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since i started reading this series back in 1995 after i finished the shadow rising i always thought and equated rand to a metallica song of this title; the frayed ends of sanity. i have yet to read a book that has changed that opinion, and i have read closely, and more than once every book that has came out since. so now i must recommend that those who purvey this site listen to the lyrics of said song. it only got stronger to me as he got more and more insane, but the next track on that same album is "to live is to die" and with the recent books it makes me crap myself.

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Gonna have to check that out. Got all the albums but never listened to it on the WOT context. A lot of songs do the same for me but maybe not lyrics-wise. More like the mood of the song....an example would be Kashmir by Led Zep.

 

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I google'd the lyrics:

 

Never Hunger

Never Prosper

I Have Fallen Prey to Failure

Struggle Within

Triggered Again

Now the Candle Burns at Both Ends

Twisting under Schizophrenia

Falling Deep into Dementia

 

Old Habits Reappear

Fighting the Fear of Fear

Growing Conspiracy

Everyone's after Me

Frayed Ends of Sanity

Hear Them Calling

Hear Them Calling Me

 

Birth of Terror

Death of Much More

I'm the Slave of Fear,my Captor

Never Warnings

Spreading its Wings

As I Wait for the Horror She Brings

Loss of Interest,question,wonder

Waves of Fear They Pull Me under

 

Old Habits Reappear

Fighting the Fear of Fear

Growing Conspiracy

Everyone's after Me

Frayed Ends of Sanity

Hear Them Calling

Hear Them Calling Me

 

Into Ruin

I Am Sinking

Hostage of this Nameless Feeling

Hell Is Set Free

Flooded I'll Be

Feel the Undertow Inside Me

Height,hell,time,haste,terror,tension

Life,death,want,waste,mass depression

 

Old Habbits Reappear

Fighting the Fear of Fear

Growing Conspiracy

Myself Is after Me

Frayed Ends of Sanity

Hear Them Calling

Frayed Ends of Sanity

Hear Them Calling

Hear Them Calling Me

 

Not 100% for me, but I certainly see how you get there...

 

Link for the Video: (not recommended for people who aren't fans of Metal)

http://www.last.fm/music/Metallica/_/The+Frayed+Ends+of+Sanity

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I google'd the lyrics:

 

Never Hunger

Never Prosper

I Have Fallen Prey to Failure

Struggle Within

Triggered Again

Now the Candle Burns at Both Ends

Twisting under Schizophrenia

Falling Deep into Dementia

 

Old Habits Reappear

Fighting the Fear of Fear

Growing Conspiracy

Everyone's after Me

Frayed Ends of Sanity

Hear Them Calling

Hear Them Calling Me

 

Birth of Terror

Death of Much More

I'm the Slave of Fear,my Captor

Never Warnings

Spreading its Wings

As I Wait for the Horror She Brings

Loss of Interest,question,wonder

Waves of Fear They Pull Me under

 

Old Habits Reappear

Fighting the Fear of Fear

Growing Conspiracy

Everyone's after Me

Frayed Ends of Sanity

Hear Them Calling

Hear Them Calling Me

 

Into Ruin

I Am Sinking

Hostage of this Nameless Feeling

Hell Is Set Free

Flooded I'll Be

Feel the Undertow Inside Me

Height,hell,time,haste,terror,tension

Life,death,want,waste,mass depression

 

Old Habbits Reappear

Fighting the Fear of Fear

Growing Conspiracy

Myself Is after Me

Frayed Ends of Sanity

Hear Them Calling

Frayed Ends of Sanity

Hear Them Calling

Hear Them Calling Me

 

Not 100% for me, but I certainly see how you get there...

 

Link for the Video: (not recommended for people who aren't fans of Metal)

http://www.last.fm/music/Metallica/_/The+Frayed+Ends+of+Sanity

i agree, far from 100%, but i have always felt it worked, and thank you for bringing the entirety of the lyrics in.

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I loved reading the books for a first time and playing music. You really attach the song with the story.

 

I attached Sum 41 - Does this look infected songs to the Great hunt and the dragon reborn. even though the songs only fit very partially.

