>Wasn't actually expecting to find anyone else here - good to see a
>newsgroup that still has some posts!
*cough* It's been a long time ...
>Anyway, the reason I'm dropping by is that this afternoon I was
>listening to 'The Day The Music Died' and suddenly remembered that
>about fifteen years ago Aquarion told me that someone had written a
>Belgariad filk of that called 'The Day I Cracked The World' which I
>totally meant to look up the lyrics to but then never did.
>So, I've just been trying to find the lyrics, and I'm drawing a blank,
>although I've found some other excellent filks. Anyone still got them
>or know of a link to them, by any long shot?
Even the mighty Google doesn't have it, but I dug it out of my archives;
I'm sure Ce' and Aq wouldn't mind me reposting it. Here you go:
From: Ce'Nedra <Ce'Ne...@brad-camb.demon.co.uk
Subject: [FILK] Belgariad Pie
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2000 20:07:47 +0100
[And lo, many moons ago it did come to pass that inspiration struck, and
a young woman found it in herself to start work transcribing a song of
the ancients and form it into a holy text for the masses. Long and hard
did she labour before it became clear to her that it was too much of a
task for one mere mortal, so she did share the burden with a friend, and
closely did the two work, each giving praise and criticism on the others
ideas. Time passed, and yea, disaster did even fall down upon their
heads, as the man's document vanished in an accident, and the woman did
realise she had destroyed her only copy in a fit of temper. Anguished
were their cries as they thought of beginning their task again.
But then as if by divine intervention, a forgotten edition of the
scrolls arose from the depths of the archives, and refreshed, they fell
once more upon their work with renewed vigour, and determination to
share the message with you all.. this tale of the eternal conflict
between good and evil]
Belgariad Pie - by Aq & Ce`
A long long time ago
I can still remember
How my brothers used to act so vile
And I knew that if I had my turn
That I could make those Alorns burn
And maybe annoy Aldur for a while..
But Cthrag Yaska made me shiver
As I took it in my hands to deliver
The deathblow to the Alorns
It gave me third degree burns!
I can't remember if I cried
When I felt that fire touch my eye
But something smouldered deep inside
The day I cracked the world...
So bye bye my left hand and my eye
Took Cthrag Yasks from its master, and its master did cry
So I struck him down and decided to try
To be the Overgod of the world
I'll be the Overgod of the world...
Did you write the Book of Ages?
Can you see the future in its pages?
If the Seers tell you so..
When I awakened from my sleep
The words I'd written hurt me deep
And I learned things
I didn't want to know
Well I saw the thieves come sneaking back
Couldn't stop them leaving Cthol Mishrak
The Wolf thought I'd forget it
I'll make sure he lives to regret it!
I am Angarak King and God alone
Denied by nothing save that stone
But I claimed mankind for my own
The day I cracked the world..
I started singing
Now for an age we've been on our own
And moss grows thick on the comatose
But that's not how it used to be
When the altars smelt of the holy smoke
With the fire gifted by our Lord
And the hearts that came from you and me
But while our Kal was lying prone
The Old Wolf stole his shiny stone
His army then was burned
No Jewel was returned
While Aloria made new kings
My thoughts arose on raven's wings
I planned the most unpleasant things
The day he cracked the world..
I heard him screaming...
Pester Zedar in the desert swelter
A flea bit him in the mad gods shelter
Itching bad and scratching fast..
The Murgos charged down through the pass
The Drasnians burned in the fires of grass
While the mad god recalled fires in the past
Now Polgara and her mother merged
While battle noise around them surged
Then as the armies clashed
Oh, the Angaraks were thrashed
When Brand took up the Orb and shield
The one-eyed God was forced to yield
Like the last time he took the field
The day he cracked the world
We started singing
There they were all on that plain
The generation born in vain
Driving the thieving God insane
So Torak played his check-mate, he fought back
Broke the world with an awful crack
The sea rushed in to cool the flame..
As I watched him on the shore
I took my Will in hand and swore
That I'd be damned to hell
Before bow to his spell
And as flames climbed high into the night
To light the sacrificial rite
I saw him laughing with delight
The day he cracked the world..
Oil and pitch and boulders hurled
To end it, Torak cracked the world
Knowledge is power, they say
He could not have failed to realise
That the Orb would make him pay the price
But he raised it, and it burned him anyway
The field was strewn with drops of blood
The earth was covered by the flood
His sanity retreated
As the rocks were superheated
The land went down under the tide
Fully half of mankind died
Aldur sighed and Belar cried
When Torak cracked the world
He was screaming
[Possibly the filk that's taken longest to write - ever.]
(debuted in an unfinished form at tEC2) ;)
Ce'Nedra - Queen of the World, Guardian of AFE.
Things the Prophecy of Light never told Belgarion that it should have:
No. 1 - Guard well the Bride of Light, so she shall have no lover.