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Lyrics of "The Arkenstone"

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Aug 23 2014, 2:37am

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Lyrics of "The Arkenstone" Can't Post

For those interested in the soundtracks, we know that the lyrics for "The Arkenstone" from the DOS soundtrack booklet are:

"You will know it when you see it
It is the Arkenstone."

I thought this was rather disappointing and expected something more "elevated", perhaps based on the description from the book:

"like silver in the firelight
like water in the sun
like snow under the stars
like rain upon the Moon"

So I was wondering if in fact we are only given a part of the lyrics in the booklet and there are in fact more words sung.

Does anyone know?


The Hobbit Soundtracks - Being an online archive of information concerning Howard Shore's score for The Hobbit films.


Aug 23 2014, 6:16am

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this is still an impressive feat. [In reply to] Can't Post

They had to translate those words into a fictional language. Quite atmospheric stuff.

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Aug 23 2014, 1:32pm

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I don't disagree [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm thankful they bothered to use lyrics in the score at all Smile

The Hobbit Soundtracks - Being an online archive of information concerning Howard Shore's score for The Hobbit films.


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