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Unbreakable is the fifth song on the album The Art Of War album by Sabaton.

Information

  • The song tells about chapter five - "Energy" in Sun Tzu's "The Art Of War" book.
  • "Sun Tzu explains the importance of creativity and timing to build your competitive momentum."[1]
  • The song doesn't tell about any specific event from the history.
  • The song was played live only twice: in 2013 during Sabaton Open Air, when the band performed The Art Of War album in its entirety, and again during Sabaton Open Air in 2018.

Background

Pär: "Some of the memories I have from the song writing period of this album, are related with the repeated rehearsals of the song Unbreakable. I remember that we loved the heavy riffing so much that we kept playing just that part of the song for hours."[2]

Lyrics

"By holding out baits, he keeps him on the march.
Then, with a body of picked men, he lies in wait for him"
- Sun Tzu

It’s under crimson skies, hell’s horizon
Our trap will spring
Unaware of our presence they’ll be marching
Straight to their doom

We are prepared for war, ready to fire
Stand by to charge
Counting down as they march into destruction
Their time has come

They’ll never know, we give no warning
We set a trap, they took the bait
Leading them straight into hell

They will not live to tell the tale
We’ll strike at dusk and fight ’til dawn
Tonight our foe is bound to fail
Our time is now, all ready at arms

Upon our chosen ground dead men marching
No sign of hope
Victory will be ours before the dawn breaks
Tonight we charge

Chaos and disorder sound of the attack
Charging down the mountain, frontal assault
Guns light up the darkness, mortars rip the ground
Like a force of nature shaking the field

They’ll never know, we give no warning
We set a trap, they took the bait
Cut off retreat

Released
Unleashed
The beast within, berserker rage is
Released
Unleashed
A storm, a force, unbreakable warmachine

Victims of the ambush
Stains the ground with blood
Fields of execution, murderous plan
Soldiers turn to madmen in the dead of night
Fighting with a fury, fiery eyes

References

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