A Lanceman’s Song (Roar Boys, Roar)

Words by Karen Aldain. Music – Footnote, additional vocals- Sir Nethanial.
For Lanceman Liz White, Prince Bishop’s Men

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She died in a mission against the conclave. They got two of the conclave’s leaders on that mission. They’d accomplished the mission and were heading back, pursued by waves of werewolves. Dorn (who was Achillean at the time) was taken down, and Liz went to rescue him, but they were both killed. The rest of the people on the mission couldn’t even rescue their bodies, Spirit/Gwion ensured that their patterns got to their ancestors. Liz went to Saint Cuthbert.

Lions roar and Lions fight and Lions stand their ground.
A Lion who is true to you can easily be found.
But let me sing of one to you
Who many saw but so few knew
All a Lion should be, she was strong, and brave and true.

Oh roar, boys, roar, so that the ancestors will hear
Drink to those that went before us
Raise your glasses, share a beer
Roar, boys, roar. Roar for Lanceman White
Roar so she will hear you
Round the fires in the night
the fires in the night

Is it hard to be a lanceman, a tabard in the line?
Are you lost behind your shield when the battle lines combine?
White was a true Prince Bishops Man
Weapons ever quick to hand
Always ready to obey, no matter how hard the command.

Oh roar, boys, roar, so that the ancestors will hear
Drink to those that went before us
Raise your glasses, share a beer
Roar, boys, roar. Roar for Lanceman White
Roar so she will hear you
Round the fires in the night
the fires in the night

I hope you died the way you wanted, werewolves at your feet
You went and stopped the Conclave, but the victory wasn’t cheap.
When Dorn fell you ran to defend
The body of your fallen friend
A soldier through and through, and so you met a soldier’s end.

Oh roar, boys, roar, so that the ancestors will hear
Drink to those that went before us
Raise your glasses, share a beer
Roar, boys, roar. Roar for Lanceman White
Roar so she will hear you
Round the fires in the night
the fires in the night

But did they really know you, did they know your name was Liz?
Did they know that someone loved you, and that you will be missed?
Did they see your eyes were brown
You laughed and teased when others frowned
Do they even notice now that you are not around?

Oh roar, boys, roar, so that the ancestors will hear
Drink to those that went before us
Raise your glasses, share a beer
Roar, boys, roar. Roar for Lanceman White
Roar so she will hear you
Round the fires in the night
the fires in the night

So when we stand as Lions, let us think of Lanceman White
Like her, we will stand proud and we will die to do what’s right
She was everything we hope to be
And left a lion’s legacy
Of pride and inspiration when we fight for victory

Oh roar, boys, roar, so that the ancestors will hear
Drink to those that went before us
Raise your glasses, share a beer
Roar, boys, roar. Roar for Lanceman White
Roar so she will hear you
Round the fires in the night

Oh roar, boys, roar, so that the ancestors will hear
Drink to those that went before us
Raise your glasses, share a beer
Roar, boys, roar. Roar for Lanceman White
Roar so she will hear you
Round the fires in the night
the fires in the night

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