Borknagar - The Earthling Lyrics




Children, behold the elders falling
Hear nature chime, the widow calling
See that moldered face, once gazing
Throughout horizons, throughout seasons

Men, behold the nature tolling
Hear the depravity of man
See the sunshine blurring, once sharp and gleaming
Throughout winters, throughout summers

Nature, the venomous path of man
The existential gravity, the blinder of light
Mankind, bestride the glimpse of the Sun
Instinctively oppose, the harvester of light

Elders, hear the mountains calling
Behold the certainty, the leaves of future falling
See the downfall, in midst of the havoc
Throughout ages, throughout generations

Nature, the venomous path of man
The existential gravity, the blinder of light
Mankind, bestride the glimpse of the Sun
Instinctively oppose, the harvester of light
Dwelling the night towards further sight

I am the earthling, bearer of the past
I am the earthling, dwelling the presence
I am the earthling, exploring the future vast
I am the weaver of the Sun

I am the earthling, I am the weaver of the Sun





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  1. Viktor Dolic

    Beautiful piece of black metal.

  2. ilikeH3ntai 77

    It's funny that i found this song from looking for a rap song called Up North and these guys were the third result. Never been so happy after hearing Up North and this.

    Viktor Dolic

    Rap is crap, better listen too metal.

  3. Ahmet Bozbey

    Aesthetic black metal

  4. Jason Drake

    No, I am the earthing

  5. Hubert Dworniok

    "Norge" one of the best place of this place of this fucking World.
    Sometimes I think,why the Scandinavioun Isle is the best all over the World....? Becouse.the People are honesty and friendly among thelmselfs.

  6. Eddie Brunette

    Thank You

  7. Ray Valen

    So beautiful, so heavy, so deep and awful ❤

  8. Heinrich the White

    My brothers. Keep rocking.

  9. Sharlisson Souza

    Beautiful song

  10. Dave Crupel

    Bork Bork

  11. Burzum Black

    ❤❤❤❤❤🤘

  12. Nördmån Hradtke

    I LITERALLY HAVE THAT SAME GUNGNIR PENDANT it's a Norwegian family heirloom, my papa fra en norge, moved here when he was 6 and I grew up in the states. This music and culture is in my blood and I FEEL IT!!!

  13. Jason Good

    earthling

  14. joseph moore

    I am the Earthling

  15. Семён Семёнов

    i am the PLEIADIAN!

  16. Hellion Shark

    That final part, though... Holly shit.

  17. Rebel Crusader

    This is art in its purest state; both musically, visually and emotionally.

  18. Nicolás Guerra

    Mr Vintersorg, gives the touch to the band

  19. Max Siemens

    Great Respect from Siberia!

  20. Nicolás Guerra

    Man... Behold, the nature tolling!

  21. Davi Stanesco

    I love this song. But i don't understand the meaning of the lyrics. Could someone please explain it to me?

    ItsNotaTuhmah

    It's basically a call to us, humans to be conscious of our part of this world, as another inhabitant, and to respect nature and the planet as a greater being that have been out home and have observed our evolution, providing everything we need to exist.

  22. Семён Семёнов

    Actually, not bad.

  23. Esteban E.F.

    Children, behold the elders falling
    hear nature chime, the widow calling
    See that moldered face, once gazing
    throughout horizons, throughout seasons

    Men, behold the nature tolling
    hear the depravity of man
    See the sunshine blurring, once sharp and gleaming
    Throughout winters, throughout summers

    Nature, the venomous path of man
    the existential gravity, the blinder of light
    Mankind, bestride the glimpse of the Sun
    instinctively oppose, the harvester of light

    Elders, hear the mountains calling
    behold the certainty, the leaves of future falling
    See the downfall, in midst of the havoc
    throughout ages, throughout generations

    Nature, the venomous path of man
    the existential gravity, the blinder of light
    Mankind, bestride the glimpse of the Sun
    instinctively oppose, the harvester of light
    Dwelling the night towards further sight

    I am the earthling, bearer of the past
    I am the earthling, dwelling the presence
    I am the earthling, exploring the future vast
    I am the weaver of the Sun

    I am the earthling, I am the weaver of the Sun

    Emil Georgiev

    Some of the lyrics posted here are never mentioned in the song.

  24. Grzegorz Bocionek

    Fucking AWESOME ! Wow...

  25. Nicolás Guerra

    Children behold...

  26. Chat Noir

    wow. i did not know them. Such a different kind of black metal! and nice vid

  27. Gesta

    Are the landscapes in tge video real or they are overly photoshoped?

    ItsNotaTuhmah

    Real shit. The Wood houses they show at the beginning are around 800 years old.

