Thus to Holy War, our songs that turned to roar.
Onward in our cause, we judged by holy laws.
Hailed the sacred creed, fell on bended knee.
Death that filled our wake, blood that stained our hands.
Thus we reached the land, sacred man beheld.
Vessel of a sin, none shall call him King.
Thorns were always gold, blood that never flowed
Death lay in his wake, blood that stained his hands.
Take away his shield.
Tear apart his standard. Shouting, sanctify this holy lie.
Wash your face with tears.
Wash your hands with soil.
Wash away this holy lie.
Dawn across the land, return to ancient creed Mother, Father, child.
Now and ever be.
Praise the wind and rain, praise the joy and pain.
Never havoc cry nor loose the dogs of war.


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    General CommentCrusades could be one interpertation
    trimptonon April 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyes, outremer was the name crusaders used for the holy land
    geradeauson January 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMisunderstood again...:(
    yeah,crusades...but now ANTIchristianANTIjudeocratic warfare-
    Wash your face with tears.
    Wash your hands with soil.
    Wash away this holy lie,-
    and then return to Racial/National Faith,Culture,Traditions,Archetypes...

    Dawn across the land, return to ancient creed Mother, Father, child.
    Now and ever be.
    Praise the wind and rain, praise the joy and pain.
    Remind how Ancestors lived...
    waldemaron February 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIn some ways, the line 'Never havoc cry nor loose the dogs of war' seems like a bit of a counter to their other song, Honour
    Sunderon September 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think that its a back up for honour. If you look closely at honour i think thant u can see how Ronon's saying whats happening now, how we feel, what will happen on this path and just how wrong it is. The last line in this song backs up that message clearly. but i feel that this song is equating the atrocities of the crusades with the wars in the middle east today. Bush actually did the same thing himself in one of his addresses following 9/11.
    "This Crusade, this war on terror."
    Then Al Jezzera translated crusade as 'war of the cross'

    Oh, and as usual, waldemar ur an idiot
    tbd256on September 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwaldemar is an idiot, of course wrong and waldemar is not what vnv nation is about.
    Tolbyon March 12, 2007   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 CommentI have no idea about the meaning, but I'm sensing A LOT of Julius Ceasar influence in this.
    x_storyat_3on May 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree it could have something to do with the Crusades. But read this article, I believe, after reading this, it may not necessarily have to do with the Crusades:

    Outremer, French (outre-mer) for "overseas", was the general name given to the Crusader states established after the First Crusade: the County of Edessa, the Principality of Antioch, the County of Tripoli and especially the Kingdom of Jerusalem. The name was often used as an equivalent to Levant, Syria or Palestine, and incorporated areas that are today part of Israel, Jordan, Syria, Turkey and Lebanon.

    The term could also be used for any other land "overseas"; Louis IV of France was called "Louis d'Outremer" as he was raised in England.

    The modern term outre-mer means overseas, and is notably used for the French Overseas Departments and Territories (départements d'outre-mer et territoires d'outre-mer).

    article was taken from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    lastlighton October 05, 2008   Link

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