down
Scour every mountain
'til your leader is found
Daisy cutters blow,
caves are stuffed with bones
Dead or suicide is left in the catacombs...