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Blind Guardian Word Count

#1 Post by Nahar » 06 Jan 2016 15:09

I've been playing a game with my girlfriend, where we choose one word and each person should come up, in turns, with a different song that contains it. She got angry at me when we played with the word "Light", as almost every song in NiME has it (and many other BG songs), and she said using it is like cheating...

Anyway - I thought it could be fun to see which words BG uses the most, so I used some calculator and the lyrics from DarkLyrics.com to see what will come up.

I have a few more albums to add, so I'll post the results in a few minutes.
If there's someone here who's interested in guessing the most common word (other than "the" and stuff like that) before I post - go ahead ;)
"As darkness came it brought along silence.
Yet silence also bears madness.
Silence surrounds me - a deathly silence"...

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Re: Blind Guardian Word Count

#2 Post by Nahar » 06 Jan 2016 15:47

(of course it's not accurate - some choruses were repeated and some not, and there are mistakes in DarkLyrics, but I think this can give a general idea)

This is by number of appearances (I took out a few common words, like "the", "for", "by"... And I took out anything that had less than 9 appearances) :
146 TIME
125 ONE
109 SEE
103 WHAT
103 END
96 DARK
93 LIGHT
93 FEAR
92 OUR
90 HERE
89 WHEN
89 MORE
89 STILL
88 BACK
87 WITH
87 SHALL
86 WAY
84 DOWN
84 LET
83 KNOW
83 US
82 TAKE
82 FEEL
81 LIFE
81 AWAY
80 GONE
73 WORLD
72 HEAR
72 AT
69 FIND
67 MIND
65 THROUGH
64 JUST
63 LOST
62 FAR
61 NEVER
59 THEIR
58 TURN
58 AGAIN
56 THEM
56 WHERE
55 INTO
55 MUST
55 OH
54 ALONE
54 HOW
53 NEW
53 UP
53 PAIN
53 LIKE
51 BEEN
51 OLD
50 FIRE
49 DO
49 OVER
49 THEN
48 LOOK
48 KING
48 GO
47 NIGHT
46 LEAVE
46 GODS
46 HIM
45 LAST
44 ANOTHER
44 EVER
44 NOTHING
43 WAIT
43 LAND
42 GET
42 BEYOND
42 CRY
42 WHO
42 TELL
42 LIES
41 BELIEVE
41 SAY
41 WAS
41 MAY
41 SIDE
40 REMEMBER
40 FALL
40 LEFT
40 CANNOT
39 HOME
39 TRUTH
39 SHADOWS
38 SOUL
38 RIGHT
37 ONCE
37 THESE
37 SOON
37 SING
37 WAR
37 BEHIND
36 DAY
36 SHE
36 EYES
35 BLOOD
34 DOOR
34 RETURN
33 LONG
33 RISE
33 BRING
33 WAITING
32 HOPE
32 BREAK
32 CURSE
31 WOULD
31 OTHER
30 SONG
30 DAWN
30 HAND
30 GOD
30 CAUSE
30 WELCOME
29 PART
29 INSIDE
29 ASHES
29 HER
29 CALL
29 DREAM
29 WHEEL
28 REAL
28 SEEMS
28 NAME
28 DARKNESS
27 TOO
27 BLIND
27 THINGS
27 GUARDIAN
27 CHANGE
27 COLD
27 FREE
27 DEATH
26 FRIEND
26 BORN
26 WHILE
26 DAMNED
26 STORM
26 FOREVER
25 REACH
25 SAVE
25 PLACE
25 CRIES
25 DIE
25 FOLLOW
25 COMING
25 MAN
25 DUST
25 MIRROR
25 WORDS
25 PRAISE
25 LOVE
25 EVERYTHING
24 GIVE
24 RUN
24 FADE
24 DESTINY
24 KEEP
24 STOP
23 VOICE
23 TRUE
23 CARRY
23 RELEASE
23 TANELORN
22 DREAMS
22 HEART
22 JOURNEY
22 CHANCE
22 MINE
22 VISION
22 BEFORE
22 CONTROL
21 HOLY
