Pussy Riot – Punk Prayer

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It’s all over the news even here in the U.S. but in case you live under a rock, the feminist Russian punk band Pussy Riot ninja performed in some major orthodox church in Russia rage singing protesting Vladimir Putin, the Prime Minister, I guess that’s what they have over there, of Russia.  They got arrested of course, but they were sentenced to two years in prison.  In my honest opinion, two years is overkill.  A few days or fining them X amount of dollars, or whatever currency they have over there, would have been fair just for disturbing the peace as it looks like the people who came to pray or whatever had to stand outside as the church staff tried to kick them out. It’s not like they were violent or anything. They were just singing and dancing and shouting against the church and Putin.  Personally, I like the song, it’s kind of catchy although I don’t know Russian  =(

Full story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19302986

Punk Prayer Lyrics

St. Maria, Virgin, Drive away Putin
Drive away! Drive away Putin!
(end chorus)

Black robe, golden epaulettes
All parishioners are crawling and bowing
The ghost of freedom is in heaven
Gay pride sent to Siberia in chains

The head of the KGB is their chief saint
Leads protesters to prison under escort
In order not to offend the Holy
Women have to give birth and to love

Holy shit, shit, Lord’s shit!
Holy shit, shit, Lord’s shit!

(Chorus)
St. Maria, Virgin, become a feminist
Become a feminist, Become a feminist
(end chorus)

Church praises the rotten dictators
The cross-bearer procession of black limousines
In school you are going to meet with a teacher-preacher
Go to class – bring him money!

Patriarch Gundyaev believes in Putin
Bitch, you better believed in God
Belt of the Virgin is no substitute for mass-meetings
In protest of our Ever-Virgin Mary!

(Chorus)
St. Maria, Virgin, Drive away Putin
Drive away! Drive away Putin!
(end chorus)

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