"How Heavy This Axe" as written by and Jason Shutt John D Cronise....
So many men have fallen
So many more must die
Cut down like wheat beneath a scythe
And through our limbs may be weary
Of ripping, slashing, cleaving blows
We face an endless host of foes

How heavy this axe
Burden carried from birth
Wrought in Stygian visions
By the gods of the earth

Upon the hallowed mountain
The gods convene
To mourn the death of our ancient queen
Keepers of sacred fire
Awaken from your sleep
Drink from the cup of memory


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"How Heavy This Axe" as written by John D Cronise Jason Shutt

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    General CommentThis song definitely kicks ass, so I'm wondering why I'm the first to comment.

    This song is about some sort of dungeons & dragons wars, but I'll interprete later on.

    What does the phrase "How Heavy This Axe" mean?
    Plagueson February 02, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningI would say that the heaviness of the axe represents the pressure of fulfilling their prophesied duty. They can't simply turn and run, they have to fight.
    ParkerSnowon November 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentGood call, ParkerSnow, but it's not only the pressure of fulfilling their duties to kill. It's the weight on their conscience of having to kill, kill, kill for the simple ability to exist... the weight of their duties falls hard on their shoulders as well as on their minds. Brilliant song. Can NOT deny those crushing riffs, especially the groove of the verses the way the guitars and drums lock onto the backbeat on the last line of each verse... sends a chill up my spine every time, and I can never, ever just listen to this song once.
    boneyard23on April 29, 2013   Link

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