21 DYING
21 SOMEONE
21 ENDS
21 NOWHERE
21 SHOW
21 GRAIL
21 HIDE
21 WALK
21 TRY
21 DEAD
20 CAUGHT
20 BATTLE
20 AROUND
20 FATE
20 BRIGHT
20 SOMETHING
20 VOICES
20 CALLING
20 DEEP
20 BURN
20 MANY
20 VOID
20 LIVE
19 ANSWER
19 CHOSEN
19 SON
19 MARCH
19 LORD
19 ICE
19 CRYING
19 THOUGH
19 HEAD
19 MOVE
19 DRAGON
19 SUN
19 TEARS
19 UNDERSTAND
19 GROW
19 OWN
18 SILENCE
18 WIND
18 STAND
18 FLY
18 BLACK
18 WHY
18 ALIVE
18 GAME
18 NEED
18 GRIEF
18 YES
18 NEAR
18 SINGS
18 AGE
18 CROW
17 SEEN
17 COMES
17 SORROW
17 UNTIL
17 WERE
17 GOT
17 ELSE
17 SAID
17 FACE
16 FINAL
16 HALL
16 LIE
16 AWARE
16 WRONG
16 SEAL
16 ANYMORE
16 FOUND
16 ROUND
16 COULD
16 PAST
15 SLAIN
15 FOREVERMORE
15 FOOLS
15 MEMORIES
15 BLAME
15 SHOULD
15 DID
15 SENSE
15 DENY
15 HANDS
15 SET
15 ONES
15 TILL
15 MUCH
15 BELONG
15 STAY
15 SERVE
14 ITS
14 DESERT
14 PROMISED
14 PRICE
14 FAIL
14 FULL
14 EDGE
14 CRUEL
14 FORGET
14 TWILIGHT
14 INNOCENCE
14 JOIN
14 TOMORROW
14 DOOM
14 BEGIN
14 ALONG
14 FOOL
14 GETTING
14 MOON
14 ONLY
14 HOLD
14 FLAMES
14 IMAGINATIONS
14 SADLY
14 SONGS
14 SIGN
14 BETTER
14 PAY
14 MISERY
14 SAVIOR
14 OFF
13 GOODBYE
13 BEGUN
13 TURNED
13 STEP
13 INSANE
13 CHILDREN
13 LANDS
13 HATE
13 AGES
13 BREATH
13 MYSELF
13 LATE
13 GOING
13 DISTANT
13 DROWN
13 WATCH
13 THOUGHTS
13 GRAND
13 PARADE
12 RAIN
12 EVIL
12 PALE
12 SURE
12 DIVINE
12 AGONY
12 EVERYWHERE
12 SOMEWHERE
12 SAIL
12 AFTER
12 UNDER
12 ETERNAL
12 HAD
12 WALLS
12 PLEASE
12 FALSE
12 SACRED
12 CROWN
12 ROAD
12 CLOSER
12 XANADU
12 UNKNOWN
12 FALLING
11 LOSE
11 FAILED
11 MOMENT
11 EVERY
11 CROSS
11 TRAPPED
11 AIR
11 LONGER
11 TOMMYKNOCKERS
11 FATHER
11 GOES
11 WAKE
11 CLOSE
11 DRIVEN
11 CLOCK
11 SEED
11 WINGS
11 D
11 KEY
11 SPREAD
11 KNOWS
11 MATTER
11 ANGELS
11 ABOUT
11 CHOICE
11 MAGIC
11 SAINTS
11 BEGINS
11 SHINE
11 SACRIFICE
11 SILENT
11 HEARD
11 STRANGE
11 CHILD
11 AFRAID
10 RETURNING
10 TIMES
10 SPIRIT
10 QUEST
10 PLAY
10 THAN
10 FURTHER
10 BROKEN
10 WANT
10 JERUSALEM
10 RULE
10 ANGER
10 HURT
10 RED
10 BETWEEN
10 REALLY
10 OBEY
10 WITNESS
10 OBLIVION
10 SPELL
10 MADNESS
10 TERROR
10 TALES
10 SPINNING
10 MADE
10 PRECIOUS
10 KINGDOM
10 KILL
10 INSANITY
10 DONE
10 FUTURE
10 SPEAK
10 APPEARS
10 HEAVEN
10 ROAM
10 KIND
10 GUIDE
10 KEEPS
10 WAVE
10 SUDDENLY
10 BITTER
10 HEAL
10 WELL
9 FIELDS
9 VAIN
9 BATTLEFIELD
9 REIGN
9 HALLOWED
9 LAW
9 TYRANT
9 HIGH
9 REQUIEM
9 REVENGE
9 FLAME
9 ANY
9 TURNING
9 FOLLOWING
9 MORNING
9 PURE
9 HALLOWEEN
9 MEET
9 MEN
9 DARE
9 REALITY
9 SAW
9 POINT
9 RUNNING
9 EVERYONE
9 TROY
9 CONQUER
9 SWEET
9 REST
9 MIRACLE
9 NINTH
9 HOUR
9 WITHOUT
9 POWER
9 NINE
9 REALMS
9 ENTER
9 RIVER
"As darkness came it brought along silence.
Yet silence also bears madness.
Silence surrounds me - a deathly silence"...

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Re: Blind Guardian Word Count

#3 Post by Nahar » 06 Jan 2016 16:36

There are many ways to play with this tool:

