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ARWEN’S CHOICE, or THE GREY HAVENS [parody of Stairway to Heaven]

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Sep 10 2011, 2:10pm


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It’s been widely noted that Led Z's “Stairway to Heaven” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHFxncb1gRY contains an abundance of Middle-Earth related imagery. However, few are aware that it had been watered down from an earlier draft that had taken the imagery even further. The record company bigwigs, who hadn’t read Tolkien and just didn’t get it, rejected it and the song did not remain the same. Here is the newly discovered first draft:

ARWEN’S CHOICE, or THE GREY HAVENS

There’s a lady who’s sure “all that glitters ain’t gold”
She’s declining her place at the Havens.

When she stays, then she knows that her way will be closed
With a word she will keep what she stays for

Ooh, ooh, she’s assigning her space at the Havens.

There’s a sign for the war that she’s carefully sewn
‘Cuz she knows sometimes flags help with winning.
With a tree, seven stars, and a crown built with wings
This to Aragorn’s forces is given.
Ooh, they take it yonder
Ooh, they take it yonder

There’s a feeling she gets when she looks to the West
And her spirit is crying for leaving
In her thoughts, though, she’s seen winsome boy through the trees
Run with joy to his dad while she’s looking
Ooh, it’s made her wonder
Ooh, it’s really made her wonder

And it’s whispered that soon if the Ring falls to Doom
Then the vessels will go out to Sea soon
But a new day will dawn for she who stays long
And the hallways will echo with laughter

Now something’s troubling you, Frodo, and you’re alarmed now
A Morgul splinter from the Witch King
But here’s a new path you can go by, and in the long run
There’s still time to change the road you’re on

It’ll take you yonder….

Your soul is hurting and it won’t go, in case you don’t know,
The shipwright’s calling you to join him
Dear Frodo, can you hear the wind blow, and did you know
Your pathway lies in the Mithlond wind.

And as you wind on toward the boats
The ship masts tall and hulls afloat
There waits a lady we both know
Who shines white light and wants to show
A far green country with white shores
And if you sail through it, will part
A curtain raining silver-glass
Where all are one and one is all
You’ll learn to laugh and not to fall

And he rides, in her place, from the Havens.

"That doesn't make much sense to me. But then again, you are quite small. Perhaps you're right."

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ARWEN’S CHOICE, or THE GREY HAVENS [parody of Stairway to Heaven] Ruxendil_Thoorg Send a private message to Ruxendil_Thoorg Sep 10 2011, 2:10pm
    I.. Am. Speechless. Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Sep 10 2011, 7:30pm
        Thank you otaku my friend :-) // Ruxendil_Thoorg Send a private message to Ruxendil_Thoorg Sep 11 2011, 2:07am
    *huge applause* Alassëa Eruvande Send a private message to Alassëa Eruvande Sep 11 2011, 12:11am
        Thank you! for Ruxendil_Thoorg Send a private message to Ruxendil_Thoorg Sep 11 2011, 2:13am
            Linky... Alassëa Eruvande Send a private message to Alassëa Eruvande Sep 12 2011, 1:30pm
    I'm not much of a Led Zep fan but that was perfect!// Wraith Buster Send a private message to Wraith Buster Sep 11 2011, 4:10am
    Well, that certainly explains it! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Sep 12 2011, 12:21am
    Oh... Well done, Rux!! :D // grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Sep 14 2011, 2:21pm

 
 
 

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