The Great War Album Cover

The End Of The War To End All Wars


Death, hard to ignore
One million lost five months into the war

Pain, fell one by one
Three years remained, it had only begun

Unable to restore
A map redrawn
Unlike what came before
The future of warfare has dawned

Do, what must be done
Send off your son, life cut short by a gun

Gas, cover the fields
Gone with the wind, reveal lethal ideals

And as the end draws near
November dawn
With losses so severe
Cease-fire, their forces withdrawn

Great war enter
Front and centre
Grand endeavour
Lost forever

November 11th settling the score
From 15 to 20 million
Almost half of the dead civilian
A new world will dawn from empires fallen
The end of the war to end war

Lyrics:Brodén / Sundström
Historic Fact
At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the end of the war to end all wars transpired with the signing of the Armistice of Compiègne in 1918, which was superseded the following year by the Treaty of Versailles, but still the damage had been done, the impact of The Great War was felt around the globe. 15-19 million perished, almost half of them civilians, with another 23 million wounded. Old empires collapsed, new countries were formed, and other countries gained independence. World power changed hands and an entire generation of ideological young men and women was lost, many to the permanence of death and the survivors to disillusionment and cynicism, “The Lost Generation.”

Facts by: Joe Arino