Dium'zul is a traditional Umbrae Populus Shadow Song that has seen some popularity inside the Collective
Lyrics (Shadow Speak)Edit
Dweade a doi e'tol, mi dium ond zia.
Diwethaf'wym soli'un nod ywr, url'kise gaefa troi at card iar
Dweade a doi e'tol, no'l Card'aid bachk er soli'on rro nod ywr, mi dium ond zai, hurl'wym er pam gollais aid
Tell me you shall not come back, I have only the darkest of shadows now
Last summer you went away, cruel winter turns my soul to ice
Tell me you shall not come back, love since you have fell away, I have only the darkest of shadows now, no summer for my souls desire...
Tell me you shall not come back: This actually means 'They tell me', and is referencing the way one would recieve a notification telling them a loved one has fallen
I have only the darkest of shadows now: 'Darkest of shadows' is essentially an Umbrae Populus expression for extreme sorrow or sadness
Last summer you went away: In the old days of the tribal Umbrae Populus, Summer would be the time that armies would go on a recruitment drive to raise as many recruits as they could to raid other tribes food supplies for the winter
Cruel winter turns my soul to ice: The lover is left alone in the winter with no one to warm their soul. In the Umbrae Populus culture, 'soul' replaces 'heart' as the part of the body which loves
Tell me you shall not come back: See above
Love since you have fell away: 'Fell away' is used here to mean 'fallen away from the land of the living' In other words, the lover has died.
I have only the darkest of shadows now: See above
No summer for my souls desire: Essentially this means that there is no light at the end of the tunnel, as the loved one is dead and will not return, meaning there will be no summer to wash away winters hardships.