Old Enough For Faerie Tales

by Lonely Mountain Band

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This is a track inspired by the writings of C.S. Lewis & J.R.R. Tolkien, and specifically by the line by Lewis: “Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”
This song was first released as a bonus track on the Official Soundtrack of the Movie: Rise of the Fellowship - which you can purchase here: swordsongrecords.com/album/rise-of-the-fellowship-original-soundtrack
There is a promo video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyGVscGJrfw

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Remember when we chased dragons
Remember long days
now gone by
There was neither night nor day
but an ever-eve of glooming light
when first there glimmered into sight
our Cottage of Lost Play

Chorus:
Oh one day we'll be strong enough
to sing these songs again
Some day we'll be old enough
to read these fairy tales... again

Remember when we were free to dream
and every waking star
led us to play
There was no grind from day to night
no bitter hearts or loveless wight
and off we rode in matchless might
from our castle to win the day

Chorus

Remember when we forgot the way
and every winding path
led us astray
to riches trapped in towers tall
with heroes only raised to fall
And every heart behind a wall
hoping for someday

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released January 29, 2014
"Old Enough for Faerie Tales"
by Lonely Mountain Band
www.MinstrelSongs.com
© 2013 Lonely Mountain Band

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Lonely Mountain Band New York, New York

"I would draw some of the great tales in fullness, and leave many only placed in the scheme, and sketched. The cycles should be linked to a majestic whole, and yet leave scope for other minds and hands, wielding paint and music and drama..."
— John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, from a letter written to Milton Waldman, ca. 1951 —
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