Music by: Brodén Text by: Brodén / Sundström
From the depths of hell in silence
Cast their spells, explosive violence
Russian night time flight perfected
Flawless vision, undetected
Pushing on and on their planes are going strong
Air force’s number one
Somewhere down below they’re looking for the foe
Bombers on a run
You can’t hide, you can’t move, just abide,
Their attack’s been proved
Raiders in the dark
Silent through the night the Witches join the fight
Never miss their mark
Canvas wings of death
Prepare to meet your fate
Night bomber regiment
Wings of glory
Tell their story
Foes are losing ground, retreating to the sound
Death is in the air
Suddenly appears, confirming all your fears
Strike from Witches lair
Target found, come around, barrels sound
From the battleground
Axis aiming high
Rodina awaits defeat them at the gates
Live to fight and fly
Beneath the starlight of the heavens
Unlikely heroes in the skies
Witches to attack, witches coming back
As they appear on the horizon
The wind will whisper when the Night Witches come
The story of the Russian female pilots of the 588:th bomber regiment. Their nickname “Night Witches” comes from the characteristic sound of their bomb planes that was all that could be heard during their nightly raids since they set their engines to idle and would glide through the night to their target. This sound brought the enemies thoughts to the broomsticks of witches, and they called them “Nachthexen”.
The idea for HEROES started already when we wrote the lyrics for the 2010 album Coat of Arms. By then we already had the idea that one day we should write an album where we take the focus away from the big battles and focus more on the individuals who go beyond the call of duty, do something extraordinary thus earning the title ”hero”.
We already saved such stories since the time for Coat of Arms and the majority of the songs on this album was actually inspired by ideas sent in by fans like you.
The pressure was huge on us to follow up the success of Carolus Rex which was a milestone in our career. With some fresh blood in the band we also felt that no shadow must fall on our new recruits. We want to look forward and not get stuck in the past.
Sitting here writing the final words for the booklet we can be proud of what we achieved.
This is ”Heroes”