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“Min son be om dig själv ett annat rike, för det som jag lämnar
är för liten för dig”

Nära till öst, i en del av antikens Grekland
I en forntida land kallas Makedonien
Föddes en son, till Filip av Makedonien
Legenden han hette Alexander

At the age of nineteen he became the Macedon King
And he swore to free all of Asia Minor
By the Aegean Sea in three thirty four B.C.
He utterly beat the armies of Persia

Alexander stort
His name struck fear into hearts of men
Alexander stort
Became a legend amongst mortal men

King Darius the third defeated, fled Persia
The Scythians fell by the river Jaxartes
Then Egypt fell to the Macedon King as well
And he founded the city called Alexandria

By the Tigris river, he met King Darius again
And crushed him again at the battle of Arbela
Entered Babylon and Susa, treasures he found
Took Persepolis, the capital of Persia

Alexander stort
His name struck fear into hearts of men
Alexander stort
Became a God amongst mortal men

Phrygian King had bound a chariot yoke
And Alexander cut the Gordian knot
And legend said that ‘Who untied the knot
He would become the master of Asia

Hedonism, he spread far and wide
The Macedonian learned mind
Their culture was a western way of life
He paved the way for Christianity
Marching on, marching on

The battle weary marching side by side
Alexander’s army line by line
They wouldn’t follow him to India
Tired of the combat, pain and the glory

Alexander stort
His name struck fear into hearts of men
Alexander stort
He died of fever in Babylon

 

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