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The Ravenage

(2008)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresFolk Metal, Melodic Death Metal
LabelsIndependent
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The Ravenage Lyrics

(7)
Submitted by level Tinfeer
1. Marmennill (2:22)
2. War-band! (5:19)
War band! Of Raging Heathens
Moving Westwards - Like wolves
We are hungry! Seeking plunder
From the darkness - We shall come
Moonless night sky! Without a warning
We’ll emerge from – What they call hell
No mercy! Relentless pillage
Raping, enslaving – We do it well

Many years ago, I try to think back
A village in the winter, but my memory fades to black
My mother and father, I briefly recall
Their broken bodies lying red in the snow
Then a jaded memory of anger and pain
A journey to the east bound in iron chains
That’s all that I remember from my life before
From that moment onwards I was trained for war

War band! Of Raging Heathens
Moving Westwards - Like wolves
We are hungry! Seeking plunder
From the darkness - We shall come
Moonless night sky! Without a warning
We’ll emerge from – What they call hell
No mercy! Relentless pillage
Raping, enslaving – We do it well

Lurking in the woods with my new family
Feeling no remorse of impending atrocity
It’s happened before, it will happen again
The cycle of life turned by a wheel of pain
The blow of the horn and our swords are drawn
We charge to the village in a frenzied swarm
Flaming torches to their huts are thrown within
They awake and step outside now let the fun begin

War Band Hail!
War Band Hail!
War Band Hail!
War Band Hail!

War band! Executing swiftly!
A Killing ground – Without delay!
Fire burning! Women weeping!
Children screaming – Now our slaves!
Unwilling procession! We will lead them!
To their new life – So far away
But still their fate! Is in their own hands!
On the providing – They now obey!
3. Atrocity At Godmundin Gaham (5:27)
A frosty day though April
Through woods we paved our way
The crisp chill of the morning air
The sky and clouds were grey
When coming to the clearing
Was that smoke amongst the mist
A fiery glow in the distance
Assured us something was amiss

Edwin - Why?
Edwin - Why?
Edwin - Why?
Edwin, Edwin - Why?

I upped my pace I ran hard
More than ice did chill my veins
A mile before I reached the village
I could see the flames
And when I did arrive there
I could not believe my eyes
Around my lay the carnage
Of men’s hatred and despise

Edwin - Why?
Edwin - Why? Why? Why?
Edwin - Why?
Edwin - Why?

By the love of your new god did it have to be this way
This was our sacred temple to Woden we all prayed
If this was the price that you paid for your bride
You’re my sworn enemy till the day I die

We all had heard the rumours
Our king he was betrothed
To the christian princess of kent
And she so strongly opposed
The ways of our religion
What evidence was this
Beside the northumbrian flag
A banner of a fish

Edwin - Why?
Edwin - Why? Why? Why?
Edwin - Why?
Edwin - Why?

Those that fled the slaughter
Returned slowly day by day
We burned our dead and prayed Woden
For those cut down by christian blades
And I swore an oath of vengeance
Against those christians so vile
With a heart so full of hatred
I did march for many miles


By the love of your new god did it have to be this way
This was our sacred temple to Woden we all prayed
If this was the price that you paid for your bride
You’re my sworn enemy till the day I die

My battle was a brief one
My sword blood was red
I fought though outnumbered
I left many christians dead
Oh I was stunned and captured
Now I’m bound in chains
Tomorrow I’ll meet the Gods of Old
By the axe or by the flames


By the love of your new god did it have to be this way
This was our sacred temple to Woden we all prayed
If this was the price that you paid for your bride
You’re my sworn enemy till the day I die

By the love of your new god did it have to be this way
This was our sacred temple to Woden we all prayed
If this was the price that you paid for your bride
You’re my sworn enemy till the day - till the I die
4. The Corpse Hall (6:26)
die, sword hilt in my hand, my friend
this is not the end
some day
we'll meet again i know,as one, friends and foes in the, in the corpse hall

corpse hall, the corpse hall, corpse hall

"you'll be welcomed tonight by brother by those who went before you've slain
share table and feast *something something* reasons why you came
come tomorrow you'll ride with odin to battle on the asgard plains
with the troops and warriors of old to ragnarok, you will live again
and you will be welcomed in the bronze hall of the dead, by friends and enemies alike from your time in midgard
united by your death you will relive those battles at the feasting table and laugh about decisions woven by those three spinners of the tree
with a belly full of mead and meat, what more could a warrior desire,
but to be led of the field, by he who swapped an eye for wisdom

close your eyes, let me die, to you my friend i bid goodbye (x 4)

corpse hall, the corpse hall, corpse hall

"you'll be welcomed tonight by brother by those who went before you've slain
share table and feast *something something* reasons why you came
come tomorrow you'll ride with odin to battle on the asgard plains
with the troops and warriors of old to ragnarok, you will live again

die, sword hilt in my hand, my friend
this is not the end
some day
we'll meet again i know,as one, friends and foes in the, in the corpse hall
5. Flaming Arrows Of The Northern Skies (6:02)
Hold aloft our Raven banner
Beside The Eagle and The Wolf
Ready the men, for the forthcoming slaughter
The runes do state that Odin will guide us
Though greatly outnumbered, we’re still the stronger
We are all warriors, they’re peasants and farmers
This day will decipher the boys from the men
Heed my words, this is the plan
Send the horseman, To the woods nearby
A cunning ambush, A brutal surprise
Have the bowmen on the towers,
From the walls we’ll watch then the battlefield’s ours

