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November 21, 2016

“Russians” by Sting from “The Dream of the Blue Turtles”

Seemed to be one of those songs that helped end the cold war. Wonder if the lyrics were revised into a palpable parody, it would affect any change?

Trumpisms

On coastal and inland America , there’s
Burgeoning apprehension of disturbia

Manifesting fears, and many threats
In hateful speeches of Trump and surrogates.

Trump and his kind said, “We will scare all of you.”

I didn’t vote for this pessimistic view.

It is such an arrogant thing to do
Since the PFLGBT love everyone too.

How can we save little girls and boys
from Oppenheimer’s deadly toys?

A tyrant tweeting, with unbridled petulance
Inside an oval office, behind the White house fence.

We share the same biology,
regardless of our geography.

Believe me when I say to you,
I’m sure the Mexicans love their children too

There is no historical precedent
Having racism gush from the mouth of the president.

No such thing as an unscalable wall,
If it is built,  am quite sure it will fall.

Donald Trump says, “We will persecute you.”
Excessive narcissism skewes his view.

Believe me when I say to you,
I’m sure Muslims love their children too

We share the same biology,
regardless of any theology.

But what might save us, me and you,
Knowing African Americans love their children too

“Oppenheimer’s deadly toy” refers to the atomic bomb. Robert Oppenheimer was an American physicist who was considered “The father of the atomic bomb.”

He later regretted his creation, saying he intended it to be used for energy in peace time (source: “Russians by Sting Songfacts”).

Original lyrics

“Russians” out in 1985

Sting

Lyrics

In Europe and America there’s a growing feeling of hysteria.

Conditioned to respond to all the threats
In the rhetorical speeches of the Soviets.

MIster Krushchev said, “We will bury you.”
I don’t subscribe to this point of view.

It’d be such an ignorant thing to do
If the Russians love their children too.

How can I save my little boy from Oppenheimer’s deadly toy?

There is no monopoly on common sense
On either side of the political fence.

We share the same biology, regardless of ideology.

Believe me when I say to you,
I hope the Russians love their children too

There is no historical precedent
To put the words in the mouth of the president?

There’s no such thing as a winnable war,
It’s a lie we don’t believe anymore.

Mister Reagan says, “We will protect you.”
I don’t subscribe to this point of view.

Believe me when I say to you,
I hope the Russians love their children too

We share the same biology, regardless of ideology.

But what might save us, me and you,
Is if the Russians love their children too

Songwriters: Gordon Sumner / Serge Prokofieff

Russians lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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