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Posted in Triumph on November 28, 2012 by fliker1970

City War March, El Duende Agonizante, Minstrel’s Lament – Triumph

Part 1 – War March
Part 2 – El Duende Agonizante
Part 3 – Minstrel’s Lament
I have watched in wonder as
The colours turned to grey
I’ve seen the metal machines and
The factory dreams
I just got to get away
I have grown accustomed to
The drugs of power and steel
And the achin’ in my head and the concrete bed
And the politician’s velvet feel, oh
I have learned to save my smile and
Use it like a knife
We’ve all learned to trust in profit and value
Profit over life
I have watched the skyline grow in
Defiance of the sun
We let it take us and we let it break us
Now the damage has been done, oh
I have learned the language
Of the lost that walk the streets
And I’m the city’s minstrel
Who knows all of her syncopated beats
I can recall when ambitions were small
And the music filled the air
But the minstrel’s crying ’cause the music’s dying
And the city’s everywhere
It’s everywhere
Now there’s no more singing
Just a ringing in my ears
And the city’s story in all it’s power
Is the greatest of my fears
Long gone once upon a time
I sang a song so sweet
But now I can’t hear the melody
I just feel the driving beat, beneath my feet
Hear my crying

Electric March/”Virtuosa” Acoustic Spanish Guitar/Enchanted vocals/Mystic as Hell/Electric March/Special Feeling Guitar solo/heavy rock finale.    This song left me breathless. It will touch your soul. Highly Recommended

Triumph is a Canadian hard rock power trio that was popular in the late 1970s through the 1980s. Like their fellow Canadians Rush, Triumph began building their reputation across North America as a live band, peaking in the early to mid 1980s.

Rik Emmett – guitar, lead and backing vocals, synthesizer, slide guitar, lap steel guitar, dobro, clavinet, music sequencer, bass, bass pedals (1975–1988, 2008–present)
Gil Moore – drums, percussion, lead and backing vocals (1975–1993, 2008–present)
Mike Levine – bass, keyboards, synthesizer, organ, piano, clavinet, bass pedals, backing vocals (1975–1993, 2008–present)

1976 Triumph
1977 Rock & Roll Machine
1979 Just a Game
1980 Progressions of Power

1981 Allied Forces
1983 Never Surrender
1984 Thunder Seven
1985 Stages
1986 The Sport of Kings
1987 Surveillance
1993 Edge of Excess