Song The Troll • Performed by Cirith UngolRecorded 1991

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Lyrics

Hides under a bridge,
Where he can t be seen.
Huddled under a bankpage,
Staring into a stream.
Wanna cross this bridge,
Well better be aware.
There is a brown hairy troll,
Gonna give you a scare.

Yea, I’m the troll,
This is my bridge,
Go turn around,
Back through the ridge.
Yea, I ‘m the troll,
Don t you even dare,
Yea, I’m the troll,
Gonna get you there,

Monster from beneath.
Bastard of grief,
Such a sad sigh,
Does he wanna die?
In a mind of fear,
The troll lives in my mind.
I must forget this fear of regret.

The Troll
The Troll
The Troll

Music & Lyrics: Joe Malatesta

A picture of the Fremont Troll under the Aurora bridge in Seattle. The troll, and probably also the lyrics to this song, is derived from the Scandinavian folktale Three Billy Goats Gruff (“De tre bukkene bruse”).

The song was written by guitarist Joe Malatesta. Rob describes this and Heaven Help Us as”really not our style”. I would agree on Heaven Help Us, but I have to disagree on The Troll. I’ve even always thought The Troll was one of the best songs here. Joe left before the album was released.

The guitarist Joe Malatesta’s song was “The Troll” and the bass player Bob Warenburg’s song was “Heaven Help Us”. Although these songs really were not our style we really had no choice.

Robert Garven

The Troll (Album version)

From release Paradise Lost (1991).

The Troll (Alt Mix)

From re-released Paradise Lost (2017). Alternate mix.

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