Unfavorable

by Old Man Wizard

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"One can never be truly free if one admires others too much."
-Tove Jansson

credits

released 01 November 2013

Old Man Wizard is: Francis Roberts, Kris Calabio, Andre Beller

Music and Lyrics by F. C. Roberts
Mixed and Mastered by Brian Rumsey (brianrumseyaudio.com)
Artwork by Valin Mattheis (strange-gods.tumblr.com)
Phototography by Flip Cassidy (avantgardenias.com)
Produced by Old Man Wizard & Brian Rumsey
Special Thanks to Connor Kelly

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Track Name: Highwayman
Your money or your life, driver! "Never!" he said
So I drew my sword and pulled my gun and said a second time:
Your money or your life, driver! "Never!" he said
So I raised my sword on high and shouted "Off with your head!"

A dark and stormy night with the full moon in the sky
A howl is heard in the distance and everyone knows it's mine
Renegade of the wilderness, a bandit's what I am
You see, I take what I want, however I want and I decide when!

Call me a bandit or a highwayman
Take my soul for all my sins
Back to that long road again
Know the road's where i began!

I met a man on the road to today, i guess he lost his way
He'd made a lot of money and he was bringin' it home to jane
I ran my sword right through his chest, then shot him in the head
I took all of that money, and she never saw him again!

Call me a bandit or a highwayman
Take my soul for all my sins
Back to that long road again
Know that road's where I began!

Call me a robber or a thief or a rogue,
Can't sell my soul, it's already been sold
You see me on that long, dark road,
Your breath stops breathing and blood runs cold!
Track Name: If Only
Sleep beckons to me, but a new day is here
I must go on
The sun peers through the clouds, the clouds shed their tears
I must go on

If I ever return, I'll have a tale to tell you
If I never return, my story will be lost
And if only I knew that I would one day find what I need
If only I could see

Hope beckons to me, a new day is here
I can go on
Stars once lit the sky, the sky now is clear
I can go on

And if I ever learn, I'll have a tale to share
And if I never learn, you'll be the one to teach me
And if only I knew, that I would one day find what I need
If only I were free

The sun wavers and grins, nightfall is here
I must now sleep
The moon shows her fair face, stars smile down
I must now sleep
I must now sleep

And when I return, I'll have a tale to tell you
And when I return, my story will be told
If only you knew, that I would one day find what I need
If only I could see
If only I could see
Track Name: Nightmare Rider
Fly from our home
Instinct guides the way
We are only puppets
In some sick man's play

The night drags on and on
Full moon lights our eyes
Galloping behind us
The rider's nightmare cries!

Nightmare rider
Never tires
Nightmare rider
Black cloak wreathed in evil fire

Hide behind your thoughts
Away from the starlight
Through the roots and branches
Cloaked figure blocks our flight

The night drags on and on
Full moon lights our eyes
Breathing close behind us
The rider's nightmare cries!

Nightmare rider
Never tires
Nightmare rider
Black cloak wreathed in evil burning demon fire
Track Name: The Bearded Fool
When the people wonder where their bearded savior's gone
I will stand atop a mountain, tell them to stand strong
As the hours pass, the sound of tragedy and grief
join in with the warring factions fighting to be free

When their bearded fool returns, they won't accept his reign
I shall challenge him to stand and fight or die ashamed
As the hours pass the people fighting slowly die
They'll meet each other afterwards, the gods will hear their cry

And when I die, they'll tell you my story
A hero's tale told of a bearded fool
And why must I be he who trades his blood for glory
A coward's lie behind a champion's veil...
Track Name: Traveller's Lament
I heard the noble centaurs are no more
I heard it from the last of their kind
The witches are gone, the magic is gone
I refuse to believe it

Given to be forgotten by all else
Given to me by old Father Time
Sister Moon remembers but the Singing Sun forgot
One hundred thousand souls he happened to drop

I've seen a hundred billion stars light the sky
They told me they would find a new sun
But the sun was nowhere to be found
And The Traveller dared not make another sound

I know why the noble centaurs are no more
For I have spoken with the last of their kind
I would not live in this sad world, had I a sliver of choice
Had I a voice...had I a choice
Track Name: Forevermore
A young man wears a ring
Not knowing what it was for
This burden he carries, on and on...
Forevermore

A monster sleeps in a city deep
On the cold, dark ocean floor
Sleeps to arise, once again
And rule mankind once more

The future is dark, the now is grim
The past we don't even know
Where did we come from, where have we been?
What do we have to show?

Time rolls on without a care
Doom awaits us one and all
Great oceans and mountains it will rend
Your life too must come to an end