Carloman II

by Carloman

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*Caveat emptor* CARLOMAN II is a tale packed with betrayal, hubris, love, and gratuitous eunuchising. It is an antihero's tragic journey into far away lands rich with beasts and brigands, sand and sea, injury and intoxication. Some have compared Carloman II's journey to that of Super Mario II -- those peasants have been dealt with. They are now on a long journey of their own.

CARLOMAN II was released on 12/12/2013, in honor of the 1,129th anniversary of the death of our beloved medieval monarch, Carloman II.

Honi soit qui mal y pense!

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released 12 December 2013

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Track Name: The Apochrypha
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Track Name: Danse Macabre
I stayed in your court, and I see the world has changed
Even though you claim things remain as they always were

I see in your soul your protected heart of iron
Dressed in blue a maiden, restrained and her eyes are cold

And feel in your thoughts all your enemies in fire
All of them afraid, they were made for your dreams alone

I fought for your cause but I see that you have changed
Even though you claim you remain as you always were

You don't know, your soul is a life never ending
You think you'll escape but you don't know
Your name is a light never dying
Your soul is a life never ending
Your fate is a fate never shining
You think you'll escape cause you don't know
You think you'll escape when you're dying

I fought for your cause, but I see the word has changed
And if the word decays, so the days will begin to fade

And then will we see what our memories reveal
Bathed in light or no, we will know what the future holds

You don't know, your soul is a life never ending
You think you'll escape but you don't know
Your name is a light never dying
Your soul is a life never ending
Your fate is a fate never shining
You think you'll escape cause you don't know
You think you'll escape when you're dying
Track Name: Namesake
Side by side, we shared the stage
Our heads, held high, the crowd did rage

But all the people came to see
Him not me

We both we born of twisted frame
we wrenched our backs and screamed in pain

But all the healers came to see
Him not me

We heard the word, we got in line
We both ate the bread, we both drank the wine

But all the preachers came to see
Him not me

But he, my shade, my sobriquet
I see his face, when I hear my name

And all the people tend to see,
Him not

But, oh, forever chained we'll be
Him and me
Track Name: Brigandage Road
I sink down between the shells in the ground
Where no one's there to hear me
Sigh, all night, because I know that I'll return
With nothing left but time

Wise men ride with pockets full of gold
And no one dares to seize it
Save my kind, with the sybil by our side
It's all portended

Please forgive me if I wander
Down the road tonight
If you'll permit me, I've been always
Taught to chase the light

Some me die with the Ulfberht in their side
Or wolfsbane in their mulled wine
And some men fly, just like the Gods in the sky
And with the scars to prove it

Please forgive me if I wander
Down the road tonight
If you'll permit me, I've been always
Taught to chase the light
Track Name: Plight of the Dromedary
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Track Name: The Dervish Rumi
Say what you want
If you want to believe you can
You'll have everyone beside you

Say what you want
If you want I'll stay, if you want I won't

Only if you say what you want, if you want
If you can believe what it means when you deny me

Pray if you want
For the dust, the worms and the ashes under


On my way
Oh, I won't --
I won't run away

On my way home
And I --
I know

As I'm thinking of the better ways
And how I was taken by surprise
Even as I'm thinking of the better days
Thinking I could read within your eyes
Track Name: Quam Dulcis Vita Fuit
Oh, quam dulcis vita fuit
Dum sedebamus in quieti
Cras damus deo vitas
Sic nunc vivimus ad bibendum

Animam curare quam carnem
quoniam haec manet illa perit
Oh, gaudeamus igitur!
Sic nunc vivimus ad bibendum
Track Name: L'Avant Garde
Oh have you seen the signs?
They happen every mile
With each step, one movement closer to the fire
We've marched this road from the Volga to the shoals,
But now there's nowhere left to go

The cries, they last all night,
Til we open up our eyes
To see the black blizzard buzzing in the sky
Like bits of skin that flicker in the wind,
They've turned to dust, worms, and ashes now
Track Name: No One Will Be Left Behind
No one will be left behind
Just you and I
And any time they try to find us
We'll hide
However we want to go
We'll decide

Just a little bit of summer, and fall
And a little bit of winter...

And spring will follow close behind
For you and I
Spring will follow close behind
Track Name: Blend Into Blue
This is the way that I remember you
The colors all blend into blue

And all the while you know
That I could never reach tomorrow
Even with the time that flows

And all that you can say
Wait another day,
You say it's even with the time
Even with the time, that flows

This is the way that I remember you
The colors all blend into blue

You saw your stars align
Thought you could find your way to heaven
Even with the time that flows
But with the will to pray deserting you
The colors all blend into blue
Track Name: Tears of the Stag
The bond you've held together
Is as wild as the pride
As the tiding that flits by
And as the havier by your side

But will your love be close to you
When all is cold
Or will the stag that weeps for you
Weep all alone

Oh will your love be close to you
When all is cold
Or will the stag that weeps for you
Weep all alone

The blood you've shared together
Is as warm as the herd's
As the sounder that surrounds you
Or the tender kendle purr

But will your love be close to you
When all is cold
Or will the stag that weeps for you
Weep all alone

Oh will your blood be close to you
When all is cold
Or will the stag that bleeds for you
bleed all alone