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SOLIDARITINE LYRICS

Shot of Solidaritine

Somewhere in between
Of all the truth that must be told
And all bullshit that must be sold
In deep deep deep obscurity
Sleeps human — Hey!
Human — Ho!
Solidarity
Solidarity

Wake up and see
Look at them all
Look at them all
Pining for the easy victory
Wake up beauty
You wake up and see
Look at them all
Pining for what
Can be done only in unity

Now that you had year or two
To get a much better clue
Who gives a fuck about you
We all contain multitudes
On various altitudes
But Spektor the United services
All neighborhoods
Between a bullet proof screen
That can handle the obscene
And of all the calamity
Lives at least one
Or we’d be all gone
Germ of Solidarity

Wake up and see
Look at them all
Look at them all
Pining for the easy victory
Wake up beauty
You wake up and see
Look at them all
Pining for what
Can be done only in unity

Oh yeah the multitudes
And social altitudes
Oh yeah the limits of the human speech
But solidarity in human cretin
Is never that hard to reach

Never that hard to reach
Somewhere in between
Of all the truth that must be told
And all bullshit that must be sold
In deep deep deep obscurity
Sleeps human — Hey!
Human — Ho!
Solidarity
Solidarity
Solidarity

Wake up and see
Look at them all
Look at them all
Pining for easy victory
Wake up beauty
You wake up and see
Look at them all
Pining for what
Can be done only in unity

Oh yeah the multitudes
And social altitudes
Oh yeah the limits of the human speech
But solidarity in human cretin
Is never that hard to reach
Never that hard to reach

Somewhere in between

 

Focus Coin

Have you noticed
You just can’t focus
If you can’t focus
How can you notice

They got you running
Running on the fumes
Through the city of a banging pendulums
There ain’t no way to verify
They got you running
Running on the fumes
Through the city of swinging pendulums
They only sell
It’s you who buy

And you get a feeling
With all that good they are trying
Perhaps part of the time
Some of them lying
Ever wonder why you never get to bottom of all that verifying?
You got only one spine
And one head to get by
And you are forced to consider
For sake of staying alive
All of them are lying
And all of the time

Lying lying lying
All of them are lying
It’s true and tried
Lying lying lying
All of them are lying
All of the time

Insecure ones looking
Where else to join
The ones who are overlooking
Collecting mine and their focus coin

They got them running
Running on all the fumes
Through the city of banging pendulums
There ain’t no way to verify

And you get a feeling
Within all the good they are trying
Perhaps some of the time
Some of them lying
It must be exhausting
So many demons be hosting

You got only one spine
And one head to get by
And you are forced to consider
For sake of staying alive
All of them are lying
And all of the time
Professionally lying

Lying lying lying
All of them are lying
Professionally and all of the time
Lying lying lying
All of them are lying
It’s true and tried

Had me a woman
But she moved forth
Ran off with my best friend
Now they are living
On flat Earth

They got them running
Running on the fumes
In the city of banging pendulums
There ain’t no way to verify
They got you running
Running on all the fumes
In the city of banging pendulums
They only sell
It’s you who buys

And you get a feeling
Within all the good they are trying
Perhaps some of the time
Some of them lying
It must be exhausting
So many demons be hosting

You got only one spine
And one head to get by
And you are forced to consider
For sake of staying alive
All of them are lying
And all of the time

Lying lying lying
All of them are lying
And all of the time
It’s true and tried
Lying lying lying
All of them are lying

 

Blueprint
(Fugazi Cover)

I’m not playing with you
I’m not playing with you
I’m not playing with you, yeah, you

I clean forgot how to play
But you can still come around
In fact I invite you down
Maybe together
We can wipe that stupid smile off your face
‘Cause what a difference
What a difference
What a difference
A little difference can make

I’m not playing with you
I’m not playing with you
I’m not playing with you, yeah, you
I clean forgot how to play

Let’s draw a blueprint
Let’s make it easy
It’s just a matter
Of knowing when to say yes or no
Frustrating, frustrating
Always waiting for the bigger axe to fall

Never mind what they’re selling
It’s what you’re buying
Never mind what they’re selling
It’s what you’re buying
Never mind what they’re selling
It’s what you’re buying
Never mind what’s been selling
It’s what you’re buying

I’m not playing with you
I’m not playing with you
I’m not playing with you, yeah, you
I clean forgot how to play

 

The Era of the End of Eras

First time I saw the end of era
I was 5 I was 5
Faster than a chaser came the second one
And I said I get it ma
I get it now
It’s the Era of End of Eras
And it’s just begun

It’s the Era of the End of Eras
You left us bleeding on the streets
Where sad eye century’s mascara
Runs over places where we used to meet
It’s the Era of the End of Eras
Go build ark of your own
Gather all your magic beasts and treasures
Cause your ark is sailing on
It’s sailing on
Sail on sail on

