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Back in the USSR revised for the war in Ukraine

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Last post 07/04/2022

Posted by John Mackintosh

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      Elton John revised Candle in the Wind for Princess Di - here's a suggestion to revise Back in the USSR  for the war in Ukraine:

      Putin seized Crimea in 2014

      Fomented unrest in Donbas

      Now he's trying to take the rest of Ukraine

      Extend the Russian empire's grasp

       

      Don't want no USSR

      And no, you can't be a czar, Vlad 

      Don't want no US

      Don't want no US

      Don't want no USSR

       

      Donald Trump calls Putin a genius, but

      That's because he's Donald's boss

      Donald don't care about the damage done

      Or how many lives are lost

       

      Don't want no USSR

      And no, you can't be a czar, Vlad 

      Don't want no US

      Don't want no US

      Don't want no USSR

       

      Well, the Ukraine people knock me out

      They kicked Putin's behind

      Now all Russians need to scream and shout

      That Vladimir Putin must go because he's lost his goddam mind

       

      Mariupol's surrounded way down south

      Shelling in Kharkiv and Kyiv

      Fighting all along the Dnipro's mouth

      Civilians fleeing to Lviv

       

      Don't want no USSR

      And no, you can't be a czar, Vlad 

      Don't want no US

      Don't want no US

      Don't want no USSR

       

      слава украінія (Glory to Ukraine)

        tfburke@hotmail.com wrote:Elton John revised Candle in the Wind for Princess Di - here's a suggestion to revise Back in the USSR  for the war in Ukraine:

        Putin seized Crimea in 2014

        Fomented unrest in Donbas

        Now he's trying to take the rest of Ukraine

        Extend the Russian empire's grasp

         

        Don't want no USSR

        And no, you can't be a czar, Vlad 

        Don't want no US

        Don't want no US

        Don't want no USSR

         

        Donald Trump calls Putin a genius, but

        That's because he's Donald's boss

        Donald don't care about the damage done

        Or how many lives are lost

         

        Don't want no USSR

        And no, you can't be a czar, Vlad 

        Don't want no US

        Don't want no US

        Don't want no USSR

         

        Well, the Ukraine people knock me out

        They kicked Putin's behind

        Now all Russians need to scream and shout

        That Vladimir Putin must go because he's lost his goddam mind

         

        Mariupol's surrounded way down south

        Shelling in Kharkiv and Kyiv

        Fighting all along the Dnipro's mouth

        Civilians fleeing to Lviv

         

        Don't want no USSR

        And no, you can't be a czar, Vlad 

        Don't want no US

        Don't want no US

        Don't want no USSR

         

        слава украінія (Glory to Ukraine)

        Paul should play "Mrs. Vanderbilt" to honor the Ukraine people which is the song they selected for him to play when he did concert there years ago. I understand the dislike of Trump but in case you did not notice Trump has not been POTUS for over one year.

          Yankeefan2 wrote:

          tfburke@hotmail.com wrote:Elton John revised Candle in the Wind for Princess Di - here's a suggestion to revise Back in the USSR  for the war in Ukraine:

          Putin seized Crimea in 2014

          Fomented unrest in Donbas

          Now he's trying to take the rest of Ukraine

          Extend the Russian empire's grasp

           

          Don't want no USSR

          And no, you can't be a czar, Vlad 

          Don't want no US

          Don't want no US

          Don't want no USSR

           

          Donald Trump calls Putin a genius, but

          That's because he's Donald's boss

          Donald don't care about the damage done

          Or how many lives are lost

           

          Don't want no USSR

          And no, you can't be a czar, Vlad 

          Don't want no US

          Don't want no US

          Don't want no USSR

           

          Well, the Ukraine people knock me out

          They kicked Putin's behind

          Now all Russians need to scream and shout

          That Vladimir Putin must go because he's lost his goddam mind

           

          Mariupol's surrounded way down south

          Shelling in Kharkiv and Kyiv

          Fighting all along the Dnipro's mouth

          Civilians fleeing to Lviv

           

          Don't want no USSR

          And no, you can't be a czar, Vlad 

          Don't want no US

          Don't want no US

          Don't want no USSR

           

          слава украінія (Glory to Ukraine)

          Paul should play "Mrs. Vanderbilt" to honor the Ukraine people which is the song they selected for him to play when he did concert there years ago. I understand the dislike of Trump but in case you did not notice Trump has not been POTUS for over one year.

          Sadly there are many delusional people such as Clarence Thomas's wife and most likely Clarence Thomas himself. They believe him to still be the duly elected President.  Texas Republicans just threw out 23% of mail in votes for supposedly not being valid votes. Estimates from previous elections were no higher than 1-2% of the votes that were thrown out.  

