Imellom buskene vi stirret paa de
som minnet om andre tider
og fortalte at haapet var borte
for alltid...

Vi hoerte alvesang og vann som

Det som en gang var er nu borte
alt blodet...
all lengsel og sorg som hersket
og de foelelser som kunne roeres
er vekk...
for alltid...
vi har aldri levd

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  • +5
    General Comment
    In English: WHAT ONCE WAS We stared through the bushes At the ones who reminded us of another time And it was said that hope was gone Forever... We heard the elvensong and the trickling water What once was is now gone All the blood... All that longing and grief that reigned And the feelings we could touch Are gone... Forever... We are not dead. We were never alive. If you are familiar with Varg Vikernes's worldview, it should be apparent what this song is about. If not, it refers to his belief that the best days of the Germanic peoples are behind them, and that all the things which made them great have been forgotten and can never be recaptured. This is more or less the whole "concept" of the 'Hvis Lyset Tar Oss' album, of which this track is the first.
    das blaue lichton November 29, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment
    Nordic people forgot their roots... and this generates in Varg, a strong feeling of nostalgy, rage and disappointed emptiness...
    DERSCHWARTZPROPHETon November 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    Det Som Engang means (in English) "That Which Once Was".
    Kodos86on April 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    Considered by many to be the best BM song ever. I think it drags on a bit, and their were better songs on the album of the same name(Det Som En Gang Var). But it's still a great song.
    Muzzyon April 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    yeah, probably the best BM tune out there. the atmosphere of this son is amazing. I somehow feel that the lyrics are about some supernatural beings, rather then the germanic people. epspecialy the first line and the breakdown.
    megacellon December 31, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    One of my favorite songs.
    Lemon Scentedon October 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My Opinion
    Sadly,i do not understand German neither do i write very good English,but when it comes to trying to give an opinion about this amazing album and song,words can sometimes destroys the essence of what Mr.Varg wants to convey.And the message. Det Som Engang Var cannot be interpreted it nor it can be understood completely.Det Som Engang Var is what it is...Rather the album itself, a master piece a monumental archievement.
    toltecaazton February 02, 2015   Link

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