"Night Witches" as written by Joakim Broden and P�r Sundstr�m....
From the depths of hell in silence
Cast their spells, explosive violence
Russian night time flight perfected
Flawless vision, undetected

Pushing on and on, their planes are going strong
Air force's number one
Somewhere down below they're looking for the foe
Bomber's on a run
You can't hide, you can't move, just abide
Their attack's been proved (raiders in the dark)
Silent through the night the witches join the fight
Never miss their mark

Canvas wings of death
Prepare to meet your fate
Night bomber regiment
588

Undetected, unexpected
Wings of glory
Tell their story
Aviation, deviation
Undetected
Stealth perfected

Foes are losing ground, retreating to the sound
Death is int he air
Suddenly appears, confirming all your fears
Strike from witches lair
Target found, come around, barrels sound
From the battleground (axis aiming high)
Rodina awaits, defeat them at the gates
Live to fight and fly

Canvas wings of death
Prepare to meet your fate
Night bomber regiment
588

Undetected, unexpected
Wings of glory
Tell their story
Aviation, deviation
Undetected
Stealth perfected

Beneath the starlight of the heavens
Unlikely heroes in the skies (witches to attack, witches coming back)
As they appear on the horizon
The wind will whisper when the night witches come

Undetected, unexpected
Wings of glory
Tell their story
Aviation, deviation
Undetected
Stealth perfected

From the depths of hell in silence
Cast their spells, explosive violence
Russian night time flight perfected
Flawless vision, undetected


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"Night Witches" as written by Paer Sundstrom Joakim Broden

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  • +2
    General CommentThis is about the 588th Russian Air Squadron, compromised of all female pilots. The sound of the planes in idle flying into their targets was thought to be the sounds of witches flying on broomsticks. The Germans called them Nachthexen, the German phrase for the witches of the night.
    TheOneJohnon May 14, 2014   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionThis is what I love about Sabaton. They don't just focus on the obvious heroes, but rather on those who not many have heard of, but whose actions proved significant. I personally did not know about this Squadron before I looked this song up.
    TheSupervisoron May 23, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThis is some scary stuff at the beginning
    Potatoiskey on April 22, 2017   Link

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