Carolus Rex album cover

Long Live The King


Dreams are seldom shattered by a bullet in the dark
Rulers come and rulers go, will our kingdom fall apart?

Who shall we now turn to, when our leaders lost their heart?
Lives are lost but at what cost, will the grand dream fall apart?

Killed by his own or by his foes, turned the tide
Three hundred years still no one knows, the secret remains

Broken dreams so grand, sing of his final stand, long live Carolus
Brought by soldiers’ hand, back to the fatherland, long live Carolus Rex

Brought him back to Sweden, where we put him in a chest
Years of war and agony, now the king can finally rest

What will be uncovered, from that cold November night
Fredrikshald, what happened there, will it ever come to light?

For their honor
For their glory
For the men that fought and bled
A soldier from Sweden remembers the dead

Watch the lyric video for ‘Long Live The King’ below.

Lyrics:Brodén / Sundström
Historic Fact
On November 30, 1718, Charles XII of Sweden was killed by a piece of metal that pierced his left temple during the siege of Fredriksten. The circumstances of his death are still unclear to this day.

Find out more about King Charles XII of Sweden and his death.