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from Empires Vanquished And Dismantled by Mystras

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Wie schändlich es ist, den Nachbarn
Unterschlupf und Schutz zu geben
In den dunkelsten Zeiten
Sie wie Diebe meiden und behandeln
Wie ein dunkel gerüsteter Eroberer

Wie schändlich es ist, deinen Gast
Der zu einem Fliehenden wurde
Auszupressen und auszunützen
Und als Sklaven zur Arbeit zu zwingen
So soll Unehrlichkeit dich zeichnen

An der Donau sammeln wir uns
Um den Imperator zu erinnern
Willst du uns weiter so behandeln
So werden in den Feuern der Rebellion
Wir unsere Schwerter darin baden

Und in hundert Jahren
Wenn die Mauern von Rom gefallen
So wird zum ersten und letzten Mal
Der letzte Imperator sich erinnern
Wie du die Geflüchteten jenseits der Donau behandeltest

What a shame it is, your neighbours
To take them under your refuge
In the most dire of times
And treat them like a thief
Like an shadow clad invader

What a shame it is, your guest
Who has turned into a refugee
To take advantage of them
To make them work like slaves
And let dishonesty define you

Across the Danube we gather
So to remind the Emperor
That if you treat us like this
To the fire of rebellion
Then we shall bathe our swords

And in a hundred years
When the walls of Rome will fall
For the first and final time
The last emperor shall remember
How you've treated the refugees across the Danube.

Music based on the german medieval folk song Ach meiden du vil sende pein. Οriginal lyrics based on the battle of Adrianople in 378 between the Roman Empire and an army of Gothic rebels that had settled in Thrace after being displaced by the Huns. The Empire suffered a catastrophic defeat and emperor Valens was killed, the first important event in a series that eventually led to its dissolution a hundred years later.


from Empires Vanquished And Dismantled, released November 5, 2021


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