Wolfpack

Wolfpack – Lyrics

Music by: Brodén / Text by: Brodén

Lyrics:

To their own shore came the world war
Gleaves and Ingham
Leading the Bury west

Took the short way in, the long route back
Convoy 92
Bury, Gleaves and Ingham leading
Tankers to the west
And upon the north Atlantic
Lies the silence of the seas
On a quietest night, in the darkest hour
The Kriegsmarine appear

Above the surface it seems quiet and calm
Deep down below the wolfpack lurks

To their own shore came the world war
Gleaves and Ingham leading the Bury west
In their own track came the wolfpack
Gleaves led the conwoy into the hornets nest

At the crack of dawn the second day
Bury stands in flames
Half the convoy sunk or disabled
Heading back to shore
But below the north Atlantic
On the bottom of the sea
On the second night, in the darkest hour
The Kriegsmarine returns

The wolfpack surface for a second time
To make the convoy face it’s fate

To their own shore came the world war
Gleaves and Ingham leading the Bury west
In their own track came the wolfpack
Gleaves led the conwoy into the hornets nest
Under fire, under water
May 42, when Bury did fail the test
To their own shore came the world war
Gleaves and the Ingham leading them into death

569 makes the contact and lead them
U-94 scores a kill in the dark
124 sinking 4 in 2 approaches
406 suffers failure on launch

In their own track came the wolfpack
Gleaves led the conwoy into the hornets nest

Don’t know what’s waiting down below
The Wolfpack lurks, awaiting you
To follow, to bleed
It’s time for you to return they decide
Oh no! Oh no!
The Wolfpack’s waiting for them
Too calm, you’ll see
Below the surface, waits for you

Historic fact:

The Kriegsmarine wolfpack Hecht discovered and attacked the Allied convoy ON-92 heading west across the Atlantic on May 11th, 1942 sinking 7 ships.

U-569 makes contact on the 11th and leads U-94 and U-124 to the convoy. The boats attack in the night and U-124 sinks 4 ships in 2 approaches, U-94 sinks 1 and U-569 gets a hit on a ship. The next night the other U-boats reach the convoy but only U-94 is successful, sinking 2 ships in 2 approaches. U-406 misses an escort due to torpedo failure. Then contact is lost in bad weather.

The USS Destroyer Gleaves and USCGC Ingham are part of the escort along with the British rescue vessel Bury. Bury is the only ship equipped with a HF/DF unit.
[Fan generated content by: Joe Arino]

Album Info:

Primo Victoria

Primo Victoria was recorded & Mixed at Abyss Studios by Tommy Tägtgren
Mastered by Henke at Polar Studios
Artwork by Mattias Norén, ProgArt Media
Released upon Sound Pollution / Black Lodge

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