Blades of Glory

In early 2007, Bo recorded the title track for the Will Ferrell movie, Blades of Glory. According to interviews he gave at the time of the film’s release, Bo was invited to be part of the project by the film’s producer, Ben Stiller, who became a fan when Bo was on Idol.

Ben has excellent taste! Not many vocalists could sing such a cheesy, cliched ballad, with such ludicrous words, and still sound as though they believed every note! The song is intentionally ridiculous on every level – combining the worst of hair band, power ballad song structure with the lyrics worthy of an American Idol coronation song, and yet Bo infuses it with just the right amount of testosterone and macho power vocals.

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Excellent!

Sadly, you can’t buy the song independently of the CD or DVD, but you can get those from Amazon or itunes.

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Lyrics (cheesetastic!)

I’m a lone wolf in a cage
Lost my partner to a lie
Like a bird with broken wings, yeah
It’s impossible to fly
I tried to live for two
But only trust in one
Is there nothing that we can do?
Are we truly done?

Every day we do or die
As we’re sailing across the sky
Now we’re coming home
On these blades of glory
Setting fire to the ice
Is the dream that keeps us alive
Now we’re coming home
On these blades of glory
Could this be the end of our mythic story?

I don’t know what to say
I don’t know where to turn
All I know is if I stay
Ooh this ice it sure can burn
A man who’s scared of truth
Can only trust in lies
A boy who’s scared to dream
Can never touch the sky, oh yeah

Every day we do or die
As we’re sailing across the sky
Now we’re coming home
On these blades of glory
Setting fire to the ice
Is the dream that keeps us alive
Now we’re coming home
On these blades of glory

Today is the first chapter
Of our mythic story
We’ll never part
On these blades of glory
And we’ll cross our hearts
On these blades of glory

What do you say
Tonight we celebrate
By going out whorin’, yeah
O-oo-oh, let’s go all the way, yeah
It’s our calling

Every day we do or die
As we’re sailing across the sky
Now we’re coming home
On these blades of glory
Setting fire to the ice
Is the dream that keeps us alive
Now we’re coming home
On these blades of glory
Blades of glory

We’ll go all night
Til we finish the story
Now we’re coming home
On these blades of glory

The dream is alive
And we’ll never be sorry
Now we’re coming home
On these blades of glory

(Repeat to end)

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