They were called Katusyhas, but we called them Stalin's Organs
200 MM devastating fire
When streets hiss, and falling block, kisses desperate flesh
Stukas plunging, as skylines reform
Spreading madness, in the gun factory
Which had become something of a rallying point in the last few days
I can tell they fear us, by the way they fire
We infiltrate, we wade through hip-deep filth
And then we come at them from below
Now that your name has been changed, will any remember your name?
And why was I, so led away?
And what secret laid?
In the blood soaked block
On the fountain made...
Return, return, return

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    General CommentWhat the fuck is a Katusyha? Tis song makes no fucking logical sense but I somehow like it
    ariel_jon June 17, 2003   Link
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    General CommentKatyushas were rocket launchers used by the Red Army during World War II. The Germans called them "Stalin's Organs" because they looked kind of like pipe organs. I'm guessing that the lyrics are about the defeat of the Nazis in the war. Awesome song.
    MaidenAndPriestRuleon October 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentActually, this is a song about the Battle of Stalingrad, (August 21, 1942 – February 2, 1943) the costliest battle in human history. The city was bombed and shelled by the Germans, quickly reducing most of it into burned-out buildings and hills of chared rubble, which ironically made ideal cover for Russian defenders. When the German 6th Army swept in, the battle quickly decayed into months of fierce urban combat, with house-to-house, and even room-to-room, fighting. The tractor and gun factories were the scenes of brutal fighting. The sewer systems were used by both sides to maneuver under, and flank, thier enemy. The Katyushas, which were mounted on the back of trucks and when raised to fire looked like pipe organs, were formidable weapons that evidentially scared the hell out of the Germans. In the end, the Germans surrendered to the Russians after being completely surrounded and besieged. It was a loss Nazi Germany never recovered from and signaled the begining of the end on the Eastern Front.
    As for last quarter of the song, I'm not so sure. However, I do know that Stalingrad's name was changed after the war to "Volgograd". Beyond that, I'm not sure who "was so led away" or what secret GWAR is refering to, nor the "fountain", since the Stalingrad war memorial is a gigantic statue and not a fountain. Actually, when listening to the song, I always thought they said "foundation", which would make a little more sense.
    eric jon July 15, 2006   Link

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