two steps from paradise

One of my obsessions is listening to epic heroic soundtracks. I fucking wolf them down shamelessly as if they are the last thing I’ll ingest before being perpetually torn apart in the worlds that exist in afterlife. In fact at times I find so much joy, hope, and inspiration in the melodramatic musical compositions that it is hard for me to find anything that can surpass or even equal the enchanting empowerment they offer.

I love to listen to them. They helped me get through the hardest of times in my life. Fuck, my most recent devastation was slowly beaten with quite a lot of help from epic symphonies that I was fortunate enough to discover on my life’s journey so far…. Ah, all the heartaches and hurts…

Anyway, to avoid boring you with all of the personal tragedies I’ve experienced in the past few years, lemme just get to the point! One of the composers I run to whenever I feel the blues is Thomas Bergersen. Most probably you didn’t hear of him, however, I warmly recommend you that you do if nothing else for them do it for his fucking brilliant creation called CRY! It’s beyond majestic and epic. It’s simply perfect! However, no matter how genius Cry is I am not exposing you to my verbal diarrhea because of Cry! You (by that I mean 2-5 of you that might actually read this but whatever it’s not supposed to be a popularity contest) are being treated by this outburst because of a tune called “Never Give Up Your Dream” that was created under a brand called Two Steps From Hell (that is associated with Thomas Bergersen).

Now, before you read the lyrics bellow listen to it. This tune was inspired by a Bulgarian/Macedonian folk song titled “Nazad, nazad, Kalino mome” and it’s fucking mesmerizing. What’s crazy about it is the fact that the original folk song is truly fucked up but hey! I won’t give it away. Just listen to it and then read the poem. It’s gnarly beyond!

I do apologize for the quality of translation. While it’s far from ideal it does capture the essence of the original.

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Nazad, nazad, Kalino Mome (Go back, go back, Kalino girl)

Go back, go back, Kalina girl,
You shouldn’t go after me,
as there is a high forest at my home,
you could not pass it,
as there is a high forest at my home,
you could not pass it,

I’ll become a falcon bird
and I’ll still come to you
I’ll fly over the forest, I’ll come to you again,
I’ll be forever yours
I’ll fly over the forest, I’ll come to you again,
I’ll be forever yours

Go back, go back, Kalina girl
You shouldn’t go after me,
as there is a deep river at my home,
you could not swim across it,
as there is a deep river at my home,
you could not swim across it

I’ll become a barbel fish
and I’ll still come to you
I’ll swim across the river, I’ll come to you again,
I’ll be forever yours
I’ll swim across the river, I’ll come to you again,
I’ll be forever yours

Go back, go back, Kalina girl
You shouldn’t go after me,
as there is a beautiful woman at my home,
and two-three small children,
as there is a beautiful woman at my home,
and two-three small children

I’ll become a black plague
and I’ll still come to you
I’ll kill the woman, I’ll look after the children,
I’ll be forever yours
I’ll kill the woman, I’ll look after the children,
I’ll be forever yours

Two Steps From Hell – Never Give Up On Your Dream

Deliciously dark and amazing, isn’t it amazing?!

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