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Ancient place, distant time, it feels so familiar
A marble hall, I sense I've been here before
Is it a dream I had long ago?
A dream...

I stand all alone now, no one
Comes to walk by my side
But where am I
As I walk through the night
So clear?

Ancient place I'm in, it seems not long gone
Distant time, I feel I've been here before
A vision thought forgotten
Of a time long ago

Marble hall, where I spent
Those long lonely years
Was it real?  The cold,
The pain and the tears?
This hidden palace where I
Wait on my own?

A basalt maze and granite bars
To hold me down beneath the stars
A wondrous place, a gilded cage
'Gainst the barricade I rage.

Someday I'll be free
As the breezes
Someday, I will be there
Standing there by your side
Your side...

Am I here and trapped by my destiny?
Am I there and lost in my memory?
Was it a dream in memory's guise?
Did I escape to azure skies?
Was I ever stuck within that world
With nobody to hear me?
All alone in that hidden place
With nobody to hold me.
The poem above is an idea I had for lyrics to Forbidden Memory (of a Forgotten Dream), an absolutely awesome orchestral remix of the background music for an unfinished level in Sonic the Hedgehog 2. I know it's kind of classical style and doesn't really need words, but it's been stuck in my head and I couldn't resist trying.

List of times the verses/stanzas come in:

1st: 49 seconds
2nd: 1 minute, 23 seconds
3rd: 1 minute, 47 seconds
4th: 2 minutes, 10 seconds
5th: 2 minutes, 34 seconds
6th: 4 minutes, 20 seconds
7th: 5 minutes, 20 seconds
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aerobrony Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
This... this... i can't even put into words what i want to express...

Damn... music + lyrics its beyond epic

somehow i manage to get some nice inspiration out of this
rampaging-poet Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Thank you very, very much. Just knowing someone enjoyed it makes me happy. :)
Liquidfire3 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, that was so beautiful I nearly teared up. Especially because I was reading it with the song in the background. :happycry:
rampaging-poet Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
Thank you very much. It's nice to hear from someone who enjoyed it.
If I ever get my hands on better recording equipment than an old headset microphone, I'll be sure you get to hear it sung.
xxpublic-enemy1xx Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
I loved this song and now you've made it even better!

Would it be ok for me to sing this and put it up on my youtube account someday? I would give you (and random hero) the appropriate credit
rampaging-poet Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
Of course! Just make sure you send it to RandomHero, as he'd really like to hear someone sing this at some point.

Also, glad you like it. :)
xxpublic-enemy1xx Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
thank you ^^ and I will send it to RandomHero, don't worry

Best lyrics ever
Random-Hero-remix Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
NICE.. I never thought about writing lyrics for the song... Oh yeah btw, I'm the same Random Hero from,, and various other video game remix sites.
I really wish I could hear the lyrics preformed with the song.. I don't think my voice would do it justice.
xxpublic-enemy1xx Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
Just so you know, I'm going to try to sing these lyrics, then put it up on my youtube account. I'll note you when I'm ready
rampaging-poet Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
Thank you very, very much for your approval of my lyrics and for making such an amazing remix to begin with.

Also, though I can't make any promises, I might be able to record a half-decent rendition. Unfortunately I don't have a decent microphone at the moment, but if I'm ever ready to try this, you'll be the first to know.
kurwa-zajebista Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
This is a really good idea.
I like how you provided the music and even the times when the stanzas/verses should be started.

I find it's easier writing lyrics to music, but sometimes it turns out a little dry without the music in the end. But you've done a good job.
rampaging-poet Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
Thank you very much. I agree that when writing lyrics to a song, it just isn't quite right without the actual music. There's no way to tell what the meter is intended to be without knowing what it's supposed to be sung to.

Sorry about taking awhile to formulate a reply, my brain is slow today ^^;.
Deistainte Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Very neat. I like the lines at the end best about azure skies, but I also like the mention of the marble hall.
rampaging-poet Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
Thank you!
Uh, quick question: any particular marble hall bit that you like, or just the fact that it's mentioned at least once? I get the feeling I may have gone a little overboard on repitition here...
Deistainte Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
No, actually I really like the repitition. I think it makes a lovely theme within the lyrics. A sort of "cold" feeling, if you will?
speedd13 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
awesome lyrics for an awesome song
rampaging-poet Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
Thank you :)!
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