"Wehrmacht" as written by and Joakim Broden....
Pulled into war to serve a vision, that's supposed to last a thousand years
Part of a machine, unstoppable as merciless as tidal waves

Were they the victims of the time
Or proud parts of lager goals?
Propaganda of the Reich masterful machine

Time and again the battle rages on beyond the gates of misery
As casualties rise and millions die around them
Did they see it all?

Crazy madmen on a leash
Or young men who lost their way?
Grand illusions of the Reich
May seem real at times

Panzers on a line from the Wehrmacht's spine
Lethal grand design
What about the men executing orders?
Panzers on a line from the Wehrmacht's spine
Lethal grand design
What about the men executing orders?

Ad victoriam
Ex machina
Non sibi sed patriae

Ad victoriam
Ex machina
Non sibi sed patriae

Pulled into war to serve a vision that just didn't last a thousand years
Part of a machine though stoppable as merciless as tidal waves

Crazy madmen on a leash
Or young men who lost their way?
Grand illusions of the Reich
May seem real at times

Panzers on a line from the Wehrmacht's spine
Lethal grand design
What about the men executing orders?
Panzers on a line from the Wehrmacht's spine
Lethal grand design
What about the men?


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"Wehrmacht" as written by Joakim Broden

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    General Comment"Were they the victims of the time
    Or proud parts of lager goals?
    Propaganda of the Reich masterful machine"

    Well, both. It's not like all soldiers in the Wehrmacht were nazis. If you didn't want to join the army you couldn't just say "no". If you disobeyed orders you'd get a bullet in the head.
    RockoWon August 17, 2012   Link
  • -1
    My InterpretationThis song is about a soldier in the Wehrmacht starting with hitlers visions and soldiers being pulled into the Wehrmacht.

    "Pulled into war to serve a vision
    That's supposed to last a thousand years"

    He sees what happens around him during war and he comes up with questions about the purpose of this war

    "As casualties rise and millions die around them
    Did they see it all?

    "What about the men executing orders?"

    DrShredon October 05, 2010   Link

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