"Under The Northern Star" as written by and Johan Soderberg Fredrick Andersson....
The icy winter is getting near
Dark skies above us
Biting frost is in the air
Darkness surrounds us

The cold piercing autumn breeze
Fills the longships sail
Soon the lakes and seas will freeze
And snow will lay its veil

Many years we have been away
Many oceans we have roam(ed)
Now the North star guides us on our way
As we are heading home

The many hardships we've endured that brought us rich rewards
Now the North star guides us home
With cargo full of gold

Many friends died on the way
Only few of us survived
But I would gladly trade them place
In Odens hall up high

The icy winter is getting near
Dark skies above us
Biting frost is in the air
Darkness surrounds us

Soon the lakes and seas will freeze
And snow will lay its trail
And we will hope for the summer breeze
When we can set our sails


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    General CommentOne of Amon Amarth's more emotional songs. Its about brotherhood and thinking about the past, but moving on towards a new day.

    "Many friends died on the way
    Only few of us survived
    But I would gladly trade them place
    In Odens hall up high"

    This passage is very powerful to me. Friends are never lost, just remembered forever. When you are in troubled times, follow the North Star. It will lead you on.
    lineman63on January 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHmm, don't know how you got that.

    I thought it showed how he would have rather died than them die, mainly because they are in Valhalla and presumably he is going to Niflheim and join Hel's army to fight against his friends at Ragnarök.

    Also considering the season being reminiscent of both the end of his life (of age i.e. going to Hel) and possibly the start of Ragnarök which was preceded by, I think , 3 years of winter, that event may not be far off.
    Cpt. Yossarianon May 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI see this as the warriors are done doing whatever it was their adventure was be it wars or pilaging or whatever. They are on the way home and reliving the memories in their minds. Seeing as it is an honor to die in battle i think he is saying he's saying he'd much rather have died in battle, much like what cpt. said.
    harper83087on November 15, 2007   Link

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