Pussy Riot Drop New Single “Putin Lights Up The Fires” Shortly After Convicted of Hooliganism

August 20th, 2012
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Just hours after they were convicted of ‘hooliganism’, Russian punk band Pussy Riot dropped a new single.  The song, ”Putin Lights Up the Fires”, fittingly matches the sound and sentiment that awarded the band two years in prison.

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For those who haven’t heard about Pussy Riot’s recent brush with Russian law, the band members were recently sentenced two years in prison for ‘hooliganism’ because of a punk prayer they did in a Russian Orthodox cathedral in Moscow.  The song made a statement about ties between church and state that offended Russian President Vladimir Putin with the lyric, “Holy Mother, Blessed Virgin, chase Putin out!”.  Their new track “Putin Lights Up the Fires” has a similar gaze and shows Pussy Riot standing by their original statement.  Listen to the track below.

Pussy Riot’s “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

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By Carey Uhl Posted in News


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