Lowering clouds in the sky aglow
Darken my shield of victory
Is my fate doomed to hell on earth?

A shift in the wind guides me to to home
I stare in the mirror now
Who is that under my bloody mail?

I bury my lance and I kneel on this field
I rend the air with my old sword
I commend my soul to God

I?m fatally hurt but not by a knight
When I hear the sound of the blade
I recall all the blood shed in vain

I bury my lance and I knell on this field
I rend the air with my old sword
I commend my soul...

Wherever I turn my eyes I only see the lives
I shattered and they'll never find the path of the sun
Wherever I turn my head I only see the dead
I left behind, they'll never find the path of the sun


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    Song MeaningDark Moor songs often reference specific historical characters, fictional characters, artists, artistic creations, etc. This might be the case for this song; if it is, I don't know what the reference is. However, even if there is a reference I'm missing, the song meaning is still pretty obvious. It's about a soldier (a knight) who can't believe all of the death and bloodshed for which he is responsible, and who can't recognize himself anymore or rejoice in his "victory", all he can think about is all the dead. Perhaps the song could be linked to PTSD as well, though it doesn't seem as likely given PTSD isn't usually associated with medieval knights.

    "Lowering clouds in the sky aglow
    Darken my shield of victory
    Is my fate doomed to hell on earth?"
    -- This part refers to the knight being unable to rejoice in his victory, and instead thinking that his new existence is like hell on Earth.

    "A shift in the wind guides me to to home
    I stare in the mirror now
    Who is that under my bloody mail?"
    -- He doesn't recognize himself anymore after all the bloodshed (not physically obviously, but he can't believe what he's done).

    "I bury my lance and I kneel on this field
    I rend the air with my old sword
    I commend my soul to God"
    -- He's entrusting his soul to God out of desperation.

    "I'm fatally hurt but not by a knight
    When I hear the sound of the blade
    I recall all the blood shed in vain"
    -- He's hurt by the trauma of the memories of what he did during battle, all the blood he spilled. The sound of a blade (sword) is specifically his trigger which makes him remember the living nightmare of the battle. This is why I suggested perhaps the song is at least somewhat about PTSD earlier on; the whole idea of having a trigger like which sends you back to the traumatic memories and "fatally" incapacitates is very reminiscent of PTSD.

    "Wherever I turn my eyes I only see the lives
    I shattered and they'll never find the path of the sun
    Wherever I turn my head I only see the dead
    I left behind, they'll never find the path of the sun"
    -- All he can see is all the people he killed, whose lives he ended too early ("who'll never find the path of the sun").

    All in all, quite a sad song.
    goldenchocolateon June 04, 2014   Link

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