Now that the wind called my name
And my star had faded now hardly a glimpse up in the empty space
And the wise one-eyed great father in the sky stilled my flame

For the ones who stood me near
And you few who were me dear
I ask of thee to have no doubts and no fears

For when the great clouds fills the air
And the thunder roars from o, so far away up in the sky
Then for sure you will know that I have reached the joyous hall up high

With my bloodbrothers at side
All sons of father with one eye
We were all born in the land of the blood on ice

And now you all who might hear my song
Brought to you by the northern wind have no fear
Though the night may seem so everlasting and forever dark

There will come a golden dawn
At ends of nights for all yee on whom
Upon the northstar always shines

The vast gates to hall up high
Shall stand open wide and welcome you with all its within
And Oden shall hail us bearers of a pounding hammerheart

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Hammerheart song meanings
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    General CommentTwilight of the gods was supposed to be Bathorys last album. I think this song is about the heartcondition that Quorthon was born with and which later caused his much too early death. My interpretation of this song is that its a thank you song to all the friends that stood Quarthon by eventhough his heart could failure at any time. Just my thoughts, cheers
    Mika1978on December 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this one was dedicated to Quorthon.
    Not quite sure, I'm not a big Bathory fan.
    Great song though.
    Eliminationon January 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm not quite sure what this song means. It sounds almost like a "farewell" song... The "hall up high" I presume is Valhalla, and Quorthon is saying to all those who stood by him and were his dear friends, I'll meet you there.
    Roontangon February 23, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningThe song is a Viking funeral hymn, set to Gustav holst' "Jupiter" from the planets composition. He's also speaking of his music, coming from the north to the world, and thanking all those who listened to it. I do also think it was a farewell, considering he knew he could die young and was at the time done recording music. But over all, it's just his take on a Viking dying and saying goodbye and to not cry for him, because his life was good, and he's now with his brothers in Valhalla.
    Suzukiagogoon October 01, 2015   Link

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