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

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    General CommentNot much else I can add, you two nailed it on the head. By far this is my favorite of all Amon Amarth songs; the emotion just comes through so clear and fully that this song makes me want to cry.
    4d5e6fon March 05, 2010   Link

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