Amon Amarth

Fate of Norns Release Shows tracks

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1. THE FATE OF NORNS (ALBUM VERSION)

I feel a chill in my heart
Like lingering winter cold
I and my son are torn apart
He was just 6 winters old

My first-born was he
And the last of my kin
The last one to carry my name
Death smiled at him its deadly grin
There is no one for me to blame

The fate of Norns awaits us all
There is no way to escape
The day to answer Oden's call
Or walk through Hel's gate

I carry him to my ship
He seems to be asleep
But the deep blue colour of his lips
Is enough to make me weep

No man should have to bury his child
Yet this has been my share
The tears I shed run bitter and wild
It's a heavy burden to bear

His body feels so light in my arms
His skin is pale as snow
Yet his weight feels heavy in my heart
As my sadness continues to grow

Allfather!
What fate has been given to me?
Why must I suffer?
Why must I feel this pain?
Allfather!
Life has lost it's meaning to me
I think I'm going insane!

I lay him down on a pyre
A burial worthy a king
And as I lie down by his side
I hear the weaving Norns sing

The fate of Norns awaits us all
There is no way to escape
The day to answer Oden's call
Or walk through Hell's gate

The fate of Norns awaits us all
There is no way to escape
The day to answer Oden's call
Or walk through Hel's gate




2. PURSUIT OF VIKINGS (ALBUM VERSION)

The warming sun returns again
And melts away the snow
The sea is freed from icy chains
Winter is letting go

Standing on the ocean side
We can hear the waves
Calling us out with tide
To sail into our fate

Oden! Guide our ships
Our axes, spears and swords
Guide us through storms that whip
And in brutal war

Our ships await us by the shore
Time has come to leave
Our country, family and homes
For riches in the east

Some of us won't return
But that won't bring us down
Our fate is written in the web
Woven by the Norns

A ram is sacrificed
Across the longship's bow
And as we set our sails
A strong breeze starts to blow

It carries us out to sea
With hope of fame and pride
And glorious all will be
That with sword in hand will die

Oden! Guide our ships
Our axes, spears and swords
Guide us through storms that whip
And in brutal war

Oden! Guide our ships
Our axes, spears and swords
Guide us through storms that whip
And in brutal war




3. PURSUIT OF VIKINGS (DEMO VERSION)

The warming sun returns again
And melts away the snow
The sea is freed from icy chains
Winter is letting go

Standing on the ocean side
We can hear the waves
Calling us out with tide
To sail into our fate

Oden! Guide our ships
Our axes, spears and swords
Guide us through storms that whip
And in brutal war

Our ships await us by the shore
Time has come to leave
Our country, family and homes
For riches in the east

Some of us won't return
But that won't bring us down
Our fate is written in the web
Woven by the Norns

A ram is sacrificed
Across the longship's bow
And as we set our sails
A strong breeze starts to blow

It carries us out to sea
With hope of fame and pride
And glorious all will be
That with sword in hand will die

Oden! Guide our ships
Our axes, spears and swords
Guide us through storms that whip
And in brutal war

Oden! Guide our ships
Our axes, spears and swords
Guide us through storms that whip
And in brutal war




4. ONCE SEALED IN BLOOD (DEMO VERSION)

It's five years since I left this land
Since I left my friends to burn
Five years making bitter plans
Preparing my return

All this time my hatred's grown
The one thing on my mind
The hate in me is all I've known
The one thing keeping me alive

Bold words spreads across the land
Bragging tongues speak carelessly
Know they not what is to come
I'll hunt them down restlessly

The oath I swore, once sealed in blood
A seal between loyal friends
I swore before ancient Gods
I will have revenge

I swore! Before my Gods!
An oath! Once sealed in blood

Now here I stand in pouring rain
As he comes riding down the path
He will learn the emaning of pain
As subject to my endless wrath

He will be the first to pay
For the bragging words he spoke
He'll regret that fateful day
My friends perished in smoke

I swore! Before my Gods!
An oath! Once sealed in blood

So here I stand on the road
With cold steel in my hand
As he looks into my unforgiving sould
His tears begins to run

