The Art Of War Album Cover

The Art Of War


I stand alone
And gaze upon the battlefield
Is all that’s left after the fight
And now I’m searching a new way to defeat my enemy
I’ve seen enough of death and pain

[Pre-chorus 1:]
I will run – they will hunt me in vain
I will hide – they’ll be searching
I’ll regroup – feign retreat they’ll pursue
Coup de grâce I will win but never fight [mercy killing]
That’s the Art of War!

Breaking the will to fight among the enemy
Force them to hunt me
They will play my game
And play by my rules
I will be close but still untouchable
No more will I see suffering and pain

They will find me no more I’ll be gone
I will have them surrounded
They will yield without fight overrun
Coup de grâce I will win but never fight
That’s the Art of War

Broken and lost
Tired of war
They’ll surrender to me
Caught in my trap
There’s no way out
Fail never again

[Pre-chorus 1]

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Lyrics:Brodén / Sundström
Historic Fact
The ancient Yinqeshan Han tombs were accidentally discovered in 1972 by Chinese construction workers. They contained chapters from Sun Tzu’s 'The Art of War'. Each chapter highlights a different aspect of warfare.

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