Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Revenge of the Prince of Tolfi & Thrashed

Remember those Bussokuseki ditties that I wrote sometime back? Well those were based on some spare lyrics I had left over from my band days, as though I was hoarding them like I'm an overly zealous survivalist. As it turns out I've procured some more. The Revenge of the Prince of Tolfi based on the 1830 William Mudford novel The Iron Shroud, in which the protagonist is locked in a cell and eventually crushed to death. The other is called Thrashed and is a good old fashioned song about being beaten for undisclosed reasons, just to show that any iota of happiness born in my mind is instantly bound down and given the Derek Vinyard special. And you can put your 'thrown together at last minute' detectors away now.

The Revenge of the Prince of Tolfi


The wicked Prince passes down judgment
to my life he demands an end
I am the Hero of Naples no more
stripped of everything that I knew
he will soon destroy my being too
this cell is to become my tomb

Betrayed, by the one whom I serve
abandoned, left to my fate
oh, when will my torment end?

Will I simply wither away
or will the end finally come today
driven to the brink of madness
there’s nothing to stave off the sadness
a torment I cannot escape

Betrayed, by the one whom I serve
abandoned, left to my fate
oh, when will my torment end?

Now I’ve discovered his evil means
the walls push forward by machines
they will become my Iron Shroud
reduce me to a mere dust cloud
let it be quick merciful lord

Betrayed, by the one whom I serve
abandoned, left to my fate
oh, when will my torment end?

I have reached the end of the line
to be crushed by that evil swine
my blood debt to pay for his sin
all around my world closes in
as it reaches the final point

The bed buckles under the strain
and soon will come my very own bane
from the intense force of the walls
no one is there to hear my calls
when the device breaks my body


Thrashed



You lie broken on the floor

An empty shell that can take no more
A body thrashed to and fro,
A psyche dealt a killer blow

You’ve been brought a world of pain
A captive in my cruel domain

You are thrashed, devoid of all life,
Battered and shattered, dragged through hell,
You're at the end of the line,
Thrashed!


I, I will take your life
You will fall to your knees
Death's door is now open
You, you will bow to me (x 3)

They say you got what's coming,
My punches a beat that's drumming
I stomp a never ending thresh
My hatred is one with thine flesh

For your life nobody cared
Ending your life alone and scared

You are thrashed, devoid of all life,
Battered and shattered, dragged through hell
You're at the end of the line,
Thrashed!

I, I will take your life
You will fall to your knees
Death's door is now open
You, you will bow to me (x 3)

You are thrashed, devoid of all life,
Battered and shattered, dragged through hell,
You're at the end of the line,
Thrashed!

I, I will take your life
You will fall to your knees
Death's door is now open
You, you will bow to me (x 3)