What Must I Do?


Simple words, it would seem.
A easy question, isn’t it?
But the answer -
That’s the hard bit.

What must I do?
I must leave.

Leave home, leave the Shire.
Travel to unknown lands,
Carry an unwanted burden
To keep it from Sauron’s hands.

What must I do?
I must leave.

Leave safety, leave Rivendell.
Just as we thought we were done,
And we could go home,
It seems our quest has just begun.

What must I do?
I must leave.

Leave them behind, leave the Fellowship.
Take the danger from my friends
Go on by myself
To wherever the journey ends.

What must I do?
I must leave.

Leave this life that is no life.
I’ve lost all that I used to know
But this time - wait -
He won’t let me go.

What must I do?
I must leave.

Leave home, leave the Shire.
Trying to forget the past,
Travel to a distant land
To find the peace I seek at last.
- Nuroreiel