Amon Amarth

Surtur Rising tracks

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1. WAR OF THE GODS

War, the very first war of our world,
When the treacherous witch was killed
Three times burned and three times born,
By searing flames was Gullveig torn.

Death, Odin hurled his spear off with great force
Deep into the great vana-fyrd
Battle horns gave up their sound
And Asgard walls razed to the ground.

The Vanir felt deceived
Höne was a fool
Without Mímir at his side
Höne could not rule
In a fit of violent rage
Mímir's blood was shed
And to Odin's court they sent Mímir's severed head

Truce, so a brittle and frail peace was forged
And to ensure that the peace remained.
Njordr and Freyr to Asgard came
And Hön' and Mim to Vanaheim

Death, see the furious gods wanting blood,
Odin knew that a raging war
Would not bring them any gain
Just leave a black and bitter stain.

Odin tog huvudet och
Smorde det med örter
Som hindrar det
Från att ruttna
Han kvad sedan
Trollsånger över det
Så att Mimer åter
Kunde tala till honom




2. TÖCK'S TAUNT - LOKE'S TREACHERY PART II

You come to me, eyes full of grief
You ask of me to shed all my tears
To let him return from kingdom of fears
Why should I weep? or lose any sleep?
He never brought me pleasure or glee
So why would I help to set Balder free

You come to me,eyes full of grief
All of your tears mean nothing to me
So why will you not just leave me to be
Am I to blame? Well, I'm not ashamed!
Oh how I smiled when I heard the tale
Of Loke the sly, so clever and brave

Höder the fool,Lopt's willing tool
He held the twig that cut Balder's skin
Lopt aimed the shot
That killed Höder's twin
Leave me alone
Don't come here and moan
I've never wished to see Balder's well
So let his soul remain down in hel

My name is Töck and I won't cry
I won't let Balder return
Let hel keep her treasured prize
Let his soul forever burn

You come to me and cannot believe
That this old crow now talking to you
Is Loke not Töck you bloody dawn fools
You come to me and you do not see
All of your tears mean nothing to me
Why will you not just leave me to be

My name is Töck,and I won't cry
I won't let Balder return
Let hel keep her treasured prize
Let his soul forever burn




3. DESTROYER OF THE UNIVERSE

I rise up from muspelheim
My fury is sublime
The sword I bring burns violently
With wild and lethal flames

I march against the asagods
To bring the end of time
I am pure and endless pain
And Surtur is my name

See me rise, the mighty Surt
Destroyer of the universe
Bringer of flames and endless hurt
Scorcher of men and earth

Swordless frej with horn in hand
Rises to his final stand
He doesn't stand a single chance
I'll split his living corpse in half

And yet he stabbed me in the eye
He drove the horn in deep
The overwhelming, raging pain
Is driving me insane

The waves of flames that
I've unleashed will eat us all alive
The rage that burns within my heart
Is uncontrolled and wild
And now everything shall die!
Massive waves consume us all, the ocean is released
Our dying world quakes underneath
And sinks into the sea
And now nothing will survive!
Extinction waits for everyone
For gods and men alike
When all are gone of the old world
A new one will arise

See me rise, the mighty Surt
Destroyer of the universe
Bringer of flames and endless hurt
Scorcher of men and earth

See me die, the mighty Surt
Destroyer of the universe
Drowning in waves that floods the earth
The beginning, of a new rebirth




4. SLAVES OF FEAR

They speak of love and tolerance
They prey on people's ignorance
To make you all
Slaves of fear

They feed on your anxiety
To build their gent society
They kept you down for 1000 years

They nurture prejudice and hate
To them the wars that they create
In the name of one ample god

They gladly sacrifice your life
Increasing power is their price
Without regrets, they'll spill your blood

They're feeding you lies
With calculating smiles
With slaves made of the human mind
As long as you kneel to their authority
Religion, it's what makes you blind

They'll treat all you as mindless fools
They use you as obedient tools
It's time to set your spirit free
This world we cannot tolerate
It's time to seal all preachers fate
We looked ahead from Odin's grave

Your lives are a strain of egotistic chains
They locked you up and threw away the key
Your souls are for sale, and you're the ones who pay
But still, you'll never be set free

They're feeding you lies
With calculating smiles
With slaves made of the human mind
As long as you kneel to their authority
Religion, it's what makes you blind




5. LIVE WITHOUT REGRETS

From birth we're taught how to survive
We're taught how war is waged
And there are no men now alive
Who stops our wild rampage

Light at heart we bide our bane
whatever death awaits!
Norsemen live without regrets
We accept our woven fates

So fearlessly we charge ahead
There is no time to hesitate

Don't despair, show no fear
Live your life without regrets
Don't despair and show no fear
In the face of a certain death

A coward thinks he'll always live
If it keeps himself from strife
Old age leaves no rest and peace
Though spears may spare his life

We don't mourn a friend that fell
Or dread the day we'll fall ourselves
Warriors don't go to Hel
'Cause we know Ygg will greet us well!

Fearlessly we charge ahead
There is no time to hesitate

Don't despair, show no fear
Live your life without regrets
Don't despair and show no fear
In the face of a certain death

So raise your horns to those who died
Let's drink to fallen friends tonight
Let's celebrate their glory life
We'll meet again in Valhall when we die
When we die!
When we die!




