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The Last Valley - "Main Title (part 1)"

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Die Türme stehn in Glutt / die Kirch ist umgekehret.
Das Rathauß ligt im Grauß / die Starcken sind zerhaun /
Die Jungfern sind geschänd?t / und wo wir hin nur schaun
Ist Feuer / Pest / und Tod / der Hertz und Geist durchfähret.

Andreas Gryphius, Thränen des Vaterlandes XXIV. Anno 1636.

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English Translation:

The towers are on fire.
The church is cast down.
The town hall lies in ruins.
The strongest are maimed.
The Virgins raped
And wherever we look there is
fire, plague and death
that pierces heart and mind.

"Tears Of The Fatherland"
(translation taken from the Silva re-recording booklet)

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