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The Wheel of Rhyme

by Sulfur

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1.
Kate: Warning! The following album contains potential spoilers for the story it's inspired by. Michael: Listener discretion is advised.
2.
The wheel weaves as the wheel wills From the waking to the dream where the shadow spills To the breaking and the seams ripped, cold chill Tear in the pattern bring the turning to a standstill Fulfill-- destinies that turn to legend And legend fade to myth before a new age beckoned Even myth die away before the end of the second Gave way to third, lines blurred and threatened It's-- de ja vue or vu ja de All happened before, but not quite this way It's a retelling of a scene on replay Threads of life caught up in ta'veren sway Entropy echoes extra eerie Introduced by the lords of the chaos theory Weary-- but death just a feather See the gathering storm I'm born to weather Ages come and ages pass Turns slow but it spirals fast Pushing 'til I breathe my last (The wheel weaves as the wheel wills) x2 Time flows like a river, it repeats No matter your feats, won’t keep the receipts Turn page on an age and it’s gone Ride the winds of time he who comes with the dawn Drawn power from the one source and true Navigate the two to ascertain a clue Imbued in the moment right from the spark Was the understanding that the light needs the dark Shi’tan’s hand reaching for the pattern-- Full circle like we on the rings of Saturn-- Know we been here but this ain’t happened Near to breaking, already snapping Overlapping no end or beginning Can’t ignore that the bore is steady thinning Now we spinning on towards the next As the weave grows more complex (check!) Ages come and ages pass Turns slow but it spirals fast Pushing 'til I breathe my last (The wheel weaves as the wheel wills) x2
3.
I’m all in-- can’t win if ya don’t play Old tongue style, screaming straight through the melee If they step up, get knocked back Leave ‘em lying in the shadows face down with Jak x2 As soon as the dice leave my finger tips Don’t even need to look-- already know the pips And chips stack to crowns, where crowns turn to trouble Never doubled my money without tripling the rubble In the wake of the stakes that break down the faint Expecting a saint? Well, hey--I bloody ain’t I’m no bloody hero and nobody's fool If ya wanna hear a story though, pull up a barstool Million of ‘em running through my mind Only problem is, hardly any of ‘em are mine Dark one's own luck, yea, it’s a fine line Gotta ante up while ducking the daughter of nine (fine) Try and leave but blood and bloody ashes Blood splashes red from these Aiel clashes If they wanna step up, try the son of battles Couladin and crew gonna get hit with death rattles (Cause) I’m all in-- can’t win if ya don’t play Old tongue style, screaming straight through the melee If they step up, get knocked back Leave ‘em lying in the shadows face down with Jak x2 Road’s been long since Cold Rocks Hold But I gotta keep pressing, luck favors the bold Surrounded by faces neither young nor old Fox head and my blood both stay running cold Was told a lot but not much made sense The scar around my neck always making me wince In defense when I entered that second door Didn’t know anyone else went in before Light-- burn me, maybe shouldn’t concern me But bubbles of evil don’t really discern, see Tried to flee but I got pulled back Now the band and I stay dancing with jack So-- Ebb and flow, let the dice fly free What the pips reveal, we’ll have to wait and see Cause chance dances on the razors edge of a knife When the gambler wagers with his life (like) I’m all in-- can’t win if ya don’t play Old tongue style, screaming straight through the melee If they step up, get knocked back Leave ‘em lying in the shadows face down with Jak x2
4.
Merrilin 02:11
From the-- Camelyn courts to your local Winespring It's your favorite G yo, here to dance and sing Here to bring the pain to you Padan Fains With a bow and a flourish yea you know the name-- Thom Play the game? Yeah, I set the bar On the game of houses, Daes Dae'mar Known near and far, from courts to inns Depending on your lens, running from past sins It’s a-- wheel weave, maybe ill-conceived The way an absent uncle chose how to grieve Had to pick up and leave, much to queen’s scorn Ducked back out the city to avoid the swarm Oh no-- If only I’d been knowing When them signs started showing What’d be happening to Owyn But the winds steady blowing And they whispering of change And you can hear me yelling if you in range They call me Merrilin Thom flaming Merrilin Original G, man (Yeah a flaming Gleeman!) Know the time when I flutter that patchwork Flashing knives wherever those shadows lurk x2 Work, work, work that stage For a modest wage, fill that guestbook page And age? Just a number, don’t worry ‘bout mine Just pack the tabac, ayo-- it’s Bel Tine Rewind-- What happened last night? Know I drank a little bit, but a Trolloc fight? And was that a fade, I can’t shrug through shivers Burn me, what's happening to the two rivers? But-- like before from the jump it’s Aes Sedai And can’t watch another kid die So ain’t tryin to pry, but I’m joining the group And if the wheel wills it, flee the coop Now-- time passed, moving fast but still faded Escaped with just a limp, but can’t be overstated Want to step to an original G? Prepare to pay the fee, y’all know the decree They call me Merrilin Thom flaming Merrilin Original G, man (Yeah a flaming Gleeman!) Know the time when I flutter that patchwork Flashing knives wherever those shadows lurk x2
