You come to me, eyes full of grief
You ask of me to shed all my tears
To let him return from kingdom of fears
Why should I weep? Or lose any sleep?
He never brought me pleasure or glee
So why would I help to set Balder free

You come to me, eyes full of grief
All of your tears mean nothing to me
So why will you not just leave me to be
Am I to blame? Well, I'm not ashamed!
Oh how I smiled when I heard the tale
Of Loke the sly, so clever and brave

Höder the fool, Lopt's willing tool
He held the twig that cut Balder's skin
Lopt aimed the shot
That killed Höder's twin
Leave me alone
Don't come here and moan
I've never wished to see Balder's well
So let his soul remain down in hel

My name is Töck, and I won't cry
I won't let Balder return
Let Hel keep her treasured prize
Let his soul forever burn

You come to me and cannot believe
That this old crow now talking to you
Is Loke not Töck you bloody dawn fools
You come to me and you do not see
All of your tears mean nothing to me
Why will you not just leave me to be

solo: Mikkonen

My name is Töck, and I won't cry
I won't let Balder return
Let Hel keep her treasured prize
Let his soul forever burn


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Töck's Taunt - Loke's Treachery Part 2 song meanings
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    General CommentNo comments yet?

    Well this is about the return of the god Balder, the godess Hel, who kept Baldur captured, said he can return when the whole land weeps for him. However, Loki, who was responsible for the Death of balder himself, disguised himself as a giant named Töck. He tried to make the attempts to make Balder return fail by being the only one not wanting to weep for him.

    Thats about it I think, feel free to add something

    Source: An interview with Johan on youtube where he describes all of the songs of the 2011 album
    kazaakason May 25, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationTo add on to what kazaakas already mentioned about the song, I thought I'd add something that I found interesting:

    I think it's important that Loki changes his form into that of an old, ugly woman. He could have easily refused as himself to weep and had the same effect, but since Baldr was the Norse god of beauty, it makes Loki's criticism of the Aesir that much more pointed. While this is merely implied in the traditional canon, Amon Amarth make this connection more explicit by making reference to the god of beauty ostensibly ignoring the ugliness that exists in the world - "He never brought me pleasure or glee / So why would I help to set Balder free".

    StandAblazeon October 21, 2012   Link

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