"Rorke's Drift" as written by and Paer Sundstroem Joakim Broden....
News that came that morning told that the main force had been slain,
Chance for peace and justice gone, and all talks had been in vain
A prince had been offended and he had gone the path of war
Now that 1500 men are dead, and the Zulus at the door

Zulus attack,
Fight back to back
Show them no mercy and
Fire at will,
Kill or be killed
Facing, awaiting

A hostile spear, a new frontier, the end is near
There's no surrender
The lines must hold, their story told, Rorke's Drift controlled

Later on that fateful day as they head towards the drift,
Stacking boxes, fortifying, preparations must be swift
Spears and shields of oxen hide facing uniforms and guns,
As the rifles fire echoes higher, beating like the sound of drums

Zulus attack,
Fight back to back
Show them no mercy and
Fire at will,
Kill or be killed
Facing, awaiting

A hostile spear, a new frontier, the end is near
There's no surrender
The lines must hold, their story told, Rorke's Drift controlled

1879, when a few held the line
(Back to back, attack, the dead are stacked )
When the last stand was made, and the Empire saved
(Back to back, attack, the dead are stacked )

Zulus attack,
Fight back to back
Show them no mercy and
Fire at will,
Kill or be killed
Facing, awaiting

A hostile spear, a new frontier, the end is near
There's no surrender
The lines must hold, their story told, Rorke's Drift controlled

A hostile spear, a new frontier, the end is near
There's no surrender
The lines must hold, their story told, Rorke's Drift controlled


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"Rorke's Drift" as written by Paer Sundstroem Joakim Broden

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    Song MeaningThe Battle of Rorke's Drift takes place in 1879 during the Anglo-Zulu war and might be one of the more well known last stands in history. A small mission station became an unlikely battleground when somewhere between 3000 and 4000 Zulu warriors attacked the just over 150 men strong British garrison on the 22nd of January. The battle lasted into the next morning and the British, who had barricaded themselves behind mealie bags, biscuit boxes and old furniture, only lost 17 men
    - accompanying text from album
    lycanthropianon January 23, 2017   Link

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