"Free Will Sacrifice" as written by Ted Oscar Lundstroem, Olavi Mikkonen, Johan Soederberg, Fredrik Andersson and Johan Hegg....
See them gathered on the plains now
See an army strong and vast
As long as one of us remains here
None of them will ever pass

Here they come so raise the shields high
Like wolves they show their teeth
None of us will ever yield now
To the scavengers beneath

We're outnumbered ten to one here
Still I love the odds
We will sacrifice them one by one
Send them off to the gods

Soon we will be gone
A free will sacrifice
As free men we are born
And free we shall die

Here they come ten thousand strong
Charging up the hill
This day will be both hard and long
They move in for the kill

Hold the line don't let it break
Use your sword and spear
A glory death for all awaits
All who knows no fear

Hoards of men they beat the shields
Like waves they break away
We face our woven destiny
And we don't fear the grave

Soon we will be gone
A free will sacrifice
As free men we are born
And free we shall die

Lyrics submitted by Alexiel_Laguna

"Free Will Sacrifice" as written by Hans Hegg Fredrik Andersson

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    General CommentKind of reminds me of the movie 300. The 1000 warriors know they will die against the 10000 enemy troops but they would rather die than surrender. "It's better to die on your feet than die on your knees". The men know they can't escape their fate so have no problem going to the grave, or in this case Valhalla
    Danielishere2on January 22, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAnother amazing Amon Amarth song. I'm not sure what everyone else thinks on this, but this song for whatever reason reminds me of some black metal bands I've heard in the guitar riffs and vocals(I know Amon Amarth is not black metal so don't even start bitching at me). Not sure on a meaning but it seems to be about warriors willingly sacrificing themselves on the battlefield.
    ZionsVillageIdioton December 03, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningThe song is about an army of Norweigen Vikings ready to fight a battle against what I'm geussing are Danish Christians. They know that they are outnumbered, but still they fight and would rather die and go to Valhall then be forced into Christianty.
    DarthVerraadon May 12, 2011   Link

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