VNV Nation - Honour Lyrics




Passive fields. January two thousand and twelve
A nation that stands alone
Cold voices, faces pale
Gathered unto their judgement day
Such pride remains unbroken
Such words remain unspoken
Just mothers to stand in vain and cry
Tears and medals in the rain
Shall I recall when justice did prevail?
No reason to be found why reason did fail
The all clear resounding
The way was clear to rebuild this land
Shall I call on you to guide me well
To see our hopes and dreams fulfilled?
On this day of our ascension

Stand your ground, this is what we are fighting for
For our spirit and laws and ways
Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war
For heaven or hell we shall not wait
Shall I think of honour as lies
Or lament its aged and slow demise?
Shall I stand as a total stranger
On this day in this stone chamber?

The all clear resounding
The way was clear to rebuild this land
Shall I call on you to guide me well
To see our hopes and dreams fulfilled
On this day of our ascension
On this day we praise the fallen

Stand your ground, this is what we are fighting for
For our spirit and laws and ways
Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war
For heaven or hell we shall not wait
Shall I think of honour as lies
Or lament its aged and slow demise?
Shall I stand as a total stranger
On this day in this stone chamber?

Stand your ground, this is what we are fighting for.
For our spirit and laws and ways.
Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war.
For heaven or hell we shall not wait.
Shall I think of honour as lies
Or lament its aged and slow demise?
Shall I stand as a total stranger
On this day in this stone chamber?

Stand your ground, this is what we are fighting for
For our spirit and laws and ways
Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war
For heaven or hell we shall not wait
Shall I think of honour as lies
Or lament its aged and slow demise?
Shall I stand as a total stranger
On this day in this stone chamber?





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VNV Nation Honour Comments
  1. Welt Schmerz

    Donetsk steppes. Spring 2014.
    A nation that stands alone
    Cold voices, faces pale
    Gathered unto their judgement day
    Such pride remains unbroken
    Such words remain unspoken
    Just mothers to stand in vain and cry
    Tears and medals in the rain.

    Greetings from Ukrainian VNV fans. Fuck Putin and TerroRussia. Glory to Ukraine!

  2. Bott Yuup

    At least it's not that overly used Illusion song! Well bye this shit has a good story but annoying tempo

  3. TheLambdaTeam

    It's 2019, and still no passive fields, or a nation that stands alone.

  4. Joseph Maenza

    Brilliant just so Brilliant

  5. Rocko Von mortem

    Great song 2000

  6. dawn houghton

    This is the theme song when we storm Area 51

    David Lewis

    We'll praise the fallen Kyles.

  7. Israel Bahena

    I bought this cd when it first came out.

  8. WanderlustZero

    Cry havoc! And let slip the SWOOOOOOORDS

  9. Laura

    Listening to this on Memorial Day 2019. Still stirs something in me.

    Welt Schmerz

    Greetings from Ukraine.
    This song is so painfully close for us.
    Over 5 years of warfare against Terrorussia and bastard Putin.

  10. Katherine Grant

    20 years on and this is still a fantastic track, and the one that got me in to VNV Nation in the first place.

  11. TheLambdaTeam

    It's 2018, but still no passive fields, cold voices or a nation standin' alone...

    Welt Schmerz

    Welcome to Eastern Ukraine.
    You'll see how our Nation stands alone against Terrorussians and their separatist accomplices in the steppes of Donbass.

  12. Jure Sah

    Press 'F' now to praise the fallen.

  13. Google User Schneider

    423 Spice Girl fans....

  14. TarquiniusImperator

    Passive fields. June 1920.
    A nation that stands alone
    Cold voices, faces pale
    Gathered unto their judgement day
    Such pride remains unbroken
    Such words remain unspoken
    Just mothers to stand in vain and cry
    Tears and medals in the rain.
    Shall I recall when justice did prevail?

    Magyar VNV-fanok?

  15. Todd google

    I just love me some VNV NATION

  16. JMC Beats

    Lyrics....

    Passive fields. January two thousand and twelve
    A nation that stands alone
    Cold voices, faces pale
    Gathered unto their judgement day
    Such pride remains unbroken
    Such words remain unspoken
    Just mothers to stand in vain and cry
    Tears and medals in the rain
    Shall I recall when justice did prevail?
    No reason to be found why reason did fail
    The all clear resounding
    The way was clear to rebuild this land
    Shall I call on you to guide me well
    To see our hopes and dreams fulfilled?
    On this day of our ascension

    Stand your ground this is what we are fighting for
    For our spirit and laws and ways
    Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war
    For heaven or hell we shall not wait
    Shall I think of honour as lies?
    Or lament it's aged slow demise?
    Shall I stand as a total stranger
    On this day in this stone chamber?

