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Thanks to Ben Chorba and Joe Hoffman for lyrics - taken from their hard work and research for their soon to be released novel on.... vikings! Great sailors, navigators, and pillagers (the vikings... not Ben and Joe, they're just kids).

Most interesting research was on Igar - apparently Igar was a king but crippled so he was carried into battle and is forever known as "Igar the Boneless", an inspiration to us all!

lyrics

Long ships move fast
Viking heroes have
The following weapons
Helmet, shield, and sword in hand

Viking writing called
Runes, they wrote on stones
These ancient runes are old
as times unspoken languages

These viking heroes in my head
King Olaf, Eric the Red, and Igar the Boneless
These viking heroes in my head
Drink from skulls bury their dead
Norwegian Moses

Queen Victoria
Portrayed vikings as cruel
Their legacy was stained
By fascist Nazi imagery

Longships and Knars
Could sail against the wind
Oh they could navigate the open sea
And the narrow stream

(Chorus)

When I feel alone, I feel alone, I feel like (3x)
Expanding to the North
With a battle axe and torch
When I feel medieval

(Chorus)

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from Here I Am (2012), released April 3, 2012

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The Successful Failures Trenton, New Jersey

With a name borrowed from a Jack London short story, an indie rock work ethic, and a penchant for melody, harmony, and heart- in-your-mouth-foot-on-your-sleeve lyrics The Successful Failures burst onto the scene out of the NJ pinelands in 2006. TSF has released 5 full length CDs full of songs about vikings, armadillos, old cars, murder, prison, fences, and girls. ... more

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