The blade I swing is black as night
Black as my soulless heart
It bears the burden of many lives
But I don't feel remorse

I lent my sword to anyone
Willing to pay the price
No regrets for what I've done
A mercenary's life

But there I was on battlegrounds
Until I felt the jaws of death cut into my flesh
Defending old and weak
But I did not retreat

Now, here I lie in my own blood
And strangers cry for me
I'm prepared to meet the Gods
I wish they'd let me be

I don't deserve their sympathy
I know who I am
My soul is death and misery
I am an evil man

I rest in my blood, soon I will face the Gods
Strangers cry for me, I wish they'd let me be
Show no sympathy, shed no tears for me
I know who I am, I am an evil man

I know who I am, I am an evil man
I know who I am, I am an evil man
I know who I am, I am an evil man
I know who I am, I am an evil man

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The Hero Lyrics as written by Olavi Mikkonen Ted Oscar Lundstroem

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    General CommentOne of the best Amon Amarth song, definitly in my top 10, even though it's hard to do a top 10.

    This song is about a guy who was known as a hero to the population, protecting the "old and weak".

    He didn't want to be recognized that way because all he did was killing other people to defend the nation, which was horrible to him.

    He got killed, everyone loves him but knows he did bad things "I am an evil man".
    VoiceOfTheSoulon January 26, 2010   Link

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