Devil Dogs - Lyrics

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Kill
Fight
Die
That´s what a soldier should do
Top of their game, earning their name
They were the Devil dogs
In a war, machine
They were the USA marines

1918, USA intervene
Until now they were mainly observing
There in the wheat fields and a small piece of land
It´s a battle that will write history

5 times attacked, and then 5 times repelled
At the 6th time they managed to break the line
Heart of the corps, and a part of the lore
The deadliest weapon on earth

Dogs lead ahead, and attack through the led
Put to test, at the battle of Belleau
Clearing the forest and advance through the trees
It´s the end of the war that´s in sight

Hill 142, it´s a final break through
It´s the key to controlling the battlefield
Second to none, a marine and a gun
And the foes run in fear of their name

In times they are needed, such times they appear
When a leader has fallen, a hero arise
And inspire the lost into glorious deeds that
Would give them a name that live on to this day
When…
In times they are needed, such times they appear
When a leader has fallen, a hero arise
And inspire the lost into glorious deeds that
Would give them a name that live on to this day

Come on, you sons of bitches, do you want to live forever?

Second to none, a marine and a gun
Raising hell as they ‘re fighting like dogs of war
Heart of the corps, and a part of the lore
The deadliest weapon on earth

Kill
Fight
Die
That´s what a soldier should do
Top of their game, earning their name
They were the Devil dogs
In a war, machine
They were the USA
And since then
They are the devil dogs of war
And then always
Are the USA marines

Music: Brodén / Sundström / Lyrics: Brodén
Historic fact
Though unconfirmed, it has been widely accepted the U.S. Marine Corps’ nickname, the “Devil Dogs”, originated from the Germans at the Battle of Belleau Wood in June 1918 for the Marine’s relentless tenacity as vigorous shock troops and remarkable marksmen. The Marines assaulted the advancing German lines at Hill 142 five times and five times they were repelled however on the sixth assault the Marines broke through and eradicated the German presence from the forest.

"The deadliest weapon in the world is a United States Marine and his rifle." – U.S. General John Pershing