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#1 Freebooter

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 05:55 AM

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Everytime I hear the part in the Abba song "The Winner Takes it All", where it says "The Gods my roll their dice, their hearts as cold as ice, while down here someone loses someone dearrrr!" I think of Conan and his Gods. That part of the Gods rolling their dice gambling with the lives of mortals, their heats cold as ice, always reminds me of those cold Gods in Conan's world.
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The subtle tongue, the sophist guile, they fail when the broadswords sing;
Rush in and die dogs--I was a man before I was a king!
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Posted 17 January 2011 - 08:00 AM

Hahaha! ABBA? Really, man? Try some SLAYER; similar themes, and it'll put hair on your chest. :P

Don't take offense to that, I just would not expect Abba to come up on the forums for the manliest, most brutally awesome stories ever written. :lol:

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 08:09 AM

Yessur, some of abba s best songs can be very inspiring in different ways...

dancing queen

that wonderful song inspired me to be the top exotic dancing entertainer in all Hyboria: my girls and I have delighted and titilated most of the emperors, kings, princes, chiefs, and queens across the known world... ;)

And...

ace of spades

loving like a reptile

we are the road crew
[ all 3 by motorhead ]

surprise, you're dead
[ faith no more ]

all these 4 songs make me think about Conan romping through Hyboria in various ways.
:D

[ there are many more which i cant recall right now. ]
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What songs/tunes remind you about Conan /hyboria ?

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"So I took to a life of adventure and daring
leaving most warriors drooling and staring.
After I danced with my exotic flesh baring
I would vanish into the new Sunrise glaring."

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 05:49 PM

I'll never be able to listen to Abba the same way again . . .

Not that I do. Much. :unsure:
"It is more than a mortal sea. Your hands are red with blood and you follow a red sea-path, yet the fault is not wholly with you. Almighty God, when will the reign of blood cease?"

Turlogh shook his head. "Not so long as the race lasts."


--- The Dark Man, by Robert E. Howard

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 01:43 PM

Ha! i reckon to name ABBA as reminding me of Conan, one of the toughest, meantest fighting machines ever, does sound sort of funny. But that line about the gods rolling their dice reminds me of ancient days, like Greeks and Trojans too.
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I, who was born in a naked land and bred in the open sky.
The subtle tongue, the sophist guile, they fail when the broadswords sing;
Rush in and die dogs--I was a man before I was a king!
---From The Road of Kings

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 05:40 AM

This song is very awesome and Conan-like.


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