6. THE LAST STAND OF FREJ

See him rise, from land of flames
Our destruction is at hand.
It is time to make stand
Now I face, and awesome foe
I will always stand my ground
To this end my fate is bound!

This fight is mine and mine alone
And there's no help from anyone!

His wrath burns!
With insane heat
All his fury is unleashed
There is no way to defeat!
The forces and the power that he wields

My hand holds the horn so firm
I am calm and ready to die
Everything around me burns
And I know that I will not survive

See him rise from land of flames
In this wild and barren land
I will make my final stand
My death awaits, I have no fear
To this end my fate is bound
Though I'm doomed
I'll stand my ground!

This fight is mine and mine alone
And there's no help from anyone!

I go forth to meet my doom
But I will die in vain
Perdition waits for everyone
The world will die in flames

With all my strength I run the horn
Deep into his eye
And as he swings his burning sword
I die with a tired smile!




7. FOR VICTORY OR DEATH

Time!
has come to wash our shame away
To erase the image of defeat
We!
Have licked our wounds,restored our strength
And our vengeance will be oh so sweet

They thought they had us down
That we'd never rise again
They will learn that they were deadly wrong
What's owed will be repaid

Again we'll feed the wolves
And then vengeance will be ours
We'll split their skulls and spill their guts
Upon the frozen ground
Yeah,we'll never kneel again
Not to deity nor men
Now they'll taste our bitter hate
What's owed will be repaid

So raise the flag once more
And the eagle will be fed
Once again we march to war
For victory or death

They arrived with talk of hvitekrist
By force they wanted us to kneel
With their swords held to our throats they preached
But we will make them pay we'll take their lives away

So Raise!
Raise the flag once more
In the east the eagle will be fed
March!
Again we march to war
We will march for victory or death
Pain!
The pain and suffering
Is but a bleak and distant fading dream
Shame!
Our disgrace; a withering thought
Finally our names will be redeemed




8. WRATH OF THE NORSEMEN

My head hurts like hell
Can't open my eyes
My clothes are all wet
And are freezing right through

Don't know where I am
Or how to get home
My muscles are numb
And it's hard to get up

My muscles they ache
With every move
I stand on my feet
But my knees feel so weak

Somebody wake me
From this horrible dream
Somebody save me
From this terror and pain

I stumble around, on the soft, bloody ground
I call out the names, of the friends I can't find
And the ravens that fly
With every gasp, with every breath
smoke fills my lungs
With every gasp, the sweet taste of death
The urge for more, a thick Viking stench

Snow comes then rain, it's colder than ice
I wash off my face, and open my eyes
And then I see, but which I was blind
They are all dead, there's blood everywhere
The Norsemen they left, only death and despair
A stench of flesh, that fills the Autumn air

Somebody wake me
From this horrible dream
Somebody save me
From this terror and pain
No one can save me
From this horrible dream
No one can hear me
Or my heart-wrenching screams




9. A BEAST AM I

Concealed aside
And how will they know
I, Fenris arise
Against the Asa-gods
My being is full
Full of a rage
An evil that can't be tamed
It darkens my soul
And blackens my blood
A fire that fills my veins

So how
Did I ever end up here
Humiliated, broken, and weak
I waited for a thousand years
To break these chains apart
And to finally break myself free

Of the mighty
But I couldn't tear my ties
Awaiting the end of time
In darkness I drown
Consumed by my hate
Running for revenge
Allfather will pay
'Fore he succeeds
At the winter of Ragnar k

A beast am I
So viciously
They fear my...
I bide my time
My sweet revenge
Soon my task will unfold
And finally I will be free

When you hear me howling
You'll know that I have come for you
When you hear me call your name
Your life will end in nameless pain

Concealed aside
For
And how will they know
I, Fenris arise
Against the Asa-gods
My being is full
Full of a rage
An evil that can't be tamed
It darkens my soul
And blackens my blood
A fire that fills my veins

A beast am I
So viciously
They fear my...
I bide my time
My sweet revenge
Soon my task will unfold
And finally I will be
Finally break myself
Finally I will be free




10. DOOM OVER DEAD MAN

The autumn clouds are caving in
And night comes crawling, black as sin
Lightning strikes, and rain begins
A storm that tears my soul

I toss and tumble in my bed
My thoughts are spinning in my head
Darkness nears, soon I'll be dead
I'm losing all control

I've spent my life in foolish quests
For gold and riches, I confess
And now I'm left with just regrets
Too late to change my ways

My life, it seems, has slipped away
I leave no legacy to praise
Nothing more for me to say
My life has been a waste

When!
My time has come for me to leave
When!
When judgment's passed upon my life
When!
A cold dark grave will wait for me
Will!
Will my name live endlessly?
When!
My time has come for me to leave
When!
When judgment's passed upon my life
When!
A cold dark grave will wait for me
Will!
Will my name live endlessly?

So I die
But won't be mourned
Broken and alone
I wish that I were never born

So I die and won't be missed
No rune stone will be raised
As my body rots away

Die!
All friends and cattle pass away
Die!
And death will come for every man
Die!
But I know one thing never dies
Doom!
The sentence passed upon the dead
Now!
The time has come for me to leave
Now!
When judgement's passed up on my life
Now!
Now I will rest in my dark grave
Will!
They speak my name with reverence?

My life has been a waste
No rune stone will be raised
So I die, but won't be mourned
I wish that I were never born
I rest here in my shallow grave
As my body rots away