Thursday, August 30, 2012

Heavy Metal Band Gives History Lesson

Sabaton Sings Israel's Praises

Swedish heavy metal band Sabaton is in Israel, singing the praises of the Israel Defense Forces. The band members visited soldiers at an IDF base.

One of their songs, [Counterstrike], is a [powerful] tribute to the Israeli victory in the 1967 Six Day War.

[See "Counterstrike"video above]


Kickstart fighter launch
Throttle set to full
Speed king race to win
Afterburners roaring
Ghostlike counterstrike
Takes them by surprise
Score 307
Israelis rule the heaven

Jordan attacks Israel crush that
Futile attempt
Control Jerusalem

Drive back surprise attack
Take the western wall
Next day make them pay
Over river Jordan
Syria last in line
Head for golan heights
Strike without a warning
See the Syria forces falling
Syria attacked Israel crushed their
Lines of defence
Ruling golan heights

6 days of fire 1 day of rest
June 67 taught them respect
Control Jerusalem

3 nations fallen in 6 days of war
Traitorous neighbours
Received as deserved
Under the sun in the dust of the war
1 nation standing stronger than before

First into Egypt and
Sent them to hell
Then returned their forces to Jordan
Climb up the mountains
Where Syria awaits
Break them in hours
Protect holy land



LHwrites said...

You never know where this stuff is going to come from! Very interesting. Thanks for sharing this!

Bruce said...

It's not my style of music but it's growing on me.