(The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug)
I recently saw the new Hobbit film and I must say it was brilliant. The song “I see fire” plays in the credits after the film. I’ve heard it before since I’m following Peter Jacksons every move for this film they posted it about a month ago and I’ve loved it since the first time I heard it. I remember I felt very close to this song, because I’m such a big fan of Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit: An unexpected journey I felt like a character in the film, a sister in the fight. Not only the singing but also the instrumental part is all made by Ed Sheeran himself. He is a rising star and he even went so far that he learnt how to play violin just for the hobbit film.
The song has a low sad tone. I like it. It reminds me of “Song of the Lonely Mountain”. Like the “Lotr” nerd I am this song is very emotional for me. The first time I heard it I nearly cried, the tears were in my eyes. The deep heroic meaning of the song is so amazing especially after seeing the film, which by the way is a complete Master Piece.
“I See Fire” is truly the perfect song for this film, it is sad which matches the film title “Desolation” and he sings about fighting the dragon. In the film Thorin says the same thing as in the lyrics he says “If this is to end in fire, Then we should all burn together”. Thorin is the hero, he is fearless. Thorin claims that its better dying a hero than a coward.
May God watch over my brothers, keep watching over them until the end.
Durin’s sons – The dwarfs in the film. (The brothers)
(Durin: He was the eldest of the Seven Fathers of the Dwarves, he died in battle.)
“If this is to end in fire, then we should all burn together” – Dying as heroes not as cowards.
“Calling out father oh, stand by and we will watch the flames burn auburn on the mountainside” – They want revenge
“Desolation comes upon the sky”- I think he is talking about the dragon (desolation of Smaug).
“And if the night is burning I will cover my eyes, for if the dark returns then my brothers will die” - Death of the people of Dale.
“And as the sky is falling down it crashed into this lonely town” – Dragon attack, raid of Dale, the dragon burned it down and killed almost all the dwarfs.
“And with that shadow ‘pon the ground I hear my people screaming out”
People screaming in terror. There was so much death and destruction.