The creepy and scary as fuck (sounding) but incredibly sound and brilliant philosophy of: O Fortuna

Though it sounds as creepy, scary and ominous as FUCK, O fortuna is actually a battle song that intended as a song about fortune (and for victory). 

And it’s lyrics are a brilliant snapshot of what fortune does, and how she treats us, and how powerless we are to her whims:

(translated from Latin):

O Fortune,
like the moon
you are changeable,
ever waxing,
ever waning,
hateful life
first oppresses
and then soothes
as fancy takes it;
poverty
and power
it melts them like ice
fate – monstrous
and empty,
you whirling wheel,
you are malevolent,
well-being is vain
and always fades to nothing,
shadowed
and veiled
you plague me too;
now through the game
I bring my bare back
to your villainy
fate is against me
in health
and virtue,
driven on
and weighted down,
always enslaved.
so at this hour
without delay
pluck the vibrating strings;
since Fate
strikes down the strong man,
everyone weep with me!