the_lost_battalion_lyrics

The lost battalion – Lyrics

Music by: Brodén / Text by: Brodén / Sundström

Lyrics:

Far from their land, as they made their stand
They stood strong and the legend still lives on

1918 the great war rages on, a battalion is lost in the Argonne
Under fire, there’s nothing they can do, there’s no way they can get a message through

Suffer heavy losses as the battle carries on, liberty division standing strong
Far from their land, as they made their stand
A disregarded demand

It’s surrender or die, and the stakes are high
They live or they die, there’s no time for good bye

Weapon in hand, as they made their stand
Still disregarding demand

They would never comply they would rather die
Broke through the blockade they were finally saved

Friendly fire, munitions running low, the supplies they were dropped upon their foe
1918 the war still rages on, the battalion (is) still trapped in the Argonne

Chose not to surrender, they chose victory or defeat, fallen brothers resting by their feet

Far from their land, as they made their stand
A disregarded demand

It’s surrender or die, and the stakes are high
Live or die, who can tell? there´s no good bye

With a weapon in hand, as they made their stand
Still disregarding demand

They would never comply they would rather die
They stood strong and the legend still lives on

Suffered heavy losses through the great war they stood strong, but the memory of the fallen still lives on

Album Info:

Sabaton The Last Stand Official artwork 2016

Historic fact:

The Lost Battalion is the name given to nine companies of the United States 77:th Division during the battle of the Argonne in 1918.
Even though these 550-575 brave men were completely surrounded by the German army and subjected to friendly artillery fire they kept on fighting for a week until they were relieved.
Of the over 500 soldiers who entered the Argonne Forest, only 194 walked out unscathed.
The rest were killed, missing, captured, or wounded.

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