In Norse and Germanic mythology there is a place called “Valhalla.” It’s a huge hall in Asgard that Odin presides over. Half of those who die from combat go to Valhalla, they are picked by the Valkyries. The Valkyries also choose who may die in battle. The warriors the Valkyries choose to go to Valhalla become einherjar. The Einherjar wait in Valhalla to be commanded by Odin when Ragnarok (the apocalypse) comes. The other soldiers that the Valkyrie choose not to go to Valhalla, instead rest eternally in Freyja’s afterlife field “Folkvangr.”
I found this cleaning out my office. It is the lyrics to Memphis, circa “Norma Jean days” The black ink is Aaron Weiss’ handwriting for the lyrics he made up. Any time I am writing lyrics they end up looking like the scribblings of a madman, so inevitably I have to rewrite them much neater so I can actually read them while performing on the record. This is the rewritten, “more cleaned up” page. #throwbackThursdayonMonday #normajean
Everyone has an Angel. A Guardian who watches over us. We can’t know what form they’ll take. One day, old man. Next day, little girl. But don’t let appearances fool you; they can be as fierce as any dragon. Yet they’re not here to fight our battles, but to whisper from our heart. Reminding that it’s us. It’s every one of us who holds power over the world we create.