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The Essence of Ashes

This song is by Eluveitie and appears on the album Everything Remains (As It Never Was) (2010).

And it came to pass in those leaden days
That a plain, poor man got sick of his yoke of condemned soil
And a foreign empire's hungry purse
Time to replace pitchfork with sword
And sound the anthem of sheer rebellion

Once too often
Enough is enough

We strive not for war
We just crave to have our home
We just seek to have our rights
That our fathers used to have

But we tasted the grime and blood
We know the essence of ashes

A glowing spark
Rising up from blazing flames
To lead the forlorn and wrath
The epitome of hope and freedom
A daring venture
A frenetic attempt
When Amandus was slain
The Bagaudae still sang

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