Third and fourth
They came like cheap shots on the house
Watching these walls going up and down and up again
Then again and again and again
What else is fucking new man
Like a fallen angel dominos
These days they go

It’s the Era of the End of Eras
You left us bleeding on the streets
Where sad eye century’s mascara
Runs over places where we used to meet
It’s the Era of the End of Eras
Go build ark of your own
Gather all your magic beasts and treasures
Cause your ark is sailing on
It’s sailing on
Sail on sail on

It’s the Era of the End of Eras
I’ve seen this movie from first row
Now trying make my way to backseats and backstreets
Where it all begun
It’s the Era of the End of Eras
You left us bleeding on the streets
Where sad eye century’s mascara
Runs over places where we used to meet
It’s the Era of the End of Eras
Go build ark of your own
Gather all your magic beasts and treasures
Cause your ark is sailing on
It’s sailing on
Sail on sail on

Cause our ark is sailing on

Sailing on sailing on and on and on

 

I’m Coming Out

Was so down and out
Now so up and in
Yeah roped in
So roped in
Into living the dream
Straight out of zombie lifestyle magazine

But I’m coming out
Yeah I’m coming out
Be it hell or high water
Flood or a drought
I’m coming out
So meet me outside of opiate den
And love me, love me
As hard as you can
And take whatever you need from me
I’m still your post-human man

Politicized is the sacred
Politicized is profane
Politicized that which cannot be even explained
Politicized is every human who somehow dares
Not to partake in post-human affairs

Then one day your Psychaida flies in
And say “hey buddy, where the hell have you been?”
Well, I’ve been living the dream
Straight out of zombie lifestyle magazine

But I’m coming out
I’m coming out
Be it hell or high water
Flood or a drought
I’m coming out
So meet me outside of opiate den
And love me, love me
As hard as you can
And take whatever you need from me
I’m still your post-human man

Psych-aida Psych-aida Psych-aida
hiya heya heya
Psych-aida Para-Psych-aida Psych-aida
hiya heya heya

Then one day your Psych-aida flies in
And say “hey buddy, where the hell have you been?”
I’ve been living the dream
Straight out of zombie lifestyle magazine

But I’m coming out
I’m coming out
Be it flood or a drought
Then one day your Psychaida flies in
And say “hey buddy, where the hell have you been?”
Well, I’ve been living the dream
Straight out of zombie lifestyle magazine

So meet me outside of opiate den
And love me
As much as you can
And take whatever you need from me
But don’t cut out on me
I need you here

 

Knack for Life

Knack for life
What it is what it is what is it?
Knack for life
Can I get a hint?
Knack for life
Done gone missing
Knack for life
It’s been out of print

My grandma told me
When you pick a new friend
Try to picture if he still be there at the end
Way past the sound of that old chopper
Gonna bring about the first copper

Knack for life
What it is what it is what is it?
Knack for life
Can I get a hint?
Knack for life
Done gone missing
Knack for life
It’s been out of print

Her sweet old-timer told me
If you drop bread on the floor
What’s picked up fast ain’t fallen
And it won’t count as beastie
And I believe him
He came home from 4 year war
And on the top of that
He lived another 60

Have you had a 1000 years
You could of built your arc
Society hidden rules you would crack
But the way that you kid yourself
With your young beauty self
You cheating yourself out of that knack

Knack for life
What it is what it is what is it?
Knack for life
Can I get a hint?
Knack for life
Done gone missing
Maybe there’s reason
Why it’s out of print

In devastation central
Report of stolen gold
And the grandest canyon
Is between the young and old
But how long can you run a nation
On a steady diet of old-timer discrimination?

Knack for life
What it is what it is what is it?
Knack for life
Can I get a hint?
Knack for life
Come on get on with it
Maybe there’s reason
Why it’s out of print

Have you had a 1000 years
To figure it all out
And society’s hidden rules you would crack
But the way that you kill yourself
To sonder your lineage
You cheating yourself out of that knack
Knack for life

 

The Great Hunt of Idiot Savant

Live and learn
I wanna live and learn with you
Spin around the sun together
See the whole thing through
Maybe with you as my life affiliate
I won’t have to die a lonely idiot
So if fun loving idiot savant the one you want
Don’t scare away babe
The savant part
If fun loving idiot savant the one you want
Don’t scare away babe
The savant part

Here comes the fall
It never fails to make me lazy
All big ideas already left my mind
Visions of crowded summer
Seem to be so hazy
Hard to believe I was the wandering kind

Ain’t no need ain’t no need
For silence retreat
But yummy obscurity
Is what a treat now

Maybe with you as my life affiliate
I won’t have to die a lonely idiot
So if fun loving idiot savant the kind you want
Don’t scare away babe
The savant part

They say the road dog’s
Doghouse is at home
But I’m gonna chew on that lazy bone
Cause with you as my life affiliate
I won’t have to die a lonely idiot
With you as my life affiliate in chief
We can while away any grief

Next time I’ll shave
It will be in April
Let my chest sprout
Let my beard twirl
Declare one hell of a
Seasonal Siesta Manifesto
With my favorite
Girl in the world

You know I’m always
Fishing for jubilation
Out of thin air
Will conjure it up
And forget the media
Social chlamydia
Clap clap clap clap
Who’s got the fucking clap?

