"Panzer Battalion" as written by and Joakim Broden....
Under this sun no shadows will fall
Piercing our eyes as we charge
An armored battalion on course to the east
Closing the end of it's march

This time we're here to finish a job
Started a decade ago
Driving the animals out of their holes
To bury them 6 feet below
Armored tanks of mass destruction
Killers in the east
Rats who dares to stand before us
Feel our guns go live

[Chorus]
Death in the shape of a panzer battalion
Insect of terror don't run face your fate like a
Man cannot outrun our panzer battalion

Thousands of tons of armor and guns
Making it's way through the sand
Our panzer battalion is back for revenge
Artillery sweeping the land

First strike is ours no mercy is shown
There's rivers of blood in our track
Breaking their waves of defense with our tanks
Infantry watching our back

Blow their SAM sites clear for air strike
Ready for the storm
Minefields swept there's no surrender
Feel our napalm burn

[Chorus: x2]

Under this sun no shadows will fall
Piercing our eyes as we charge
An armored battalion on course to the east
Has reached the end of it's march

Armored tanks of mass destruction
Killers in the east
Rats who dares to stand before us
Feel our guns go live

Panzer battalion
Insect of terror don't run face your fate like a man
Panzer battalion


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"Panzer Battalion" as written by Joakim Broden

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    General CommentAt first I thought this song was about Germanys Afrika Korps during WW2. Passages such as "on course to the east" (from Libya into Egypt) and the fact that the track is called Panzer Battalion supported this. But I'm pretty sure this track is really about the second war of Iraq. Take for example the line "this time we're here to finish a job started a decade ago", it's obviously refering to the first war of Iraq one decade before the current one. Also near the end the line "Blow their SAM sites clear for air strike" gives away the hint that it couldn't be about a 1940's conflict, there just weren't SAM systems at that point in time.

    So my conclusion is that this song is not about WW2 as I first thought, but rather Iraq war 2.
    heartbeats_xxxon November 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIts indeed about Iraq. In Swedish, tanks are referred as Panser (from the German Panzer) so it makes sense, I figure
    runequesteron September 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAbout Iraq.

    "Blow their SAM sites clear for air strike
    ready for the storm"

    Storm as in Operation Desert Storm. I don't think there was Surface to Air Missels in WWII Either

    Another Line
    "Armoured tanks of mass destruction
    killers in the east" Reffering about the Middle East
    JoshPRon November 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is indeed about Iraq
    weaselfierceon November 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is the follow up to Reign of Terror. Reign of Terror was about Operation Desert Storm, this song is about Operation Iraqi Freedom.
    DeadNewEraon August 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI dare say that this song, in a way, tries to relay some strong criticism.
    It can be that Sabaton is trying to illustrate the brutality of USA troops in Iraq.
    Their blant superiority and the missuse of it...
    Vatrodaron November 18, 2010   Link
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    General Comment'pansar' means 'armor' in Swedish. I think 'panzer' also means 'armor' in German, or perhaps 'armoured tank'. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I feel that in English, the word is associated with the nazis. It could be that Sabaton compares the Americans to the Nazis. I too dare say that the song conveys strong criticism.
    Thomas8472on January 28, 2011   Link
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    General CommentJoakim has gone on record saying that there's only so many ways they can refer to tanks without getting repetitive, hence why a song about the Second War in Iraq is named "Panzer battalion".
    ZeroSumGameon February 12, 2014   Link

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