To Tame a Dragon

This song turned out to be a self-fulfilling prophecy. While I thought “Forever Terrorized” was hard to write music to, this one felt almost impossible to get done and it certainly ruined my schedule of posting one new song every month (even if only by one day).

When writing songs I feel the need to try out new things and to avoid repeating what I did in the past – no matter how successful or popular my previous works have been. I think that is part of being an artist. It might make you want to cut off your ears or just drive you mad but when finally it all comes together the pleasure is all the higher. Doing hard things is fun because it is hard. How can you develop as an artist if you always do things the same way instead of stepping into the unknown?

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The lyrics:

to tame a dragon

the only way to deal with dragons
is killing them they say
that’s the way it’s always been
and that’s how it should stay

why fool around and risk
a certain death in flames?
why dare to try an unknown path
what could you ever gain?

it’s hard to tame a dragon
the beast might take you high
you will see the world below
you’ll be afraid to die
expanding your horizon
is nothing for the weak
to unleash your creativity
means to face the heat

you must accept the challenge
for growth to be your gain
come leap into uncertainty
and dance about the flames

if you succeed to mount the dragon
fly soaring through the sky
you’re tempered and unbreakable
emerge baptized in fire

it’s hard to tame a dragon
the beast might take you high
you will see the world below
you’ll be afraid to die
expanding your horizon
is nothing for the weak
to unleash your creativity
means to face the heat

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