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The Towers of the Teeth

The Towers of the Teeth is a song written by Maury Laws (music) and Jules Bass (lyric) for the 1980 animated movie The Return of the King. The song plays as the heroes march to the Black Gate and after Aragorn's audience with the Mouth of Sauron.

[edit] Lyrics

Win the battle, lose the war,
Choice of evils lie before for your feet
Retreat! retreat! reteat!

If you win, then you will lose,
Choice of evil's yours to choose, retreat!
Retreat! retreat! retreat!

You are standing in the eye of the storm.
Move an inch, and you'll be dead!
You are standing underneath the towers of the teeth,
And the eye blazes red!

Win the battle, lose the war,
Choice of evils lie before your feet.
Retreat! retreat! retreat!

You are standing in the eye of the storm.
Move an inch, and you'll be dead!
You are standing underneath the towers of the teeth,
And the eye blazes red!