"Cry of The Black Birds" as written by and Johan Soderberg Fredrick Andersson....
Raise your swords up high!
See the black birds fly!
Let them hear your rage!
Show no fear!
Attack!

Charge your horses across the fields
Together we ride into destiny
Have no fear of death, when its our time
Oden will bring us home, when we die!

The ground trembles under us
As we make our thunder charge
The pounding hooves spread panic and fear into their hearts
Our helmets shine in the sun as we near their wall of shields
Some of them turn and run
When they hear our frenzied screams!

Draw your swords to strike!
Hear the Black Birds cry!
Let them feel your hate!
Show no fear!

Charge your horses across the fields
Together we ride into destiny
Have no fear of death, when its our time
Oden will bring us home, when we die!

The enemy are in disarray ride them down as they run
Send them to their violent graves don't spare anyone
Dead and wounded lie all around see the pain in their eyes
Over the field an eerie sound, as we hear the ravens cry


Lyrics submitted by JohnPublic

"Cry Of The Black Birds" as written by Johan Hans Hegg Fredrick Andersson

Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Cry of The Black Birds song meanings
Add your thoughts

34 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentThis is an awesome song from and awesome cd

    This is definitely a pre battle "pump up song", it seems to be where two armies have met and they're making the initial charge. Great song
    ZionsVillageIdioton December 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPretty simple, some warriors on horseback charge some other warriors and the warriors on foot flee. One of my favorite Amon Amarth songs, it's fun to play too.
    CthulhuFhtagenon December 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPretty simple, some warriors on horseback charge some other warriors and the warriors on foot flee. One of my favorite Amon Amarth songs, it's fun to play too.
    CthulhuFhtagenon December 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI do agree that on the surface it seems little more than a simple, pre-battle rally.

    To be honest, I feel as though it is also expressing the sorrows of war. The tone of the song conveys this.
    Shadow Creatoron January 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsorrows of war? This song pumps me up and with lines like "together we ride, into destiny!" it's pretty much an inspirational song.
    Also, a bit of extra info towards the meaning: Odin has two ravens/blackbirds who tell him all the things that go on in the 9 worlds
    Cowboy from hellon June 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI do agree with the Sarrow of the melody having meaning in the message.
    Lyrics don't mean everything you know..
    Egmineon June 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpretty sure that second to last verse is actually:

    The enemy are in disarray
    Ride them down as they run
    Send them to their final graves
    Don't spare anyone
    Kill the wounded ???
    See the panic in their eyes
    bugoffon July 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThey made a video for this song.
    samwaltonon July 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfuckin awesome song. i'm going to see them tomorrow at Sounds of the Underground in Portland, Oregon, and when they play this song i'll be swingin my hair just as fuckin intense as they do it
    aceindaholeon July 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI LOVE THE FUCKIN' VIDEO FOR THIS SONG. And the riff they play when they first start singing is amazing, and I also love the way it speeds up when they yell ATTACK! Obviously it's about a battle between Swedish vikings and their enemies.
    Thrash Metal Rulezon August 06, 2007   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain