Hear Sabaton’s New Swedish-Sung Song (With English Translation)

Joe DiVitaPublished: February 26, 2021Chris Rörland & Hannes Van DahlShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSwedish power metal battalion Sabaton are back with a stunning video for "Livgardet," their first new song since the release of 2019's The Great War album. View the lyrics directly below, which have been presented in Swedish and English (via Google Translate — translation may contain inaccuracies).Look for the English version of the song to be released April 9.Sabaton, "Livgardet" LyricsSmitt av eld och dalablodFrusen mark och hjältemodI en tid av krig de stodAnor från blott 16 manRikets äldsta stridsförbandEn tidAv KrigVart vägen än bärAtt beskydda, gardet svärFör konung och rike de viger sitt livKnä om knä livgardet gårKämpat för landsfader vårHängiven tjänst i 500 årFrån tåget över BältStred vid Lund, på Narvas fältDe följa uti hjältars spårOavsett vem kronan bärTill sin konung trohet svärI en tid, av fred, de bestårTraditioner i från förrVaktar ännu maktens dörrI fridOch i stridVart vägen än gårRunt vår konung gardet stårFör land och för rike de offrar sitt livFör Sverige i tidenDit konungen gårDe gör vad som synes omöjligt, vad än framtiden spårVart vägen än bärAtt beskydda, gardet svärFör konung och rike de viger sitt livÄrat livgardet stårGrundat av landsfader vårHängiven tjänst i 500 årFrån tåget över BältStred vid Lund, på Narvas fältDe följa uti hjältars spårSabaton, "Livgardet" Lyrics — English Translation (Via Google Translate)Infected by fire and Dala bloodFrozen ground and heroismIn a time of war they stoodDescended from only 16 menThe kingdom's oldest military unitA timeOf WarWherever the road leadsTo protect, the guard swearsFor king and kingdom they dedicate their livesKnee to knee the lifeguard goesFought for our country fatherDedicated service for 500 yearsFrom the train across the BeltStruggle at Lund, on Narva's fieldThey follow in the footsteps of heroesRegardless of who wears the crownTo his king fidelity swearsIn a time, of peace, they existTraditions from the pastStill guarding the door of powerIn peaceAnd in battleWherever the road goesAround our king guard standsFor country and for kingdom they sacrifice their livesfor Sweden in timeWhere the king goesThey do what seems impossible, whatever the future holdsWherever the road leadsTo protect, the guard swearsFor king and kingdom they dedicate their livesThe honor guard standsFounded by our country fatherDedicated service for 500 yearsFrom the train across the BeltStruggle at Lund, on Narva's fieldThey follow in the footsteps of heroesSabaton, "Livgardet" Music VideoTop 25 Power Metal Albums of All Time  
Source: Hear Sabaton’s New Swedish-Sung Song ‘Livgardet’ (With English Translation)
Filed Under: SabatonCategories: News We aimed to write a respectful tribute, a powerful anthem, for this Swedish regiment and its remarkable legacy."Watch the "Livgardet" music video in all its splendor toward the bottom of the page. One of the oldest military regiments in the world, the Swedish Royal Guard (Livgardet), was formed in the Sabaton home region in Sweden, Dalecarlia, in 1521 by the legendary Swedish king Gustav Vasa.""For the past 500 years, they have evolved with the times and served under various kings and queens around the world and are still active today," Sundström added, furthering the education of Sabaton fans worldwide.He added, "We felt that such an anniversary would be worth a song, and we aimed at writing a respectful tribute, an anthem for this Swedish regiment and its legacy. The rich 500 years of history is, needless to say, extremely hard to fit into one song, and that is why we mainly focused on the parts and battles that happened during the age of the Swedish Empire. It's sung entirely in Swedish and is a tribute to the 500th anniversary of the Swedish Royal Guard — Livgardet.It's fitting that Sabaton follow-up The Great War with a song commemorating a historic anniversary as that last record was made to honor 100 years since the start of World War I. Here, they shed their more typical power metal assault in favor of a bombastic five-minutes that are, of course epic, but set to a militaristic drum beat with a rigid, chanting-like vocal cadence.As for the video, seen below, Sabaton played the part and donned military uniforms that served as a nod to the half-millennium old era."Since 2012 and Carolus Rex, we have been looking forward to writing more songs in Swedish, and we felt that we were not done with the history of our fatherland," said bassist Pär Sundström.Using this opportunity to serve up a history lesson, the bassist continued, "Over the past years, we have been discussing around topics until something obvious came up.

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