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Asha'man 02:25
(Asha Asha) Asha man, make your stand, seize command of Saidin Let those who chose to stand against wake from the dream I am full steam-- No stopping once in motion Soul scoured to bone, fire rush in an ocean and flood veins Maintain a claim on sane, I light skies aflame, came to change the game So you remember the name-- leaving you a reminder Battlefields lookin like they ran through a meat grinder (light!) And a voice thundered from that hill, saying Asha'man (KILL) Asha'man (KILL) No standing against their will, saying Asha'man (KILL) Asha'man (KILL) Drill– through the crowds, that were filled with the proud Now the screams are so loud, they're catching funeral shrouds Or not even– leaving nothing in the wake As the earth quakes, fire wreathing bodies 'til the skin flakes No brakes– Never stopping dropping anyone that’s poppin off Embodiment of when that flame dips in the molotov And the world will never be the same Whether mad or sane– we’ll never be restrained (right?) And a voice thundered from that hill, saying Asha'man (KILL) Asha'man (KILL) No standing against their will, saying Asha'man (KILL) Asha'man (KILL) Shrill wails– couldn’t hear over the M’Hael Even allies turning pale, anyone else has tucked tail Now run– how could this ever be what the wheel has spun? We never going back before it begun, this damage here can’t be undone And sunlight-- When it’s burning bright across the fields Over charred bodies and melted shields Highlighting the horror this power wields We never ever– Getting severed again Any measures to win, but at what cost in the end? (fight!) And a voice thundered from that hill, saying Asha'man (KILL) Asha'man (KILL) No standing against their will, saying Asha'man (KILL) Asha'man (KILL) Asha'man. Rest.
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Form & Flow 02:51
Block the setting sun with Moon Rises Over the Lakes Train day and night, got to do what it takes Thems the breaks, so Shake Dew From the Branch The six blows flow looking like a dance Shift the stance, they rush forward but doesn’t matter Arc of The Moon melts in to Kissing The Adder Now they own momentum is the reason the clatter From their blade hitting the floor is reaching the rafters Oh-- Toe to toe, when The Swallow Takes Flight Meets Parting The Silk to negate the bite And knuckles white gripping hilts and pressing for all Never once anticipated Cat Dances on The Wall Slack jaw-- watch the armor crack When The Kingfisher Takes a Silverback Even The Cyclone Rages couldn’t stop the attack And knew they just a snack as it fades to black (like) Every day got to train a little harder They go too far-- I got to push farther Ten thousand house, no faster Do the work to become a master (like) x2 Until only one who entered here stands You won’t ever catch me or mine Folding The Fan Lash out quick, fast-- in to Cat On Hot Sand Could take twice the number with only one hand (good) Cause while I could start Threading The Needle It's Reaping The Barley that’ll prevent a sequel Their first mistake was thinking we're equal It’s easy when I’m underestimated by evil, but The might of River Of Light finds Rain In High Wind Rat Gnawing The Grain, barely time to defend So spin with a blend in to Tower of Mourning From Lion on The Hill, never give ‘em warning and-- Plucking The Low Hanging Apple to Leopard’s Caress Not even Folding The Air would leave me impressed Never rest until the shadow’s destroyed Find me at the training grounds, wrapped in flame and void \ (like) Every day got to train a little harder They go too far-- I got to push farther Ten thousand house, no faster Do the work to become a master (like) x2
7.
You have to let go-- learn to fully surrender Graced by the embrace of saidar’s splendor Center, on a tiny bud as it blooms Towards the sun as the one power floods, consumes, and flows-- Back at the foes who would challenge the light And the city surrounded by walls shining bright In the fight against the dark one, led the charge Everyone has a role, whether small or large In the old tongue-- known as servants of all Now secrets lay under Ajah shawls Not many still have the wherewithal But we gotta stand tall, the tower can’t fall And so-- weave the flow and channel the five Fill to bursting, never felt so alive To survive, gotta band like the Amyrlin’s stole But too many vie for control Be steadfast (Be steadfast) The way back will come but once Be steadfast (Be steadfast) No matter what you confront Be steadfast (Be steadfast) The way will come but once Be steadfast (Be steadfast) Be steadfast (Be steadfast) Got love for all hues, but shoutout to my Blues Paying dues, dedicated to the cause they choose For the Reds-- overcoming grips of dread Taking care of the men mad in the head And who bled on the frontlines– The Greens Battle Ajah acting as the Tower’s marines But behind the scenes, Grey in negotiations Trying to prevent those confrontations-- Brown Ajah with they nose in a book So studious easy to be overlooked And if wanna see shook, get illogical with White Wielders of reason to gain insight But when the bite from the battle leaves sisters reeling There’s no second to a Yellow’s healing And don’t even get me started on the Black Cause it doesn’t exist, nah. That’s that. Hook: Be steadfast (Be steadfast) The way will come but once Be steadfast (Be steadfast) No matter what you confront Be steadfast (Be steadfast) The way will come but once Be steadfast (Be steadfast) Be steadfast (Be steadfast)
