The Legend of Prince Valiant Theme Song

This animated series is so music-oriented that not only does the theme have a full version, they released a soundtrack as well—rare in retro cartoons.

With that said, the official title of the theme song is “Where the Truth Lies”. Deep, right? It was performed by a band who called themselves Exchange. I said “called,” past tense, because it feels like they were one of those bands who formed just for the sake of scoring the series. However, full accreditation for the theme is actually Exchange featuring Steve Sexton and Gerald O’Brien. I know Sexton is a composer and a keyboardist, but I’m not sure about O’Brien.

As for the soundtrack, it was released in 1991, and like I said, contains the full version of the theme—where it lasts around 4 minutes. Let’s listen to the full version of “Where the Truth Lies” first.

Let’s learn the deep and powerful lyrics (full version).

The Legend of Prince Valiant Theme Song lyrics

A whisper in my ear
A voice so strong and clear
Upon this beach I see
A million grains of sand

And I believe we are destiny (?)
Bound to survive against all odds

Out where the truth lies, I will follow
Out beyond this barren surround
I cry without a sound

Out where the truth lies,
I will follow my eyes into the sun

[opening sequence version ends here]

Sometimes I lie awake
I dream of everyone
Who walk the path I take around (?) beneath the sun

And I believe it’s my destiny
Bound to survive against all odds

Out where the truth lies, I will follow
Out beyond this barren surround
I cry without a sound

Out where the truth lies, I will follow my life into the sun

And I believe we are destiny
Bound to survive against all odds

Out where the truth lies, I will follow
Out beyond this barren surround
I cry without a sound

Out where the truth lies, I will follow my eyes into the sun

Out where the truth lies, I will follow
Out beyond this barren surround
I cry without a sound

Out where the truth lies, I will follow my eyes into the sun

Out where the truth lies, I will follow my eyes into the sun

Pardon me, I took a shot starting from the second verse, which is why you’ll see “(?)” beside some words. Correct me if I’m wrong.

Now, that’s the first song in the soundtrack but the last is a song titled “Where The Truth Lies (Reprise)”. To make this as informative as possible, below is the reprise version.

And now finally, the legendary intro.

The Legend of Prince Valiant had a total of 65 episodes—September 3, 1991 to January 23, 1994 and was originally shown on The Family Channel (ABC).

March 11, 2013 update

Epic comment below by Mr. Steve Sexton himself! According to him, the lyrics and vocals were done by Marc Jordan, and that Gerald O’Brien is enjoying the perks of being a successful composer in Nashville.

8 thoughts on “The Legend of Prince Valiant Theme Song

  1. Steve Sexton

    Great to see this ….. I am one of the composers and just wanted to acknowledge that the lyrics and vocals were done by the great singer/songwriter Marc Jordan. And fellow co-writer Gerald O’Brien currently has a very successful career as a composer in Nashville.

  2. Corrie

    This is one of my favorite songs for an animated series. I was about twelve when this show came out. I hadn’t heard the song since the 90s when I watched episodes on the family channel. Someone mentioned Prince valiant and the lyrics to this song popped right into my head as if the years hadn’t passed at all. So awesome to finally hear the whole song.

    Ps. I believe the lyrics after the original version where you have a question mark is-

    Who walk the path I take (or run beneath the sun)

  3. AnnaN

    Best theme song ever, bar none.
    And so adult for a children’s series.
    I used to love this song, and again, hadn’t heard it since my childhood, until I took a YouTube gamble.
    The whole series is on there, but disappointing that the quality of the animation is far poorer than I remember.
    Still, does make me smile, now in my thirties…

  4. Sajmeister

    Thank you so much for sharing the lyrics and the song on here, one of my favourite songs of one of my favourite cartoons. Teaches great life lessons, amazingly written and cannot be faulted in any way.

    Thank you for clarifying the lyrics, I always thought it was “perilous surround” but now I know it is “barren surround”

    Just a couple of corrections on the lyrics,

    And I believe we are destiny (?) ———we are ‘destined’ — the way he says it is very obscure, liked the word ‘blessed’ like ‘Blessid Union Of Souls’

    also

    Who walk the path I take around (?) beneath the sun —————– that run beneath the sun

    That is all, I hope I do not sound pretentious or nitpicky but I love this post and song.

    Thank you so much, as a fan I appreciate this.

  5. Reggie

    I own the physical CD soundtrack. Found it in a bargain bin in the 90’s. The theme still gives me chills at key moments.

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