Odin
Thor
Tyr
Enjoy Our Offerings

Beneath flaming arrows in these northern skiesl
We chant and hurl insults from our fortress wall
Mocking their weakling god who died
and for their sins - they fall

Beneath flaming arrows in this northern sky
We chant and hurl insults from our fortress wall
Mocking their weakling god who died
and for their sins - they fall

Flaming Arrows Of The Northern Skies
Flaming Arrows Of The Northern Skies

The gates open and we emerge
No shieldwall required to cleanse the earth
Our enemy are broken tattered and torn
We’ll pursue, and slay them all

Cleaving & Hacking With Hails To Thor
Chistians wailing like tavern whores
Cleaving & Hacking With Hails To Thor
Chistians wailing like tavern whores
The last thing they’ll hear before they die
The praise to our gods with our songs and our cries
The last thing they’ll see before they die
The flaming arrows of the northern skies
FOR HEARTH FOR HOME
6. Ymir (4:17)
At the beginning of time there nothing to find
No sand, nor sea or cooling tide
There was no earth or blade of grass
Only the void with nowhere to pass

Frozen wastes meet fiery heat
The poisoned ice will melt
The drops will fuse, a shape appears
Ymir The Giant Lives
Soil From The Flesh
Sea From The Blood
His brains in the wind for the clouds
Bones For The Mountains
Teeth For The Rocks
And The Dome Of His Skull For The Sky

The emptiness of the frozen north
With fog and ice and gushing rain
To Niflheim, the road to hel
With cold and everlasting pain
The furnace of the flaming south
The fire and flames of giant surt
Home to destroyers of future worlds
And muspel, with its pain and hurt

Frozen wastes meet fiery heat
The poisoned ice will melt
The drops will fuse, a shape appears
Ymir The Giant Walks
Soil From The Flesh
Sea From The Blood
His brains in the wind for the clouds
Bones For The Mountains
Teeth For The Rocks
And The Dome Of His Skull For The Sky

Fed by a cow with rivers of milk
From his arms grew mankind and its sons
From buri came Odin and battle ensued
And soon it was fatefully won
Ymir lost his life in a river of blood
And they fashioned the world from his corpse
Sparks became stars ordered by the gods
The cosmos complete ran its course

Frozen wastes meet fiery heat
The poisoned ice will melt
The drops will fuse, a shape appears
Ymir The Giant dies
Frozen wastes meet fiery heat
The poisoned ice will melt
The drops will fuse, a shape appears
Ymir The Giant dies
7. For Hearth, For Home (4:32)
We march to war
Family and friends we’re fighting for
To face another barbarian horde
Give me the strength to wield my sword

Shieldwall together, side be side
Advance as one with honour and pride
And as we meet the enemy lines
The air is filled with deathly cries
And we push their line does break
We know that many lives we’ll take
Crimson blade, and battered shield
A glorious day on the battlefield

Chorus
For hearth, For home
To keep the fires warm
An oath, this night
I have sworn

No mercy did we show
To those who came to rape our home
Strength and numbers in our shieldwall
As Friends and foes, together fall
Weary though we push on
And together chant our battle song
Amongst the dying and amongst the dead
The battlefield field runs a bloody red

Chorus
For hearth, For home
To keep the fires warm
An oath, this night
I have sworn

For hearth, For home
To keep the fires warm
An oath, this night
I have sworn

We won this war, we claimed the day
Surviving foes fled far away
Tomorrow the Sun still shines
And we’ll claim this victory as mine!
8. Hagalaz (4:29)
Hail, Hail Hagalaz
Hail, Hail Hagalaz
Hail, Hail Hagalaz
Hail! Hail! Hail!
Hail, Hail Hagalaz
Hail, Hail Hagalaz
Hail, Hail Hagalaz
Hail! Hail! Hail!


Hail and Disruption, a trail of destruction
Did lay in our wake, the old Viking Way
But spinning and teasing, mocking deceiving
The Norns wove our fate, dark came the days

Misfortune smiled on us

Striving against the grain to keep us moving forward
Campaigns restricted by the will of a cripple and a coward
Losing sight of our aims, losing our ways and even our faith
Alas forgetting who we are and were we came from

Hail!
Hagalaz!

Striving against the grain to keep us moving forward
Campaigns restricted by the will of a cripple and a coward
But what we learned from betrayal in the Heathen Foray
Only made us stronger for this is the Ravenage!

Hail, Hail Hagalaz
Hail, Hail Hagalaz
Hail, Hail Hagalaz
Hail! Hail! Hail!
Hail, Hail Hagalaz
Hail, Hail Hagalaz
Hail, Hail Hagalaz
Hail! Hail! Hail!

Hail and Disruption, a trail of destruction
Did lay in our wake, the old Viking Way
Hail and Disruption, a trail of destruction
Did lay in our wake, Hail, hail, hail!
But spinning and teasing, mocking deceiving
The Norns wove our fate, dark came the days
But spinning and teasing, mocking deceiving
The Norns wove our fate, Hagalaz!
9. The Raven Song (2:18)
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