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Shiroyama – Lyrics

Music by: Brodén / Englund / Text by: Brodén

Lyrics:

It’s the nature of time that the old ways must give in
It’s the nature of time that the new ways comes in sin
When the new meets the old it always ends the ancient ways
And as history told the old ways go out in a blaze

Encircled by a vulture, the end of aincient culture
The dawn of destiny draws near

Imperial force defied, facing 500 samurai
Surrounded and outnumbered, 60 to 1 the sword face the gun
Bushido dignified, it’s the last stand of the samurai
Surrounded and outnumbered

As a new age begins the way of the warrior comes to an end
As a new age begins the ways of old must apprehend
It’s the nature of time that the old ways must give in
It’s the nature of time that the new ways comes in sin

An offer of surrender, Saigo ignore contender
The dawn of destiny is here

Until the dawn they hold on
Only 40 are left at the end
None alive, none survive
Shiroyama

60 to one, facing the gun
60 to one, culture undone

Album Info:

Sabaton The Last Stand Official artwork 2016

Historic fact:

It’s the nature of time and history that the old ways must give in to the new ways and the modern age.
The battle of Shiroyama in 1877 marks the end of an era and is the last stand of the legendary Samurai.
Led by Saigo Takamori, the Samurai was down to 500 warriors at the end of the rebellion when they made their last stand on Mount Shiroyama.
At the end of the battle there were only 40 samurai left.
They drew their swords and plunged downhill toward the enemy positions until the last of them was mowed down.

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