  28. Antivine

    Black metal is good for rpg games, mainly Skyrim for me.

  29. Vegard Dølmo

    Borknagar`s best song ....WITHOUT A DOUBT!!!!

  30. Mine Ka

    I didn't know this has a music video. what a shame.

  31. Hanna Holyshit

    a masterpiece! \m/

  32. Edy Vrg

    Great vid great song its simply Borknagar

  33. Edy Vrg

    Great vid great song its simply Borknagar

  34. EmpiricMetulz

    It's prog guys. This is just want the genre is supposed to sound like. Norway gets it right all the time with bands like Enslaved, Solefald, Arcturus etc.

    javier reyes

    It’s good tho.personally I don’t give a damn about how the genre is supposed to sound,I think metal heads need to admire music for what it is and not for what is supposed to be

  35. Holly H

    This music video makes me nostalgic for a country that I've never even been to.

  36. ThePowerExcess

    I am not a black metal expert but I think that I can really sense the Burzum genes in there.

  37. Sebastian Wolski

    Thank you Borknagar fo playing you are just fucking awesome

  38. secret admirer

    må være den reneste videoen på utube.

  39. HorizonExer

    0:17 those houses are 840 years old.

    Antonio TF

    how do you know?

    HorizonExer

    https://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vindlausloftet Its written in Norwegian, but you can see the number 1167, thats when the tree was cut down and they have concludet with that these buildings where build the same year.

    Its one of the oldest tree buildings in all of europe that arent church buildings.

    Heinrich the White

    Amazing, what rich history.

    Nicole Lengauer

    Nice to know, thanks!

    vitun roketto

    yeah, i know. my mother-in-law lives there.

  40. Johnny Mireles

    This definitely music to listen to in the cold elements, awesome stuff.....!

  41. Gloomy Grim

    Norway I love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Kenan’ın Kitap Dünyası

    You are in every song chat that i've been...

    Helena_

    Love back at you, from Norway :)

  42. Chris D

    love this

  43. Halim1999

    Progressive Black/Viking/Folk metal?

    con simit

    Make up a modernish name for yourself XD they are not exactly progressive but not black metal in the most common place, so I dunno they are not vking metal though, I imagine more of an amorth amarth and obscurity sound when you say vkiking XD

    Svartsejd

    +Alp Shen Why Amon Amarth? They're not Viking metal. They play melodic death metal.

    ItsNotaTuhmah

    More or less yes. They were straightforward black metal on the debut, folk/viking black on the next 2, prog/avantgarde black metal ever since, now they are getting back some of the black metal riffing of the past, using more local layers at the same time.

    Davi Stanesco

    Metal...

    JC Maelstrom

    Borknagar Metal

  44. Ján Minich

    it's a little tail from my black soul...genial!

  45. killernazis

    excelente

  46. Jenocide

    Absolutely beautiful

  47. Luis Merchan

    genial y super cool

  48. Andres Barrera

    me encanta

  49. Andres Barrera

    me encanta

  50. Rafael Rios

    what a different black metal.I lke it.

    Pavel Smola

    +Rafael Rios Yes, like Emperor was.

    Rafael Rios

    @Pavel Smola emperor ws symphonic this is progressive.

  51. Alexander Tjelle

    patriots rise!!!

  52. Zachary Chase

    Was just looking up ICS Vortex after hearing some bad ass vocals in Dimmu live in 2007 DVD and found this. Good stuff! 

  53. Cyan_

    Well, I kinda like it!

  54. ABRAHAM AGUILAR MARTÍNEZ

    It seems somthing to in the woods

  55. WANDOLUST

    Amazing !Hail THOR ODIN AND FREYJIA!

  56. mountsun

    nice video, crap song

  57. Hsiao Manu

    I AM A TABLE

    Ahmed said

    Hsiao Manu the table

  58. Rex autem Aeonem in lumine

    So brilliant.

  59. Bunker Knacker

    Awesome clip and great pictures accompanying a fantastic song. If only someone found a cure for that fucken annoying jumpcut disease. Not sure if I'm just getting old, but this constant picture swapping is way too hectic for a clip filled with environmental beauty.

  60. Hector Prado

    Que buena canción...

  61. Andrea Volk-kana

    we want to be from other planets at times, and we forget how giving and astonishing this one is .. \m/ awesome song.

  62. kurbat kurbatov


    Браво!!!

  63. daniel florio

    Vintersorg and Vortex together was the best idea for Bork.

    Vikingr Fmly

    @Dirge for November It was quite some time ago, Dimmu has even released an album since without him. Not nearly as Dynamic without him..

