Mother Tongue speaks to Me
In the strongest way I've ever seen
I know that she sees in Me
Her proudest child, her purest breed

She speaks to Me in colours
That I can't really understand
I only know that they are ours
And to those I'll proudly bend

For I am your only child
And you my dearest mystery
From an ancient throne I defy the world
To kneel before the Power within.

For I am your only child
And you my dearest mystery
World can't you see it?
Am I alone in my belief?

Virando costas ao Mundo
Orgulhosamente s?s
Gl?ria Antiga, volta a n?s!

ALMA MATER!

Breaking waves announce my Bride
It is the only way the Sea could sing
Legends of Lusitanian pride
He sings the words I cannot spring

At the Moon Mountain six wolves cry
Your lost glory we'll regain or die

For I am her only child
And she is my dearest mystery
Pagan Gods in conspiracy
For the sword of Tyranny

Mother Tongue has spoke to thee
In the strongest way they've ever seen
World can't you see ?
I am not alone in my belief.

ALMA MATER!

Virando costas ao Mundo
Orgulhosamente s?s
Gl?ria Antiga, volta a n?s!

ALMA MATER!

Mother Tongue has spoke to Me
In the strongest way I've ever seen
I know that she sees in Me
Her proudest child, her purest breed

She speaks to Me in colours
I can't really understand
I only know that they are ours
and to those I'll proudly bend

For I am her only child
And she is my dearest mystery
From an ancient throne I defy the world
To kneel before the powers within.

For I am her only child
And she is my dearest tragedy
World can't you see it?
I am not alone in my belief.

Virando costas ao Mundo
Orgulhosamente s?s

ALMA MATER!


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    General Commentthis song is simply amazing , moonspell rulez!
    handmadegodon July 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commentportugal :)
    whitepoetton April 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis is the best Moonspell song I have heard! It rules beyond belief! ALMA MATER!
    Shadow_Kyubion January 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPortugal!
    L0ws0uLon November 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFernando Ribeiro once said this music represents the feeling he has about Portugal and Moonspell today. The verse in Portuguese stands for: Refusing the rest of the world / Proudly alone / Ancient glory, lay on us once more. This is a very patriotic song... I don't really agree with it, but it's Ribeiro's personal perspective. A great song from a great album made by a brilliant band
    lusoon December 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo add to luso's comment, I read in an interview with Ares in which he stated that Wolfheart was generally inspired by various female figures or ideals in Portugal. Alma Mater of course is about the mother land.
    LunarStillon January 29, 2007   Link

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