    The all clear resounding
    The way was clear to rebuild this land
    Shall I call on you to guide me well?
    To see our hopes and dreams fulfilled?
    On this day of our ascension
    On this day we praise the fallen

    Stand your ground this is what we are fighting for
    For our spirit and laws and ways
    Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war
    For heaven or hell we shall not wait
    Shall I think of honour as lies
    Or lament it's aged slow demise?
    Shall I stand as a total stranger
    On this day in this stone chamber?

  17. Treb Kielc

    🤘😎🤘

    Treb Kielc

    What have I done

  18. Justin Ferguson

    Stand your ground, this is what we are fighting for: for our spirit and laws and ways.

  19. Frostbite

    One of the best! :D

  20. Juana Mendoza

    buena musica

  21. PrimetimeD

    I saw VNV perform this song live over a decade ago, and I will never forget turning my head to see one of my friends, now deceased, pumping his fist and singing along. On this day, we praise the fallen.

    Emily Cat

    May your memories of your dearly departed friend give you comfort that his spirit is ALWAYS with you especially at VNV shows! SO keep a wry smile on your lips & get lost in the 🎶 💞

    Jeremiah Spain

    I too, saw VNV perform with a dear friend of mine who died 2 years ago last week. I was so miserable when the facebook memories of my farewell post showed up 3 days ago.

    Bott Yuup

    Nope! Gotta a life to live!

  22. TheLambdaTeam

    *Listenin' to this back then in January of 2012 wuz priceless. But I didn't find any passive fields...*

    MasterHD

    We're getting closer. Turmoil and chaos in the world is increasing beyond what I imagined possible. These lyrics are scary.

    Welt Schmerz

    @MasterHD
    In Eastern Ukraine, the song became reality over 5 years ago.
    Our Nation stands alone against Terrorussian bastards.

  23. iCommentify

    This is weird... the number of likes is at 1746, dislikes is at 412. That is a high amount of dislikes compared to likes and is atypical of VNV videos I looked at. I went to the Wayback Machine and even one month ago on April 8 2017, the number of dislikes weren't nearly that high; it was at 30. What's that all about? O_o

    lostinYTland

    Who cares if some people can't handle VNV's awesomeness. That's their loss. You and I like them. They aren't going to stop making music over it.

    iCommentify

    lostinYTland: I never replied to this? Odd. I like VNV as well, but that wasn't my point. I feel like there was some sort of raid or dislike bot. (Also happy new year :P)

    lostinYTland

    Happy New Year

    ADOLF SATAN

    Haha fuck that bot

  24. cybhunter007

    In retrospect, January 2012 would have been a prefect opportunity to photograph the occupy movement with the opening line and the chorus.

  25. hans wagner

    theSpiritgod was on him..

  26. goonghoul

    27 sack of shit losers!!!! Hail VNV Nation!!!

    Richard Haley

    goonghoul watch your mouth.

  27. Richard Haley

    all needs to repent.

  28. Brandon Arkell

    Absolutely fucking amazing.

  29. Tuco Ramirez

    SWORDS! ON THE BATTLEFIELD!

  30. stijn hoolsteens

    the 90 ties , where we where young dudes , all vanished .....

  31. Michael Vraetz

    So cool live

  32. Heath Archer

    SUNLIGHT OUR LIF E
    LOVE ALL WISDOM

  33. Dominik Weber

    Still epic 18 years later.

    Teyras Iridae

    Yep, Praise the Fallen came out in '98.. Bizarre to think it's been that long already.

    Jackson

    I'm literally 1 YEAR OLDER than this song. That's gotta be an achievement.

    Randomlollis

    Still epic 20 years later

    Welt Schmerz

    Especially epic and painful for our nation. The only mistake in this song is year 2012 in the first line.
    Winter 2014 is when it became bitter reality for us, the Ukrainians.
    Still our nation stands alone fighting against the greedy Russian occupants.
    And we will WIN. Fuck Terrorussia, Fuck Putin! Glory to Ukraine!

  34. Claire B

    What does the sampling at the beginning say?

    Francis Urquhart

    +Immalee Melmoth "notify ground troops"

    Jamey

    At least I got one word right.

    Herr Zrbo

    It's actually "notify ground crews", sample taken from the movie Westworld.

    Richard Haley

    C Bee I think he's saying notify ground troops.

  35. Martin Ureña

    SUPER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. Drinko76

    War is coming.....

