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We were once united (English mix)
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Available as mp3 from www.theukes.com and now available as a ringtone from http://www.isound.com/ringtones/ukrainian
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Alternative - Brit Pop
Previous peak charts position #61
Previous peak charts position in subgenre #4
Stepan Pasicznyk.
2006 January
March 19, 2006
MP3 4.1 MB
128 kbps bitrate
4:25 minutes
Story behind the song
Originally about disenchantment with Ukraine's political infighting post Orange revolution this could be about general distrust of politicians anywhere. Its given a dose of irony by being loosely based on "Razom Nas Bahato" the unity song of the Orange revolution. I chose the photo for this and the Ukrainian language mix because of its symbolic ludicrocity. For those of you who don't know its significance, the guys on the left and right were running for the presidency held by the Russian backed guy in the middle, and in the process the guys backing the one on the right of the photo were almost successful in a Russian backed murder attempt at the guy on the left, and yet here they are all on stage together afterwards! Crazy isnt it!?
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English version “We were once united” Its an election yet again And its so complicated when There’s different fractions all Suggesting plans of action again But for democracy yes! We’re taking no second guess Although our former coalition’s Demolition left a mess. We were once united Now we’re all divided Fat cats make illegal gains But no one takes the blame We were once united Now we’re all divided All they really care about Is keeping things the same. You coultn’t just see eye to eye To find a better way because Corruption is the force that binds you Each and every day D’you see yourselves as mandarins Or leaders of a nation? Do any of you really care About our situation? Did any of you feel That revolution last December? Or is it more convenient To say you can’t remember? That unity is strength and this is Well known by your foes Forget this at your peril You will reap just what you sow! We were once united Now we’re all divided Fat cats make illegal gains But no one takes the blame We were once united Now we’re all divided All they really care about Is keeping things the same. © S. Pasicznyk, 13.9.5 & 13.1.6
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