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1. DOMINIUM MARIS BALTICI

(Instrumental)




2. THE LION FORM THE NORTH

A time of religion and war
Legends tell the tale of a lion
This beast in the shape of a man
With a dream to rule sea and land

And all those who stand in his way
Will die by God and victorious arms
With the righteous that follows him south
Once more, set ashore, to war

Legends have taught, battles fought
This lion has no fear at heart
Lion come forth, come from the north
Come from the north

Gustavus, Adolphus
Libera et impera
Acerbus et ingens
Augusta per augusta

A storm over Europe unleashed
Dawn of war, a trail of destruction
The power of Rome won't prevail
See the catholics shiver and shake

The future of warfare unveiled
Showed the way, that we still walk today
Der Löwe aus Mitternacht comes
Once more, he is here, for war

Stories of old, truth unfold
Control over Europe he holds
Freedom he'll bring
Lion and king, lion and king

Gustavus, Adolphus
Libera et impera
Acerbus et ingens
Augusta per augusta

Gustavus, Adolphus
Libera et impera
(Gustavus, Adolphus, go forth, libera, impera)
Acerbus et ingens
Augusta per augusta
(Acerbus et ingens leo, libera, impera)

Mighty eagle rule alone
Liberator claim the throne
Lion from the northern land
Take the scepter, from its hand

Mighty eagle rule alone
Liberator claim the throne
Lion from the northern land
Take the scepter, from its hand

Mighty eagle rule alone
Liberator claim the throne
(You lion from the north)
Lion from the northern land
Take the scepter, from its hand
(You lion from the north)

Mighty eagle rule alone
Liberator claim the throne
Lion from the northern land
Take the scepter, from its hand

Legends have taught, battles fought
This lion has no fear at heart
Lion come forth, come from the north
Come from the north

Gustavus, Adolphus
Libera et impera
Acerbus et ingens
Augusta per augusta

Gustavus, Adolphus
Libera et impera
(Gustavus, Adolphus, go forth, libera, impera)
Acerbus et ingens
Augusta per augusta
(Acerbus et ingens leo, libera, impera)




3. GOTT MIT UNS

Spent the night in formation
To the battle we marched in the dawn
We were ready to die for our king
On the fields of Breitenfeld

Fire at will
Aim for their cannons
Counter attack
Thunder of guns

Gott mit uns
As we all stand united
All together Gott mit uns

From the old world's demise
See an empire rise
From the north reaching far
Here we are

On September the seventh
We filled their hearts with fear
Seven times they attacked on that day
Seven times they retreated

Cavalry charge
Follow that banner
After the king
Freedom we bring

Gott mit uns
As we all stand united
All together Gott mit uns

From the old world's demise
See an empire rise
From the north reaching far
Here we are

Breaking their lines
Thousands of soldiers
Run for their lives
Legends arise

Gott mit uns
As we all stand united
All together Gott mit uns

Mit uns
As we all stand united
All together Gott mit uns

From the old world's demise
See an empire rise
From the north reaching far
Here we are

From the old world's demise
See an empire rise
From the north reaching far
Here we are




4. A LIFETIME OF WAR

Two ways to view the world
So similar at times
Two ways to rule the world
To justify their crimes

By kings and queens
Young men are sent to die in war
Their propaganda speaks
Those words been heard before

Two ways to view the world
Brought Europe down in flames
Two ways to rule

Has man gone insane
A few will remain
Who'll find a way
To live one more day
Through decades of war

It spreads like disease
There's no sign of peace
Religion and greed
'Cause millions to bleed
Three decades of war

From dawn to dawn they're fighting
Die where they stand
The fog of war lies thick
When armies scorch the land

When all of Europe is burning
What can be done ?
They've been to war a decade
Two more to come

Long way from home
(Döpas och dö i strid)
Lifetime at war

Has man gone insane
A few will remain
Who'll find a way
To live one more day
Through decades of war

It spreads like disease
There's no sign of peace
Religion and greed
'Cause millions to bleed
Three decades of war

When they face death they're all alike
No right or wrong
Rich or poor
No matter who they served before
Good or bad
They're all the same
Rest side by side now

Has man gone insane
A few will remain
Who'll find a way
To live one more day
Through decades of war

It spreads like disease
There's no sign of peace
Religion and greed,
'Cause millions to bleed
Three decades of war

Has man gone insane
A few will remain
Who'll find a way
To live one more day
Through decades of war

It spreads like disease
There's no sign of peace
Religion and greed
'Cause millions to bleed
Three decades of war




5. 1648

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 has 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 has 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 has 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 Vltavas shore
Start of the conflict and end of the war)
Unconquered city on Vltavas shore
Is protected by its people
(Unconquered city on Vltavas shore)
And thirty years ago the war begun
It has returned to where it started
(Start of the conflict and end of the war)

The road to the city has 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 ?

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 ?




