Charango Moon

by Battle Elk

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This song is about becoming a man in the fictional world in which all Battle Elk songs take place. It's about the rite of passage that all boys must undergo to become a man and it includes riding your elk outside the comfort of your settlement to find and chop down a tree called The Charango. The Charango trees are located in the woods of Magnoria and they are the biggest and heaviest trees you have ever seen. Before returning home, you must carve your shield from the wood. This can be done only under a Charango Moon, once every year.

lyrics

Charango Moon (lyrics)

pack my saddle, head out of town
leave my innocent childhood behind
for this task I must do on my own
a Sunday ride outside the safety zone

son, let the stars tell you where to find
your shield
and the moon be your light as we ride
charango

through the landscape, scouting as we go
for the trees drawn in the books of old
guided by the silver moonlight
as I ride, I dream that I fight

son, let the stars tell you where to find
your shield
and the moon be your light as we ride
charango

from this night it’s forever understood
that I’m just as strong as Magnorian wood
the dark turns to bright colored skies
home we ride, my shield, my elk and I

son, let the stars tell you where to find charango

credits

released September 18, 2015
Espen Gunstensen: Vocals, guitars, charango.
Bjørn Marius Kristiansen: Vocals, guitars, drums, synths.

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Battle Elk Magnor, Norway

Battle Elk is a progressive space/stoner-rock duo from rural Magnor, Norway. We're inspired by old sci-fi movies, adventure games from Lucas Arts and Belgian beer.

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