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Bathory lyrics

Album: Jubileum Volume I [1992]

Tracks15
 01  Rider At The Gate Of Dawn
 02  Crawl To Your Cross
 03  Sacrifice
 04  Dies Irae
 05  Through Blood By Thunder
 06  You Don't Move Me (I Don't Give A Fuck)
 07  Oden's Ride Over Nordland
 08  A Fine Day To Die
 09  War
 10  Enter The Eternal Fire
 11  Song To Hall Up High
 12  Sadist (Tormentor)
 13  Under The Runes
 14  Equimanthorn
 15  Blood Fire Death
all Bathory lyrics



Rider At The Gate Of Dawn
(Recorded October 1987. Never before released)
(Intro piece, no words)back to top
Crawl To Your Cross
(Recorded June 1989. Never before released)

Born by womb untouched by man
Or a horny mortal man's error
Flower power prophet of one
Spelled dog in the mirror

You hide behind stained glass windows
In fear of real world outside
Kneeling prostitute your souls
To reach his kingdom way up high

And then you castrate your pride in search
Of answers to your prayers
Well they may be reaching the heavens
But they unanswered remain

If so let his anger strike me down
Like lightning from clear sky
For I'm questioning your lord
His almightyness I defy

Sons of bitches whores of Christ
Your f*cking prayers won't do
When it comes closer to deadline
You still don't have no f*cking clue

How one in heaven can sit patiently
And watch the masses starve
On empty stomachs they may go
And to this kingdom it is far

In writtings you read and believe
In seven days the hog
Created light and what the f*ck else
But then who created God

You think the death of one man
Selfproclaimed the son of God a lost
But raise Hell and high water coz I rock and roll
Well, be my guest and crawl to your cross

The bigger cross the better Christian
Says the book of God's commands
But when you reach out you'll find
No one to grab thy f*cking hand

And finally when truth comes clear
About death then what will you do
Y'see there's nowhere left to hide
>From the grave waiting for you too

I have the knowledge guts and need
To questioning anything behind
Those pretty promises of heaven
Can't you see that you are blind

Because of one whose words you preach
And fall onto your knees before
Do not exist in fact I doubt
He'll knock your fu*king doors

Sons of bitches whores of Christ
Your prayers never could
What I think faith in yourself and
Sane minds and hard work really could

Because to put all hope in one uphigh
Is sheer insanity
It will show fatal to us all
Yes, even f*cking dangerously

You call yourselves the chosen ones
Because you've "seen" his light and soul
Well I've got news for you I'm stronger
Because I've got rock and roll

You think just coz you pray
Your souls'll be saved at any cost
While I'll burn coz I rock and roll
Well, go one make my day crawl to your crossback to top
Sacrifice
(Recorded January 1984. Released on limited Edition compilation album
"Scandinavian Metal Attack", February 1984)
[Note: This version is slightly different from the one on the "Bathory" album]

I summoned up the living dead
and demons in the sky
I drank from chalice warm and red
and watched the virgin die

Present at ungodly births in holy paradise
I spread eternal dark on earth
And raped mother of Christ
Oh, the mother of Christ

C'mon baby
Raise your knife
Welcome darling
To my sacrifice
[Oh, sacrifice
Oh, sacrifice
Oh, sacrifice]

Tie the angel to the altar
sacrifice to lord in Hell
Let the warm blood torrent baby
moonlight set the night on spell

I saw the lightning strike in the skies
and heard you roar in pain
I lifted the knife and stroke once more
your blood was mixed with rain

C'mon baby
Raise your knife
Welcome darling
To my sacrifice
[Oh, sacrifice
Sacrifice]

[I summoned up the living dead
And demons in the sky
I drank from chalice warm and red
And watched the virgin die
Oh, die

Present at ungodly births in holy paradise
I spread eternal dark on earth
And raped mother of Christ
Oh, the mother of Christ

C'mon baby
Raise your knife
Welcome darling
To my sacrifice
Oh, sacrifice
Oh, sacrifice
Oh, sacrifice]back to top
Dies Irae
(Recorded February 1988. Released on album "Blood Fire Death", October 1988)

[Secret message: first letters of each line compose phrase "CHRIST THE BASTARD
SON OF HEAVEN]

Creed of eternal life I swore
Held my candle of light into the void
Risen from the dead I death's powers wed
In the name of the one with horns on head
Sleep of eternity withdrawn as dark upon
The life of mine drew the very end so near

The price another life
The gospel of the horned one to spread
Shore to shore eternally his words let hear

Be silent listen to the wind
Crying out the answer to all mankind
Call from other side speech of horned divine
To end your search in hope to find
As sure night divides the day and as sure day divides the night
Raging flames is all that awaits us all on the other side
Doomed the very moment
The calls

Oh, see his star
Ablaze his children
[On the night the flames reach for the sky
Now it's come to enter
The neverending burning flame
Onto you all his word is given]
Fear not reach to take his hand

