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Freya's Ragnarok                   Freya's Ragnarok MP3

For I have seen the old man cry
as thunder floods his darkened eye
For he has watched his bright son die
The heir to Asgard's legacy betrayed

And I have seen the future bleed
That sacred self-renewing seed
What mortal wound from simple weed
The fate a thousand vows could not evade

For I have seen a mother's pain
Who knew her brightest must be slain
For man to grace the land again
After the gods and giants tear it down

And I have heard the queen confess
To lie-smith in his haggard dress
The oversight with such finesse
That he, but for his lover's faith, would drown

For I have seen my brother-lord
In love give up his flaming sword
To be the god the World adored
For "Now" must be the only time he knows

And I will see that weapon's might
As flame and Fire's hand unite
To kill my sister-heart's delight
Yet Fire in turn is smothered as he goes

For I once knew my lover lost
For wisdom mad the line he crossed
Who knew the price and paid the cost
To see beyond the walls of will and wyrd

And I must find my love once more
Among the fallen dead before
The Shifter starts the final war
Or I will face alone the fate I feared

This World you raise for sacrifice
A gamble on your faithless dice
That you may best the fire and ice
To make a better world from ash and bone

This World that glows with sacred life
My people's kings would take to wife
This World you bend beneath your strife
This World you break is not a World you own

But I my people's peace would lead
To fickle fate our rights concede
That we would slow Her deathly bleed
Forstalling the inevitable end

For though we balance life and land
For gods and men and nature's hand
Their will to war we had not planned
And so our will to theirs we're forced to blend

So now I hold back blinding tears
Of gold and amber through the years
And all I've lost has fed my fears
That all we gained will only feed the flame

And now I fight to keep the Green
From shadows only barely seen
Our last and unrelenting Queen
The Vanadis all Midgard to reclaim!

Angela "Ember" Cooke, 2006

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