    Heath Archer

    SO WHAT

    Shadow Industries

    Thats Ministry :P

    JMC Beats

    There's multiple wars gone on

  37. Daggy Bruce

    dark Kerzen pur

  38. Daggy Bruce

    dark Kerzen pur

  39. lethaldarkx

    Best part was when it got to 1:04

  40. ZIT TER

    VNV NATION KANN MAN ABSOLUT HÖHREN* GILT NATÜRLICH FÜR SO GUT WIE ALLE SACHEN VON VON IHNEN!!!

  41. Goteki 45™

    The "DANCE MOTHER FUCKER" part is my favorite part

    PansBox11

    +Goteki 45™ Platoon, one of my favorite movies.

    Heath Archer

    sumpreme alive now

  42. Q Q

    Does anyone know similar tracks like this? I use this in the gym for PR's :P

  43. Scott White

    Awesome band...very original music. These days hard to say that...I'm old Eighties guy too...and remember when New Wave was original...Smiths, KraftW, NO, DM, Cure, JD, etc.  Well written lyrics, production, rhythm, etc...A gift you have to have even if you just own a laptop and music software. Anyone could buy a guitar, keyboards, etc back in the day but you have to have the creativity/talent gene...still today..

    Erishkigall

    I agree! well said

    Henrik Rothen

    20 000 years? Facts anyone? Scary. I hope you are joking.

  44. Carol O'Banon

    One of my most favorite bands in the World!!! I can't believe it's been 15 years since the first time I heard
    VNV Nation!!!♡♡♡;D;D;D

  45. Átila

    VNV Nation - Honour

    Passive fields. January two thousand and twelve
    A nation that stands alone
    Cold voices, faces pale
    Gathered unto their judgement day
    Such pride remains unbroken
    Such words remain unspoken
    Just mothers to stand in vain and cry
    Tears and medals in the rain
    Shall I recall when justice did prevail?
    No reason to be found why reason did fail
    The all clear resounding
    The way was clear to rebuild this land
    Shall I call on you to guide me well
    To see our hopes and dreams fulfilled?
    On this day of our ascension
    Stand your ground, this is what we are fighting for
    For our spirit and laws and ways
    Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war
    For heaven or hell we shall not wait
    Shall I think of honour as lies
    Or lament its aged and slow demise?
    Shall I stand as a total stranger
    On this day in this stone chamber?
    The all clear resounding
    The way was clear to rebuild this land
    Shall I call on you to guide me well
    To see our hopes and dreams fulfilled
    On this day of our ascension
    On this day we praise the fallen
    Stand your ground, this is what we are fighting for
    For our spirit and laws and ways
    Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war
    For heaven or hell we shall not wait
    Shall I think of honour as lies
    Or lament its aged and slow demise?
    Shall I stand as a total stranger
    On this day in this stone chamber?
    Stand your ground, this is what we are fighting for.
    For our spirit and laws and ways.
    Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war.
    For heaven or hell we shall not wait.
    Shall I think of honour as lies
    Or lament its aged and slow demise?
    Shall I stand as a total stranger
    On this day in this stone chamber?
    Stand your ground, this is what we are fighting for
    For our spirit and laws and ways
    Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war
    For heaven or hell we shall not wait
    Shall I think of honour as lies
    Or lament its aged and slow demise?
    Shall I stand as a total stranger
    On this day in this stone chamber?

    Ahmad Amin

    these are dirty Jews, and the music is the Jinn workings of illuminati.
    Just look at the band's symbols... occultist witches & Jews.

    lostinYTland

    tf is wrong with you?

    Welt Schmerz

    The only mistake in this song is year in the first line.
    Winter 2014 is when it became reality for us, the Ukrainians.
    Still our nation stands alone fighting against the greedy Russian occupants.
    And we will WIN. Fuck Terrorussia, Fuck Putin! Glory to Ukraine!

  46. N-Punkt B-Punkt

    Hat jemand eine deutsche Übersetzung von diesem Song?

    Malcolm Jacquard

    @Nils Bommes

    Malcolm Jacquard

    @Nils Bommes Keine Ahnung, warum mein Eintrag nicht richtig übernommen wurde ;( Also jetzt nochmal: Such einfach nach Bandname, Songtitel und dem Begriff Lyrics. Dann kopiere den Originaltext, füge ihn beim Google Translator ein und schon hast du eine ganz passable Übersetzung.

  47. Avocatul Poporului

    EBM, Industrial, Synth-pop

  48. Ariel Popperl

    The same platoon samples Al Jourguersen used in "You know what you are"?