Hear our master calling us his children
Eternal life is given death withdrawn
As wolves among sheep we have wandered
Victory lies beyond their spite and scorn
Even the heavens shall burn when we are gathered
Now when the flames reach for the sky

Dies Iraeback to top
Through Blood By Thunder
(Recorded April 1991. Released on album "Twilight Of The Gods", June 1991)

[For as long as the grass grows
For as long as the stream flows
And the sun shines down unto those
***
For how long the wind blows
And the sky is blue above us]

O, I am a man and I hold in my hand my fate
Free as the wind as if even
I had wings that carried me
Still in the middle of the night
Even I will need light to guide me
So I turn my face to the sky from
Where he with one eye is watching over me

My fathers' gods - I ride for you
My fathers' gods - I fight for you
My fathers' gods - I die for you
My fathers' gods - I am coming through to you
My fathers' gods - I am yours

Through blood by thunder

Sound of wings in the air and
his ravens fly near to lead me
So I will not fail to ride down the trail
long time destined for me
long before I was born

O, can you not see it is all
carved in the tree of fate
That a son of the north must forfill
his destined course to
follow the bond of blood

[Bond of blood Bond of blood
Bond of blood Bond of blood
Bond of blood Bond of blood
Bond of blood Bond of blood
Bond of blood Bond of blood]back to top
You Don't Move Me (I Don't Give A Fuck)
(Recorded June 1983. 4-track demo, never before released)

Break my heart tear it apart
And spit me in my eye
Confuse my head treat me for dead
And fill me your lies

You don't have to know your lines very well
You don't have to lie the best
Just act at your class just be an ass
A c*nt among the rest

I couldn't care less
You don't move me
If you wanna roll around in shit
Just like the rest

I don't give a damn
I don't even give a f*ck

[You don't move me
I don't give a f*ck
You don't move me
I don't give a f*ck]

One is stronger I've read somewhere
You bet your ass it's true
Make sure to love yourself
'Cause no one will ever love you

You've got to treat yourself
Like the number one just to survive
Or else you'll go a sorry one
While choking on their lies

Take my advice
It's better than their lies
Man's best friend is still a greasy hand

You don't give a f*ck
You don't even give a damn

[I don't give a f*ck x 4]back to top
Oden's Ride Over Nordland
(Recorded February 1988. Released on album "Blood Fire Death", October 1988)
(Intro piece, no words)back to top
A Fine Day To Die
(Recorded February 1988. Released on album "Blood Fire Death", October 1988)

Orgy of silence
Conspiracy of peace
Only the master
Of the cold northern breeze

Twinsun sink fading
Behind the black lake
Asleep is the mountains
Yet the night is awake

Strange is the night
Now black stars rise
And many moons circle
Through silent the night

Along the black mountainside
Scattered
By the campfires
Awaiting the dawn

Two times a hundred men
In battles
Tried by the steel in the arrow
Axe and the sword

By battle worn hunger torn awaitening
For the sun to break through the cold haze
And for the banners of Ebal to appear
On the hill in the sun's first warm rays

The elder among the men
Looked deep into
The fire and spoke loud with pride
Tomorrow is a fine day to die

Now the morning advance from far east
Now the sun breaks through dustclouds and haze
Now a forest of spears appears on the hill
And the steel shines bright in the sun's first rays

Die
Die
Dieback to top
War
(Recorded June 1984. Released on album "Bathory", October 1984)

The bells of war doth chime tonight
and the heaven shake with fear
The earth commot the sky is in flames
the battle is ever near

Troops of Hell tonight they storm
The walls they so despise
Heaven's gates are closing in
The night is filled with cries

WAR, WAR, WAR

A crack of thunder, a smell of death
the wind of mayhem blows
Heaven in its final breath
and God lose all control

Prayers for mercy cries for help
won't stop the blasphemy
Our troops emerge the sacred throne
and the victory is complete

WAR, WAR, WAR

WAR, WAR, WARback to top
Enter The Eternal Fire
(Recorded September 1986. Released on album "Under The Sign Of The Black Mark",
May 1987)

Leave the world of mortals to walk into the mist to stalk unto the other side
Plains of otherness
The utter emptiness
Where time have ceased and dark and light collide
Crossing the river of death and water cold
Slowly walking up the bridge
The jewelled bridge I walk for what seems a lifetime
In the night it's jewels glow
There on the other side
On shore of no return
The one for me awaits
Cannot avoid the eyes
In which the fire burns
Comed this far it is too late

And He calls my name
First a whispering then louder
And he wants me to follow
And to Enter the Eternal Fire......

I walk this endless night
His eyes the only light
Repeatedly he whispers my name
Fingers move and twist
Through crimson thick dark mist and voices cry of agony and pain
Close now to his kingdom
The bleak world dark and still
I follow the voice whispering my name
Approach the gate of sin
Opened up to let me in and there, He stand in flames
The price now I must pay for eternity my soul his claim
For years of pleasures, victory and gold
The one who stand in flames
Now rise and walk my way and reach out for my soul

And He calls my name
First a whispering then louder
And he wants me to follow
And to fall down. The Eternal Fire......

