Sabaton Classic Logo_lo_sm.png

The War to End All Wars

"Race To The Sea"

 

This is a song about the decision from Albert of Belgium during WW1 to flood the last part of Belgium and with the help of water prevent all of Belgium to fall into German hands.

Music:  Joakim Brodén

Lyrics:  Joakim Brodén

 

 

We’re keeping the kingdom free

 

As an archduke falls and the battle horn calls, our lives would never be the same

We were looking down barrel of a gun

Now the war has come and the battle has begun, we are desperate and overrun

To the war drum we’ll be marching until it’s done

 

Lead the way, we will follow into the fray

We will hold the line we will not be led astray

 

For king and for country we, are flooding the river

Our stand at Yser will be, the end of the race to the sea

The last piece of Belgium is free, we’re keeping a sliver

A cog in the war machine, October of 1914

 

As our foe draws forth we are moving on north we will never let them have it all

There’s a price for freedom paid by Belgium's sons

They may take our towns, they may conquer our grounds we’ll defend the nation and the crown.

We’ll uphold our independence with our guns

 

All the way, on to triumph or to judgement day

We will follow and we will not be led astray

 

See a king and a soldier, fighting shoulder to shoulder

See a king and a soldier, fighting shoulder to shoulder

He overruled his commanders, he made a last stand in Flanders

We see our king and a soldier, they’re fighting shoulder to shoulder

To keep the last piece of Belgium free

 

All the way, on to triumph or to judgement day

We will follow and we will not be led astray

 

For King and for country we are flooding the river

Our stand at Yser will be, the end of the race to the sea

We’re free

For King and for country we are flooding the river

No more of our country lost, the line will be held at all cost