Sung by a senior mage to a new apprentice when they wish to run away from the circle to live as an apostate. I have a mini headcanon that my Amell had to live through this.
Within the Circle
The dragon scales are always shinier On somebody else’s drake You dream about going out up there But that is a big mistake Just look at the world around you Right here on the dormitory floor Such wonderful things surround you What more are you lookin’ for?
Within the Circle Within the Circle Darling it’s safer Here with all the paper Take it from me Out in the world they work all day Out in the sun they slave away While we devotin’ Full time to remotin’ Within the Circle
In here all the mages are happy As off through the halls they go The mages in the land ain’t happy They sad ‘cause they in shadow But mages in the dark are lucky They in for a worser fate One day when the people get angry Guess who’s gon’ be takin’ the hate?
Within the Circle Within the Circle Templars beat us Protect us and use us In full duty We what the land folks loves to blame Withing the Circle we off the flame We got no complaints Jus’ some restraints Within the Circle ( Within the Circle ) Within the Circle ( Within the Circle )
Since life is sweet here We got the beat here Naturally (Naturally) Even the Templars an’ the trainee They get to keep us ‘n’ safety We got the spirit You got to adhere it Within the Circle
The pyro is just a tyro The healer ain’t no squealer The dreamer is a schemer And they gunna be a kneeler The necro cause a real echo The arcanist is a bit pissed The seniors are the unquestioned leaders (Yeah) The tranquil is thankful The doors protect us from wars The evil’s not in but out The Maker’s our caretaker Without horror and combat We know where it’s at An’ oh an abomination, Oh No!
Yeah, Within the Circle ( Within the Circle ) Within the Circle ( Within the Circle ) When the Templars Like to make exemplars It’s a bit scary to me (It’s scary to me) What do apostates got? A lot of them dead We got a bed and roof over ar’ head Each little mage here Knows how to age here Within the Circle Each little book here Fits’ in a crook here Within the Circle Each damp cell here Prevents the casting of spells there That’s why it’s safer Within this place ‘er Ya we in luck here Forever we stuck here Within the Circle