    Vehement

    @Vikingr Fmly
    Yea....but they still have Galder. That guy is amazing. OLD MANS CHILD!!!

    Phillipe Queiroz

    +Dirge for November agreed too, for me Galder and his band is more intense and dark than everything in Dimmu

    Colin Lmbrt

    The song Winter Thrice features Vortex, Vintersorg and Garm!

    Skeeter Peter Pants

    I would like to see The Swedish Chef in Bork. I think they owe him that much.

  64. shadow darkness

    PAGAN???

    aaron trapp

    ASATRU???

  65. XTSY

    makes me reflect on the importance of mother earth and how we are dealing with today, and also how difficult it was to live when there was no modern technology

    Mijail Arandia Ledezma

    XTSY... listen earth imagery... that is a great song for ecologyc conscience... (sorry but my english is terrible)

    Jacob Deadbydawn

    Gaaaayyyyy

  66. John Lichtenberg

    makes me think of black metal Alice In Chains

  67. Mariana Carneiro

    I can't stop loving it <3

    Karasu

    Indeed, specially that ending part. 

    É surreal.

  68. Dark Aeon

    That's like saying Death metal and all the sub genres which stemmed from it died.

  69. manfrombritain

    i disagree completely. atmospheric black metal sort of carries on the artistic tradition brilliantly

  70. Nebelverderber

    An absolutely Beautiful piece of the black metal history. Modern but awesome!

  71. MrAmethystium

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW

  72. Martien

    cool black metal voice

  73. Nicolas

    It's not because i don't like it that it is bad

  74. joei1382

    Real black metal has not changed you fool.

  75. RockerNate81

    Yeah, they sound too much like Def Leppard. Haha...kidding. Unfortunately, someone will probably take me seriously and call me an idiot for comparing this band to Def Leppard.

  76. Nicolas

    That's why i don't like it...

  77. modobomber

    See Satyricon's "Mother North" video. Very much a quintessential piece to black metal...
    That said, Borknagar is no cheat.

  78. Daniel Krommenhoek

    Amen. It's always nice to appreciate the pioneers and what they've done for the awesome sound of music. but it's also nice to have music that continues to be made. I can't stand it when put so many limits on what qualifies something as a genre. In all reality, metal has no rules, and no subgenre should have any rules, metal is metal

  79. returnformer

    meh, i dont think theyre so bad. not my favorite but not bad, either.

  80. PsychoLemur42

    Slipknot's mostly for people without ears...

  81. returnformer

    13-17 year olds are kids, not men. are you saying slipknot is for children?

  82. returnformer

    lol, even immortal has videos.

  83. murderaddiction

    Black Metal isn't dead. God is.

    Zing!

  84. zephc

    Is it a black metal video:
    - Snow? Check!
    - Running around in the woods? Check!

    Good enough for me!

  85. Pekka Kaukalo

    Fuck you Rémi. Black metal is still very much alive. Borknagar is not a "black metal band" anymore.

  86. Ragnar_SECULARIS - Viking_Sith_Lord

    Everyone enjoys different styles. All is good when negativity is left elsewhere

  87. FanTagHeuer

    Metal hipster tree huggers!

  88. Oghma Infinium

    you should talk about that with dark duneral

  89. Apzue

    I love bork so so much

  90. Ichai Assedo

    Oh hehe maybe .i didnt understand what he said in that part I will delete my comment .....
    i feel so dumb now...
    thank you ( :

  91. RottenApple

    I think he was being sarcastic. He says "1 in 2 13-17 year old men agree!". Declaring Slipknot's fan base consists of 13-17 years old men.

  92. SpiderNilsson

    A stunning music video and a song that fills me with emotion. Norwegian nature is so overwhelmingly beautiful. Luckily we have it almost as good here in Finland...just a few hour drive up north and the nature truly embraces you.

  93. Kathrine Aasengen

    Then listen to Slipknot instead complain about other music.. some think Borknagar is better then Slipknot, and I know i dont like that band, so thats why i dont listen to it, or complain.

    - Borknagar er faen mye bedre enn Slipknot!!!! -

  94. Electroventure

    This sucks dick listen to Slipknot instead much better lyrics/much better music 1 in 2 13-17 year old men agree!

  95. RockerNate81

    Of course!

  96. Brian Detweiler

    And some Dio there at the end.

  97. pieczyl

    as far as I know even Varg Vikernes doesn't consider his music black metal since he learned to play an instrument and thus became not brutal enough xD

  98. Rémi Fortier

    Sorry man but Black Metal changed. Its origins died in the 90's in Norway along church burning, murders, etc.