Cold Wind to Valhalla

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    I've never been able to quite figure out what this is supposed to mean. I was hoping some of the brighter minds here at USMB could help me out.

    Cold Wind to Valhalla
    by Ian Anderson

    And ride with us young bonny lass ---
    with the angels of the night.
    Crack wind clatter --- flesh rein bite on an out-size
    unicorn.
    Rough-shod winging sky blue flight on a cold wind
    to Valhalla.
    And join with us please --- Valkyrie maidens cry
    above the cold wind to Valhalla.
    Break fast with the gods. Night angels serve
    with ice-bound majesty.
    Frozen flaking fish raw nerve ---
    in a cup of silver liquid fire.
    Moon jet brave beam split ceiling swerve and light
    the old Valhalla.
    Come join with us please --- Valkyrie maidens cry
    above the cold wind to Valhalla.
    The heroes rest upon the sighs of Thor's trusty
    hand maidens.
    Midnight lonely whisper cries,
    ``We're getting a bit short on heroes lately.''
    Sword snap fright white pale goodbyes in the
    desolation of Valhalla.
    And join with us please --- Valkyrie maidens ride
    empty-handed on the cold wind to Valhalla.
     
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    Oh well...
     
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    Why don't you tell us?

    I can almost never figure out their lyrics.
     
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    I don't know, that's why I'm soliciting opinions.
     
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    I would've expected some of our most brilliant contributors like Shogun and Dogger to have this thing fully annotated by now. :cool:
     
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    I think it has something to do with the warriors screwing things up so badly they've extinctified themselves.
     
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    Hey, baby, what's up?

    That's right, over-sized horn right here. Like a horse.

    You know you wanna take this rough-shod flight; you'll be cryin' to the heavens.

    There'll be a sweet breakfast in it for ya.

    Woah, that shit's startin' to kick in...

    Oh, yeah.

    later...

    Ahhh... that was awesome.

    Yeah, look, baby; I gotta get goin'.

    See ya.
     
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    Damn, I forgot rule number one with respect to Ian's lyrics: Assume it's about sex first and you'll be right over half the time! :eusa_doh:
     
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    I always associate Valhalla withe Led Zeppelin's 'the Immigrant Song"......'We'll drive our ships to new lands, to fight the horde, singing and crying - Valhalla, I am coming!'

    Here's what Wikipedia says:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valhalla
     
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    Yup It is a Norse realm of the slain heros. The women are the ones that go out and escort the warriors home when slain, they are mighty warriors themselves.

    Not sure that Norse cared if day or night, I suspect the night stuff has to do with our more modern beliefs and how the dead are handled at night.

    Or it is just a cool word that he researched a little and made shit up that sort of went with it.

    Guess it depends if you think he is a poet or not.

    My opinion is he knew exactly what the place and the women were and wrote with that specifically in mind. Also warriors would have loved to mate with those women.
     

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