Forsaking All Others

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In 2011, Angus Pembridge asked Aneleda Falconbridge to write a song to inspire the Unbelted Champions. They had been struggling for several years to find their identity and victory. After hearing the stories from members of the Unbelt team and talking about past experiences with the 2011 Captain, Cedric of Armorica, Aneleda wrote and performed "Forsaking All Others" just before the Unbelt melee. That year, the Eastern Unbelts won the field in under a minute.

Since then, this song has been sung as a rallying cry and motivational speech not only for the Unbelts, but for all fighters of the East. More on this story can be found at Aneleda Falconbridge's Website.

Lyrics

I fight for my lady, my captain, my king

I fight for my queen, my warlord and brothers.

I fight for the honor of all I hold dear

For we war as one, forsaking all others

For we war as one, forsaking all others.


I have counted the days till we take the field.

Burned in the heat of each season’s bright sun

I have watched us grow lean o’er the miles we have traveled,

and we each shall grow leaner ‘ere we are done

and we each shall grow leaner ‘ere we are done.


I have left my compassion and kindness behind

Held in the hands of the ones we hold dear

But I have kept my fury, and my bloodlust for glory

And all I will see now are whites wide with fear

And all I will see now are whites wide with fear


I fight for my lady, my captain, my king

I fight for my queen, my warlord and brothers.

I fight for the honor of all I hold dear

For we war as one, forsaking all others

For we war as one, forsaking all others.


I have looked to my left and looked to my right

Every man here is a one to behold

I may not share your blood, but would shed my blood for you,

our loyalty better than any king’s gold

our loyalty better than any king’s gold.


We were once strangers who gathered as brothers

To drink from this cup filled with violence and love.

We will take back this battle – it will not escape us

and nothing will stop us on earth or above

and nothing will stop us on earth or above.


I fight for my lady, my captain, my king

I fight for my queen, my warlord and brothers.

I fight for the honor of all I hold dear

For we war as one, forsaking all others

For we war as one, forsaking all others.


The Song

Forsaking All Others performed by Aneleda Falconbridge