"Birds of War" as written by and Joakim Broden....
The priesthood is trembling
The five knights of light has betrayed mankind
Now known as the dark ones
We strike down on earth with powers from hell

We ride on the wind we ride through the sky
Like unholy birds of war we fly
We bring agony and insanity
Once blessed by the light now serving the night
And soon cursed by every man on earth
We follow our lust, in no god we trust

Come join us
Leave this world behind and you will find satisfaction
Fight on our side you cannot hide from us forever more

Once greeted as heroes
Now treated as foes wherever we go
Recruiting more warriors
The hordes of undead march on our command

Now mankind will pay from this very day
Every man on earth will curse his birth
We spread fear and pain resistance in vain
We march in the dark your kind is our mark
Avoid the daylight in dark we fight
We'll control your souls you'll end up like ghouls

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"Birds of War" as written by Joakim Broden

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    General CommentAs far as i know it's about the fighting planes used in wars, I don't know any further details.
    Royboy94on August 28, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningIt's about Chaos Space Marine Raptors from the tabletop game Warhammer 40,000.
    The "knights of light has betrayed mankind" refer to the Primarchs of the 9 Space Marine legions who betrayed the Emperor of Mankind during the Civil war known as the Horus Heresy (Legions in question: Sons of Horus (renamed Black Legion after H.H.), Thousand Sons, Emperor's Children, Word Bearers, World Eaters, Death Guard, Night Lords, Iron Warriors, and Alpha Legion).

    "like unholy birds of war we fly
    we bring agony and insanity" - Directly referencing the Raptors, also referencing Chaos' nature of normally driving those exposed to it's taint insane.

    "We follow our lust, in no god we trust" That's the Emperor's Children, who serve Slaanesh the Chaos God of Pleasure.

    "the hordes of undead march on our command" - Death Guard. They are considered zombies/zombie-like because of the "blessings" of the Plague God, Nurgle.
    TKProdoctionson July 07, 2013   Link

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