Spigrene

Danish to English Translation:

The Nails:

Music: Frederiksen, lyrics: Atkin (Read the original text by Aktin here)
Translation to Danish (As seen in the booklet): Frederiksen

I watched when the sickness came
I watched as it poisoned our land
I watched and was horrified, watched and as if lamed
When the sickness came

I stood silent as folk screamed for help
I stood silent, as I was afraid to die
I stood silent a little too often, stood silent a little too long
As folk screamed for help

God has condemned us to die
God has condemned us to die
Oh! God has condemned us to die

Shall we then die like them?
Shall we then burn in Hell?
Shall we succumb to the pestilence
And die like them?

We shut them up in their homes
We shut them up to die
We shut the healthy up with the sick
Yes, in their homes

We have condemned them to die
We have condemned them to die
Oh! We have condemned them to die

I wept when the boils came
I wept when my children became ill
I wept with grief, wept for our souls
When the boils came

I listened when they shut us in
I listened when my wife and children died
I listened in solitude, listened to the dark
When they shut us in