Freq. Word
84 LET
100 THIS
18 GAME
14 BEGIN
13 WATCH
394 MY
13 CHILDREN
326 ME
494 YOU
154 VE (yeah, apostrophes split words..)
262 ALL
128 COME
520 TO
25 DIE
263 FOR
20 BATTLE
335 IS
63 LOST
7 LOSING
59 THEIR
2 MINDS
4 SOULS
2 HUSH
237 NOW
380 WE
151 DON
311 T
6 TALK
8 CARE
16 ANYMORE
1105 I
493 WILL
16 SEAL
11 EVERY
34 DOOR
2 SUMMON
1967 THE
9 NINE
1 CONFIRM
1 ALIGNMENT
185 CAN
42 GET
65 THROUGH
23 CARRY
259 ON
15 FOOLS
21 TRY
32 BREAK
27 FREE
89 WHEN
14 FAIL
597 IT
651 S
26 FOREVER
98 NOT
28 REAL
273 NO
5 REASON
225 BE
90 HERE
89 MORE
93 FEAR
685 AND
1 REGRETS
48 LOOK
88 BACK
187 YOUR
67 MIND
15 STAY
56 WHERE
119 ARE
15 TILL
2 SEALING
49 OVER
41 SAY
13 GOODBYE
26 FRIEND
14 PROMISED
103 END
444 A
29 PART
510 OF
12 GRAND
12 PARADE
14 ALONG (appears only on this album, but in other songs as well)
178 RE
11 DRIVEN
125 ONE
142 SO
3 SORRY
7 SAME
109 SEE
5 DAMNATION
14 JOIN
1 UPSET
49 THEN
272 THEY
197 LL
7 AWAKE
3 MISGUIDED
20 VOICES
72 HEAR
8 CLAIM
23 TRUE
20 AROUND
33 BRING
56 THEM
84 DOWN
21 SHOW
1 LESS
83 KNOW
1 FROWN
54 HOW
4 GROWS
3 SECRETLY (here and in Miracle Machine)
22 VISION
17 COMES
3 OTHERWORLD
10 APPEARS
16 ROUND
87 SHALL
11 LOSE
8 GROUND
25 PRAISE
182 M
61 NEVER
58 AGAIN
55 OH
19 SON
118 HE
80 GONE
87 WITH
39 SHADOWS
8 STARS
46 GODS
42 LIES
37 WAR
92 OUR
5 STRONG
1 TYRANTS
1 BECOMES
252 THERE
34 RETURN
31 WOULD
37 SING
36 DAY
20 VOID
4 MOTHER
9 ENTER
18 NEED
9 ANY
1 HALLOWS
8 WALL
21 WALK
491 IN
9 EVERYONE
19 SUN
40 FALL
46 HIM
20 MANY
1 HUMANIZED
146 TIME
50 HAS
3 FLESH
39 TRUTH
35 BLOOD
4 HIGHEST
30 CAUSE
103 THAT
5 LONGING
9 RIVER
4 STYX
7 FOOLED
82 TAKE
81 AWAY
1 MYTHS
8 BLISS
3 HOLDING
30 HAND
44 NOTHING
49 DO
21 ENDS
15 FOREVERMORE
1 ANYTHING
6 NOR
31 OTHER
2 RACE
22 CONTROL
11 LONGER
2 ACT
53 LIKE
13 DROWN
26 WHILE
20 BRIGHT
8 SHINES
83 US
16 LIE

So in the last song in the last album we have 21 unique words, never used in their previous albums...
Not bad, I think.

They used all-in-all about 2433 different words in their ~103 songs (seems like they wrote their 100th song in BtRM :) - maybe it should also be celebrated)


It's fun to find where some words that don't appear too many times were also used - try "Strongest", "Same", "Damnation" and "Flesh" for example...)
"As darkness came it brought along silence.
Yet silence also bears madness.
Silence surrounds me - a deathly silence"...

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Re: Blind Guardian Word Count

#4 Post by priderock » 06 Jan 2016 17:21

Very rare and interesting information!!!!!
Thanks, mate!!!

P.S. "time" is probably their winner.., not only in their songs, but also in their deadline promises :lol:

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Re: Blind Guardian Word Count

#5 Post by Nahar » 06 Jan 2016 17:49

priderock wrote:Very rare and interesting information!!!!!
Thanks, mate!!!

P.S. "time" is probably their winner.., not only in their songs, but also in their deadline promises :lol:

haha!
yeah..

You're very welcome!


Just to clarify, in case someone wondered - I took each original song once, including (original) bonus tracks. I didn't include demos, but I did include Dead Sound of Misery... oh, and I didn't include the song titles nor the narrations in NiME. I corrected a few words here and there, but ofc not all...
"As darkness came it brought along silence.
Yet silence also bears madness.
Silence surrounds me - a deathly silence"...

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Re: Blind Guardian Word Count

#6 Post by JazzJackrabbit » 06 Jan 2016 21:38

"Time" is the most used word in all of power metal. :P

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Re: Blind Guardian Word Count

#7 Post by Gandalf de Grijze » 07 Jan 2016 09:54

only 46 for leave and 37 for behind?

now... does it also work for phrases?

I'm betting a good part of these two are in some sort of combination
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Re: Blind Guardian Word Count

#8 Post by Dentarthurdent » 08 Jan 2016 11:10

Gandalf de Grijze wrote:only 46 for leave and 37 for behind?

now... does it also work for phrases?

I'm betting a good part of these two are in some sort of combination
Those were the first words I checked as well. I'm sure backing evidence for your thesis might very well be found, dear colleague.
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Re: Blind Guardian Word Count

#9 Post by Orodaran » 17 Feb 2016 21:47

We should write a BG stock lyrics based on these info :P
"There's a time when a man needs to fight and a time when he needs to accept that his destiny's lost, the ship has sailed and that only a fool will continue. The truth is I've always been a fool"
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