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Tt took a while, but now I see
My old man worked for the KGB
The government found out about
His work and had to take him out

It took a while but now I see
Why dad was such a mystery
Sometimes you cheat, sometimes you lie
It part of the job when you're
When you're a spy

It took a while but now I see
My old man worked for the KGB
The government found about
His work and had to take him out

Sitting in the yard I didn't understand
Holding his dead body in my hands
Now it's getting clear to me
My dad he worked for the KGB

On the fourth of March in his backyard
The sniper shot him in the heart
He was only fifty-three
But a hero for the KGB
And a hero for the KGB
And a hero
To me



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    Jonathan Vöhringer5 days ago at 5:18 am
    To my two predecessors:

    I do not think that Milow means to present the events in the Text as facts. In fact there are many indications that speak against it. I would rather think that The I in the song is a child, who saw his father get an heart attack in his yard. The child is traumatized and rationalists his dad's death by imagining that his dad was a spy(which is perfectly plausible in a kid's mind).

    It makes sense when you look at the repetitions, which sounds like he is trying to convince himself, the high pitched voice in which he sings and the fact that he innocently calls his father dad.

    It makes the song so much more sad, 'watching' a little boy struggling to understand the death of his father, needing a better reason than just the fact that he died. Kids idolize their parents, and if they abruptly die it leaves them shattered and they construct a world where they can understand why their own personal hero is gone.

    It fits Milow's style.

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