Unfavorable

by Old Man Wizard

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1.
Highwayman 05:09
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!
2.
If Only 05:25
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
3.
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
4.
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...
5.
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
6.
Forevermore 08:31
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

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

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released November 1, 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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Old Man Wizard San Diego, California

OLD MAN WIZARD are a heavy rock band based in Southern California, which formed in late 2011.

Francis Roberts - Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals francisroberts.bandcamp.com

Kris Calabio - Drums, Guitar, Vocals
zangderak.bandcamp.com

Andre Beller - Bass Guitar, Bowed Strings, Vocals
andrebeller.bandcamp.com
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