LAST LINE OF DEFENSE

GRANDFATHER, GANDFATHER TELL ME THE STORIES
OF YOUR GREAT GRANDFATHERS HEROICS AND GLORY
TELL ME THE TALES AND, I'LL NEVER FORGET
THEIR HARDSHIPS, THEIR STRUGGLES, I'LL FOLLOW IN THEIR STEPS

THE STORY BEGINS MANY YEARS AGO
ACROSS THE OCEANS IN A PLACE WE CALL HOME
OUR PEACEFUL LAND WAS INVADED FROM THE SOUTH
HORDES OF MUSLIMS TRIED TO DRIVE US OUT

IN THIS WAR MANY BRAVE MEN DIED
VILLAGES BURNED AS THE CHILDREN CRIED
THE DEFENDERS OF VIENNA WERE PUT TO THE TEST
THEY WERE THE LAST LINE IN DEFENSE

TRENCHES AND BARBED WIRE WAS ALL TO BE SEEN
IT WAS BAPTISM OF FIRE IN 1916
EXPLOSIONS RIPPED CRATERS IN THE GROUND
HIS UNIT WAS POUNDED ROUND AFTER ROUND

WITH HIS BAYONET FIXED TO HIS GUN
HE COULDN'T REMEBER THE LAST TIME HE'D SEEN THE SUN
ON THE SOMME, VWERDUN HE'D SEEN SO MUCH DEATH
NOW HE WAS THE LAST LINE OF DEFENSE

THE BEAUTY, THE GRANDEUR, WAS A SIGHT TO BE SEEN
A NATION REBORN, REBUILT FROM THE OLD
THE HEART OF THE NATION WAS BEATING SO STRONG
YET WE KNEW OF THE DANGERS, AND IT WOULDN'T BE LONG

WE FOUGHT IN THE SOUTH, THE WEST, EAST AND THE NORTH
AGAINST THE WHOLE WORLD WE WOULD SET FORTH
TO PROTECT AN IDEAL AND A CULTURE SO TRUE
WE WERE THE LAST LINE IN DEFENSE

WE FOUGHT IN THE SOUTH, THE WEST, EAST AND THE NORTH
AGAINST THE WHOLE WORLD WE WOULD SET FORTH
TO PROTECT AN IDEAL AND A CULTURE SO TRUE
WE WERE THE LAST LINE IN DEFENSE


Lyrics submitted by valhalla

Last Line Of Defense song meanings
Add your thoughts

No Comments

sort form View by:
  • No Comments

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain