I still hear the screams of my lover torn from me Still taste the salt of her tears on my face As they left me for dying my shattered corpse writhed On a pyre of anger - I choked on the stench of disgrace.
Flint and bone are all we wield Against the might of Roman steel While eagles stare with mocking eyes Their legions cut us down to size.
R'Vannith, R'Vannith, R'Vannith she cried As the last of her kinsmen fell dead by her side Oh why could I not stand with my warrior queen There to share sweet release in a death swift and clean?
From out of the wildwood they came down upon us These olive-skinned butchers that shone like the sun With hate in their dark eyes they robbed us of our lives But left me to weep when the slaughter was done.
Invaders came to violate - to subjugate and legislate Put our homes and farms to fire to feed the greed of their Empire
R'Vannith, R'Vannith, R'Vannith I cried As I grieved for the fallen - and wished I had died I heard ravens laugh - stripping the flesh from her bones Well fed by the Senate and People of Rome.
Two thousand years pass by - yet still they hold sway here Their Empire is holy (its motives the same) They have traded their spears for the cross that man fears Those who nailed Him up high now rule in his name.
Invaders come to violate To subjugate and legislate Believing their forefather's crimes Give them the right to twist our minds
R'Vannith, R'Vannith, R'Vannith we'll cry When the last of our freedom is crushed by a lie New legions of pious hypocrisy ride To baptise us in blood (an unstoppable tide).