Dark Son Rising

from by Aaron Corwin

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Stealth filk, this song was written for Anakin Skywalker, in an alternate universe where the Star Wars prequels didn't suck.

Cover art by Peggy Stenmark


The suns will rise
To set ablaze these desert skies
And to remind me of this light that they say we must hold

In hearts of stone
Forget about all I have known
To walk the path that they have made
To my grave with my blade
Still and useless at my side
While my pride screams inside

I cannot stand aside and
Listen to all these screams

On my own
On my own

Oh, my life
My memories
Of an angel I see her now in your eyes
Oh, I…
I still need you… But I need you

To hold me from the fall
I walk the precipice of light
And go where I am called to fight
Until the darkness shows the lies
In the guise that the wise
Used to cloud my open eyes
And my cries reach the skies
And the Dark Son rises
Over the sand and the stone

To stand alone
I stand alone

Oh, but I need you
When I see you
All the pain
The emptiness is gone
Oh, I
Will never leave you
But I need you
To keep me at your side

Deep inside
We will ride
On the power of the mind
Hold me tight
And the light
Fills us both and
Makes it right
Through the night
And the sight
Of your passion brings up
All of my dreams in your eyes

The son will rise!
The son will rise!

Ooh, hear the call
At the wall
When the light falls from me
Then I know
Where to go
Then I see you and night
Falls down
On me
When the light falls from me
I know
Where to go…

The son will rise
To look his father in the eyes
And very soon the world will see
What it means to be seen
No more cold and silent screams
And the dreams that you’ve seen
Know that I’ll be standing
There when you open your eyes

The son will rise (x2)


from From the Ashes, released August 1, 2003
Aaron Corwin: Guitars, vocals
Shane Knutson: Bass guitar



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Aaron Corwin Seattle, Washington

Aaron has been writing and performing filk and folk music since the mid-90s. He will be releasing a new album in 2012.

Photography by Shanna Washburn (aurorachrisma.deviantart.com)

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