Song Go It Alone • Performed by Cirith UngolRecorded on Tue 01 Jan 1991 • Originally by ProphecyWritten 1987
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A cover of Prophecy, originally written by Scott Campbell, Jimmy Barraza and Kurt “The Crusher” Grothe in 1985. Covered by Cirith Ungol, Ventura The Band and recently live by Dexter Ward.

Music: Scott Campbell

LyricsScott Campbell, Barraza, Grothe, lyrics re-written by Tim Baker

 

“GO IT ALONE”…. was written during PROPHECY rehersals at Outlook Studios..in Ventura,Ca…in late 86′ or early 87′ as i remember. Jimmy [Barraza] was a young energetic guitarist full of great riffs…when he first played the opening riff for “GO IT ALONE”..it stood out right away…we knew it was very commercial sounding.. especially for a PROPHECY song…but we liked it alot!….KURT and JIMMY worked out the verse with “PUNKY” skilfully rounding out the arrangement..I recorded it onto an old tascam 4 track…took it home with me…next day at rehersal the song was complete….!

TIM BAKER told me they would like to record “GO IT ALONE”…of course i was thrilled…to have ANY part in an UNGOL album!!!..TIM changing a few lyrics to suit his taste….worked his magic!….

“GO IT ALONE”….has gone on to become ,in my opinion, perhaps the most controversial UNGOL song ever recorded….It seems you either love it..or hate it….many have blogged about it being too”commercial”….unfit for an ungol album….still others embracing it’s slightly new direction ,”nice change!”as one wrote ….I see both sides….Although i do feel “GO IT ALONE”….And the whole album.. would have had a completely different feel had it been produced by CIRITH UNGOL…and not ron goudie…

Scott Campbell, 08 Dec 2012

 

It’s for sure not Greg Lindstrom’s favourite CU song.

“Go It Alone” should be played 24 hours a day in Afghanistan until Bin Laden runs screaming from his cave with his ears bleeding, begging for mercy.

Greg Lindstrom, Guardians of Fate 3/02

Lyrics

Don t need a crystal ball to show me where I m going,
cause I m making it right, making it right, right this time.
Ever since you left me all I want is you,
But I m making it fine, making it fine, draw the line.

I was born with a six string in my hand,
1’ll follow the dream to the end.
And I’ll go it alone.

Seems without me you re just searching you keep hoping.
You are standing in line, standing in line, burning time.
never believed that Id be back on the streets,
So I’ll follow the dream, follow the dream, yeah tonight.

I was born with a six string in my hand,
I’ll follow the dream to the end.
And I’ll go it alone.

Don t need a crystal ball to show me where I’m going,
cause I’m making it right, making it right, right this time.
With or without you, I’ve got to live this dream,
Cause its once in a life, once in a life, my lifetime.

I was born with a six string in my hand,
I’ll follow the dream to the end.
And I’ll go it alone.

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