Tuesday, September 21, 2010

KAMELOT Poetry Contest

You know by now that Kamelot's North American tour has been postponed due to singer Roy Khan's illness, so I'm waiting here on word that their show at First Avenue in Minneapolis will be rescheduled. Their new album, Poetry For The Poisoned, was just released, and Kamelot has announced a poetry contest. Entries should be submitted by email to poetry@kamelot.com by Thursday, September 30. You can create any form of poetry that is Kamelot-related, such as a song, an album, or what the band's music means to you. The band will select their top five favorites, and these winners will receive a Kamelot T-shirt, an autographed poster, and more.
Now for some silliness! I decided to have some fun with this contest and thought I'd share my poetry entry. Since I went to Steelheart's recent show at G.B. Leighton's Pickle Park in Fridley (review is coming shortly!), I thought I'd pay homage to Kamelot by adapting a Steelheart song. This is intended to be sung to Steelheart's classic power ballad "I'll Never Let You Go (Angel Eyes)". You can follow along while watching Steelheart perform the original at their recent show in Fridley.
I'll Always Crank It Up (Kamelot)

Kamelot
You mean a lot
Such a sound that lights up my life oh
You're a band come true
I love each and every tune
And I'll always, always crank it up
I will always crank it up

First time my ears heard Roy's voice
All my screams were answered
First time I heard Tom's guitars
My loyalty I do pledge

I'll always crank it up
Your band's the greatest find
You're the only band for me
You're all I hear
And I'll always, always crank it up

Kamelot
My blood runs hot
On the songs you share with me
You never let me down
You're always in my mind
And I'll always, always crank it up
I will always crank it up

When the amps cease to rumble
And the curtain starts to fall
The songs stay close within me
And give me strength to soldier on

I'll always crank it up
Your band's the greatest find
You're the only band for me
You're all I hear
And I'll always, always crank it up

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