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Firestorm is the twelfth song on the album The Art Of War album by Sabaton.

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Historic fact

Sun Tzu said: "There are five ways of attacking with fire. The first is to burn soldiers in their camp; the second is to burn stores; the third is to burn baggage trains; the fourth is to burn arsenals and magazines; the fifth is to hurl dropping fire amongst the enemy." Or in modern terms: Carpet bomb their cities and grind them to dust.[2]

About the Strategic Bombing strategy used by the allies during World War II. The aim of this strategy is to demoralize the enemy so that peace or surrender becomes preferable to continuing the conflict (Text credits: Gregory Sandoz)[3]

Lyrics

But a kingdom that has once been destroyed can never come again into being,
Nor can the dead ever be brought back to life.

Warnings of an airstrike
The sirens scream out loud
Warning on the radio
Of what's coming

Appearing on the radar
A threat from overseas
Planes on the horizon
Cast shadows on the ground

Bringers of destruction
Are ravaging the land
Fury of the bombers
A force to reckon with

Sets the world on fire
Then turns to strike again
Flames are burning higher
The bombs keep falling

AA guns are blazing
As the sky is turning red
Better run for cover, you'll be quick or be dead

Burn! Burn!
Rage of the heavens
Burn! Burn!
Death from above
Die! Die!
Merciless killing
Burn! Burn!
Death from above

Carpet-bombing cities
And grinding them to dust
Able men and women
Will all be victims

Everyone will suffer
In the wake of their attack
Bombers show no mercy
A land in ruin

Homes are turned to rubble
When the airstrike has been approved
Facing their destruction
Fear the black wings of death

Burn! Burn!
Rage of the heavens
Burn! Burn!
Death from above
Die! Die!
Merciless killing
Burn! Burn!

Nothing remains
Cities ruined, turned to dust
All has been lost
Rise from the ashes and strike

AA guns are blazing
As the sky is turning red
Better run for cover, you'll be quick or be dead

Burn! Burn!
Rage of the heavens
Burn! Burn!
Death from above
Die! Die!
Merciless killing
Burn! Burn!
Death from above

References

  1. The Art Of War booklet
  2. The Art Of War booklet
  3. Sabaton.net
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