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There have been many films and TV shows about Vikings raiding England and, if you were to believe them, they faced little opposition. They did, of course, have opposition and sometimes the Saxon population prevailed. This is the story of one of those times.

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The Saxon Shore

Raiders came, from the sea
from the whale's path
Reivers, destroyers
Defilers of the sacred!
Seeking silver, gold and blood
Red sailed dragons glide
From the seal's bath to the golden strand
Goose-fletched arrows flew
Mail piercing, thrusting spears
Bearded berserkers bearing bearded axes
Shield shattering, skull cleaving
Death bringing, doom delivering!

This time we met them!

Shield to shield
Spear to spear
Axe to axe
Blow for blow
Sword for sword
Cut for cut
Blood for blood
Without remorse

We made widows, created orphans
Sent dark souls to Hel or Valhalla
Severed heads and hewed Norse limbs
Washed their boots in Nordic blood
Shields were riven by our anger
And anger drove our battle zeal

Longships burned, oars lay broken,
Ashes on the ebbing tide
Vikings fed the crabs and crows
Weapons fell to rot and rust

This day may be forgotten
Our fallen heroes unremembered
Burial mounds flattened by relentless years
But the land remains, the Saxon shore

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from Singles 2021, track released May 27, 2021

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Secret Archives of the Vatican's music is usually described as Transglobal Breakbeat Dub Science. It contains elements of many genres: breakbeat, dub, dubstep, triphop, drum and bass, Indian, Arabian, Turkish, medieval, folk musics and much more. Music that is sufficiently advanced as to be indistinguishable from magic! ... more

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