 

Hyper-Insomniaparachondiod

 

Opening verse

 

Silence is screaming in my head

Stuck on repeat

Not much longer I'll be dead

So just forget me

I'm losing my mind

And I don't think you could save me this time

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I always liked New Divide, by Linkin Park. Full lyrics:

 

 

I remembered black skies

The lightning all around me

I remembered each flash

As time began to blur

Like a startling sign

That fate had finally found me

And your voice was all I heard

That I get what I deserve

 

So give me reason

To prove me wrong

To wash this memory clean

Let the floods cross

The distance in your eyes

Give me reason

To fill this hole

Connect this space between

Let it be enough to reach the truth that lies

Across this new divide

 

There was nothing inside

The memories left abandoned

There was nowhere to hide

The ashes fell like snow

And the ground caved in

Between where we were standing

And your voice was all I heard

That I get what I deserve

 

So give me reason

To prove me wrong

To wash this memory clean

Let the floods cross

The distance in your eyes

Across this new divide

 

In every loss in every lie

In every truth that you deny

And each regret and each goodbye

Was a mistake too great to hide

And your voice was all I heard

That I get what I deserve

 

So give me reason

To prove me wrong

To wash this memory clean

Let the floods cross

The distance in your eyes

Give me reason

To fill this hole

Connect this space between

Let it be enough to reach the truth that lies

Across this new divide

Across this new divide

Across this new divide

 

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In my mind, the best song I've heard for a WOT character is "

" by Within Temptation. To me, it's the Dark One (and to a somewhat lesser extent Ishamael's) theme music. Queue that up (or at least, that song with a higher quality version) and read Veins of Gold. Epic symphonic metal is awesome to begin with, and this one is pretty much note-perfect for that scene in my opinion.

 

He feeds on fear

He feeds on pain

He rules again

With growing hate

He will guide

Their faith again

 

No light in the darkness

Is too small to see

There's always a sparkle of hope

If you just believe

 

He told the tale so many times

About the dream not meant to be

In a world of the free

He plays with your mind

 

As faith for the future faded fast

He grows strong with their displeasure

It sets him free

 

Deceiver of hearts

Deceiver of fools

He rules with fear

Deceiver of hearts

Deceiver of fools

He rules again

 

He feeds on fear

Poisons the truth

To gain their faith

To lead the way

To a world of decay

 

He rules your heart

He will sell your soul to the grave

 

Without a hesitation to make

He belongs to the dark

 

Please awake

And see the truth

He can only be

If you believe what he tells you

Remember who you are

What you stand for

And there will always be a way

 

In my heart there is a place

In my heart there is a trace

Of a small fire burning

A sheltering ray shines through this night

Although it 's small, it's bright

But darkness is lurking

 

He will sell your soul to bitterness and cold

Fear him

 

Deceiver of hearts

Deceiver of fools

He rules with fear

Deceiver of hearts

Deceiver of fools

Shall he rule again?

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In my mind, the best song I've heard for a WOT character is "

" by Within Temptation. To me, it's the Dark One (and to a somewhat lesser extent Ishamael's) theme music. Queue that up (or at least, that song with a higher quality version) and read Veins of Gold. Epic symphonic metal is awesome to begin with, and this one is pretty much note-perfect for that scene in my opinion.

 

Mmmm I don't have that album... yet :P ill def check this out.

 

For me music only really sinks into a book on the first read. Might have to pick a brand new album and try do it again for A Memory of Light.

 

Metallica's Black Album and LOTR The fellowship of the ring are tied because i got both for christmas and i listened whilst reading over and over :P

 

Ohh how I wish I could read Wot for the first time again.

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For me, the most real song was a Metallica song to be honest. Listen to "All Nightmare Long" while thinking about the long chase of Osama Bin Laden. Literally, you cannot find a more on-point song. I truly think they had him specifically in mind when they wrote it. I know this isn't WoT related but many of us long time Metallica fans find their lyrics to be...prophetic to say the least.

