I stood above them all and watched for days.
I felt as though my own kind were all that mattered and kept me sane.
I gathered them to me, watched their hunted pass away
as if direction had finally come.
A resurrection for all our selves.

I have never felt so proud as I do now.
Like the sun is placed behind me.
Feelings that matter never end.

One day we'll see our names in stone where fires burn.
The great who silent stood among you
never praised nor never known.
Our thoughts defined the passing days.
Sensed the spirit, seized the age.
After all these years to dream again.
Like smiling children with faces raised.
Cheering their path. Tomorrow's glory days.

And we who were so scorned will always wish to make their end.
Our words to still their voice.
Our hands to break their worthless necks.

One day we'll see our names in stone where fires burn.
The great who silent stood among you
never praised nor never known.
Our thoughts defined the passing days.
Sensed the spirit, seized the age.
After all these years to dream again.
Like smiling children with faces raised.
Cheering their path. Tomorrow's glory days.


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    General Commentonce again waldemar is an idiot and he is not what VNV Nation is about.
    Tolbyon March 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really love this song when I'm kinda in a pissy mood.. the segment:

    And we who were so scorned shall always wish to make their end.
    Our words to still their voice.
    Our hands to break their worthless necks.

    Pretty much sums it up for me.


    eidolon77on June 20, 2002   Link
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    General CommentFantastic song! So to the point - "I gathered them to me, watched their hunted pass away as if direction had finally come."
    Power of mind and spirit is our destiny.
    LordMorningStaron March 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think some of these lyrics could possibly be tongue in cheek, or a mockery of the war(s).
    schonenbergon July 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentVNV NATION "SONG MEANINGS" INSIDE
    15 page interview with Ronan Harris.

    dancemusic.about.com/od/artistshomepages/a/…
    HorsesMouthon April 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAnyone know the sample they use right at the beginning. I can't make out anything except "it's payback time."
    OneChaoson February 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis strikes me as a song from an ironic point of view, a man consumed by anger trying to start a war.

    "I have never felt so proud as I do now."

    This strikes me as nationalistic pride

    "Like the sun is placed behind me."

    A refference to how the egyptians and later the christians put a sun behind or on the head of important or holy figures. Some emperors have proclaimed themselves to be gods, so this doesn't seem very farfetched.


    "One day we'll see our names in stone where fires burn.
    The great who silent stood among you
    never praised nor never known.
    Our thoughts defined the passing days.
    Sensed the spirit, seized the age."

    This entire segment just screams, to me, that they believe the world will go up in flames after they're dead, or a refference to judgement day.
    Ranting about the ones among an "enemy" nation or a group of people who didn't praise their god or somesuch, their thoughts, their religious ideals forming the new laws and rules of a conquered city or country. Seizing the age, as in establish a power that will last for centuries.

    "And we who were so scorned will always wish to make their end.
    Our words to still their voice.
    Our hands to break their worthless necks."

    An obvious rant about the hatred toward the "non-believers"

    The entire last segement reffers to a conquered region, how their laws and rules have shaped the world, that previous heroes have been unpraised, noone believes in them anymore.

    Having lived terribly all this time for to "dream again",
    Cheering the path of tomorrow's glory days, continueing to live in ignorance and terrible living conditions in the hope tomorrow will be better because of some god or deity, the one they've said would come tomorrow for a looong time
    Velenoron December 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI stood above them all and watched for days.
    I felt as though my own kind were all that mattered and kept me sane.
    I gathered them to me, watched their hunted pass away...
    In my opinion/understanding,this is a hymn to the glorious moment of Ascension, when Nation uniting their strenght and standing for Great Deeds,for War, Conquest and TOMORROW GLORY DAYS-
    as if direction had finally come.
    A resurrection for all our selves.
    ...In such moments man reach the top point of it's might,in chain of his KIN...
    I remind a"Triumph of the Will"movie-it seems like WHITE WOLF,Adolf Hitler watched his people marching-NOT A DIVIDED NATION BUT FOLK UNITED!Like smiling children with faces raised.
    Cheering their path. Tomorrow's glory days.
    WE are Children of Gods, WE re to march forth!
    SIEG HEIL!14/88!
    waldemaron May 11, 2006   Link

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