Mordor Song

Mordor Song

by The Bone of Contention
August / September 2013

Melody: A Lifetime of War (En livstid i krig) by Sabaton

Sabaton, A Lifetime of War, English lyrics

Sabaton, En livstid i krig, Swedish lyrics

Mordor flag

Mordor flag

Mordor Song

I look ahead and see the Black Gate open wide.
The host of Mordor comes. There is no place to hide.
Nothing escapes the Eye that looks from Barad-Dûr.
Above the Nazgûl circle. Orcs march into war.
Two Towers stand in strife. Mount Doom erupts in flames.
Here Sauron rules.

A Mordor to love.
You want a wild ride?
Endless intrigue will keep you supplied.
Two Towers to love.
Do you long for peace
and being free do decide?
The Forces of Mordor will be on your side.
A Mordor to love.

From dawn to dawn they’re fighting, die where they stand.
The fog of war lies thick when armies scorch the land.
When all of Mordor’s burning what can be done?
Let’s take a break from warfare, feast and have fun.

Seeking a home?
Mordor är ett bra hem.

Here Sauron rules.

A Mordor to love.
You want a wild ride?
Endless intrigue will keep you supplied.
Two Towers to love.
Do you long for peace
and being free do decide?
The Forces of Mordor will be on your side.
A Mordor to love.

Now our stay is at an end.
We had a blast,
denizens
of this most charming evil land.
It was fun
invading you.
We say goodbye now.

A Mordor to love.
You want a wild ride?
Endless intrigue will keep you supplied.
Two Towers to love.
Do you long for peace
and being free do decide?
The Forces of Mordor will be on your side.
A Mordor to love.
[2X]

Evil Lord Sauron flag

Evil Lord Sauron flag

En Livstid I Krig
by Sabaton
Original
Swedish Lyrics

Jag ser mig om och ser mitt hem försvinna bort
Min tid där hemma känns nu alldeles för kort
Blott ungdom, knappt en man då plikten kallade mig
Om jag får se mitt hem igen det vet jag ej
Bland fränder från min by så drog jag ut i strid
Och världen brann

För kriget det kan
Förgöra en man
Jag ger mitt liv för mitt fosterland
Men vem saknar mig?
Så se mig som den
En make, en vän
Fader och son som aldrig kommer hem
Men vem sörjer mig?

Gick ut i strid för Sverige, blev döpt i blod
Där ute väntar döden, inte hjältemod
I fält där fränder faller, hörs ingen sång
Utmanar våra öden, ännu en gång

Långt hemifrån
Döpas och dö i strid

Och världen brann

För kriget det kan
Förgöra en man
Jag ger mitt liv för mitt fosterland
Men vem saknar mig?
Så se mig som den
En make, en vän
Fader och son som aldrig kommer hem
Men vem sörjer mig?

Och när min tid har runnit ut
Vem bryr sig då?
De kämpar på
Får en soldat ett värdigt slut
Få somna in
Försvinna bort
Och aldrig vakna

För kriget det kan
Förgöra en man
Jag ger mitt liv för mitt fosterland
Men vem saknar mig?
Så se mig som den
En make, en vän
Fader och son som aldrig kommer hem
Men vem sörjer mig?

The Eye, after a design by Tolkien

The Eye, after a design by Tolkien

En Livstid I Krig
by Sabaton
Rough translation of the Swedish lyrics into English

I look around and see my home disappear
My time at home now feels too short
Only a youth, barely a man, when duty called me
Whether I get to see my home again I know not
Among kinsmen from my village, I went away into battle
And the world burned

For war it can
Destroy a man
I give my life for my country
But who misses me?
So look at me as
A spouse, a friend
Father and son who never return home
But who mourns me?

Went into battle for Sweden, was baptized in blood
Out there death is waiting, not heroism
In the battlefield kinsmen fall, no singing is heard,
Challenging our fate, yet again

Far from home
Be baptized and die in battle

And the world burned

For war it can
Destroy a man
I give my life for my country
But who misses me?
So look at me as
A spouse, a friend
Father and son who never return home
But who mourns me?

And when my time has run out
Who cares then?
They fight on
Does a soldier get a worthy end?
Go to sleep
Disappear
And never wake up

For war it can
Destroy a man
I give my life for my country
But who misses me?
So look at me as
A spouse, a friend
Father and son who never return home
But who mourns me?
[X2]

Sauron in his beautiful appearance as Annatar, "Lord of Gifts"

Sauron in his beautiful appearance as Annatar, “Lord of Gifts”

A Lifetime Of War
by Sabaton
Original
English Lyrics

Two ways to view the world so similar at times
Two ways to rule the world to justify their crimes
By kings and queens young men are sent to die in war
Their propaganda speaks those words been heard before
Two ways to view the world brought Europe down in flames
Two ways to rule

Has man gone insane?
A few will remain
Who’ll find a way to live one more day
Through decades of war.
It spreads like disease,
There’s no sign of peace.
Religion and creed cause millions to bleed.
Three decades of war.

From dawn to dawn they’re fighting, die where they stand
The fog of war lies thick when armies scorch the land.
When all of Europe’s burning what can be done?
They’ve been to war a decade, two more to come

Long way from home
Döpas och dö I strid [Be baptised and die in battle]

Lifetime at war

Has man gone insane?
A few will remain
Who’ll find a way to live one more day
Through decades of war.
It spreads like disease,
There’s no sign of peace.
Religion and creed cause millions to bleed.
Three decades of war.

When they face death they’re all alike
No right or wrong
Rich or poor
No matter who they served before
Good or bad
They’re all the same
Rest side by side now

Has man gone insane?
A few will remain
Who’ll find a way to live one more day
Through decades of war.
It spreads like disease,
There’s no sign of peace.
Religion and creed cause millions to bleed.
Three decades of war.
[X2]

Sauron Annatar

Sauron Annatar

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Mordor flag