The Knights of Summer



The sun has set, the stars are out
The comet cleaves the sky.
Drain the wine and love a wench,
For tomorrow we shall die!

And though our lives are worth but a star
Let our crimson blood flow on,
Our names shall ring in sept and hall
We shall live on in song.

Though our hearts shall tomorrow burst
Though our end is nigh
Our deeds shall grace the tongues of bards
And earn a maiden’s sigh.

Tomorrow may be our last dawn
A swordpoint, our last sight
We shall have earned our place in song
And in songs there is no night.

by Winter’s Knight

Hero of War

He said, “Son,
Have you seen the war?
Well, what would you say
if I said it’s not far?
Just carry this sword, you’ll even get paid
with a song about your star!”

Strong chainmail skirts
Armor polished bright
“Don’t be afraid, you’ll be alright”
We laughed and we drank
We all became friends
As we learned how to fight

A hero of war
Yeah, that’s what I’ll be
And when I come home
They’ll be damn proud of me
I’ll carry this flag
To the grave if I must
'cause it's the flag that I love
And the flag that I trust

I charged on my horse
I yelled my commands
The children, they cried
They too met their ends
Soon again on our way
They found no graves
Like their family and their friends

They took off her clothes
They laughed at her pain
I told them to stop
But then I joined in
We had her in turns
And that not just once
But again and again…

A hero of war
Yeah that’s what I’ll be
And when I come home
They’ll be damn proud of me
I’ll carry this flag
To the grave if I must
'cause it's the flag that I love
And the flag that I trust


We rode through arrows and haze
No plea made us stop
Our swords cut the way
The summer is gone
but it’s knights still live on
Innocence at play…

Friends they fell, in dark and in light
Into the sands,
Where the blood never dried
I was blind, now there’s blood on my hands
A mere summer knight…

A hero of war
Is that what they see
Just stories and scars
So damn proud of me?
And I brought home that flag
Now it gathers dust
But it’s the flag that I love
It’s the only flag I trust

He said, “Son,
Have you seen the war?
Well, what would you say
if I said it’s not far? 

By Lady of Oldcastle