Sunday, June 23, 2013

Falconer - Mindtraveller



I tend to abuse of the concept of  "perfection". However, my usage of it doesn't imply the idea to be absolute and universal. For example, I think MINDTRAVELLER by Falconer is a perfect power metal song (on a perfect album, also, but that's another battle).  It's an object that achieved perfection in itself. It literally could not be better than it actually is (or its improvement depends on variables I am 100% oblivious about). The guitar riff is striking and slightly echoes what the mood the song is trying to invite, Mathias Blad's delivery is strong and inspiring and the song's meaning, but allegorically and abstractly reflects something much deeper than its lyrics. Perfection happens sometimes. Some things live up to 100% of their potential. MINDTRAVELLER sure does. It's a song I never get tired of.

Falconer - MINDTRAVELLER


I travel over high mountains
Through deep valleys and forests
Crossing great rivers
In search of knowledge of the gods
From far beyond place and time
I hear a whispering wind,
It tells me to strive on
Through the horizon of my thoughts

I am the mindtraveller
My quest is man's destiny
Teach me secret holy spells
And the wisdom of the elderly
Gazing into my mind
Entering my soul.
Is there not a secret to unfold.
(Here I have advices to be told)

I am the mindtraveller
Seeking wisdom of yore

I am the mindexplorer
Striving to know so much more
Spirits of history fill my soul
With divine old words
I am on the right track
Out of the haze I'll emerge

I reach unknown croners
In the back of my mind
Never been here before
Still I recognise it all.
I hear the whispering voices
Clearly all around me,
Echoing in the valley
Where magic intellect dwells

Finally I can see the blind
Not knowing why they exists,
I hear laments of nature,
Where led the path we missed?

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