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Wehrmacht

2010
Lyrics

Pulled into war to serve a vision that’s supposed to last a thousand years
Part of a machine unstoppable, as merciless as tidal waves

Were they the victims of the time, or proud parts of larger goals?
Propaganda of the Reich, masterful machine

Time and again the battle rages on beyond the gates of misery
As casualties rise and millions die around them did they see it all?

Crazy madmen on a leash, or young men who lost their way?
Grand illusions of the Reich may seem real at times

Panzers on a line form the Wehrmacht’s spine
Lethal grand design
What about the men executing orders?

Ad victoriam
Ex machina
Non sibi sed patriae

Pulled into war to serve a vision that just didn’t last a thousand years
Part of a machine, though stoppable, as merciless as tidal waves

Music:Brodén
Lyrics:Brodén / Sundström
Historic Fact
The Wehrmacht was the united armed forces of Nazi Germany from 1935 to 1945. The designation “Wehrmacht” (“Defence Force”) for Nazi Germany replaced the previously used term “Reichswehr” and constituted the Third Reich’s efforts to rearm the nation to a greater extent than the Treaty of Versailles permitted. (Text credits: Gregory Sandoz)