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Pyre - Lyrics

A pyre burns to consume
The flesh of men cut down in youth
A warrior's death
but a death too soon
Now women weep
over burning bones

A mother's tears
The price to pay
Whether to win
Or lose the day
Our son's lives
Their breath and blood
Like red gold paid
To the one-eyed god

Allfather, why
Did you give Freja
First choice of the slain?
She takes our young
Our fair faced sons
Why can't she
Take the old like you?

Our sons' lives
The price to pay
And what good has it
Done this day?
Their blood soaks into
Foreign soil
And what have our
People gained?

A pyre burns
Our tears away
As we mourn
The dead this day
Is a fine last home
But our sons went there
Far too soon

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