Ain’t no need ain’t no need
For silence retreat
But yummy obscurity
What a treat now

Live and learn
I wanna live and learn with you
Spin around the sun together
See the whole thing through
Maybe with you
As my life affiliate
I won’t have to die a lonely idiot
If fun loving idiot savant the kind you want
Don’t scare away babe the savant part

 

Take Only What You Can Carry

Take only that which you can carry
Take the letters the icons
The golden replicas
And take The Wooden crucifix
We gonna run with the dogs
We gonna sleep with the cows
We gonna scoop up waters
With our bare hands
We gonna wait in the camps
And call out the dragons on banners of war

Take only that which you can carry
To the city of refugee
Вiзьми лише
Найважливiше
Вiзьми Вiзьми

Take every bit
Of all the news
Of this catastrophe
Blood on wemens hills
Exhausted guards
Covered with snow
We gonna run with the dogs
We gonna sleep with the cows
We gonna scoop up waters
With our bare hands
And take the quiet of our cemetery

Take only that which you can carry
To the city of refugee
Biзьми лише
Найважливiше
Вiзьми Вiзьми

We’ll never hear the quiet of our cemetery
So long that there won’t be enough time time time time
To check for your own name name name
In the unedited list of the dead
Unedited list of the dead
Unedited list of the dead

 

My Imaginary Son

Hey there kid on my shoulder
Mind your boots on my guitar
Finish already that painting
On the top of police car:
S T O O G E S
Solidarity Raw Power and Progress
That’s the message I pass on
To my imaginary son
My imaginary son

Hey there kid on my shoulder
Mind your Docs on my guitar
Finish already that painting
On the top of police car:
S T O O G E S
Solidarity Raw Power and Progress
That’s the message I pass on
To my imaginary son

Kid I was made in 70’s
Under big rusty star
But air was so full of melodies
It could heal any scar
There was always somewhere else to go
There was always someone new to know
No one ever had a car
But everyone was super star

Hey there kid on my shoulder
Them are legions we are one
Finish already that painting
On the top of police car

We go to Europe
Like it’s our kitchen
Then our Garage USA
Through Brazil heavenly gardens
Back to Gorby of Ukraine
But we both know that you and me
Is our favorite country
So the show won’t be a wreck
We gotta get back to sound check
And my imaginary son

Hey there kid on my shoulders
Them are legions we are one
Finish already that painting
On the top of police car
Finish already that painting
On the top of police car:
S T O O G E S
Raw Power and Progress
That’s the message I pass on
To my imaginary son
To my imaginary son
And keep in mind the en passant

 

Forces of Victory
***coming soon***

 

Fire on Ice Floe

Dance dance dance
Around the fire
Fire on ice floe

Nobody cares if you know it all
Nobody wants what they can’t control
But dance dance dance
Around the fire

So much to do
For nowhere to go
So much to say
For not much to know
Located directly in the greater unknown

We dance dance dance
Around the fire
Fire on ice floe
Dance dance dance
Around the fire
Fire on ice floe

What is this fire that’s binding as all
Disentanglement baby
That’s another way to go
See if you can get cozy on
On top of that mountain

There is always deeper picture
There is always deeper angle
But you pick the one
The one that you can handle
For now
As the rest awaits to dance with you

Pyrotechnic Zacharius
In the Age of Aquarius
Sitting up smoke machine
Next life we all hit the prime
But under these names
And under these stars
This is that one and only time

We dance dance dance
Around the fire
Fire on ice floe
Dance dance dance
Around the fire
Floating on ice floe

heading to netral waters
Out of despair?
Dancing on melting ice floe
We half way there
It’s a domestic and same time foreign affair

There is always bigger picture
There is always deeper level
But you just pick the one
The one that you can handle
For now…
As the rest awaits the dance

Pyrotechnic Zacharius
In the Age of Aquarius
Is setting up smoke machine
So next life we all hit the prime
But under these names
And under these stars
This is that one and only time we

We dance dance dance
Around the fire
Fire on ice floe
dance dance dance
Around the fire
Fire on ice floe

 

Gut Guidance

Hola my friend
Sweet brother man
Look, what if this is it
You chopped enough wood
It’s yet to be lit
If you don’t know what to do
There is nothing to be done
And nothing to undo
But wait for your gut guidance
To come straight to you

