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The Last Stand Album Cover

The Lost Battalion

2016
Lyrics

Far from their land, as they made their stand
They stood strong and the legend still lives on

1918 the great war rages on, a battalion is lost in the Argonne
Under fire, there’s nothing they can do, there’s no way they can get a message through

Suffer heavy losses as the battle carries on, liberty division standing strong
Far from their land, as they made their stand
A disregarded demand

It’s surrender or die, and the stakes are high
They live or they die, there’s no time for good bye

Weapon in hand, as they made their stand
Still disregarding demand

They would never comply they would rather die
Broke through the blockade they were finally saved

Friendly fire, munitions running low, the supplies they were dropped upon their foe
1918 the war still rages on, the battalion (is) still trapped in the Argonne

Chose not to surrender, they chose victory or defeat, fallen brothers resting by their feet

Far from their land, as they made their stand
A disregarded demand

It’s surrender or die, and the stakes are high
Live or die, who can tell? there´s no good bye

With a weapon in hand, as they made their stand
Still disregarding demand

They would never comply they would rather die
They stood strong and the legend still lives on

Suffered heavy losses through the great war they stood strong, but the memory of the fallen still lives on


Watch the lyric video for ‘The Lost Battalion’ below.

Music:Brodén
Lyrics:Brodén / Sundström
Historic Fact
Though they were completely surrounded by the Germans and were subjected to friendly fire, 554 all-American soldiers, who were part of the 77th Division, continued fighting for a week during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in 1918. They are known as The Lost Battalion.

Find out more about The Lost Battalion.