Ghost Division

Ghost Division – Lyrics

Music by: Brodén / Text by: Brodén / Sundström

Lyrics:

Fast as the wind, the invasion has begun
Shaking the ground with the force of thousand guns
First in the line of fire, first into hostile land
Tanks leading the way, leading the way

Charging the lines with the force if a furious storm
Fast as the lighting phantoms swarm
200 miles at nightfall, taken within a day
Thus earning their name, earning the fame

[Chorus:]
They are the panzer elite, born to compete, never retreat (ghost division)
Leaving our dead, always ahead, fed by your dread

Always ahead, as the blitzkrieg rages on
Breaking morale the with the sound of blazing guns
First in the line of fire, first into hostile land
Tanks leading the way, leading the way

Leaving a trail of destruction to a foreign land
(Waging war with conviction)
Massive assault made to serve the Nazi plan
(Wehrmacht’s pride, ghost division)
Communication’s broken, phantoms are far away
Thus earning their name, earning the fame

[Chorus]

Pushing the frontline forth with a tremendous force
(Far ahead, breaks resistance)
Making the way for panzer corps
(Shows no fear, self-subsistent)
First in the line of fire, first into hostile land
Tanks leading the way, claiming the fame

[Chorus]

Panzer elite, born to compete, never retreat (ghost division)
Leaving our dead, always ahead, fed by your dread

Historic fact:

The 7th Panzer Division, commanded by Erwin Rommel, participated in the invasion of Belgium and France in 1940. By the third day of the invasion, the 7th along with three divisions commanded by General Heinz Guderian reached the river Meuse.

By the 16th of May, the 7th had reached its assigned objective at Avesnes where it was supposed to stop and await further orders, but Rommel decided to press on. On the 20th of May, the division reached Arras where they encountered heavy resistance from the British forces. They reached Lille on the 27th of May which they sieged until the 31st.

On the 17th of June 1940, the division was ordered to advance on Cherbourg. The division advanced 240 kilometers in 24 hours, and after two days of battle, won against the French garrison.

The speed and surprise they were able to achieved was considerable, to the point that the German high command lost track of the Division and thus they earned the nickname “Ghost Division”.

(Text credits: Gregory Sandoz)

Album Info:

Art Of War

Recorded & Mixed at Abyss Studios by: Tommy & Peter Tägtgren
Mastered by Erik at Masters of Audio
Released upon Sound Pollution / Black Lodge
Artwork by Jobert Mello, Jmello Design

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