(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
Agitators
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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