"7734" as written by Joakim Broden, Rikard Sunden and Oskar Montelius....
The dawn of time breaks
See the sun rise to the sky
The wheel of time begins to turn

But then we heard it
A divine voice out of nowhere
Spoke to our hearts and showed the way

Almighty Lord, we have come to your hall
Do glatem live, creator of all
Open your heart and you will find a way
Paradise calling and enter you may (Falling down)

Now your soul returns to paradise
(Falling down) Double seven thirty-four

The wheel kept turning
Ages came, time passed us by
We lived in perfect harmony
But then it happened our ranks decreased rapidly
But now it's time for our return

Once we were numerous but that's long ago
We are no more double seven thirty-four
We last two united and two became one
One hundred eleven, they perished in flames (Falling down)

Now your soul returns to paradise
Double seven thirty-four

Almighty Lord, we have come to your hall
Do glatem live, creator of all
Open your heart and you will find a way
Paradise calling and enter you may (Falling down)

Now your soul returns to paradise
Double seven thirty-four (Falling down)
Now your soul returns to paradise (Falling down)
Double seven thirty-four


Lyrics submitted by seasons of grey, edited by HoitoWirhe

"7734" as written by Oskar Montelius Joakim Broden

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    General CommentI believe this song is quite a bit deeper in meaning than taken at face value. The best position is that this song is about the fall from the Viking age, the rise of modern Odinism and the Swedish black metal scene. How can we reconcile the following verses?

    Falling down
    Now your soul returns to paradise
    7734

    I believe the best answer is that 7734 is a distorted reflection of hell, as in, "one man's hell is another's heaven" and Falling down is not about a descent to hell - but about dying in battle so your soul can be transported to Asgard, which is paradise for a viking warrior. From the point of view of someone who believes the meek shall inherit the earth, Norse paganism must certainly look like a religion from hell and the practitioners as needing conversion. The math which turns 7734 to 777 (heaven) into 666 (hell) can be viewed along similar lines of point of view inversions.


    So the song uses some word inverts and reverse spellings to remind us that point of view is very important.

    "Do glatem live" has earlier been shown to be "evil metal god" spelled backwards (another stark point of view element). The full verse is:

    Do glatem live, creator of all

    What is ironic is that the creator in the Norse pantheon is Odin (along with his brothers). So Odin is the evil metal god, which is problematic as this is not really supported in Norse paganism. To reconcile this inconsistency we must also view the song as a description of the Swedish black metal scene's evolution from essentially embracing Satanic views (which they realized actually validates the religion they typically decry) to embracing Germanic Neopaganism or paganism in general.

    The position of this song within this album is also instructive, it comes after "Shadows" a song derived from Tolkien's fantasy (which Tolkien intended as the mythology of England and is about a mythical age in Europe, and after "Burn Your Crosses" an anti-religion song. 7734 basically combines the elements of the previous two songs into one. Also in Sabaton's catalog is the song "Swedish Pagans" a non-subtle glorification of the viking age.

    So there you have it - a self-consistent song meaning for an enigmatic set of verses.
    vilewrenchon January 20, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI don't have a clue what's this about... perhaps some swedish legend or something?
    davacaon October 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"7734" Means hell. Type it on a calculator and flip it around.
    Istherionon November 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThough, I'm not sooo sure if that's what it's about... He does sing alot about "the paradise" and god. and then 'Falling down. Now your soul returns to paradise. 7734" Could possibly mean hell.
    Istherionon November 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThese lyrics are absolutely brilliant!

    The last verse are realy cool.
    111 perished in flames"
    We have 7734. "last 2united and 2 became 1" makes 777. "111 perished in flames" (777-111) makes 666 :D
    Pekz0ron April 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOh, and i forgott this :D
    "Do glatem live" are not just random words. Try spelling it backwards ;)

    I realy love these lyrics!
    Pekz0ron April 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthaha! yes i am sure this song is about hell. alot of sabaton's old stuff delt with hell and anti christian. and do glatem live means evil metal god


    think about it lol

    do glatem live

    dog latem evil

    evil metal god!

    just move it around and turn it backwards!
    tokorevon July 22, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningWell also... The last two united and became one the last two numbers are 34 so now they are thirty four, add 34 to 77 and you get 111 and then 111 perished in flames = 0 everyone died...
    BladeofDeathon July 28, 2011   Link
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    General CommentOk I am new to the Sabaton scene and this lyric has my attention. everything you wrote MAY WELL BE TRUE, but it seems we miss the origin of "111 perish in flames." What is the meaning of "111?" Put "111 perish in flames" in a net search and you will find the 111 chapter of the Quran "the flame." It speaks about this topic, hatered and people being pursecuted. Still working the true meaning out for myself...not sure the song's meaning begins and ends with just the mathmatics.
    Bannockon November 22, 2011   Link
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    General CommentOk I am new to the Sabaton scene and this lyric has my attention. everything you wrote MAY WELL BE TRUE, but it seems we miss the origin of "111 perish in flames." What is the meaning of "111?" Put "111 perish in flames" in a net search and you will find the 111 chapter of the Quran "the flame." It speaks about this topic, hatered and people being pursecuted. Still working the true meaning out for myself...not sure the song's meaning begins and ends with just the mathmatics.

    to add to your thoughts (which appear well read) who's to say who's religion is the true one (tough I have my own opinion on that).
    Bannockon November 22, 2011   Link

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