Lazy Sunday post: song lyrics II

The Hero (from Amon Amarth’s Twilight of the Thunder God)

The blade I swing
Is black as night
Black as my soulless heart
It bears the burden
Of many lives
But I don’t feel remorse

I lent my sword
To anyone
Willing to pay the price
No regrets for
What I’ve done
A mercenary’s life

But there I was
On battleground
Until I felt the jaws of death
Cut into my flesh
Defending old and weak
But I did not retreat

Now, here I lie
In my own blood
And strangers cry for me
I’m prepared to meet the gods
I wish they’d let me be

I don’t deserve
Their sympathy
I know who I am
My soul is death and misery
I am an evil man

I rest in my blood
Soon I will face the gods
Strangers cry for me
I wish they’d let me be

Show no sympathy
Shed no tears for me
I know who I am
I am an evil man

I know who I am
I am an evil man

Man I like this song. The music is like molten lead being poured out of a ladle, and the words are fairly badass yet also just dorky enough to make you think of a D&D character.  I’m not entirely sure if the protagonist of the song is dying after fighting to protect the old & weak or was killed by a defender of the old & weak.  Probably the former, so I kind of imagine a “Seven Samurai” sort of scenario where a very bad man takes a job helping defend a village and dies heroically but as he dies, rejects the villager’s mourning, for after all he might just as well have been one of the marauders that day.  Hard core.

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