viernes, 9 de marzo de 2012

Achilles, Agony and Ecstasy (by Manowar)

HéctorMMMM, he pensado que bien merecen una entrada...en definitiva relatan pasajes de la Ilíada. He colgado los más impactantes, aunque la letra de todas las canciones merece la pena. La muerte de Patroclo pone totalmente en situación.

I) Hector storms the wall

See my chariot run to your ships I'll drive you back to the sea

You came her for gold the wall will not hold
This day was promised to me
The gods are my shield lightning and javelins fly
Soon many will fall we are storming the wall
Stones fall snow from the sky

We will pay with our glory in the fire of battle

Zeus today is mine
Killing all in my way like sheep and like cattle
Smashing skulls of all who defy
I spare not the hammer I spare not the sword
This day will ring with my name
None have to chase me let he who will face me
Kill me or die by the sword 

II) The death of Patroclus

Oh friend of mine, how to say goodbye
This was your time, but the armor you wore was mine
I will not rest until hector's blood is spilled
His bones will all be broken dragged across the field
This dear friend is how we'll say goodbye
Until we meet in the sky 

VIII) The glory of Achilles

The oath of the gods, this day was fulfilled
In the heat of the battle, hector was killed
See him patroclus, down in the dust
Rejoice in his death my symbol of trust

A dozen highborn youths, have been killed
Cutting their throats their blood was all spilled
Their bodies set at the foot of your fire
With oxen, sheep and two of your hounds

Your funeral pyre high off the ground
Hector's body dragged three times around
I will carry the torch to your funeral pyre
I will ask of the wind to send high your fire

Hector's blood will not be washed from my body
Until your body is burned
A prophecy spoken a promise fulfilled
More blood will be spilled, more will be killed.

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