Are you looking for the lyrics to Einar Selvik’s “Vigahugr – Lust for Battle” song from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Original Game Soundtrack)? Good news: Soundtracks, Scores and More is thrilled to premiere the lyric video for “Vigahugr – Lust for Battle.” But, that’s not all: we are pleased to debut the old Norse lyrics, which is taken from the ancient poem, and the accompanying English translation, courtesy of Ubisoft! Watch below.
The song itself previously premiered at Destroy//Exit, where Einar’s song was described as offering “a strong taste of Selvik’s perceptive songwriting style and delivery and matches the game’s old world and atmosphere in all respects.”
Vígahugr – Lust for Battle
(Words by the warrior and skáld Egill Skallagrimsson in the year 924)
Upp skulum órum sverðum,
ulfs tannlituðr, glitra,
eigum dǫ́ð at drýgja
í dal-miskunn fiska;
leiti upp til landar
lýða hverr sem bráðast,
gerum þar fyr sjǫt sólar
seið ófagran vigra.
Farit hefk blóðgum brandi,
mér benþiðurr fylgði,
ok gjallanda geiri,
gangr vas harðr af víkingum;
ger-ðum reiðir róstur,
rann eldr of sjǫt manna,
lé-tum blóðga búka
í borghliði sœfask.
English version (Not a direct translation)
Up we raise our shining blades
Like Wolf-teeth, they brightly glitter
Now the time for bravery call us,
Fearlessness shall mark our deeds
Long before the night has fallen,
our howls from under shields be heard!
Spears and arrows rip the air
Roaring blades resound so grimly
Long I´ve roamed with blood-red blades
Charged the fields with thunderous spears
Well-fed are ravens that follow my trail
Viking-hordes, thrusting forward!
Fiercely fight in battle rage
Fires gulp the houses of men
Corpse-birds sending ravenous stares
Lifeless corpses pile the courtyard.
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