Nidvisen

Danish to English Translation:

The song of malice

Music and lyrics: Frederiksen

Hey! Shame is placed upon you, coward!
Hey! Defamed, so shall you be deemed a coward!

I carve penance-runes; I carve salvage-runes
I raise the malice-pole, I turn it towards you

The hazel-rod is hauled up; the horse’s ugly head grins
Cold, cut from the body, the mouth cackles now in silence
The jade’s empty eyes stare without a trace of tenderness
Over dark fields the pole towers proud in silence

Hey! Shame…

I send you badness; I send you madness
I send you pains; I carve three runes

The troll, the elf, the thurse push forward in the twilight
The wight heeds the warning, runs weakly around in madness
Rootless is the bewildered, ripped out of slumber’s oblivion
It will not find peace before you flee from the land

Hey! Shame…

I sing the malice-song; I sing the grudge-song
I sing your hardship, whilst the pole towers proud

Hidden is the sombre deed, your death I foretell in the darkness
Carefully the word is chosen, old wisdom therein is guarded
Dark words I utter, steeling power from the man and the manikin
These words I command; these words I carve correctly

Hey! Shame…

I carve penance-runes; I carve salvage-runes
I raise the malice-pole, I turn it towards you
I sing the malice-song; I sing the grudge-song
I sing your hardship, whilst the pole towers proud