all of the wounded that need to be saved
looked for a handout beyond the gates
and i need to know if their blood was worth it
as we live this inferno and burn down to the bone
all of the arrows that plunge into prey
are their promises of better days
and i need to know if their blood was worth it
as we live this inferno, because i would rather
i would rather, die on my shield
die on my shield
all of the wounded that need to be saved
looked for a handout beyond the gates
and i need to know if their blood was worth it
as we live this inferno and burn down to the bone
all of the arrows that plunge into prey
are their promises of better days
and i need to know if their blood was worth it
as we live this inferno, because i would rather
die on my shield
i would rather die on my shield
die on my shield
die on my shield
love's war rages on
love's war rages on
love's war rages on
love's war rages on
all of our pain is worth it
together we fall apart
all of our pain is worth it
together we fall apart
together we fall apart
together we fall apart
together we fall apart
together


Lyrics submitted by brokenxrecords, edited by anyworse

On My Shield song meanings
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    General CommentWow! I really can't believe no one has commented on this! Such an amazing song, I have got to admit I really like the new-ish sound Converge have with Axe to Fall and this single released shortly afterwards. The intro to this song is killer!
    Poodle777on April 21, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think it is safe to say that "Die on my shield" is a reference to the Spartan oath which their wives said as they left for war, to either come home with your shield or on it. The implication being that a warrior in retreat would shed off as much gear as possible to make the flight faster and the shield was the first thing to go. So the women were really saying, "victory or death."

    By extension, I think that he is saying that he will hold his ground but will eventually fall in "love's war".
    MyOwnHurricaneon October 23, 2011   Link

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