One man down 29 to go
Consider yourselves warned
I'm coming for the rest of you
And will have no remorse




5. RIDE FOR VENGEANCE

As His Life's blood leaving
I hold my son, my only son
And tears fill my burning eyes

While his skin turns pale as snow
Butchered he lies here bleeding in my arms
Slewn by the men of the single god
Hatred burns in my chest

Rain falls from a raging heaven
The wind howls like wolves at the moon
I will seek my vengeance for my son

I swear I'll avenge my first born one
I ride fast through the woods
My friends are by my side
Dark Hatred burns in my eyes
"Slaves of hvitekrist today you die!"

"Mäktiga gudar,
i gyllene slaen.
Hjälp mig i striden
mot sondräparna,
Den höge skall
För huggen hämnas
och blod skall gäldas
i blod"

Our cloaks fly in the wind
As we ride in the cold dark night
We're closing in our enemies
We rage in our hearts burning bright

The clouds scatter in the northern wind
A full moon rides the pitch black sky
"Now, hounds of Hvitekrist,
your time has come to die!"

"Kneel before my sword!
No mercy! Your time has come to die!
This is the ride for vengeance!"




6. THE LAST WITH PAGAN BLOOD

We storm ahead with swords'n sheildsFor victory we rideWe fight the world on these battlefieldsTo re-erect the pagan prideDraw the blood of those in our wayIt's victory or dieWith pounding, raging fury we slayNow christian hounds will payCharge ahead, no retreatNo mercy, none shall liveTo us there is no defeatNo remorse to giveA wind of power blows from the northThe enemy shivers to the coreWe slay with strength, pushing forthSilence before the stormThe gates of Valhalla opens upThe ground beneath us shakesAs Oden leads the Gods to warThe Rainbow Bridge creaksNothing can stop this final attackWe carve up all in our pathNow there is no turning backFinal battle's here at lastA feast awaits us when we get backAwaiting all that fought in wrathBy the long-fires we sit in gloryAnd beer cools our sore throatsWe are few but strong in willThe last with pagan bloodWe fought the world with burning steelNow we sit in Hall of GodsPride and glory in our heartsPride and glory in our hearts




7. MASTERS OF WAR

STRIKE!

Fast and hard, show no mercy for these men
The vermin of christ, prophets of lies and their disciples
Seek them out, hunt them down
Break their spirits, crush their hearts
Not even death will set them free from this pain

CHARGE!

Ride them down as they flee from our steel
Draw their blood, make them suffer
Before they die by war-field sacrifice
Wipe them out! Burn their homes and fields
Feed the wolves with their offspring, annihilate them all!

Masters of War, torment every soul
Rape every whore that carries the cross

FIRE!

Burn them all, burn them alive
Send their souls to Deathqueen's hall
To the land of cold burning flames
Send them to the land of famine and despair
Eternally they will starve and freeze




8. FOR THE STABWOUNDS IN OUR BACK

Silently we bide our time
Soon we'll pay you back
For all the wrongs you've done our kind
For the stabwounds in our backs

You think you're safe. Well, live your lie
There's no way you'll escape
The day that all things living die
The day we rise again

Then Fenris' father will summon us
And we will rise from death
One million warriors with foaming mouths
To challenge life itself

A horrid ship of dead men's nails
Will bring our ranks ashore
The eastern wind will fill our sails
And your son will hold the oar

You think you're safe. Well, live your lie
There's no way you'll escape
The day that all things living die
The day we rise again

Our rusty swords will never rest
So send the best you've got
Into our grinning jaws of death
We'll make their suffering short

So sit there on your golden throne
Soon we will arise
Time for vengeance is coming soon
The time for all to die!




FRAGMENTS OF UNBECOMING




9. SHAPES OF THE PURSUERS

From time immemorial light touches soil
as the sun sinks into the underworld.
Drags along spiritual ascension,
divests shelter of the innocent.

Shivering I gaze
Upon the flickering nightshades.
Silhouettes whisper the forthcoming decease.
Hence - you shapes of the pursuers!




DISILLUSION (GER)