6. THE CAROLEAN'S PRAYER

Far beyond their nations' borders
There's an army on the march
For religion, king and glory,
In the name of Christ, their enemies chastise

Taking orders from the heavens
Through hostile fire they will march
Unaffected by the volleys
Facing death, their faith will keep their fear at bay

Into battle facing the fire
Lord thy will be done
Into battle walk in a line

See the white in their eyes
Caroleans are marching on
Put their lives in God's hand
For their kingdom and fatherland
See the white in their eyes
Caroleans are marching on

Morale and discipline unites them
A common faith to keep them strong
Always on their way to heaven
In the name of Christ, their enemies chastise

Into battle facing the fire
Lord thy will be done
Into battle walk in a line

See the white in their eyes
Caroleans are marching on
Put their lives in God's hand
For their kingdom and fatherland
See the white in their eyes
Caroleans are marching on

Fader vår som är i himmelen
Helgat varde ditt namn
Tillkomme ditt rike ske din vilja
Såsom i himmelen så ock uppå jorden
Ge oss bröd ock idag
Och förlåt oss våran skuld

Ahead, facing the lead
An army of Swedes, performing God's deeds
Showing no fear, their judgement is near
Making their sacrifice

When the king and his men
Their enemies sight, prepare for the fight
Banners held high, ready to die
Hear how they praise the Lord

Into battle facing the fire
Lord thy will be done
Into battle walk in a line

See the white in their eyes
Caroleans are marching on
Put their lives in God's hand
For their kingdom and fatherland
See the white in their eyes
Caroleans are marching on

Fader vår som är i himmelen
Helgat varde ditt namn
Tillkomme ditt rike ske din vilja
Såsom i himmelen så ock uppå jorden
Ge oss bröd ock idag
Och förlåt oss våran skuld

Fader vår som är i himmelen
Helgat varde ditt namn
Tillkomme ditt rike ske din vilja
Såsom i himmelen så ock uppå jorden
Ge oss bröd ock idag
Och förlåt oss våran skuld

Fader vår som är i himmelen
Helgat varde ditt namn
Tillkomme ditt rike ske din vilja
Såsom i himmelen så ock uppå jorden
Ge oss bröd ock idag
Och förlåt oss våran skuld

Fader vår som är i himmelen
Helgat varde ditt namn
Tillkomme ditt rike ske din vilja
Såsom i himmelen så ock uppå jorden
Ge oss bröd ock idag
Och förlåt oss våran skuld




7. CAROLUS REX

All embrace me
It's my time to rule at last
Fifteen years have I been waiting
To sit upon my throne

No allegiance
I will swear no oath
Crowned by God not by the church
As my power is divine

They thought I was too young to rule the land
Just as they failed to understand
Born to rule
My time has come

I was chosen by Heaven
Say my name when you pray
To the skies
See Carolus rise

With the lord my protector
Make them bow to my will
To the skies
See Carolus rise

To the skies
See Carolus rise

Proved in battle
Led my men to victory
No man alive or dead commands me
I answer to the lord

Hear my orders
Question me and die
What I say was said in Heaven
And so it shall be done

I know I was destined to rule alone,
All for myself I have claimed the throne
Born to rule
My time is now

I was chosen by Heaven
Say my name when you pray
To the skies
See Carolus rise

With the lord my protector
Make them bow to my will
To the skies
See Carolus rise

To the skies
See Carolus rise

(Framåt Karoliner
Fiendens dom är här
Låt oss krossa dom
Kasta in dom genom helvetets portar)

All that's thine
Shall be mine
There's no stopping me
All over Europe my rule shall be questioned by none

All I see
Give to me
That is my decree
My will be done

They thought I was too young to rule the land
Just as they failed to understand
Born to rule
My time is now

I was chosen by Heaven
Say my name when you pray
To the skies
See Carolus rise
To the skies

With the lord my protector
Make them bow to my will
To the skies
See Carolus rise

To the skies
See Carolus rise




8. KILLING GROUND

Frozen ground
Ride with the wind
Emerge from the gunsmoke like demons
Rehnskiöld's men
Charging their flanks
The enemy trembles with fear

One by one the Saxons disband
Or die where they stand

Killing ground
Even though you surrender
Turn around
You will never survive
Killing ground
At the battle of Fraustadt

(Fall in line)
Battle formations
(Show no fear)
Riding them down
(Break their will)
Show them no mercy
Caroleans attack

Round them up,
Look into their eyes
They beg for their lives

Killing ground
Even though you surrender
Turn around
You will never survive
Killing ground
At the battle of Fraustadt

See the Caroleans standing tall
All for one and one for all
Enemies fall at their feet
Begging for their mercy

See the Caroleans standing tall
Conquer lands and slaughter all
Enemies fall at their feet
Victory and great defeat

One by one the Saxons disband
Or die where they stand

Killing ground
Even though you surrender
Turn around
You will never survive
Killing ground
At the battle of Fraustadt

Killing ground
Even though you surrender
Turn around
You will never survive
Killing ground
At the battle of Fraustadt




