"Upon An Oaken Throne" as written by and Jesper Claes Haakan/gelotte Stroemblad....
"I see then nightshade grow" he spoke
And southern hounds awoke at dawn
Sought for the ever-liquid of our craving
Caught by the all embracing nightly sun
Admass - I laugh at your feeble lies - trash

Hatred in my eyes and in my blood
A scream across the fields - the rivers weep
A vanquished lord upon an oaken throne
Grief inside my flame - grasp at my existence
The seal of dawn is broken - fury

Wildfire

A windswept thought
Out in the perimeter where laughs are
No longer heard, screams no longer seen
And life is always lost
Gaze into the skies for they are blind
Blinded by the nightshade of our lust
Grinded to dust
The wolves are here

The beast of the savage lands
They drink my blood
They feast upon my remains
The tears in their eyes betray

Wildfire


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"Upon an Oaken Throne" as written by Bjoern Ingvar Gelotte Anders Par Friden

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    General Commentbased on book or rpg... typical to IF? Maybe on the first album.
    Personally, I think it's about the media.

    "Sought for the ever-liquid of our craving
    Caught by the all embracing nighly sun"

    The ever-liquid is obviously greed. The all embracing nightly sun... could mean that it shines light on things you would prefered to stay dark, exposing secrets and such.

    "Wildfire"

    The news spreads like wildfire.

    "The tears in their eyes betray"
    The media doesn't really care, they (the beast) just wants their story.
    Varulfon September 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of my favorite songs In flames ever did. the guitars are just so kick ass! i hope they remake this song one day like they did with behind space, which is also one of my favorites. after listening to this song you think, are they softening up? personally i don't think so. i think they are forming their sound. just as most bands do. it takes time and i think its great how they are actually singing in their songs and becomming more melodic with the vocals. i love the screaming and shit in this song but it can get tiring after a while. plus a singer can't sing like this forever it ruins their voice...

    ZD
    KrudeDuseon September 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentKickass song, definetely the best song from Lunar Strain. Well at least in my opinion.

    The lyrics seem like they're based on a book or an RPG or a computer game or something, very typical IF writing.
    What's happenin in the song is:
    The evil Nightshade is fucking with everybody,
    the hounds are drinkin everybody's blood,
    and the apocalypse is probably about to start as well.
    the sky seems to be burning.
    Ddaduttaon September 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics seem to describe a king after being dethroned,
    and how his life is thrust into chaos.
    Ddaduttaon February 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDdadutta, i laughed alot with your 1st comment. especially.."What's happenin in the song is:
    The evil Nightshade is fucking with everybody,
    the hounds are drinkin everybody's blood.."
    gave me an icon of ..comic chaos.."is fucking with everybody.." hahaha..good one indeed. well i totally agree with Varulf..the song Is about the media..and the symbols are well illustrated by you sir. i couldn't explain better. Quite frankly i completely agree. by the way..some times bands, and especially in flames..use names and characters in their songs ; that doesn't necessarily mean that they 've been influenced by something, a source or something..nonetheless, it is possible. in this case i wouldn't say it is like this and thus that is why i agree with Varulf about the whole media concept. cheers
    decemberfloweron July 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song fuckin' shreds i tried to learn it on guitar and epically failed though.
    My fav. song from Lunar Strain

    Yeah seems lyrics are about the media.

    "I see then nightshade grow" he spoke
    Guess some dude caught someone hiding something shady and told the media.


    The beast of the savage lands
    They drink my blood
    They feast upon my remains
    The tears in their eyes betry

    Wildfire


    They just keep feeding on him and whatever he did and keep poking at it its on the news spreads like wild fire he's fuck oh well

    Admass - I laugh at your feeble lies - trash
    Dude dosn't believe the media, makes the narrator sound badass.

    Hatred in my eyes and in my blood
    A scream across the fields - the rivers weep
    A vanquished lord upon an oaken throne
    Grief inside my flame - grasp at my existence
    The seal of dawn is broken - fury

    He hates the media, the dudes reputation is ruined he is dethroned whatever badass metal as fuck.



    I want them to play this live wonder if anders sings it well.
    drewskinkdon February 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song fuckin' shreds i tried to learn it on guitar and epically failed though.
    My fav. song from Lunar Strain

    Yeah seems lyrics are about the media.

    "I see then nightshade grow" he spoke
    Guess some dude caught someone hiding something shady and told the media.


    The beast of the savage lands
    They drink my blood
    They feast upon my remains
    The tears in their eyes betry

    Wildfire


    They just keep feeding on him and whatever he did and keep poking at it its on the news spreads like wild fire he's fuck oh well

    Admass - I laugh at your feeble lies - trash
    Dude dosn't believe the media, makes the narrator sound badass.

    Hatred in my eyes and in my blood
    A scream across the fields - the rivers weep
    A vanquished lord upon an oaken throne
    Grief inside my flame - grasp at my existence
    The seal of dawn is broken - fury

    He hates the media, the dudes reputation is ruined he is dethroned whatever badass metal as fuck.



    I want them to play this live wonder if anders sings it well.
    drewskinkdon February 03, 2008   Link

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