Metal Monday- Wardruna (feat. Aurora) – Helvegen

Welcome to Metal Monday Everyone!

After the song last week I seem to have been stuck into the Viking mood. I have a song today that is so powerful to me personally that I have been wanting to share, but not gotten the occasion for it yet. As it was my birthday last Friday, I figure I’ll just dedicate it to myself thank you very much. I also dedicate it to each and every one of you beautiful souls out there.

Wardruna is a band I only heard about a few years ago while I was binge watching the Vikings series, they make such great music that a lot of their songs were used throughout the series one in particular was at a fated Blood Eagle ceremony. I will not go into too much detail as it was pretty gritty, but it is a song that has stuck Wardruna in my head as a great band. Today’s song is not the one in that scene tho. Today’s song is a live version also featuring a woman I happend to see live when I worked at a three day festival in June, she is a pleasant surprise and addition to this song. There are clear vocals throughout the song, they do sing in a different language. I’ll see if I can get a decent translation underneath.

Hope you enjoy!

Lyrics:

Norwegian—————————————————–English translation

Kven skal syngje meg—————————————Who shall sing me
i daudsvevna slyngje meg———————————-into the death-sleep sling me
når eg på Helvegen går————————————When I walk on the Path of Death
og dei spora eg trår er kalde, så kalde—————–and the tracks I tread are cold, so cold

Eg songane søkte——————————————-I sought the songs
Eg songane sende——————————————I sent the songs
då den djupaste brunni————————————when the deepest well
gav meg dråper så ramme——————————–gave me the drops so touched
av Valfaders pant——————————————-of Death-fathers wager

Alt ei veit , Odin———————————————–I know it all, Odin
kar du gjømde ditt auge————————————where you hid your eye

Kven skal syngje meg—————————————Who shall sing me
i daudsvevna slynge meg———————————-into the death-sleep sling me
når eg på Helvegen går————————————When I walk on the Path of Death
og dei spora eg trår er kalde, så kalde—————–and the tracks I tread are cold, so cold

Årle ell i dagars hell—————————————-early in the days end
enn veit ravnen om eg fell——————————–still the raven knows if I fall

Når du ved Helgrindi står ———————————When you stand by the Gate of Death og når du laus deg må riva———————————-And you have to tear free
skal eg fylgje deg———————————————–I shall follow you over
Gjallarbrui med min song—————————-across the Resounding Bridge with my song

Du blir løyst frå banda som bind deg!——–You will be free from the bonds that bind you!
Du er løyst frå banda som batt deg!—–You are free from the bonds that bound that you!

* Quote from Håvamål — The High Ones Speech, Poetic

Edda Døyr fe, døyr frender——————————————-Cattle die, kinsmen die
Døyr sjølv det sama——————————————–You yourself will also die
men ordet om deg aldreg døyr——————————but the word about you will never die vinn du et gjetord gjevt—————————————–if you win a good reputation
Døyr fe, døyr frender ——————————————–Cattle die, kinsmen die
Døyr sjølv det sama———————————————-You yourself will also die
Eg veit ein som aldreg døyr————————————I know one that never dies
dom om daudan kvar——————————————-the reputation of those who died

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