Liberated* (Vrijgevochten)


I can remember an old time
Of the origin of the Batavi
When a tribe branched (off)
And my people began their journey

I feel the pride
When I behold my country
Until in eternity
Connected to my ground

Once, I was loyal to the emperor
And I fought in his name
But the wrath of Germania
I always carried in my heart

The lust for liberty filled me
And I cast off my mask
Fierce tribes along the Rhine
Went to war with the empire

Over the seas
And across our land
There ruled the emperors
With iron fist
We sought peace
And served the emperor
But chose war
And liberated ourselves

Submitted by obstakel on Sun, 23/09/2012 - 19:10
Author's comments:

* 'Vrijgevochten' literally means 'fought free', which can translate to 'spirited' or 'liberated'.

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ThomasBellic     January 4th, 2015

I believe, that it is, “En begon, mijn volk _zijn_ tocht,” forwhy [because] “volk” is singular, and I can _not_ hear “haar” at all.

obstakel     January 25th, 2015

You are completely right, I missed that. Fixing!