I stand at the jaws of the pit
The heat scorch my flesh
The fall seem never to end
My hair burn
My eyes can't see
The flames slowly eat my soul
The pain tears my mind
Hear my cries oh Lord
Have mercy oh Lord
This can't be
Raging flames all over me
Inferno of heat
Oh no, oh no, oh noooooo, noooooo, noooooo......back to top
Song To Hall Up High
(Recorded June 1989. Released on album "Hammerheart", April 1990)

I know you watch over me
Father of all the past
And all that will ever be
You are the first and the last

The watcher of all that lives
The guardian of all that died

The one-eyed God way up high
Who rules my world and the sky

Northern wind take my song up high
To the Hall of glory in the sky
So its gates shall greet me open wide
When my time has come to dieback to top
Sadist (Tormentor)
(Recorded February 1985. Released on album "The Return", May 1985)

I love to see you writhe in throe
The more you suffer my lust grows
I slit your throat and tear your flesh
My desire will be your death

SADIST (Tormentor)

I welter in blood I rape and I slay
Stab sliver lacerate
so many lusts to satisfy
To still my hunger another must die

SADIST (Tormentor)

"But now the sand of time is running out"
I feel old (so cold)
Can hear the bell toll
So week (must sleep)
Can hear my victims shout
Can't stand their cries their call

I gotta pay for my lusts...
They're dragging me down...back to top
Under The Runes
(Recorded April 1991. Released on album "Twilight Of The Gods", June 1991)

In great numbers we advance before dawn
By the great hail this great fight is born
Among the clouds now our black wings fills the air
No more frontlines the holy battle is everywhere

Though death may await me on the battlefield
I die to go on but by the great hail I will go,
I am marching under the runes

Countless victories we fight side by side
Deep down in the oceans on land and way up in the sky
Comed this far now there is no way back or return
If we do withdraw the horizon will seem to burn

Though death now is closing in on me
I die to go on but by the great hail I will go,
I am fighting under the runes

Standing here now amidst the hell we have made
All signs of a wonder or to survive now seems to fade
But I am a fighter and I still have my pride
They are gonna have to kill, by my own hand I refuse to die

Though now death is all that awaits me
I die to go on but by the great hail I will go
I am dying under the runesback to top
Equimanthorn
(Recorded September 1986. Released on album "Under The Sign Of The Black Mark",
May 1987)

Grant me the powers of thunder
And give me a sword forged in the raging Hell's fire
Lend me the eight legged black stallion of Odin and I'll have my vengeance,
oh, I'll kill with desire

Vengeance flows like boiling poison through my twisted veins
Tonight I'll blood shed with wrath and set the night on flames
Invincible in battle, wargods hear my deathwish cry
I'll laugh in the face of death, I into glory ride

Snarling breath upon your backs, I'm vengeance incarnate
Now it's time, the moment's comed, stand up now, face my hate
See the fire in my eyes, the final light you'll see
I send you to the darkness with my sword of thunder and steel

[Repeat second verse]

I let the bodies lie in shame
I let mighty earth drink their blood
I turn my face to eternal sky
And praise my elders' God
Equimanthorn hear my Hail
You're the mighty four winds night and day
Steel in every warrior's heart and sword
The brave and wise in flesh and soul
Equimanthorn, Equimanthorn, Equimanthorn, Equimanthorn,
Equimanthorn, Equimanthorn, Equimanthorn, Equimanthornback to top
Blood Fire Death
(Recorded February 1988. Released on album "Blood Fire Death", October 1988)

Death's star on horizon
Lightning and rain
Black winds and thunder
The skyline is in flames

Written in the red mist
The sign of the one
Who rides death's cold wind
And walk disguised among

All you vagrant souls
Of profane disbelieves
False prophets and deceivers
Shall swing from the trees

Soon the dawn shall arise
For all the oppressed to arm
A chariot of thunder shall be seen
And bronze horns shall sound the alarm

Fist will raise like hammers
To a cloudless black sky
Bonds and chains
Fall to the ground

Children of all slaves
Stand united and proud
All people of bondage shall triumph

And live by the sign of...

Blood Fire Death

The moment is chosen
The battlefield is bare
Take now thy stand people
The true ones don't fear

Now choose your weapons
And fall in the line
Choose well your colours
And follow your sign

Blood for all tears shed
And fire for hate
Death for what shall become
All false ones' fate

The standard bearer is chosen
And the day has just begun
Shadows growing long by the rising
Of the awakening sun

Fists raise like hammers
To a clear sunny sky
Bonds and chains fallen to the ground

Children of all slaves
Now united and proud
All people of bondage now triumph

Under the sign of...

Blood Fire Death

Children of all slaves
Unite be proud
Rise out of darkness and pain

A chariot of thunder and gold will come loud
And a warrior of thunder and rain

With hair as white as snow, hammer of steel
To set you free of your chains

And to lead you all where horses run free
And the souls of your ancient ones reignback to top
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