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​Usurpers Of Our Legacy

This song is by Waylander and appears on the album Honour Amongst Chaos (2008).

With two tongues of silver, honeyed, sweetened with gold
Claim now, compensation, for the lies we've been sold
The mystery disperses, the myth falls away
Thus, ending the dark days, when the clergy held sway

Hearts and minds of the people
Ensnared long ago
Strangers to the energies
Which no longer flow
With tales of the trinity
Convincingly told
Demeaning our ways
As heathen and bold

The courts of the kings, a pulpit and a stage
Manipulation of a fractious land
Politicize, cast words of doubt
Fan the flames of discontent

Usurpers of our Legacy, distorting Native lore
Import a creed unnatural onto our Emerald shore
Usurpers of our Legacy, demonizing Ancient Gods
Plagiarize our Festivals, foulest of all frauds
Usurpers of our Legacy, they'll never keep us down
Rise up, now is the time, reclaim the Pagan crown

Rise up Pagan sons and daughters
Symbolic swords held to the sky
(With the) Sun God in ascendancy
(We) illuminate hypocrisy... AAAAAriiiiise!

Gatherings don the centuries
In secret groves and vales
Patiently awaiting
Revelations, come the Dawn

Beneath a flag of union
Butchers carved and they cleaved
Carved and they cleaved, they carved, they cleaved
The tongue torn from the Nation
The goddess she grieves, the land it doth bleed
Eiriu she grieves
Eiriu she grieves, the land it doth bleed
Eiriu she grieves