The Balrog

lyrics source text

 

 

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The Bridge of Khazad-Dūm

The Balrog

(FOTR - Track 13)

Khazad-dūm

The Balrog

(CR-FOTR Disc Three - Track 1)


 


Text by Philippa Boyens

Music composed by Howard Shore

Neo-Khuzdūl translation by David Salo


After having only 5 lines from a David Salo interview, the full source text was published in the FOTR Annotated Score.

 

Sung by Maori Samoan Choir.


Neo-Khuzdūl


Original English


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Ubzar ni kāmin

Deeper into the earth.

Aznān taburrudi

The dark grows heavy.

Iklal tanzifi bashukimā

Cold snaps our bones.

Ubzar ni kāmin

Deeper into the earth.

gilim Sanzigil

There, the glint of Mithril

shakar ra udlag

sharp and far away.

Ubzar ni kāmin

Deeper into the earth.

Tada aklat gagin

That sound again

Ugrūd tashurrukimā

Dread surrounds us.

Maku kataklutimā?

Can no one hear us?

Askad gabil

A great shadow

Tashfati ni azanān

Moves in the dark.

Kāmin takalladi!

The earth shakes!

Tabriki! Takarraki!

Cracks! Splits!

Maku zatansasimā?

Maku zatansasimā?

Urus!

Fire!!

Urus ni buzra!

Fire in the deep!

Arrās talbabi fillumā!

Flames lick our skin!

Ugrūd tashniki kurdumā!

Fear rips our heart!

Lu! Lu! Lu!

No! No! No!

Urkhas tanakhi!

The demon comes!