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The Last Stand Album Cover

Winged Hussars

2016
Lyrics

When the winged hussars arrived

A cry for help in time of need, await relief from holy league
60 days of siege, outnumbered and weak
Sent a message to the sky, wounded soldiers left to die
Will they hold the wall or will the city fall

Dedication
Dedication
They’re outnumbered 15 to one
And the battle´s begun

Then the winged hussars arrived
Coming down the mountainside
Then the winged hussars arrived
Coming down they turned the tide

As the days are passing by and as the dead are piling high
No escape and no salvation
Trenches to explosive halls are buried deep beneath the walls
Plant the charges there and watch the city fear

Desperation
Desperation
It’s a desperate race against the mine
And a race against time

Cannonballs are coming down from the sky
Janissaries are you ready to die?
We will seek our vengeance eye for an eye

You’ll be stopped upon the steps of our gate
On this field you’re only facing our hate
But back home the Sultan’s sealing your fate

We remember
In September
That’s the night Vienna was freed
We made the enemy bleed!

Stormclouds, fire and steel
Death from above make their enemy kneel
Shining armour and wings
Death from above, it’s an army of kings

We remember
In September
When the winged hussars arrived


Watch the lyric video for ‘Winged Hussars’ below.

Music:Brodén
Lyrics:Brodén / Sundström
Historic Fact
In 1683, during the siege of Vienna, 140,000 soldiers of the Ottoman Empire were tearing the city's defences apart. They were driven away when a relief force, comprising the famed Winged Hussars of Poland, arrived to save the city.

Find out more about The Battle of Vienna.