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Back In Control is the seventh song on Attero Dominatus album by Sabaton.

Information

  • Played live from 2006 to 2011.
  • The band was heavily criticized people from Argentina because of the lyrics to this song, they even received death threats.
  • Pär said that the idea for the topic came from the fans, specifically from a British soldier.[1]
  • The band was asked to write another song about the Falklands conflict, but from the Argentinian perspective.[2]
  • Pär admitted that they received e-mails from officials with their point of view about the Falklands War.[3]

Joakim: "We got very strong backlash from Argentina a few years ago for the song 'Back In Control'. We tell the story of the Falklands War from British perspective. They were really pissed off. But I can only repeat that we are not a political band, we only tell stories. With 'Back In Control' it was just from a British perspective. Apparently some countries are very strange with their own history when you take the point of view of the others."[4]

Joakim: "(...) we got a lot of death threats from Argentina because we took up the subject of the Falkland War written from the perspective of British soldiers. In South America, people can be very passionate about history if you know what I'm talking about (laughs). We never got so many threats!"[5]

Historic fact

The Falkland Islands are a group of islands in the South Atlantic Ocean. Although they are a British Overseas Territory, this is contested by Argentina, who also lay claim to them. On 2nd April 1982, Argentina invaded and occupied the islands. Three days later, on the 5th April, Britain sent a Naval Task Force to reclaim the Falklands. Following a conflict which lasted 74 days and in which 649 Argentine military personnel, 255 British military personnel and 3 Falkland Islanders died, Argentina surrendered on 14th June 1982 and the islands were returned to British control.[6]

Lyrics

Sent to the islands to secure what is ours
Marching ashore in the cover of night
Hide until dawn and attack in the twilight
Shake them awake with the thunder of guns

Orders from the iron maiden, get the islands back
Failure will not be accepted, call for artillery strike, launch attack

We are back in control, force them to surrender
Take what is ours, restore law and order
Back in control, push them further out to sea
Falklands in our hands, back under British reign

Push them back further and out from the islands
Into our fleet that will stop their retreat
Mark their positions and call in the airforce
Harriers and Vulcans strikes at our command

Orders from the iron maiden, get the islands back
Failure will not be accepted, call for artillery strike, launch attack

We are back in control, force them to surrender
Take what is ours, restore law and order
Back in control, push them further out to sea
Falklands in our hands, back under British reign



We are back in control, force them to surrender
Take what is ours, restore law and order
Back in control, push them further out to sea
Falklands in our hands



Back in control, force them to surrender
Take what is ours, restore law and order
Back in control, push them further out to sea
Falklands in our hands

Back under British reign

Sabaton History

Back in Control – The Falklands War – Sabaton History 055 -Official-

Back in Control – The Falklands War – Sabaton History 055 -Official-

References

  1. Sabaton History Channel
  2. Sabaton History Channel
  3. Sabaton History Channel
  4. powermetal.de
  5. zazyjkultury.pl
  6. Sabaton.net
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