"Overall" as written by Annika Ingrid Maria Norlin and Andreas Per Mattsson....
Overall, I think we did a good job,
we did the best we could, I think we did the best we could
Overall, we couldn’t have done much else, I think we pulled it off
I always thought we pulled it off.
I always thought we pulled if off.

Days and nights we were a shoulder to cry on, weren’t we, weren’t we
Smiling eyes that screamed “Confide in me!”
That was you and me
Weren’t we,
weren’t we

It couldn’t be our fault we never said anything political
Sure you worked late some nights
I always thought you could have breast-fed him longer than you did
but we let him in,
not enough but I let him in

Overall, I think we did a good job,
we did the best we could, I think we did the best we could
Overall, we couldn’t have done much else, I think we pulled it off
I always thought we pulled it off.
I always thought we pulled if off.

I’ve got my calender here he was sick back in 92
maybe it was the week when they had history on World War II
You never should have got him that video game for Christmas
They shoot people in that game, pixled people without names

Overall, we’ve always done as they say we should have
haven’t we
haven’t we
We always smiled, we hid all issues away
didn’t we
didn’t we

You know the new receptionist at work, she’s a Jew
she could visit, he could see she could be me or you
And bring the gay guy downstairs, he doesn’t look gay at all
We broke something without knowing, but we did a good job overall,
didn’t we

We always smiled, we hid all troubles away
didn’t we, didn’t we
what will the neighbours say
maybe that shaved hair will grown back
or grandma will have a heart attack


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    General CommentI think this is clearly about parenting, but something goes wrong and the parents are blaming themselves. It might be that the son is gay, or maybe he joined the military or something and they're sad. I think that's it because of the "shaved hair" part, and the part about video games. Neither of these have much to do with being gay.

    Then again, I can't imagine anyone being this upset about a child joining the military...
    luvtheworldon August 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI always thought the kid became a nazi... Mostly because of the ting about the normal looking jew and gay guy.
    unregularon November 03, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationMm, this has to be about parents trying to understand how they raised a son who became a nazi.
    'we never said anything political'
    'maybe it was the week when they had history on world war ii' - speculation on how he discovered nazism
    'pixelled people without names' - clearly about the fact that those who are discriminated against by nazis are not actually known by them. this is then reinforced by the bit about the jewish receptionist who 'could be me or you', and the gay man.
    the shaved hair just makes it all a little clearer by providing an image.
    i love hello saferide.
    hhaatton December 24, 2010   Link

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