Resist and Bite

Resist and Bite – Lyrics

Music by: Brodén Text by: Brodén / Sundström

War is coming swiftly
The border is closing in
We’re a company of soldiers
We’re 40 rifles strong

All alone
Stand alone

Ardenner ground is burning
And Rommel is at hand
As the Blitzkrieg’s pushing harder
The war is all around!

All around
Hold your ground!

Fight for 18 days of battles
No odds are on our side
Few will fight for all
Until the bullets are gone

We! We will resist and bite!
Bite hard, cause we are all in sight
We! We take up arms and fight!
Fight hard, resist and do what’s right!

No matter our fighting
Their numbers will still count
We’re outgunned and few in numbers
We’re doomed to flag or fail

We fought hard
Held our guard

But when captured by the Axis
And forced to tell the truth
We will tell them with a smile
We will surprise them with the laugh

We are all
We were all

We were told to hold the border
And that is what we did
Honoured by our orders
In despite of our foe

Gloria fortis miles
The Wehrmacht’s closing in
Adversor et admorsus
The Boar against the Eagle
Gloria fortis miles
The Wehrmacht’s closing in
Adversor et admorsus
The Boar against the Eagle

Historic fact:

The story of the Chasseurs Ardennais, whose emblem is the wild boar. A small Belgian unit of soldiers who were supposed to defend the borders and hold their ground along the K-W Line in May 1940. When the German armies, which included Rommel’s Ghost Division, approached the unit, they were supposed to retreat but due to communication failure the order never reached them. Instead they honoured their original orders, which were to defend the border at all cost. They fought so bravely and on such a large front, that they tricked the axis into believing that they were facing a force much larger than 40 rifles strong. When finally they were captured and their captors asked them -”where are the others?” they simply laughed and answered. -”There are no others, we are all!”.
The song gets its title from their motto Resiste Et Mords, in English, Resist and Bite.

Album Info:

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.

Mission accomplished.

This is ”Heroes”