Corbad

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Including lyrics written by the likes of J.R.R. Tolkien and Stephen Moffat, and melodies inspired by such soundtracks as The Chronicles of Narnia and Doctor Who, this album features the accordion, mandolin, piano, and voice backed by a software orchestra and has been in the works since August of 2012.

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released March 3, 2013

(Visit individual tracks for specific credits and descriptions)

Album Photography: Joel Brandt
Recording Consultant: Scott Nettleton

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Corbad British Columbia

We will sit on the edge of ruin and talk.

Dark hymns and mournful ballads.

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Track Name: Of Parting
Farewell sweet earth and northern sky,
Forever blest, since here did lie
And here with lissom limbs did run
Beneath the Moon, beneath the Sun,
Lúthien Tinúviel
More fair than mortal tongue can tell.
Though all to ruin fell the world
And were dissolved and backward hurled
Unmade into the old abyss,
Yet were its making good, for this–
The dusk, the dawn, the earth, the sea–
That Lúthien for a time should be.
Track Name: Milla
Milla, teach me how to view the world
As something that can be saved;
Even when all hope seems lost,
And death comes knocking at my door.

Take me by the hand and show me
How to kick at the darkness.
Show me how to find the light
When death comes knocking at my door.

Teach me how to fight;
Teach me how to laugh;
Milla please, sing to me
A song of hope.

Milla, teach me how to show my teeth
Even in the dark of night;
Be a source of light for me
If death comes knocking at my door.
Track Name: The Doctor
He's like fire and ice and rage;
He's like the night and the storm in the heart of the sun;
He's ancient and forever;
He burns at the center of time,
And he can see the turn of the universe.
Track Name: I Won't Climb
You made me into something that you could use,
But I have fallen so far, and I can't climb.
I won't climb
Back out again.
Track Name: When a Good Man Goes to War
Demons run when a good man goes to war.
Night will fall and drown the sun,
When a good man goes to war.
Friendship dies and true love lies,
Night will fall and the dark will rise,
When a good man goes to war.
Demons run, but count the cost.
The battle's won but the child is lost.
Track Name: Jutland, 1916
Fair the maidens, far
Into the sea they slip.
Come and crash your
Sailing ship and see
How far and fast, and fall
Into their waiting arms.

Oh, Jellicoe

Dark the locker, deep
Inside their heart it grows.
Far above, the sun
It drops and in the
Darkness comes
Into their warring hearts

Oh, Jellicoe
Track Name: Simple Simon
Simple Simon went a-fishing
For to catch a whale.
All the water he had got
Was in his mother's pail.

He went to catch a dicky-bird,
He thought he could not fail,
Because he'd got a little salt
To put upon its tail.

He went to shoot a wild duck,
But Wild Duck got away;
Says Simon, "I can't hit him,
Because he will not stay!"
Track Name: Monsters
Through crimson stars and silent stars,
And nebulas like oceans set on fire;
Through empires of glass and civilizations of pure thought,
And a whole terrible universe of impossibilities;
There is one thing I can tell you:
Monsters are real
Track Name: Victoria
Dona nobis pacem cordium
(Grant us peace of heart)