TREY: Come with us right now, if you will, out of Ohio, out of Athens, Ohio. We’re going to go to a different place, called Gamehendge. So picture if you will, we’ve got a huge mountain off in the distance, acres and acres of a beautiful vast forest stretching off in the distance, huge green fields, lakes and rivers. The people who live here are called the Lizards, but of course that’s a different song.
Now, Gamehendge is ruled by the Evil King Wilson. Evil King Wilson lives in the center of town in this castle. What happened was, Gamehedge used to be completely free. All the people used to live in peace and harmony with the land until this guy Wilson came and basically enslaved them. The way he enslaved them is he took the book that they used to live their life by. It’s called the Helping Friendly Book. They used to use this; it contained all the knowledge inherent in the universe. They would use this to live in peace and harmony with the land. Wilson took the book away from the people and hid it in the highest tower in his castle.
So at this time, Wilson has got the book, and Colonel Forbin, who’s the hero of this song, is climbing up this mountain. He’s going to try and find the great and knowledgeable Icculus. He’s gonna get this book and try to get the book back to the people of Gamehendge to bring them back to peace and tranquility. Right now, Colonel Forbin sees the great and knowledgeable Icculus. Icculus comes out of the mountain and says “I’m going to call the Famous Mockingbird. The Famous Mockingbird is going to fly to the castle, steal the Helping Friendly Book and bring it back to the people of Gamehendge.
Here it comes now, the Famous Mockingbird...
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