My Favourite Song: «Russians» von Sting

My Favourite Song: «Russians» von Sting

«Russians» von Sting

 

Als Sting (alias Gordon Matthew Sumner) diesen Song in den 80er Jahren veröffentlichte, hatte keiner vorausgesehen, wie aktuell dieses Lied 40 Jahre später wieder werden würde. Aus dem kalten Krieg der 80er ist ein heißer Krieg in der Ukraine geworden.

Und doch gilt die Hoffnung damals genauso wie heute:  «Was kann uns retten – außer, dass auch die Russen ihre Kinder lieben?»

 


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

Songwriter: Gordon Sumner / Serge Prokofieff
Songtext von Russians © Concord Music Publishing LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC