Song tells the story of the [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warsaw_Uprising]Warsaw Uprising[/url] (not to be mistaken with Warsaw Ghetto Uprising!!!). It begun on 1st August 1944 at 17:00. The hour is known in Poland as "Godzina W" ("The W...
Warsaw rise

Do you remember when, when the Nazis forced their rule on Poland
1939 and the allies turned away
From the underground rose a hope of freedom as a whisper
City in despair, but they never lost their faith

Women, men and children fight
They were dying side by side
And the blood they shed upon the streets
Was a sacrifice willingly paid

Warsaw city at war
Voices from underground, whispers of freedom
1944 help that never came
Calling Warsaw city at war
Voices from underground, whispers of freedom
Rise up and hear the call
History calling to you, 'Warszawo, walcz!'

Spirit soul and heart
In accordance with the old traditions
1944 still the allies turn away
Fighting street to street
In a time of hope and desperation
Did it on their own and they never lost their faith

Women, men and children fight
They were dying side by side
And the blood they shed upon the streets
Was a sacrifice willingly paid

Warsaw city at war
Voices from underground, whispers of freedom
1944 help that never came
Calling Warsaw city at war
Voices from underground, whispers of freedom
Rise up and hear the call
History calling to you, 'Warszawo, walcz!'

All the streetlights in the city
Broken many years ago
Break the curfew, hide in sewers
Warsaw, it's time to rise now

All the streetlights in the city
Broken many years ago
Break the curfew, hide in sewers
Warsaw, it's time to rise now

Warsaw city at war
Voices from underground, whispers of freedom
1944 help that never came
Calling Warsaw city at war
Voices from underground, whispers of freedom
Rise up and hear the call
History calling to you, 'Warszawo, walcz!'


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"Uprising" as written by Paer Sundstroem Joakim Broden

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    Song MeaningI think it's about when the nazis took over Poland and forced their rule over Poland (just as in the lyrics) and that the men, women and children fought against the nazis and that the allies didn't come to help poland.

    The lyrics "Warszawo, walcz!" is Polish for "Warsaw, fight!"
    Warsaw is the capitol of Poland.
    Royboy94on August 28, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is about Warsaw uprising during II World War. It begun on 1st of August 1944. It was a major World War II operation by the Polish resistance Home Army (Polish: Armia Krajowa), to liberate Warsaw from Nazi Germany, ahead of the Red Army advance. The rebellion coincided with retreat of German forces and Red Army approaching the eastern suburbs of the city[10]. The Soviet advance stopped short, however, while Polish resistance against the German forces continued for 63 days until the Polish surrendered.
    This song is a tribute to Polish heroes who died in this uprising.
    cozzizon September 12, 2010   Link
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    My Opinioni really love this song, generally i love Sabaton, they're one of the most known metal bands in Poland. we even listened their songs on history lessons. : )
    and when you hear "Warszawa" from someone not from Poland it sometimes sounds really funny, Sabaton sang it great.
    by the way, it's very... literal song, without too much metaphores. not hard to understand.
    valenon October 09, 2010   Link

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