I’ve been thinking of Thorin a lot lately, what with The Thorin Project and the final Hobbit movie approaching. I thought this song by Pilot Speed was perfect for a little Hobbit trilogy lyrical pic spam.


Bluff by Pilot Speed

(the link will take you to the song on Youtube, in a separate window,  so you can play it in the background while viewing this post)


It ain’t kind and it ain’t right,

but when you wore away the shine what did you find



Still you would say you’re not afraid,

to lay down your bones on the bed you’ve made


Someone made a sound,

it turned you right round
I wasn’t cold enough to care, but brother I dared

See it tear you up, and it calls your bluff
When the lie that keeps you warm, is the truth you’re counting on

There’s a shadow in the sun,

and it crawls along the path

from whence you’ve come


It’s not as clear as you had planned
Feel the sun go down, turn and make your stand

Trying to account for the troubles you’ve found
Hey could you use a little help

to be honest with yourself

See it tear you up, and it calls your bluff
When the lie that keeps you warm, is the truth you’re counting on

Up in the clouds,

tell me sister are you coming down

There’s a lie in every town oh …
And every word and every sound oh …

See it tear you up, and it calls your bluff
When the lie that keeps you warm, is the truth you’re counting on



4 thoughts on “Bluff

  1. I had not heard of Pilot Speed until now . They remind me a little of Keane. I think this is a great song and the lyrics have been given special meaning with the pictures you have thoughtfully chosen ( with Thorin in mind) to pair them with. Well done!

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    1. Pilot Speed is a band that I just happened upon while going to hear an artist that was opening for them. They were really enjoyable to hear live 😎 I really like that line from the chorus “the lie that keeps you warm is the truth you’re counting on”. it seems to fit Thorin: what he chooses to focus on and give importance to (gold, prominence, revenge) isn’t what’s important in the end.

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  2. I have downloaded their album that song is on from the Hoopla App. Thanks for bringing them to my attention. Regarding Thorin: yes, that line is fitting as he is so desperate to reclaim those things he convinces himself that he must pursue them at all costs. He does come to realize these things are of little importance in the end. ” If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”

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