My Companion Song to ‘I see Fire’ by Ed Sheeran – Flame upon the Lake

A Companion Song I wrote  for ‘I see Fire’ by Ed Sheeran.  I try to outlay the flight, fight and death of Smaug by Bard, touching briefly on the Battle of Five Armies and the death of Thorin.

Flame upon the lake

Water, fire and home,
Long lake aside distant peak
Fear flight beasts fiery breath
Icy grip red embrace and final judgement

Wrath upon the wind
Gleeful hate and blacken heart
A poets resolve as bloods calls
Fools risk with tempest mast

Raised bow composed eye
Legacies failing no final hold
Black arrows trust
Loosed hope and long reach

Flame upon the lake
Fire from above
Flame and water
Ablaze my home
Flame within the wave
Dragons gasp white as the sun
Flame upon the lake
Havens end and souls release
Exiles path beneath mountain view

Arrows flight a breach bared
Centres demise beneath the glass
A high end and victories hope
Stock and land evenness’s scale

Golds spell a minds weakness
Five by death and friends grip
Groteques advent and wild tooth
Nobel demise a shallow gain

Flame upon the lake
Fire from above
Flame and water
Ablaze my home
Flame within the wave
Dragons gasp white as the sun
Flame upon the lake
Havens end souls release
Exiles path beneath mountain view

Flame upon the lake (my home alights),
And still flame upon the lake (lost to the depths)
And still Flame upon the lake (beneath the misty eye of mountain)
No more flame upon the water, all light consumed

For those interested in comparison, the original ‘I See Fire’ lyrics

Oh, misty eye of the mountain below
Keep careful watch of my brothers’ souls
And should the sky be filled with fire and smoke
Keep watching over Durin’s sons

If this is to end in fire
Then we should all burn together
Watch the flames climb high into the night

Calling out father oh
Stand by and we will
Watch the flames burn auburn on
The mountain side

And if we should die tonight
Then we should all die together
Raise a glass of wine for the last time

Calling out father oh
Prepare as we will
Watch the flames burn auburn on
The mountain side
Desolation comes upon the sky

Now I see fire
Inside the mountain
I see fire
Burning the trees
And I see fire
Hollowing souls
I see fire
Blood in the breeze
And I hope that you remember me

Oh, should my people fall
Then surely I’ll do the same
Confined in mountain halls
We got too close to the flame

Calling out father oh
Hold fast and we will
Watch the flames burn auburn on
The mountain side
Desolation comes upon the sky

Now I see fire
Inside the mountain
I see fire
Burning the trees
I see fire
Hollowing souls
I see fire
Blood in the breeze
And I hope that you remember me

And if the night is burning
I will cover my eyes
For if the dark returns
Then my brothers will die
And as the sky is falling down
It crashed into this lonely town
And with that shadow upon the ground
I hear my people screaming out

Now I see fire
Inside the mountains
I see fire
Burning the trees
I see fire
Hollowing souls
I see fire
Blood in the breeze

I see fire (oh you know I saw a city burning out) (fire)
And I see fire (feel the heat upon my skin, yeah) (fire)
And I see fire (uh-uh-uh-uh) (fire)
And I see fire burn auburn on the mountain side

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