The Binary Alchemist (binaryalchemist) wrote in fm_alchemist,
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FMA Music: "The Soul Within The Steel"--a loving tribute to Alphonse

FMA Music: "The Soul Within The Steel"
Original Lyrics by binaryalchemist with Teri Wachowiak
(to the tune of "After The Gold Rush" by Neil Young)
SPOILERS: Chapter 107/Episode 63
A lot of you have heard or read my FMA comedy music or the Mock Opera, "Revenge of the Miniskirt Army". I wanted to write a song about Alphonse....but it was harder than I ever imagined. In the end---it had to be serious. And it took me five blasted years to finish. Once I had seen the abovementioned chapter and episode, I knew it was time to complete the song. My musical partner, Teri, wrote parts of the first two verses but was not as familiar with the original melody so it is about 95% mine--so I get 95% of the blame, yes? We have done a very raw recording but once the descant harmonies are arranged it will be done again and shared.

 

THE SOUL WITHIN THE STEEL

By The Binary Alchemist with Teri Wachowiak

(ttto “After The Gold Rush” by Neil Young)

Well I dreamed I saw my soul in armor coming to this timeless place

where I wait

With a promise made and a promise kept he had come now to this

Gate

Fingers of steel reached out for mine—I almost hesitate…

For a brother’s blood and a brother’s love

Had brought us to this fate       

For a brother’s blood and a brother’s love

Had brought us to this fate….

 

             

Well I dreamed I heard a young boy crying-and I knew that voice  was

mine

It was a cry of joy and yet a cry of anguish

For this tragedy of time

Caught in a dream—but not a dream

No pattern would align….

Flesh and spirit torn asunder once

Must somehow intertwine

Flesh and spirit torn asunder once

Must somehow intertwine

 

 

Yet I dreamed I saw the Gates of Wisdom parting

And a frail hand clasped my own

Tattered armor faded—flesh was animated

As my soul reclaimed its home

Promises kept-my debt was paid

The blood seal now undone

I shall keep my vigil faithfully till the day my brother comes

I shall keep my vigil faithfully till the day my brother comes

 

Through the Gate I heard my brother Edward crying

By the wreckage of my armored shell

To return me safely to the world again

He had sacrificed himself

Power was lost—but Wisdom gained

There’s a world we two must heal…..

Bearing in our hearts the wounded child and the soul within the steel

Bearing in our hearts the wounded child and the soul within the steel

 

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