"Arson" as written by and Johan Soderberg Fredrick Andersson....
They came riding at first light
Fifty men armed to the teeth
The sounding horn called us out to fight
We went to meet them in the fields

Outnumbered yet we fought
But soon we were overrun
We took refuge in our home
Our downfall had just begun

They attacked our home, we kept them out
Defending ourselves with spear and bow
We took them out one by one
As the rising autumn sun glowed

There was twenty dead on each side
When we first smelled something burn
We heard them laughing from outside
Taunting us with spiteful words

They set the house on fire
In order to smoke us out
Only five of us was still alive
And our time was running out

Raging flames surrounded us all
Our home was under siege
Crumbling roof and burning walls
There was no way to break free

As we were all about to die
We swore a sacred oath
Revenge would be claimed if someone survived
And we sealed the oath in blood

The roof caved in and cleared a path
A way out of the flames
It was decided that I'd go first
As we made for our escaped

Suddenly the walls came down
And trapped the rest inside
My closest friends died that day
Only I made it out alive


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"Arson" as written by Johan Hegg Fredrick Andersson

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    General Commentthis is epic.

    its about warriors who are summoned to fight by a horn. they were outnumbered, but defended their homes well. pretty soon the battle takes a turn for the worse and the remaining men seek refuge inside a house. the aggressors, clearly victorious, will not stop until all the men are killed. they set the house on fire. while inside the house, the last men take a blood oath to seek vengeance. the roof caves in, killing all but one...
    hermanator05on December 20, 2004   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song obviously is about the end of the Viking era, and their decline.


    «Our downfall had just begun»
    VoiceOfTheSoulon February 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, this song really is epic. I like the way the guitar builds up tension near the end of the song to explode in a beautiful lead. I can picture the lone Survivor running away to escape his enemies and after escaping he stands on a hill looking back at what was once his homeland, alone, beaten and homeless. But then he remembers his oath and he knows he will return one day to avenge the death of his family and friends. Well, at least, thats what I see in my mind, when I listen to the solo :)
    Behemothon December 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNote that the next track on the album (Once Sealed in Blood) is the followup to this song! :)
    exscape_on September 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of SEAL Team 10 and Operation Red Wings where only 1 guy survived.

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    AltRock55on September 09, 2013   Link

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