This ballad was creted to commemorate the loss in a psychic mission of Flash, a fire elemental player character, during the Thorne Legacy trilogy of events. The character's spirit was trapped by the White Hand necromancers and lost.
*Chorus: C C F G7 Hands of red are hands of fire, C Am F G Hands of white are cold as bone C F C --> Am Their spirits flew though the mist was getting darker, F C G C Two went out, though one returned alone. *V1: C F F G Now soldiers show their courage in the bloody battle heat C F G G And their mettle as they stand and face the foe C F C -> Am But no lesser do you find, in the battle of the mind F G C C Facing dangers that most men will never know. *V2: When duty called for some of skill to venture to the fore And fight the darkness in the hands of white Two spirits rose with flames, and flew to make their names And brave the many dangers in the night. (Repeat Chorus) *V3: What struggles in that mystic world the spirits had to fight Mere mortal men will never understand Yet strength of phoenix ire, could not release the fire Trapped tight within the evil grasping hand. *Middle section (martial drums here): G G C C And her flame shall soon become a fire, F C G G And the wind of Right become a gale - C F C -> Am And the White Hand's power shall wither and be broken... F C G C Darkness fear, while still we are all hale. *V4: And in the dark and chaos, the phoenix broke away To press the cause and fight another day. Though trapped is spirit bold, and her body lies there cold Her tale shall be remembered, come what may (Repeat Chorus) Instrumental (as chs)