the ballad of the swords lyrics – einherjer

across the moor
we nors*m*n rode
& skalds to us song
that days of glory
soon should be
when swords blood-red were swung
“one eyed father
give us strength
my brave kinsmen & i
in valhalla i
your mighty men will meet
if i in this battle die
from the sky
your ravens watching me
both of them i see
thank you father
for letting me know
you watch over me”
at the moor
the ravens spoke to me
while skalds did their song
a bitter loss
was soon to come
for those i were among

across the moor
we nors*m*n rode
& skalds to us sung
that days of glory
soon should be
when swords blood-red were swung
i say to you – i ask you to
for once be your own lord
come with me
be a part of my
ballad of the swords
a sudden clash
where swords were drawn
was the beginning of my end
with a norsemans pride
& courage i fought
i would to hel them send
instead i felt
cold chilling steel
stab me from behind
a cravens deed
indeed it was
peace he should not find
faded i did
strange beauty i met
the dream for me came true
brought up i were
bifrost i saw
my mortal life were through
your mortal life
with children & wife
wouldn’t have no value
if you knew as i
about life up here
you would die to be here forever…

/ einherjer lyrics