"Eric The Red" as written by and Heri Joensen....
Why I take refuge here, my father was
outlawed from the old land in east
A story of bloodshed and I too was outlawed,
now I take refuge here

What brings you here my friend, what brings
you north to where hell is of ice
South from the sand dunes where hell is of
fire, why have you come so far
Anywhere, you don't care where you

Go as long as there are faithless you can
make believe need help
And that you have the cure, of your
intentions, I'm sure
I can't bring it all to reason you've
convinced these people that all
Their ancestors were wrong, disoriented they
do not know where they belong
Like a virus you'll go on, and when I'm dead and gone
Both sides waging war will be for one true divinity

Like a virus you'll go on, and when I'm dead and gone
Both sides waging war will be raging in the
name of one true divinity

This I don't understand, why this perverted
superhuman ideal
So we are born to nothing but torture and
torment, that, I don't understand

Clearly I see the end, I pray that the embers
will persist from my faith
Clearly I'm outnumbered, allegedly outdated,
since your arrival here.
Anywhere, you don't care where you

Go as long as there are faithless you can
make believe need help
And that you have the cure, of your
intentions, I'm sure
I can't bring it all to reason you've
convinced these people that all
Their ancestors were wrong, disoriented they
do not know where they belong

Like a virus you'll go on, and when I'm dead and gone
Both sides waging war will be for one true divinity
Just convert the whole wide world, into the
abyss we are hurled
Sentenced come end of the world, spare me
your selfrighteous word


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    My InterpretationI think this song is sang through the minds of someone in the North (perhaps Scandanavia) that was invaded by Christians and knew the reason behind their conversion. They were powerless to do anything because this religion (like others, not naming) especially in those days when religion was of utmost importance, the Christians had an ingenious way to convert people (manipulating through fear). The person reflecting on this knew that the competition to have that one God that everyone believes in was just for control and ego. And also knew perhaps of how it would engulf humanity long after their death. The word "sentenced" towards the end can be translated to "this was their main point or this is part of what they said." Basically this leads me to believe that what was being said is "join us or (he doesn't say this but he says next) ... the world will come to an end/you will be saved."
    jedikarniewtemon February 01, 2018   Link

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