Lyrics to new PUSSY RIOT song "Putin Lights Up the Fires"

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Pussy Riot shares their new song, “Putin Lights Up the Fires” with the world HERE. This is the art group’s first musical piece since the “Virgin Mary, Please Drive Putin Away” for which three members were found guilty of hooliganism driven by religious hatred and sentenced to two years in jail. The Guardian has edited the new song to a montage of Pussy Riot members and their supporters. Even though the song was released on Friday, the translated lyrics have just been revealed today.




PUSSY RIOT “Putin Lights Up the Fires” lyrics:
(translation credit: @Russian_Market)

This state may be stronger than time in jail.

The more arrests, the happier it is.
Every arrest is carried out with love for the sexist

Who botoxed his cheeks and pumped his chest and abs.

But you can’t nail us in the coffin.
Throw off the yoke of former KGB!

Putin is lighting the fires of revolution
He’s bored and scared of sharing silence with the people
With every execution: the stench of rotten ash
With every long sentence: a wet dream

The country is going, the country is going into the streets boldly
The country is going, the country is going to bid farewell to the regime
The country is going, the country is going, like a feminist wedge
And Putin is going, Putin is going to say goodbye like a sheep

Arrest the whole city for May 6th
Seven years isn’t enough, give us 18!
Forbid us to scream, walk and curse!
Go and marry Father Lukashenko

 

We would also like to share the following with you:
1. The 6th letter from detention by Nadia written on the eve of the verdict HERE

2. The photos and video from the Free Pussy Riot Public Reading organized by JD Samson (of MEN and Le Tigre) and FreePussyRiot.org in New York on Thursday August16th. Readers included: Chloe Sevigny, Eileen Myles, Karen Finley, Johanna Fateman, Mx Justin Vivian Bond, K8 Hardy and Masha Gessen..
Co-sponsored by Amnesty International & Breslin Bar and Dining Room presents Liberty Hall at Ace Hotel.