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Did Ensiferum copy lyrics from Amon Amarth?

Discussion in 'Amon Amarth' started by BenOfBodomUK, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. BenOfBodomUK

    BenOfBodomUK Warrior of the North

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    So I got my copy of Ensiferum's new album today, which meant I could finally read the lyrics for the song Heathen Horde, and in particular the Faroese/Icelandic language part. Translated it reads as follows:

    A coward believes he will ever live
    If he keep him safe from strife
    But old age leaves him not long in peace
    Though spears may spare his life


    Look familiar? It should because it's almost identical to this part from Live Without Regrets off Surtur Rising:

    A coward thinks he'll always live
    If he keeps himself from strife
    Old age leaves no rest and peace
    Though spears may spare his life


    What the heck Ensiferum??? Did they seriously just copy the lyrics? Or is it done in tribute to AA or something? (doubtful since it's not acknowledged in the credits of the album or anything). Or is it that AA didn't come up with this in the first place and this verse is some well known saying in scandinavia or something like that?
     
  2. PaganBlood

    PaganBlood Congicate

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    Ha wow!

    Not a fan of Ensiferium....But this makes me hate them more haha
     
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    Noktoriah New Metal Member

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    No, they didn't.

    That is an Old Nordic poem. Even Falkenbach used that.
     
  4. BenOfBodomUK

    BenOfBodomUK Warrior of the North

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    Ah well that's good to know, I did wonder if it was something like that.
     

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