The breed is dead our children
They were our last resort
To keep the tribe alive with
At least just a final tort
With all his evil anger
He came to take their souls
Some hang on gallows bleeding
Some lie in burning holes

We came we came we came
We came to hang him higher

We know who he was
We know where he lives
We know how to treat him
Our folk never forgives

Here we stand
And found him resting
Out of danger at least he thinks
And he will pay his debt now
Grim Reaper already winks

We came to hang him higher
We came we came we came

We came to hang him higher
We want to see him pay

For all the things he did
We want to see him hang
Right here in our mid

We came to see him dead


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    General CommentI honestly think this has to do with a tribe of pagans who had been persecuted by the church deciding to try to track down a priest or the pope and get revenge.
    GothicBladeon June 11, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of the first Wump songs I've heard by him and by far my favorite still, I love how his music is so modern and yet he incorperates ancient instruments and the thing as a whole sounds like it's recorded on old equipment
    ~dana
    Evilinnocenceon November 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti feel like is vague about who "he" is for a reason. The song is just about the thirst for retribution, not a specific case. And I doubt he was talking about a priest because persecution, and storming a village and killing all the children are two very different acts.
    industrialsuckson February 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe song "a building panic" by james horner is featured in the background of this song. u notice? its the from the titanic movie, played as the titanic sinks.
    xstillsearchingxon April 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits the SONG from the titanic...*

    sry mistyped it XD
    xstillsearchingxon April 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAnger, retribution, and hate thats what this song says to me. These days we can no longer kill and slaughter as we did in the dark ages so I see this as Ret's way of expressing his anger against whatever it is he is angry about. The man is the center of the anger maybe Ret had someone Ret hated and sometimes may have watched him wanting to kill him. but I'm not Ret.
    Silou1aon July 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe song is vague in the manner of who "he" is because "he" represents evil in it's true nature and evil as we as individuals see evil. Evil can be anything that provokes or brings us to a dark place to where we want retribution because all we see is red. Evil can also be found in some of the lightest places and this song sets the strange for loss of a tomorrow and possibly loss of identity. It is very eye for an eye and a soul for a soul.
    MsHorrorRockon March 27, 2013   Link

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