  49. enrico waraksa

    cool & i love it

  50. Adriana Young

    Sweet!! owo This sounds like the kind of music I'd listen to while playing Command and Conquer (don't ask why, the music and lyrics just seem fitting to me XD)

    robert watson

    i listen to them while playing Fire Emblem. you're not alone

    Brian Lynch

    You know, I was just trying Red Alert for the first time and this thought also occurred to me.

  51. donkeywent

    All Hail the global wonder that is VNV Nation

  52. Martin Weiß

    love that sound-so strange but better than unlistened!!

  53. Nurgle523

    Vive L'Empereur!

  54. CaptainRCN

    i see a tau ivasion and big battle between them and the imperium and the imperium losing

    Daclaud Lee

    I was picturing the same thing when I listened to this song for the first time, except I was envisioning more of a Chaos invasion and the Death Korps of Krieg awaiting withing the trenches.

    CaptainRCN

    @Daclaud Lee hmmm.....that's intresting have you heard the song reliant on their new C.D. listen and then you'll know what i mean when i say this i see a Nid(i hope the burn.) a nid is  a nickname for tyranid but you but probilly knew that

  55. damnn66murdoc

    it scares the shit out of me

    donkeywent

    take a pill, it isnt that scary, you will learn to relax and understand soon enough

  56. NaturalNobility

    Im am starting to hate YOUTUBE... now everytime I refresh this video to hear it again, back pressing doesnt seem to work I get a commercial. Long live GOOGLe FOR MAKING YOUTUBE A SHITTY EXEPERIENCE!!!!

    Mr C

    Search for "Adblock".

    Alex Paulsen

    I've never had an ad all year watching copious amounts of youtube videos. I use adblock plus in Firefox and it cuts them right out.

  57. Anna Sofia

    :-):-):-):-D

  58. Charles Mcdonough

    Go to minecraft go to minecraft

  59. Fearfulcrawdog

    Everyone is talking about governments on a song that reminds me of Mass Effect and now I have Joker in my recommended looking right at DAMN IT JOKER WHERE ARE YOU WHEN I NEED A GOOD JOKE!!!!????

  60. ThalamusMinimus

    I think religion can be as positive or negative as the person expressing it... and I think Ronan expresses his religious concepts in a positive way, not a "mistake".
    I doubt Gratitude is a religious song: e.g. "I wish that you could see me now" means it can't be written to 'thank' an all-seeing & eternal entity (such an entity CAN "see [Ronan] now"). I think Gratitude says, "Without darkness (pain), we can't know/define what light (joy) is" b/c he contrasts his happy present to his past pains.

  61. Niffy

    Or you're just not familiar with the group. Ignorance =/= idiocy.

  62. The Heathen

    VNV Nation sucks ass.

    Now, if you read the sentence above and thought I was telling the truth, you're an idiot.

  63. clytemn3stra

    One of their best.

  64. ThalamusMinimus

    Although we might soon, and did in 1947, ISR today doesn't stand alone (b/c USA needed us to fight ColdWar [USSR+Arabs] & now wants our super-tech/intel/etc).
    Some concepts in this song must refer to those of Abrahamic religion: "HEAVEN & HELL we shall not wait"&"unto their JUDGMENT DAY" (Ezek38: ARMAGEDDON)
    but most concepts can refer to ISR or many nations:
    "ascension" (aliya)
    "clear to rebuild this land" (1890-1920s wealth-injection by Jews welcomed by Sharif Abdullah&UK),
    "stone chamber"
    etc

    Welt Schmerz

    An interesting interpretation. Really, Israel is a stronghold of Civilization on the dangerous frontier.
    This song is close for us too as our nation stands alone against TerroRussians for more than 5 years.
    Greetings from Ukraine. We will win. Fuck Putin!

  65. ValekHalfHeart

    Little problem there called nuclear weapons. No invasion will ever take place. If it did, both nations would be nothing but smoldering craters. When it comes to nuclear war, victory is an obsolete concept. There's simply so much power present that most advantages becomes obsolete. 1,000 nukes is not all that different from 10,000.

  66. ValekHalfHeart

    Yup. The Cold war brought out the worst of a lot of countries (that's when we gave Al Qaeda weapons so they could fight the USSR for us).

  67. Jaughn Deau

    we do, save for the latter

  68. YoLaNdA VoDkKk

    QUE BUENA CANCION..

  69. Simon Christensen

    Oh please, if China wanted, they could easily wipe out the USA.

  70. TheFlawlessHost

    Praise the fallen is truly their best album.