8.
Wash the Spears Wash the Spears Wash the Spears Wash the Spears (All dreams must end) Mask up, time to hit the Stone I’m not a hermit, you just don’t see me when I ain’t home I must atone for the failings of my people in the past Outcast to the threefold, where nothing ever lasts Except Aiel, while the wheel kept turning– While the wasteland sun kept baking and burning– My kin picked up spears and they started learning Cause they knew one day would see the Dragon returning Now– We earning fifths in the monolith that couldn’t fall Brought to reign by the Car’a’carn call The squall that resulted catapulted the Aiel To a fate that cut deeper, than spearpoint steel But– won’t yield, I will meet any toh Stand proud on the day it’s time for me to go So–- take heart as all dreams must end And if I gotta go, know I did it singing with friends (like) Wash the Spears (While the sun climbs high) Wash the Spears (While the sun falls low) Wash the Spears (Who fears to die?) Wash the Spears (No one I know!) Wash the Spears (While life holds true) Wash the Spears (Until life ends) Wash the Spears (Life is a dream) Wash the Spears (All dreams must end) No Aiel Shield Maidens scared to die So a toast for all Far Dareis Mai Oosquai to the sky, try as they might A wetlander never bests Maiden in a fight Now– a water oath has been sworn To find the child of a Maiden from his mother torn South of the Dragon Wall where he was born And when found we’ll both rejoice and mourn Worn soles on the bottom of feet That move more swiftly than your saddle seat Carry elite warriors with their veils raised Up to grey eyes never surprised or phased See– Much Ji lie in finding He Who Comes With the Dawn from prophecy We– will wield spears 'til nothing’s left Screaming this 'til the very last breath Wash the Spears (While the sun climbs high) Wash the Spears (While the sun falls low) Wash the Spears (Who fears to die?) Wash the Spears (No one I know!) Wash the Spears (While life holds true) Wash the Spears (Until life ends) Wash the Spears (Life is a dream) Wash the Spears (All dreams must end)
9.
(Asha Asha) Asha man, make your stand, seize command of Saidin Let those who chose to stand against wake from the dream I am full steam-- No stopping once in motion Soul scoured to bone, fire rush in an ocean and flood veins Maintain a claim on sane, I light skies aflame, came to change the game So you remember the name-- leaving you a reminder Battlefields lookin like they ran through a meat grinder (light!) And a voice thundered from that hill, saying Asha'man (KILL) Asha'man (KILL) No standing against their will, saying Asha'man (KILL) Asha'man (KILL) (VVitchboy) (With the flame and the void They won't lock me up like Logain) Yea we finna break these chains Now The world won’t be the same (Black Tower burning All these light blinded lames) Yuh we finna bring that pain King o dat Hill but no propane We out here, bring your whole squad get stomped down Army's gon fall cause we can’t be stopped now Heeding the call, got 'em running from the fallout Feeding the squall, destruction is all out No y'all cant enslave us No three oaths to contain us You want us to back down... Why don’t you try to make us

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"kHill lays down some of his best beats to date, fluctuating between some soulful boom bap, some more aggressive trap, and some moments where it veers off into its own unique fantasy hip hop soundscape. On the mic, Sulfur is rhyming with ease and charisma, and with a good feel for some hooks that will stay with you and tie the music together. . . . . Hip hop that will not only satisfy longtime fans of The Wheel of Time novels, but hip hop fans who have never heard of this series before."
- Chi Chi Thalken of Scratched Vinyl, 11/4/21

8 songs inspired by The Wheel of Time series written by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson, with a introduction by audiobook narrators Michael Kramer and Kate Reading.

Let the dragon ride again on the winds of time!

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released October 29, 2021

Produced by Mikal kHill.
Mixed and mastered by cecilnick.

Sulfur - Vocals.
Mikal kHill - Programming, sequencing, bass guitar & MPC Live II.
cecilnick - Post-production, additional bass guitar.
Andy Weant - Guitar (7).
Jessamine Thursday - Keyboards (7).
VVitchboy - Vocals (5, 9).
LLYZZ - Vocals (5, 9).

Cover art and Wheel of Rhyme logo by Ryan Paul Holgersen.
Layout by Sulfur.

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