Geraden's Champion

Bob Savage sent me the music for this one, and I wrote the lyrics based on the first chapter of Stephen R. Donaldson's "Mirror of Her Dreams", the first book in Mordant's Need. It's the first real heavy song I recorded. It debuted at #1 on the Traditional Rock chart at 1Sound.

Performed by Bob Savage and Kim Novak

Written by Bob Savage (music) and Kim Novak (lyrics)
Vocals by Kim Novak and everything else by Bob Savage

Lyrics

An expendable boy, mixing sand and marred apology
An expression of hope, brave resolve, he shapes the mold,
appeals for Mordant's need

The need is real
Renegade imagers
Masters of mirrors
Bring foulness and horror

The need is true
Imminent chaos
Bring us a champion
Extinguish the terror

An irrelevant girl, affecting nothing within her desperate world
Her existence in doubt, dream deprived, her mirrors stand,
to prove that she is real

Faintly in the distance over crisp snow-cover hills
Enchanted music calls to her and fortifies her will
Through a mirror formed from the purest sand of dreams
She takes his sturdy faithful hand and gives in to his need

The need is real
Renegade imagers
Masters of mirrors
Bring foulness and horror

The need is true
Imminent chaos
Bring us a champion
Extinguish the terror