  71. Super1986Sky

    USA the most war horny nation ever! Al Qaida killing american soldiers,with american made cuns,and so on. Nothing powerful about that!

  72. Mississippi Reb

    yes... but is also, ironically enough, a true story too... look around you.

  73. Doctor699

    The only thing necessary for the rise of evil is for good men to do nothing. Some good men let themselves be deceived.

  74. Doctor699

    A nation stands alone. ISRAEL! ISRAEL STANDS ALONE!

  75. Brian Smith

    I first heard this song while getting custom made fangs a few years back. Been a fan ever since. *,..,*

  76. Karen Ronwood

    What's fictional? The Federal Reserve is printing currency by the billions unconstitutionally in an effort to kill the dollar. When people wake up, and realize their life savings are worth less than the paper it's printed on there will be massive civil unrest. Martial law will be declared, and dissenters will be silenced. Veterans, and gun owners, will be labeled terrorists. The New World Order will rise, and we will all be slaves unless we do something.

  77. Nemesis Factor

    Dance Mother Fucker!! *machine gun fire*

  78. icedragonxl4

    Where can one find Ronan and the band's philosophy?

  79. Seelenschwur

    Wer keine Ahnung hat, sollte einfach mal seinen Senf selber essen...

  80. TheLambdaTeam

    9 people think honour as lies and aged, slow demise.
    Ground troops have been notified. Resistance is futile.

  81. SOM3BOZO

    notify ground troops
    that they have 9 targets

  82. dustech

    This is a masterpiece.

  83. ValekHalfHeart

    The US was just an example. imagine the war in Europe if say, Britain or Russia had gotten rid of their armies. würden wir alle Deutsch sprechen.

  84. ValekHalfHeart

    I'm definitely anti war but being anti-military is just dumb. Where are you going to be when someone else starts the war? imagine if america had gotten rid of its armies after WW1 just in time for Hitler? but what really pisses me off is when soldiers are blamed for war. soldiers don't create war, generals and politicians do. The brave men who sacrificed so much do not deserve to bear the brunt of ignorant people's stupidity.

  85. Roger Johnson

    Ronan would laugh at most of you. Having spoken (briefly) to him about politics, and read, watched his interviews, he is defnitely not pro war. I would guess he would also shake hi s head at someone ascribing the lyrics of his song to the Paul twins....

  86. D Cast

    DANCE MOTHERFUCKER! and enjoy the fucking music.

  87. Jakob Heinrich

    Shall I think of honour as lies
    Or lament its aged slow demise?
    Shall I stand as a total stranger
    On this day in this stone chamber?
    -I guess that would have to be Ron Paul in the HR and Rand Paul in the Senate

  88. Treb Kielc

    Like censorship on Google's YouTube.

  89. Treb Kielc

    Everybody needs a bloody nose, even this peace studies Pole got one for having brains. I didn't retaliate, I yelled "I am alive muthafuckar!!!!'. And you can quote me on that ladies and gentlemen.

  90. Bergstedt

    @Gazzxy Anti-military, equal opportunity, socialist, etc.. people = Brainwashed trash.

  91. Treb Kielc

    Just came to Dallas. This song tho is a legacy in of itself.

  92. The Kniving Complex

    Rowan himself hates war (Who doesnt?). heard it from himself last Saturday, to me its about being in the military, reflecting on it and finally getting away war's awful memories, being finally able to move on. This is just my opinion, but I love VNV Nation forever no matter what. Ill follow them into any fight.

  93. Treb Kielc

    @drdoom, almost been a month. Hope you feel better. Every year or so i find myself coming back to honour!!!

  94. Genome

    @estimrecords It doesn't sound like "go to Baghdad" at all...

  95. BlueWaveDragon

    @Catfulism Agreed. VNV and Funker Vogt were both two of my favorite groups in the late 90's and inspired the way I dressed, like future military, but I don't like war. Even soldiers don't like war. Just good to be prepared. Everyone has a calling.

  96. Snoop Lion

    @Catfulism Ron Harris said it was very much Anti-war in an interview.

  97. ejuju1

    "stand your ground this is what we are fighting for,for our spirit and laws and ways, cry havoc and slip the dogs of war for a heaven or hell we shall not wait"

  98. TheLambdaTeam

    The way is clear now to rebuild this land...

  99. mojojojosephine

    @Catfulism You've obviously never been to a VNV show. The lead singer is known to explicitly state "I HATE WAR" before performing this song. So, yes, it's about a fictional war, but it is DEFINITELY anti-war.

  100. ValekHalfHeart

    @TheLambdaTeam Don't worry, I'm sure that'll all be coming soon!