9. POLTAVA

Time has worn the soldiers down
Marched for many miles
In the eastern lands so cursed
Time to make a stand

Tsar has scorched his nation's land
Nothing to be found
Hunger grasp the soldiers heart
20 000 men strong

Listen, excuse for a king
Trust me, this fight you can't win

(Poltava)
Rode to certain death and pain
(Poltava)
Swedish soldiers met their bane
(Poltava)
Sacrificed their lives in vain
Poltava

In the shade of morning mist
Advancing on their foe
Bullets break the silent air
Wasted battleplan

Swedish forces stand alone
King has left command
Rule is left to lesser men
Waiting for their chance

Listen, obey my command
Hear me, or die by my hand

(Poltava)
Rode to certain death and pain
(Poltava)
Swedish soldiers met their bane
(Poltava)
Sacrificed their lives in vain
Poltava

Russian armies blocked their way
20 000 lost that day
They bled the ground
Peace they found

There's no sign of victory
King Carolus had to flee
And leave the land
Leave command

Madness, curse your feeble horde
Fear me, or you'll die by my sword

(Poltava)
Rode to certain death and pain
(Poltava)
Swedish soldiers met their bane
(Poltava)
Sacrificed their lives in vain
Poltava

(Poltava)
Rode to certain death and pain
(Poltava)
Swedish soldiers met their bane
(Poltava)
Sacrificed their lives in vain
Poltava




10. LONG LIVE THE KING

Dreams are seldom shattered
By a bullet in the dark
Rulers come and rulers go
Will our kingdom fall apart ?

Who shall we now turn to ?
When our leaders lost their heart ?
Lives are lost but at what cost ?
Will the grand dream fall apart ?

(Killed by his own or by his foes)
Turned the tide
(300 years still no one knows)
The secret remains

Broken dreams so grand
Sing of his final stand
Long live Carolus
Brought by soldiers hand
back to the fatherland
Long live Carolus Rex

Brought him back to Sweden
Where we put him in a chest
Years of war and agony,
Now the king can finally rest

What will be uncovered
From that cold November night ?
Fredrikshald, what happened there ?
Will it ever come to light ?

(Killed by his own or by his foes)
Turned the tide
(300 years still no one knows)
The secret remains

Broken dreams so grand
Sing of his final stand
Long live Carolus
Brought by soldiers hand
Back to the fatherland
Long live Carolus Rex

For their honor
For their glory
For the men who fought and bled
A soldier from Sweden remembers the dead

Broken dreams so grand
Sing of his final stand
Long live Carolus
Brought by soldiers hand
Back to the fatherland
Long live Carolus Rex

Broken dreams so grand
Sing of his final stand
Long live Carolus
Brought by soldiers hand
Back to the fatherland
Long live Carolus Rex




11. RUINA IMPERII

Budet kom på en kall vinternatt
Carolus finns ej mer
(Hemåt fränder)

Över fjäll, genom bitande köld går marschen
De går med sänkta huvuden
(Återvänder)

Död, vänter Armfeldt och män
Död, kungens män
Vänder hemåt igen

Fränder, bröder
Vår stormaktstid är över
Vårt rike blöder, fanan står i brand
Aldrig, aldrig
Aldrig återvända
Svea stormaktstid till ända

Ambition och en strikt religion
Drev svensken uti krig
(Hårda tider)

För sitt land, tog han vapen i hand
Ett liv för rikets väl
(Karoliner)

Krig, givit allt vi förmår
Krig, dödens år
Satt sitt spår, vi består

Fränder, bröder
Vår stormaktstid är över
Vårt rike blöder, fanan står i brand
Aldrig, aldrig
Aldrig återvända
Svea stormaktstid till ända

Fränder, bröder
Vår stormaktstid är över
Vårt rike blöder, fanan står i brand
Aldrig, aldrig
Aldrig återvända
Svea stormaktstid till ända




12. IN THE ARMY NOW (BONUSTRACK)

A vacation in a forreign land
Uncle Sam does the best he can
You're in the army now
You're in the army now

Now you remember what the draftman said
Nothing to do all day but stay in bed
You're in the army now
You're in the army now

You be the hero of thw neiborhood
Nobody knows that you left for good
You're in the army now
You're in the army now

Smiling faces as you wait to land
But once you get there no one gives a damn
You're in the army now
You're in the army now

Hand grenades flying over your head
Missiles flying over your head
If you want to survive, get out of bed
You're in the army now
You're in the army now

Shots ring out in the dad of night
The sergant calls : "stand up and fight"
You're in the army now
You're in the army now

You're in the army now
You're in the army now

You've got your orders better shoot on sight
Your fingers on the trigger
But it dont seem right
You're in the army now
You're in the army now

You're in the army now
You're in the army now

Night is falling and you just cant see
Is this illusion or reality ?
You're in the army now
You're in the army
In the army now

You're in the army now
You're in the army
In the army now

You're in the army now
You're in the army now

You're in the army now