Solitary houses by the fjord
Rain is drifting in small water chains
Silent voices talking behind walls
Fire burning keeps us warm

Will they come my way?
Will this change my fate?
Do they ask for friendship?
Do they speak my language?
Will they come my way?

The new sound arises from their base
And now it's rowing from the south
Stay and swim back and forth
Skraelings are in search for the shore


Usher men
In the boats
Holding spears
Getting close
Swear struck, Ha!
Getting low, Ha!
I don't know
Lower the swords


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"Skraelings" as written by Christian Lukhaup Alexander Krull

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    General CommentI think this talks about when the Norse Explorers encountered the Native Americans. Tensions between the group led the Norse to going back to the sea because of the assault they received from the natives. "Skraelings" I think, was a term to define the natives as "Uncivilized."
    The Red Pyramidon April 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNatives* exclude American. sorry, mind was elsewhere
    The Red Pyramidon April 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm actually pretty sure it's set in Scandinavia ("Solitary houses by the fjord"). Moreover, the song clearly implies that the narrator is the one being visited, and not the other way around. She is concerned about the visitors, and the song seems to be about the uncertainty, confusion and fear of that first encounter. Seems like she fears a marauding Viking party, tbh.
    Thuraashon January 07, 2009   Link

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