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While Europe speak of peace, all other battles cease
There's a man who aims for more than he can reach
All over
On fire
All of Bohemia set ablaze
Stand on their own

The road to the city has been blocked
(They're denied)
To enter the gates
Though they tried
(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
Kцnigsmarck 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
Is spreading
And pain is all that Sweden brought
Rise and strike back

The walls of the city has been breached
(They're reclaimed)
On that very night
They did it on their own
They fought them on the bridge
Their freedom was at stake

Unconquered city on Vltavas shore
Start of the conflict and end of the war
Unconquered city on Vltavas shore
It is protected by it's people
And thirty years ago the war begun
It has returned to where it started

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    This song is about The Battle of Prague between 25 July and 1 November 1648 and was the last action of the Thirty Years' War. General Hans Christoff von Königsmarck, commanding Sweden's flying column, entered the city, defended by the Governor Feldmarshall Rodolfo (Rudolph) Colloredo Mels und Wallsee, a former Wallenstein's general, and a veteran of the siege of Mantua and of the battle of Lutzen and captured Prague Castle on the western bank of the Vltava river. The Swedes attempted to enter the Old Town on the eastern bank of the river, but were repulsed on the Charles Bridge by Colloredo' men. When a third Swedish army commanded by Prince Carl Gustaf came close to Prague, all three Swedish armies launched a number of attacks against the city which thanks to the energy of Feldmarshall Colloredo and their citizen soldiers, including Jews and students of the Academic Legion, and strong fortifications resisted. When in November Gustaf received a report about the signed Peace, he ordered his troops to leave.

    Unable to enter the city, the Swedes settled for looting the Castle. Many of the treasures collected by Emperor Rudolf II (such as the Codex Gigas and Codex Argenteus) were taken to Sweden, whereof some can be found in Drottningholm Palace.
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