We are the Valkyries

by The Crooked Trees

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14/02/2014. POLLY. I have met my guardian angel, my life saver, I knew GWEEN and ALINA would never truly leave my side.

PART 1: KARLA KOMBAT: I have met a new warrior, a leader, she believes she can destroy the world and she is my new best friend, after so much loss she is my new last hope.

Part 2: SOUND EATER: tOdaY we CreatE the VALKYRIES, mY GUArdIan AnGel has SavEd mE and My FriendS, ALINA, GWEEN & POLLY, WE ARE THE VALKYRIES! ATTACK! ATTACK! ATTACK!

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released February 14, 2014

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Track Name: Part 2 (Vocals Only)
This is the death of love
And the love of the dead
Born and we're fucked
Fuck to be bred
It's like a palindrome
Going on in my head
I'm not sure
I understand it yet

God is a dog
Such a loyal friend
Satan nat as
We're dying again
Who gives a fuck
It's not good to dwell
There's death on my clothes
It leaves such a smell

And that's why I believe
When I hold on tight
Yeah, I'll surely break it
That's why I believe
That the threat of loss
Is hard to take in
That's why I believe
That all your heroes
Will only hurt you
And that's why I believe
When I hide away
It's because I have to

I feel like a model
But I don't know my role
A packed out theatre
With no kind of show
A magazine, poster
Billboard, a tattoo
Those wordless icons
You all bow down to

They say that our pictures
Speak a thousand words
But I haven't found one
That makes my voice heard
My zipped up mouth
Leaving all words forgotten
There's death on my clothes
And it's smelling rotten

And that's why I believe
When I hold on tight
I will surely break it
That's why I believe
That the threat of loss
It's hard to take in
That's why I believe
That all your heroes
Will only hurt you
And that's why I believe
When I hide away
It's because I have to

And that's why I believe
When I hold on tight
Yeah, I'll surely break it
That's why I believe
That the threat of loss
It's hard to take in
That's why I believe
That all your heroes
Will only hurt you
And that's why I believe
When I hide away
It's because I have to
Track Name: Kings and Queens (Vocals Only)
She enters the scene with her large entourage
Black suits, black hearts and long black cars
Looks like a funeral, with the power of birth
You'd never know she was covered in scars
Temperatures hotter than her homemade molotovs
My heart is on fire, so much greater than love
Nothing else matters, we've all come so far
Our time has Kombat, maligned as the stars

Kings and Queens! Kombat Sings
Her words are weaved, With a tone that stings
No time for questions, We all knew why
Everyone could hear our battle cry
The aristocrats, the rich elite
All become humbled, the world at our feet
The cracks in the pavement, The democratic lie
Today we all realised, we're prepared to die

Kings and Queens! Kombat Sings
Her words are weaved, With our hopes and dreams
No time for questions, We all knew why
Everyone could hear our battle cry
The aristocrats, the rich elite
All become humbled, the world at our feet
The cracks in the pavement, The democratic lie
Today we all realised, we're prepared to die

In the heat of the moment, where'd we all go wrong?
When we're raised as lambs but grow into wolves?
Right now it didn't matter, how we got here, where we're from
Never back down as the tear gas swallows
In the heat of the moment, where'd we all go wrong?
When we're raised as lambs but grow into wolves?
The loudest sound, isn't the atom bomb
But the sounds you remember, the screams that follow

Kings and Queens! Kombat Sings
Her words are weaved, With a tone that stings
No time for questions, We all knew why
Everyone could hear our battle cry
The aristocrats, the rich elite
All become humbled, the world at our feet
The cracks in the pavement, The democratic lie
Today we all realised, we're prepared to die

Kings and Queens! Kombat Sings
Her words are weaved, With our hopes and dreams
No time for questions, We all knew why
Everyone could hear our battle cry
The aristocrats, the rich elite
All become humbled, the world at our feet
The cracks in the pavement, The democratic lie
Today we all realised, we're prepared to die
Track Name: Kombat (Vocals Only)
Ok, hi there friend
I think I probably should say
Since you came into my life
I think the darkness went away
Things aren't always great for me
But now I start to feel alright
I feel like sharing everything
I love to waste your precious time

And now we're considered underground
Because the heavy sun is too bright
There's a weight on our shoulders
But we're keen to stay alive
We know we cannot make a change
If we don't continue on
Remember every dent you make
Is another battle won

