Heroes Album Cover

Resist and Bite


War is coming swiftly
The border is closing in
We’re a company of soldiers
We’re 40 rifles strong

All alone
Stand alone

Ardenner ground is burning
And Rommel is at hand
As the Blitzkrieg’s pushing harder
The war is all around!

All around
Hold your ground!

Fight for 18 days of battles
No odds are on our side
Few will fight for all
Until the bullets are gone

We! We will resist and bite!
Bite hard, cause we are all in sight
We! We take up arms and fight!
Fight hard, resist and do what’s right!

No matter our fighting
Their numbers will still count
We’re outgunned and few in numbers
We’re doomed to flag or fail

We fought hard
Held our guard

But when captured by the Axis
And forced to tell the truth
We will tell them with a smile
We will surprise them with the laugh

We are all
We were all

We were told to hold the border
And that is what we did
Honoured by our orders
In despite of our foe

Gloria fortis miles
The Wehrmacht’s closing in
Adversor et admorsus
The Boar against the Eagle
Gloria fortis miles
The Wehrmacht’s closing in
Adversor et admorsus
The Boar against the Eagle

Lyrics:Brodén / Sundström
Historic Fact
The story of the Chasseurs Ardennais, whose emblem is the wild boar. A small Belgian unit of soldiers who were supposed to defend the borders and hold their ground along the K-W Line in May 1940. When the German armies, which included Rommel’s Ghost Division, approached the unit, they were supposed to retreat but due to communication failure the order never reached them. Instead they honoured their original orders, which were to defend the border at all cost. They fought so bravely and on such a large front, that they tricked the axis into believing that they were facing a force much larger than 40 rifles strong. When finally they were captured and their captors asked them -”where are the others?” they simply laughed and answered. -”There are no others, we are all!”. The song gets its title from their motto Resiste Et Mords, in English, Resist and Bite.