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Manowar - Warriors of the world united


MANOWAR - Warriors of the world united - Meaning of the song


Manowar brought themselves up by the bootstraps so to speak. They were mistreated by other bands when they started and lables kept passing them by. So they did what few in the music industry can do. They built their status up by producing their own stuff until they were noticed by a lable that stuck with them. Also along the way it been a staple for them to insert little reminders to the other groups that gave them a hard time ( groups like metallica) into their songs. In warriors of the world the remark "I call them out and charge them all, with a life that is a lie" is that reminder. It's also a duel meaning, because it has to fit meaning of the ssong overall.


Now we get to the overall meaning of the song. Manowar writes their music to the tune of fantasy warriors. Always has and always will. So there is the setting, but not the meaning. This song was written to back the Iraq coalition. Manowar and several other bands (like Iced Earth), did this from 2002 through 2004. The song (although fantasy in nature) is about standing behind the troops that went to Iraq. Manowar has always been a big backer of the U.S. armed forces and this was a tribute to them and their allies. As a side note, they (along with a few other metal bands) gave permission for the the allies to use this song on PA systems when going into battle. Sounds kinda hokey but the effect is quite good. It seems to really scare the beejesus out of armed resistance when you have a C 130 gun ship strafing you and blaring out warriors of the world at the same time.



Warriors of the world united - Lyrics


Here our soldiers stand from all around the world

Waiting in a line to hear the battle cry

All are gathered here, victory is near

The sound will fill the hall, bringing power to us all


We alone are fighting for metal that is true

We own the right to live the fight, we're here for all of you

Now swear the blood upon your steel will never dry

Stand and fight together beneath the battle sky



Brothers everywhere - raise your hands into the air

We're warriors, warriors of the world

Like thunder from the sky - sworn to fight and die

We're warriors, warriors of the world


Many stand against us, but they will never win

We said we would return and here we are again

To bring them all destruction, suffering and pain

We are the hammer of the gods, we are thunder, wind and rain.


There they wait in fear with swords in feeble hands

With dreams to be a king, first one should be a man

I call about and charge them all with a life that is a lie

And in their final hour they shall confess before they die



If I should fall in battle, my brothers who fight by my side

Gather my horse and weapons, tell my family how I died

Until then I will be strong, I will fight for all that is real

All who stand in my way will die by steel


Brothers everywhere - raise your hands into the air

We're warriors, warriors of the world



MANOWAR - Warriors of the world united - Album track


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