We're into a situation where
I feel like I should hide
Its a dog eat dog world
But you're still here by my side
I feel a little sick
To think I could have died
But now I'm feeling oh so warm
I've gained a strength I feel inside

And now we're considered underground
Because the heavy sun is too bright
There's a weight on our shoulders
But we're keen to stay alive
We know we cannot make a change
If we don't continue on
Remember every dent you make
Is another battle won

And now we're considered underground
The nocturnal and night owls
There's a weight on our shoulders
But they know we won't back down
We know we cannot make a change
If we don't continue on
Remember every dent you make
Is another war that's won

And now we're considered underground
Because the heavy sun is too bright
There's a weight on our shoulders
But we're keen to stay alive
We know we cannot make a change
If we don't continue on
Remember every dent you make
Is another battle won
Track Name: Valkyries (we are the) (Vocals Only)
Too long women have been held back
Now is the time to make attack
We are the Valkyries
Thrilled to kill
My friends are real
We are the Valkyries
The higher power
Has let us flower
We are he Valkyries
Fulfilling the needs
For hearts to bleed
We are the Valkyries

I always thought
I was made to lose
But the higher power
Has shown the truth
As long as I live
You cannot die
Now I can do
What you want me to

Too long women have been held back
Now is the time to make attack
We are the Valkyries
Thrilled to kill
My friends are real
We are the Valkyries
The higher power
Has let us flower
We are he Valkyries
Fulfilling the needs
For hearts to bleed
We are the Valkyries

I learnt it quick
I learnt to fight
This is the only way
To make things right
Alina and Gween
Gave me advice
My past was nice
But my future is knife

Too long women have been held back
Now is the time to make attack
We are the Valkyries
Thrilled to kill
My pain is real
We are the Valkyries
The higher power
Has let us flower
We are he Valkyries
Fulfilling the needs
For hearts to bleed
We are the Valkyries
We are the Valkyries
We are the Valkyries
Track Name: Cyclical (Vocals Only)
What is wrong with my mind
Do I know what is right anymore
I'm starting to find
All the feelings I want to ignore
Complexity
Diversity
Is it me?

I'm starting to find
That I'm losing my mind
Going in circles all of the time
It's the same line
Again and again, I I
Don't have an excuse anymore

I'm starting to find
That I've lost my mind
Going in circles all of the time
I've heard it before
Around and around, I
Don't have an excuse anymore
I don't have an excuse anymore

Mind my with wrong is what
Anymore right is what know I do
Find to starting I'm
Ignore to want, I feelings the all
Complexity
Diversity
Me it is

I'm starting to find
That I'm losing my mind
Going in circles all of the time
It's the same line
Again and again, I I
Don't have an excuse anymore

I'm starting to find
That I've lost my mind
Going in circles all of the time
I've heard it before
Around and around, I
Don't have an excuse anymore
I don't have an excuse anymore
Track Name: Njal's Saga (Vocals Only)
The warp is woven
With warriors' guts
And heavily weighted
With the heads of men
Spears serve as heddle rods
Splattered with blood
We will beat with swords
Our battle web

Polly sets to weaving
And Sound Eater
And Alina And Gween
With swords drawn
Shafts will splinter
Shields shatter
The dogs of helmets
Devours shields

We wind and wind
The web of spears
Which the young king
Has carried on before
Let us go forth
Amongst the fighters
When our dear ones
Deal out blows

We wind and wind
The web of spiders
There where the banners
Of bold women go forth
We must not let
Their lives be lost
Valkyries decide
Who lives or dies

The women who inhabited
The outer headlands
Will now be leaders
In the lands
I declare the mighty king
Doomed to death
The earls have fallen
In the face of spears

And the patriach will
Endure an evil time
Which will never lesson
As long as men will live
Now the web is woven
And the war-place reddened
The lands will learn
Of the loss of men

Now it is gruesome
To gaze around
As blood-red clouds
Cover the sky
The heavens will be garish
With the gore of men
While the slaughter-wardens
Sing their song

May he who listens
Learn from this
The tones of spear-women
And tell them to men
Let us ride swiftly
On our saddle-less horses
Hence from here
With swords in hand

The women then pulled down the cloth and tore it to pieces,
And each of them kept the piece she was holding in her hand.