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Do you feel the thorns?
Do you see the tears?
Do you see the bloodshed in this fell war?

Have you forsaken us?
Have you forgotten our faithful men calling your name?

While I stand before you
While we perish
While I lay down a crimson rose
While holding hands are forced apart
While hopes bog like condemned men
Were you there?

The sky is falling on me
As your hand's turning old and weak
I'm giving myself upon to thee
A futile sacrifice gone sere

In your nemeton
These grey stone walls are cold and silent
As the fallen mother gone deaf
Mistress of shattered hopes
And forever broken dreams
Were you there?

The sky is falling on me
As your hand's turning old and weak
I'm giving myself upon to thee
A futile sacrifice gone sere

Epo, Epo, why has thou forsaken me?
Together we go unsung
Into thy hand I commend my spirit
Together we go down with our people

Were you there?
Were you there?

The sky is falling on me
As your hand's turning old and weak
I'm giving myself upon to thee
A futile sacrifice gone sere

Falling on me...



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    UnregisteredApr 20, 2012 at 1:11 am
    Helvetios is a concept album about a group of gauls, the helvetii, who used to live in areas of present-day france and switzerland(where the band is from). The album is a story told from the perspective of one of the helvetii, and in this song a girl has stopped at a shrine to epona, goddess of horses and fertility, to try to find answers to why the tragedy of the roman invasion has happened, and why they have been so utterly routed by the romans.
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    UnregisteredFeb 27, 2014 at 6:22 am
    I think this song is about a person who fought in the war who died. And then everybody else- his or her family and comrades are paying respect to her. Maybe he or she sacrificed herself to save the people in a war at the time when they needed him or her the most. Maybe it's about a king or queen. Someone who is singing this is talking to the grave saying that we were committed to you when you were turning old. Your sacrifice is pointless because it only made them feel sad. And family or someone dear to the person has lost all hope and gone deaf- which means doesn't wanna listen to any consolations. Were you there says that you were there at the hard times so why did you sacrifice yourself? We feel like you have forsaken us. And the sky is falling on me means since the person sacrificed thyself, the sadness is falling on the person. And the first two lines- do you feel the thorns, you see the tears? Means that can you see how much we are suffering? How much we miss you?
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    UnregisteredApr 10, 2012 at 4:26 pm
    This song is about a celtic woman who is dissappointed about the goddess epona, the goddess of the cavallery and fertility because she feels like epona did not support her people in the gaulish war so that they lost and many men had to die. Maybe the woman now fears getting caught by the romans.
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    UnregisteredApr 4, 2012 at 8:56 pm
    Epona was a goddess of horses and fertiltiy. Obvously she failed someone. It seems that they may have called on her in a time of war. Calling on her to give the horses and chariots strength and victory perhaps. Epona was worshiped in rome, and was also considered a celtic goddess. "as the fallen mother gone deaf, mistress of shattered hopes, and foever broken dreams, were you there? " there is such frusteration in this song. Sad.
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    UnregisteredFeb 9, 2012 at 2:54 am
    Song for fallen warriors, fighting for their people, their lands that have been overrun by foreign invaders, taking away their ways of life even their language. On another note, it could be a personal song between two people on a romantic level, the anguish, the suffering endured for that love.

    My own interpretations of this beautiful song. No offense intended to anyone.

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