"El Conquistador" as written by and G. Brooker K. Reid....
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    My InterpretationMany lovers of this song on the internet but many question the words 'Only all' and 'No Maze to unwind".
    The lyrics are great even if amorphous.
    And as the gloom begins to fall
    I see there is no, only all,
    And though you came with sword held high
    You did not conquer, only die :
    Only all.. ?
    I am not the great Reid so I can only speculate:
    Like one questioner wrote it should have been aureole (a halo or cloud of angels) but I think the answer lies in the lyrics just before and after the line ,’(as the gloom begins to fall’), as the feeling of sadness and remorse comes down on me, I see there is no ,nothing left , (all or nothing, no prisoners taken, he risked everything). You did not conquer only die.
    I don’t believe they are mocking the chivalry but admiring the gumption or lust for life of those who go into the world full of spit
    Meadowstaron September 24, 2012   Link

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