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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

The Dead Marshes, Pt. 1: “So Bright, So Beautiful…” plus poem by jan-u-wine….

Posted on 2007.04.23 at 11:25

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diem_kieu94
diem_kieu94 at 2012-11-11 22:36 (UTC) (Link)

Considering Frodo and the Ring...

Greetings, Metchild and Jan-u-wine!! As usual, your commments about the movie and the screecaps are amazing! Jan-u-wine's poem here captures Frodo's sentiments towards the Ring beautifully!

Concerning those sentiments... I don't know if any of you have heard of (or would like)the hard rock/metal band Disturbed, but they have a song called "Sickened" that I think also captures Frodo's relationship to the Ring. Well... Here are the lyrics!

That's enough of all your taunting -
Seems I can't remove you from my mind;
Don't you know sometimes I wish they'd
kill me for wanting you?
I will sit alone in silence,
gather all the meaning I can find -
Will you be defeated when they
kill me for wanting you?

I can't believe that my sanity lies in
abandoning you -
I can't recall a more helpless time
perpetrated by you!

Sickened from wanting you,
frightened of finding the truth -
Don't say anymore,
now my mind isn't changing -
This reckoning's long overdue!

Alabaster walls surround me,
in the prison of my own design -
Will I win my freedom if they
kill me for wanting you?
Maybe arms of hell will hound me,
just as long as I remain confined,
I will be completed when they
kill me for wanting you!

I can't believe that my sanity lies in
abandoning you -
I can't recall a more helpless time
perpetrated by you!

Sickened from wanting you,
frightened of finding the truth -
Don't say anymore,
now my mind isn't changing -
This reckoning's long overdue!

So I have determined that I am undone -
Will I bury another problem
in the graveyard you allowed me to find?
So I have determined that I am no one -
Will I finally cling to something
that has never been tied to erasing the memory of you?

Sickened from wanting you,
frightened of finding the truth -
Don't say anymore,
now my mind isn't changing -
This reckoning's long overdue!

(Kill me, for wanting you...)
(Kill me, for wanting you...)

So I have determined that I am undone -
Will I bury another problem
in the graveyard you allowed me to find?

Well, there it is! "Sickened", by Disturbed - a song that describes Frodo's curse as a Ring-bearer (in my own interpretation, at least)!Enjoy!! :)



Mechtild
mechtild at 2012-11-11 22:56 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Considering Frodo and the Ring...

Thank you, Diem Kieu. No, I had never heard of this song. What a close fit the lyrics are. Was it actually written to Frodo and the Ring? This stanza in particular struck me, scrolling back through the book texts, images and poem of Jan's in the post:

Will I win my freedom if they
kill me for wanting you?
Maybe arms of hell will hound me,
just as long as I remain confined,
I will be completed when they
kill me for wanting you!


How Frodo was tormented, how bravely and doggedly he bore the burden of Sauron's Ring.

I am not a fan of rock or pop, so I don't think I'll listen to this song sung. But thank you for sending the text! It's not your usual song text. The ideas and emotions in it are thoughtfully developed.
diem_kieu94
diem_kieu94 at 2012-11-12 03:38 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Considering Frodo and the Ring...

*Sigh...* Yes! Sadly, I don't think the members of Disturbed had Frodo running around in those wild heads of theirs when they wrote this song. I guess their dark, well-honed lyric-writing skills hit a ring-bearer's heart by (un)happy chance! I'm glad you two are so appreciative of my little posts! :)
Mechtild
mechtild at 2012-11-12 04:38 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Considering Frodo and the Ring...

It might do for someone who makes Frodo videos.
jan_u_wine
jan_u_wine at 2012-11-12 00:12 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Considering Frodo and the Ring...

Hi, Diem Kieu! I'm so glad that you are enjoying Mechtild's (and my) work. About as heavy metal as I get is Led Zep and/or Aerosmith and I imagine they don't really qualify too much any more when you think of heavy metal. "Sickened" is an interesting song and it sort of points up to me the commonality of human experience. Everyone, it seems, has had (or has) an obsession which makes them feel ill in a myriad of ways. Desiring something that you know to be bad or wrong for you leaches away so much that is beautiful and worthwhile inside. That is part of the burden of being human, whether the object of our desire is as simple as another human or a symbolically evil Ring. And doing what in our heart we know to be right may empty us, if we've cast our entire being into the *sickness* of our obsessions.....

thank you for the lyrics, they are powerful indeed!
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