Poltava – Lyrics

Music by: Brodén / Text by: Brodén / Sundström


Time has worn the soldiers down
Marched for many miles
In the eastern lands so cursed
Time to make a stand

Tsar has scorched his nation’s land
Nothing to be found
Hunger grasp the soliders heart
20 000 men strong

Listen, excuse for a king
Trust me, this fight you can’t win

Rode to certain death and pain
Swedish soldiers met their bane
Sacrificed their lives in vain

In the shade of morning mist
Advancing on their foe
Bullets break the silent air
Wasted battleplan

Swedish forces stand alone
King has left command
Rule is left to lesser men
Waiting for their chance

Listen, obey my command
Hear me, or die by my hand

Russian armies blocked their way
20 000 lost that day
They bled the ground
Peace they found
There’s no sign of victory
King Carolus had to flee
And leave the land
Leave command

Madness, curse your feeble horde
Fear me, you’ll die by my sword

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Album Info:

Carolus Rex

Carolus Rex is available in 2 languages, English and Swedish.
Recorded & Mixed at Abyss Studios by Peter Tägtgren & Jonas Kjellgren
Produced by Peter Tägtgren
Mastered by Jonas Kjellgren
Released upon Nuclear Blast
Artwork by Jobert Mello / Peter Sallai

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