          Definitely would love to hear a song with Ukraine 🇺🇦 in the song. Freedom would be a great song to hear as well, with a nod to Ukraine. 

            love2travel wrote:

            Yankeefan2 wrote:
            tfburke@hotmail.com wrote:Elton John revised Candle in the Wind for Princess Di - here's a suggestion to revise Back in the USSR  for the war in Ukraine:

            Putin seized Crimea in 2014

            Fomented unrest in Donbas

            Now he's trying to take the rest of Ukraine

            Extend the Russian empire's grasp

             

            Don't want no USSR

            And no, you can't be a czar, Vlad 

            Don't want no US

            Don't want no US

            Don't want no USSR

             

            Donald Trump calls Putin a genius, but

            That's because he's Donald's boss

            Donald don't care about the damage done

            Or how many lives are lost

             

            Don't want no USSR

            And no, you can't be a czar, Vlad 

            Don't want no US

            Don't want no US

            Don't want no USSR

             

            Well, the Ukraine people knock me out

            They kicked Putin's behind

            Now all Russians need to scream and shout

            That Vladimir Putin must go because he's lost his goddam mind

             

            Mariupol's surrounded way down south

            Shelling in Kharkiv and Kyiv

            Fighting all along the Dnipro's mouth

            Civilians fleeing to Lviv

             

            Don't want no USSR

            And no, you can't be a czar, Vlad 

            Don't want no US

            Don't want no US

            Don't want no USSR

             

            слава украінія (Glory to Ukraine)

            Paul should play "Mrs. Vanderbilt" to honor the Ukraine people which is the song they selected for him to play when he did concert there years ago. I understand the dislike of Trump but in case you did not notice Trump has not been POTUS for over one year.

            Sadly there are many delusional people such as Clarence Thomas's wife and most likely Clarence Thomas himself. They believe him to still be the duly elected President.  Texas Republicans just threw out 23% of mail in votes for supposedly not being valid votes. Estimates from previous elections were no higher than 1-2% of the votes that were thrown out.  

            Definitely would love to hear a song with Ukraine 🇺🇦 in the song. Freedom would be a great song to hear as well, with a nod to Ukraine. 

            @yankeefan2: the Trump 'Putin is a genius' quote was right after the invasion started:  In an interview on Feb. 22, 2022, former U.S. President Donald Trump called Russian President Vladimir Putin's stated Ukraine strategy “savvy” and “genius.” 

            But that's only one verse - what's your reaction to the rest?

            @  lovetotravel: слава украінія!

              "@yankeefan2: the Trump 'Putin is a genius' quote was right after the invasion started:  In an interview on Feb. 22, 2022, former U.S. President Donald Trump called Russian President Vladimir Putin's stated Ukraine strategy “savvy” and “genius.” 

              But that's only one verse - what's your reaction to the rest?"

              I would much rather Paul say a few eloquent words in support of the Ukranian people and then dedicate the song "Mrs. Vanderbilt" to them since it was the song they requested him to play when he did concert over there several years ago. I assume you wrote they lyrics to the "revised" version and good job by you but I think it is totally wrong for this type of  tragedy.  Elton John's "Candle In The Wind" was a sad song about Marily Monroe who is deceased and changing the lyrics  to it for the death of Princess Diana did not change the mood of the original song. I don't think changing an upbeat fun song's lyrics to reflect a tragic war invasion is the right way to go for an artist to express his support of freedom. Just my opinion.

                Yankeefan2 wrote:

                "@yankeefan2: the Trump 'Putin is a genius' quote was right after the invasion started:  In an interview on Feb. 22, 2022, former U.S. President Donald Trump called Russian President Vladimir Putin's stated Ukraine strategy “savvy” and “genius.” 

                But that's only one verse - what's your reaction to the rest?"

                I would much rather Paul say a few eloquent words in support of the Ukranian people and then dedicate the song "Mrs. Vanderbilt" to them since it was the song they requested him to play when he did concert over there several years ago. I assume you wrote they lyrics to the "revised" version and good job by you but I think it is totally wrong for this type of  tragedy.  Elton John's "Candle In The Wind" was a sad song about Marily Monroe who is deceased and changing the lyrics  to it for the death of Princess Diana did not change the mood of the original song. I don't think changing an upbeat fun song's lyrics to reflect a tragic war invasion is the right way to go for an artist to express his support of freedom. Just my opinion.

                And I agree! 

                  I feel confident that Paul would know what to say and do in this situation. I think that Paul is an excellent spokesperson and will act accordingly. 

                    love2travel wrote:

                    I feel confident that Paul would know what to say and do in this situation. I think that Paul is an excellent spokesperson and will act accordingly. 

                    Exactly. I don't think he needs to change lyrics of one of his song to express his support of the Ukraine people.

                      Not that this will happen but rather than a revamped Back in the USSR....

                      Do People Want peace from Egypt station and have it go into Give Peace a Chance dedicated to Lennon and Ukraine.