Music Monday: Sting “Russians” 1985 #Music #Musicmonday #Sting #Russians #Ukraine

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 Khrushchev 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 of 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
What might save us, me and you
Is if the Russians love their children too

Album: The Dream of the Blue Turtles


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❤️ Mischenko

23 thoughts on “Music Monday: Sting “Russians” 1985 #Music #Musicmonday #Sting #Russians #Ukraine

    1. Diana, I hadn’t even thought of the song honestly until it came up on YouTube for me yesterday. He’s a favorite artist anyway, and I was so touched listening to this performance. Thanks for sharing ❤️

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    1. Sad but true. I hate what’s happening. Right out of a pandemic and then into war. There’s nothing positive about it, except for the fact that maybe the pandemic will be fizzling out once and for all.

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  1. I bought this on tape when it came out in 1984 and it remains one of my top 10 favorite albums of all times. This song, particularly, took me a long time to understand, being as young as I was. I never thought that it would be just as sadly valid 30+ years later. Thank you for sharing.

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        1. There’s something else we have in common! She’s always been one of my favorite authors since I was a teenager. It was so sad hearing about her passing. You’ve really inspired me. I’m going to listen to the whole album tonight while I’m preparing dinner. 👍

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