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You can pre-order the new soundtrack for Desolation of Smaug from Amazon today.

 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Special Edition

Track listing:

Disc: 1
1. The Quest for Erebor
2. Wilderland
3. A Necromancer (Bonus Track)
4. The House of Beorn (Extended Version)
5. Mirkwood (Extended Version)
6. Flies and Spiders (Extended Version)
7. The Woodland Realm (Extended Version)
8. Feast of Starlight
9. Barrels Out of Bond
10. The Forest River (Extended Version)
11. Bard, a Man of Lake-town (Extended Version)
12. The High Fells (Extended Version)
13. The Nature of Evil
14. Protector of the Common Folk
Disc: 2
1. Thrice Welcome
2. Girion, Lord of Dale (Extended Version)
3. Durin’s Folk (Extended Version)
4. In the Shadow of the Mountain
5. A Spell of Concealment (Extended Version)
6. On the Doorstep
7. The Courage of Hobbits
8. Inside Information
9. Kingsfoil
10. A Liar and a Thief
11. The Hunters (Extended Version)
12. Smaug (Extended Version)
13. My Armor Is Iron
14. I See Fire performed by Ed Sheeran
15. Beyond the Forest

The new theme song by Ed Sheeran called “I See Fire” has been released, which you can listen to here for free.

The song paints a grim picture with an oddly upbeat tune.  I like it.  Not as much as I loved “Song of the Lonely Mountain” but it is a good follow up, and in no way frivolous.  I feel it can be interpreted as coming from more than one character’s perspective.

These are the lyrics I’ve come up with after a few listens, with input from several other sources.

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Tentative lyrics to “I See Fire” by Ed Sheeran

Oh misty eye of the Mountain below,
Keep careful watch of my brothers’ souls,
And should the sky be filled with fire and smoke,
Keep watching over Durin’s sons.

If this is to end in fire, then we shall all burn together,
Watch the flames climb higher, into the night.
Calling out father oh, stand by and we will watch the flames burn auburn on the mountainside.

And if we should die tonight we should all die together.
Raise a glass of wine for the last time.
Calling out father oh, prepare as we will watch the flames burn auburn on the mountainside.
Desolation comes upon the sky.

Now I see fire, inside the mountain.
I see fire, burning the trees.
I see fire, hollowing souls.
I see fire, blood in the breeze.
And I hope that you’ll remember me.

Oh should my people fall then surely I’ll do the same.
Confined in mountain halls we got too close to the flame.
Calling out father hold fast and we will watch the flames burn auburn on the mountainside.
Desolation comes upon the sky.

Now I see fire, inside the mountain.
I see fire, burning the trees.
I see fire, hollowing souls.
I see fire, blood in the breeze.
And I hope that you’ll remember me.

And if the night is burning I will cover my eyes,
For if the dark returns then my brothers will die.
And as the sky is falling down it crashed into this lonely town.
And with that shadow ‘pon the ground I hear my people screaming out.

I see fire, inside the mountain,
I see fire, burning the trees.
I see fire, hollowing souls.
I see fire, blood in the breeze.
I see fire, (oh you know I saw a city burning) fire.
I see fire, (feel the heat upon my skin) fire.

And I see fire burn auburn on the mountainside.

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As I said above, these lyrics are not official, so if you hear something different please leave your version in the comments below.  And feel free to share interpretations as to possible meanings.

Update: Peter Jackson posted a new video of Ed Sheeran singing “I See Fire”:

Thanks to a quick shot of the lyrics in the video above, I’ve been able to correct a few words.

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-Adam Cantor has created a guitar tutorial for “I See Fire” for anyone interested in trying it out.