"1648" as written by and Joakim/sundstr�m Broden....
While Europe speak of peace all other battles cease
There's a man who aims for more than he can reach
(Blood)
All over
(Prague)
On fire
(Burn)
All of Bohemia set ablaze
Stand on their own

The road to the city's been blocked
Denied
To enter the gates
Though they tried
When Prague was called to arms
They fought them on the bridge
Their freedom was at stake

Stand and fight the city is burning
Königsmarck lost stopped him at Karluv Most
Stained by blood their brothers die side by side
Did what they could
Died where they stood

Their city's been besieged all hell on Prague unleashed
As the cannons crush the walls the city shakes
(Fear)
Is spreading
(Hate)
Increasing
(Death)
And pain is all that Sweden brought
Rise and strike back

The walls of the city's been breached
Reclaimed
On that very night
Unsustained
They did it on their own
They fought them on the bridge
Their freedom was at stake

Stand and fight the city is burning
Königsmarck lost stopped him at Karluv Most
Stained by blood their brothers die side by side
Did what they could
Died where they stood

Unconquered city on Vltava's shore
Start of the conflict and end of the war [X2]
Unconquered city on Vltava's shore
Is protected by its people
And thirty years ago the war begun
It's returned to where it started

The road to the city's been blocked
Denied
To enter the gates
Though they tried
When Prague was called to arms
They fought them on the bridge
Their freedom was at stake

Stand and fight the city is burning
Königsmarck lost stopped him at Karluv Most
Stained by blood their brothers die side by side
Did what they could
Died where they stood [X2]


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"1648" as written by Paer Sundstroem Joakim Broden

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    General CommentThis song is obviously about the Battle of Prague in 1648 and the crimes against humanity that the Swedish troops were guilty of by sacking, or at least trying to sack the city of Prague.
    RockoWon August 17, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Song FactAlthough still being about the atrocities commited by the Swedish forces, the Swedish version of the lyrics actually have a slightly different perspective. Rather than explaining the heroic defense, the Swedish version explains the actions of the Swedish army from the Swedish perspective. If you are into Sabaton and not a native Swedish speaker, I highly recommend you find out what the Swedish versions of the song mean, as they often are slightly different.
    Gurktwerkon December 18, 2017   Link

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