(Note: There are two separate lines of lyrics being interleaved. I'll list them separately for clarity.)

Part A:
A woman weeps
Flesh hangs in the trees
Men die for a cause
The kids and their sweets
Carry the banner
Carry the banner high
Carry your banner
Forward to the skies
The hangman waits
A noose for you
For those who repent
We wait there too

Part B:
Workers, soldiers
Marching to the incinerator
Now we pay our debts
To die on the steppes
We paid in blood
Let loose from the leash
To hunt the Bolshevik beast
For a free Europe
We drive east

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    General CommentWWII, treblinka, soot, ash, foot fetishes, carnal wisdom, propellor prophylaxis, anti-mustafah rhetoric, germs in side her, oh he's inside her, he's inside you. AH**
    blood_victoron June 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's actually about the siege of Stalingrad. Both sides died slowly and horribly of not merely gunfire but primarily of cold and starvation. Nearly a million dead.

    That said, I have a live version from 1982; It utterly tramples the studio take. Amazing.
    Cynothoglyson January 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOh, and I forgot to mention: The song ends with a chant of the titular line a good ten times. The music gets faster, but the vocals remain unchanging, driving. Perhaps a grim nod to the characters singing the song...
    Cynothoglyson January 30, 2007   Link

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