Yeah yeah yeah
Highways, byways, and neuropathways
If you’re going with your gut
You are going my way
Highways, byways, and neuropathways
If you’re going with your gut
You are going my way

There is nowhere to hurry
No one to convince
And if the ice is getting too thin
Gut guidance will come from within
I watched you playing
Outside of yourself
For so long you have been away
Gut guidance another touché

Yeah yeah yeah
Highways, byways, and neuropathways
If you’re going with your gut
You are going my way
Highways, byways, and neuropathways
If you’re going with your gut
You are going my way

And I already hear you say
“What if my gut is leading me astray?”
And you don’t know what to do
And things are getting heart-attacky
Well you know how it is
In cold tundra nights

You think it’s wind a-howlin’
But it’s Pallas Cats
Sipping on hot sake
This way is well understood by some men
This way understood by young at heart
He who choose the road
Choose where it leads to
All the journeys wind up where they start

Yeah yeah yeah
Highways, byways, and neuropathways
If you’re going with your gut
You are going my way
Highways, byways, and neuropathways
If you’re going with your gut
You are going my way

And I already hear you
Hola my friend
Sweet brother man
Look, what if this is it
You chopped enough wood
It’s yet to be lit

 

Huckleberry Generation

Back when I was a Major Typhoon
Fighting crime on the streets of Laredo
My ma would call me home for a late supper
My gut was hurting from laughter and chuckle
One thing that was never there
Is a silver tray
But living in a coloring book
Of construction and ram-shackle
Sand dunes of Obolon
And soviet Babylon
Until Chernobyl nothing but sea and prairies

I’ve never met there
One single Tom Sawyer
But I sure met a lot of Huckleberries
I’ve never met there
One single Tom Sawyer
But I sure met a lot of Huckleberries

I thought that only avalanche force
Could ever stop us
And look at all of them now
Ain’t no hоbbled us by pair of office slacks

One thing that was never there
Is a silver tray
But living in construction and ram-shackle
Sand dunes of Obolon
And soviet Babylon
Until Chernobyl pop goes the cherry

I’ve never met there
One single Tom Sawyer
But I sure met a lot of Huckleberries
I’ve never met there
One single Tom Sawyer
But I sure met a lot of Huckleberries

A generation of Huckleberries
You know who we are
We never gonna need
Obituary


December Shows Announced

Close out the year with Gogol Bordello ✊🏼🍷💥
Presale tickets available Wed, Sept 21 at 10am ET: HERE
 
12/28 Philadelphia, PA – Brooklyn Bowl
12/29, 12/30, 12/31 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl
 
Tickets on sale Fri, Sept 23 at 10am ET at gogolbordello.com

Fire on Ice Floe

Enjoy #Solidaritine! We gave it all. Let the work talk. Co-produced by Walter Schreifels. Massive respect to Gogol Familia trooper Alison Clarke/ Cliqmo Photography for makin such fun vid happen in no time and our friend James Kochalka chiming in with brilliant animation. Stand by foe more collabs with JK #gangsofvt Let the Sea otter 🦦, the most energetic animals on the planet, be the GB mascot 🦦🦦🦦🦦🍷🍷🍷🍷🤟🏼🤟🏼🤟🏼🤟🏼 extra special shout out to Ari Contreras for animation production and makin it happen asap.
Buy and Stream SOLIDARITINE HERE
FIRE ON ICE FLOE CREDITS:
Produced, Directed & Edited by Alison Clarke / Cliqmo Photography
Shot by Sam Hailey, Sergio Angot & David James Watson via Hiten Media
Animation by James Kochalka
Animation Production by Ari Contreras
Recorded at Tank Recording Studio
Mixed at Rift Studios with Tom Gardner

Tour

Date

City

Country

Venue



Wed, Mar 1st '23

New York, NY, United States

United States


Thu, May 25th '23
to Sun, May 28th '23

Derbyshire, United Kingdom

United Kingdom


Sat, May 27th '23

Hatfield, United Kingdom

United Kingdom


Sun, May 28th '23

Leeds, United Kingdom

United Kingdom


Fri, Jun 2nd '23
to Sun, Jun 4th '23

Bulligny, France

France


Fri, Jun 16th '23

Clisson, France

France


Fri, Jun 23rd '23

Odense, Denmark

Denmark


Sat, Jun 24th '23

Ysselsteyn, Netherlands

Netherlands


Sun, Oct 8th '23
to Sat, Oct 14th '23

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

Music

Visuals

Band

Boris Pelekh

Guitar, Back Vocals

         

Pedro Erazo

Vocals, Percussion, Charango, Marimba

       

Ashley Tobias

Percussion, Back Vocals

       

Gill Alexandre

Bass

     

Eugene Hütz

Lead Vocal, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion

     

Sergey Ryabtsev

Violin, Back Vocals

   

Korey Kingston

Drums, Percussion

       

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