Cruising down the road, how could I know
What would happen that night
My engine just died, I didn’t know why
My eyes were blinded with light
I started to run, then started the fun
For then came the Beast in the night
I turned round to see it beckon to me
And felt my blood turn to ice – to ice!
As it capered toward me, all I could see
Were eyes filled with fire
As I felt its caress, and the heat of its kiss
My loathing turned to desire
I leapt to its touch, fell into its clutch
My heart beat faster and faster
I knew it too late to change my fate
I was slave, It was master
When you travel down this road
You know you’re sellin’ your soul
To the Beast who is waiting
For you alone
On Route 666
Oh, now you’ve been picked
By the Beast who is waiting
On Route 666
Solo – Perry
If you don’t believe what happened to me
Don’t you call me a liar
Just look in my eyes; Don’t look so surprised
I said they’re filled with fire
Now it’s your turn, and now you will learn
What it means to be picked
So goodby my friend, I’ll see you again
I’ll meet you on Route 666…
- A re-recording of an unreleased Cirith Ungol song written in the 1970’s.
- Previously available on the mega rare Orange Album (demo) from 1978.
- Original Cirith Ungol version had Greg on vocals.
Another one of Greg’s old Cirith Ungol songs which they demoed in the mid ’70s. Greg wrote both the lyrics and music – and sang the original version himself. It’s a horrific tale of a guy who comes face to face with a demon on a lonely desert highway. I had Greg’s vocals to base my own delivery on thankfully.
Opening tune from Falcon’s March 14, 2004 gig at Spaceland in Silverlake, CA. “Route 666,” one of bassist Greg Lindstrom’s “lost” Cirith Ungol classics. Enjoy! 😉
Perry Grayson, 14 nov 2010
Route 666 (live 2004)
Route 666 (demo)
From released Heavy Rawkin’ Rare (2020).