Song of the Day: Pussy Riot's 'Putin Lights Up the Fires'
Published: August 20, 2012 03:24PM
Updated: August 20, 2012 03:24PM

Pussy Riot — whose members were just sentenced to 2 years in prison for a protest aimed at Putin — shares their new song, “Putin Lights Up the Fires,” with the world HERE: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/video/2012/aug/17/pussy-riot-release-new-single-video

This is the punk group’s first musical piece since the "Virgin Mary, Please Drive Putin Away" for which three members were found guilty of hooliganism driven by religious hatred and sentenced to two years in jail.

The Guardian has edited the new song to a montage of Pussy Riot members and their supporters.

Excerpt from Pussy Riot's "Putin Lights Up the Fires":
(translation credit: @Russian_Market)

This state may be stronger than time in jail.

The more arrests, the happier it is.
Every arrest is carried out with love for the sexist

Who botoxed his cheeks and pumped his chest and abs.

But you can't nail us in the coffin.
Throw off the yoke of former KGB!

Putin is lighting the fires of revolution
He's bored and scared of sharing silence with the people
With every execution: the stench of rotten ash
With every long sentence: a wet dream

The country is going, the country is going into the streets boldly
The country is going, the country is going to bid farewell to the regime
The country is going, the country is going, like a feminist wedge
And Putin is going, Putin is going to say goodbye like a sheep