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Did Ensiferum copy lyrics from Amon Amarth?

Discussion in 'Ensiferum' started by BenOfBodomUK, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. BenOfBodomUK

    BenOfBodomUK Warrior of the North

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    So I got my copy of One Man Army today, which meant I could finally read the lyrics for 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 Amon Amarth's album 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. Kelryn

    Kelryn New Metal Member

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  3. LokiEnsiferum

    LokiEnsiferum Swordbearer

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    As Kelyrn said it is from Hávamál. Ensiferum is too good and too famous band to copy/paste text from other bands.:)

    However, thanks for the question as I am now reading Eddas again:)
     

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