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Within Temptation has a lot of music that I think works well with the Wheel of Time. Never Ending Story is a great general Wheel of Time song, perfect for the "wind" opening to each book. Iron is a damned good song for Rand as he spirals downwards. Ice Queen makes for a great Lanfear song. So many match up well, it's scary. :myrddraal:

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I google'd the lyrics:

 

Never Hunger

Never Prosper

I Have Fallen Prey to Failure

Struggle Within

Triggered Again

Now the Candle Burns at Both Ends

Twisting under Schizophrenia

Falling Deep into Dementia

 

Old Habits Reappear

Fighting the Fear of Fear

Growing Conspiracy

Everyone's after Me

Frayed Ends of Sanity

Hear Them Calling

Hear Them Calling Me

 

Birth of Terror

Death of Much More

I'm the Slave of Fear,my Captor

Never Warnings

Spreading its Wings

As I Wait for the Horror She Brings

Loss of Interest,question,wonder

Waves of Fear They Pull Me under

 

Old Habits Reappear

Fighting the Fear of Fear

Growing Conspiracy

Everyone's after Me

Frayed Ends of Sanity

Hear Them Calling

Hear Them Calling Me

 

Into Ruin

I Am Sinking

Hostage of this Nameless Feeling

Hell Is Set Free

Flooded I'll Be

Feel the Undertow Inside Me

Height,hell,time,haste,terror,tension

Life,death,want,waste,mass depression

 

Old Habbits Reappear

Fighting the Fear of Fear

Growing Conspiracy

Myself Is after Me

Frayed Ends of Sanity

Hear Them Calling

Frayed Ends of Sanity

Hear Them Calling

Hear Them Calling Me

 

Not 100% for me, but I certainly see how you get there...

 

Link for the Video: (not recommended for people who aren't fans of Metal)

http://www.last.fm/music/Metallica/_/The+Frayed+Ends+of+Sanity

i agree, far from 100%, but i have always felt it worked, and thank you for bringing the entirety of the lyrics in.

the more i read these lyrics with relatively fresh eyes (hadn't really been listing to this album for years before i ran into it and remembered what i had thought about this song) the more it seems to describe to me Rand from the point where he learned he could channel to the point right before or right at his epic moment on dragonmount, with the newer books it just made me crazy, with things like "myself is after me" and the second to last stanza is an excellent description of rand's mind right before his epic moment on dragonmount.

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It's amazing how many Metallica and Disturbed songs are very WoTish. "Of Wolf and Man" (Metallica) and "Indestructible" & "Insanity" (Disturbed) are some examples.

 

Whole metal as a genre is very easy to identify with fantasy. Any fantasy. A lot of the songs are about love, insanity, fear and strong emotions in general.

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It's amazing how many Metallica and Disturbed songs are very WoTish. "Of Wolf and Man" (Metallica) and "Indestructible" & "Insanity" (Disturbed) are some examples.

 

Whole metal as a genre is very easy to identify with fantasy. Any fantasy. A lot of the songs are about love, insanity, fear and strong emotions in general.

 

Not even counting direct links to fantasy.

 

Rhapsody, avantasia, Fairyland, Dragonland, Edenbridge(sometimes) Blind Guardian(even has a track "Wheel of time")

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i really am just talking about the lyrics having meaning to the story, not the feeling evoked by the performance. the lyrics by alone if read as a simple poem for frayed ends of sanity describe rand's mind from the point he learns he can channel to a point very near his epiphany. i have listened to these other songs, please read the lyrics that 2riversfan was so awesome to bring to this forum closely. he starts by seeing first he cant hunger for eqwene

at the same time he will never prosper because he must seperate himself from everyone

he fell prey to failure because he cannot succeed at anything else

the next two lines are internal, and he is hardly aware of them at this point. the struggle within, was later clearly triggered again but the candle was already burning at both ends even at the start. and even at the start of the second book he was acting scitzo, unable to trust even his best friends. and of course, for good reason, but still somewhat demented in its way, he wouldn't even accept what he was told about what he was.

 

the lyrics simply go on to describe his mind from book 2 until the end of book 12.

i only noticed the connection in book 4 when he started clearly hearing ltt.

but after once again listening to, and getting a lyric dump to more slowly look at, the match for rand's mind, well it makes me delusional, but that doesn't take much when your as much of a nutcase as i am. but please look closely at the lyrics and think about rand's progress through the series as you do.

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I'm glad there are other Metallica with WoT fans out there. I got into Wot right about the same time as I bought M's black album and my first Discman. Now I always listen to Metallica when I read them (i've since brached out to other M albums as well though). They just go so well together.

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