Wanton wager
On a war torn way
Take my treasure
For another day

Fettered felines and a battle swine
Feast like there's no furture now, showing no restrain
Mead and mayhem, golden drink divine
Let me in your heathen hall, lady of the slain

Tears of red gold she cries
Tales have her realm far beyond the skies
And if a battle was your demise
May come the night when you see she cries
Tears of red gold

Pain and pleasure
My reality
Life of leisure
Or a fantasy

Burning beauty hung above her breast
Moments in her company, high and holy pain
Flaming fairness, I will find no rest
Until I have reached your hall, lady of the slain

Tears of red gold she cries
Tales have her realm far beyond the skies
And if a battle was your demise
May come the night when you see she cries
Tears of red gold

Fettered felines and a battle swine
Feast like there's no furture now, showing no restrain
Mead and mayhem, golden drink divine
Let me in your heathen hall, lady of the slain

Tears of red gold she cries
Tales have her realm far beyond the skies
And if a battle was your demise
May come the night when you see she cries
Tears of red gold

Tears of red gold she cries
Tales have her realm far beyond the skies
And if a battle was your demise
May come the night when you see she cries
Tears of red gold


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    Song MeaningClearly the song is about Freyja. If one knows anything about the Norse belief of the afterlife, half of the warriors who were slain in battle head to Odin's hall in Valhalla. The other half go to Freyja's hall Folkvangr.

    Fettered felines and a battle swine
    Feast like there's no furture now, showing no restrain
    Mead and mayhem, golden drink divine
    Let me in your heathen hall, lady of the slain

    This is evident. Freyja is known for her chariot pulled by two wildcats, and her boar Hildsivini which she uses for transportation when not using her wildcat chariot. The other three verses speak about her hall Folkvangr.

    Tears of red gold she cries
    Tales have her realm far beyond the skies
    And if a battle was your demise
    May come the night when you see she cries
    Tears of red gold

    The tears of red gold are another specific relation to Freyja. She cries tears of red gold for her husband Odr, who is frequently absent and she is consistently searching for him. Folkvangr is indeed beyond the skies, and if you die in battle you may potentially be chosen by Freyja to come to her hall.

    Burning beauty hung above her breast
    Moments in her company, high and holy pain
    Flaming fairness, I will find no rest
    Until I have reached your hall, lady of the slain

    The burning beauty being Freyja's necklace Brisingamen.The name itself comes from an old term Brinsgr which means "fire". Freyja got it because she was so encapsulated by its beauty that she agreed to spend a night each with the four dwarves who were making it. Burning beauty is thus a fitting term for it. Again there's mention of her hall Folkvangr, and lady of the slain is also a fitting name for Freyja. Not in the least because she chooses half of the slain, but also that her name itself means "lady".

    I hope this was informative.
    Thegnon January 06, 2014   Link

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