Mirror Mirror – Blind Guardian

di InsideMusic
La hit delle hit dei Blind Guardian è Mirror Mirror, pubblicata nel lontano 1998 e contenuta in Nightfall in Middle-Earth. Il testo richiama ovviamente la saga di Tolkien, Il Signore degli Anelli e il Silmarillion: in particolare, Mirror Mirror si riferisce agli Elfi che abbandonarono la terra sacra di Valinor, dove vivevano assieme alle divinità di Arda, i Valar. Turgon, un elfo Noldor, decise dunque di fondare la città segreta di Gondolin nello scomparso Beleriand (un continente che faceva parte della Terra di Mezzo distrutto dalla Guerra Santa della Prima Era) per scampare al crudele regno di terrore di Melkor, un Valar reietto e caduto che fu a suo tempo il signore del ben più famoso Sauron.
Far, far beyond the island
We dwelt in shades of twilight
Through dread and weary days
Through grief and endless pain
It lies unknown
The land of mine
A hidden gate
To save us from the shadow fall
The lord of water spoke
In the silence
Words of wisdom
I’ve seen the end of all
Be aware the storm gets closer
Mirror Mirror on the wall
True hope lies beyond the coast
You’re a damned kind can’t you see
That the winds will change
Mirror Mirror on the wall
True hope lies beyond the coast
You’re a damned kind can’t you see
That tomorrows bears insanity
Gone’s the wisdom
Of a thousand years
A world in fire and chains and fear
Leads me to a place so far
Deep down it lies my secret vision
I better keep it safe
Shall I leave my friends alone
Hidden in my twilight hall
(I) know the world is lost in fire
Sure there is no way to turn it
Back to the old days
Of bliss and cheerful laughter
We’re lost in barren lands
Caught in the running flames
Alone
How shall we leave the lost road
Time’s getting short so follow me
A leader’s task so clearly
To find a path out of the dark
Mirror Mirror on the wall
True hope lies beyond the coast
You’re a damned kind can’t you see
That the winds will change
Mirror Mirror on the wall
True hope lies beyond the coast
You’re a damned kind can’t you see
That the winds will change
Even though
The storm calmed down
The bitter end
Is just a matter of time
Shall we dare the dragon
Merciless he’s poisoning our hearts
Our hearts
How shall we leave the lost road
Time’s getting short so follow me
A leader’s task so clearly
To find a path out of the dark
Mirror Mirror on the wall
True hope lies beyond the coast
You’re a damned kind can’t you see
That the winds will change
Mirror Mirror on the wall
True hope lies beyond the coast
You’re a damned kind can’t you see
That the winds will change

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