"Illumination" as written by Eliot Ferguson, Eugene Hutz, Oren Kaplan, Yuri Lemeshev, Sergey Ryabstev and Rea Mochiach....
Don't believe them for a moment
For a second, do not believe, my friend
When you are down, them are not coming
With a helping hand
Of course there is no us and them
But them they do not think the same
It's them who do not think the same
It's them who do not think

They never step on spiritual path
They paint their faces so differently from ours
And if you listen closely
That war it never stops
That war it never stops
That war

Be them new Romans
Don't envy them my friend
Be their lives longer
Oh, their longer lives are spent
Without a love or faithful friend
All those things they have to rent
Yeah, all those things they have to rent
All those things

But we who see our destiny
In sound of this same old punk song
Let rest originality for sake of passing it around
Illuminating realization number one
You are the only light there is
For yourself my friend
You are the only light there is
For yourself my friend
For yourself my friend
For yourself my friend

There'll be no saviors any soon coming down
And anyway illuminations
Never come from the crowned
Illuminating realization number one
You are the only light there is
For yourself my friend
You are the only light there is
For yourself my friend

But we who see our destiny
In sound of this same old punk song
Let rest originality for sake of passing it around
Illuminating realization number one
You are the only light there is
For yourself my friend
You are the only light there is
For yourself my friend
For yourself my friend
For yourself my friend
For yourself my friend
For yourself my friend


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"Illumination" as written by Eugene Hutz Eliot Ferguson

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  • +2
    General CommentI think the only book allisont715 picked up was written by Dan Brown.
    infinityontrialon November 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIn my opinion this is one of the best song from Gypsy Punk Underground Strike album.
    anikitoson January 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think in order to get the song you need yo watch the movie everything is illuminated
    it is by far the best movie i have ever seen in my life
    eugene huts plays a role in it
    gypsybaxton April 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about finding salvation in yourself and originality rather than seeking it in some higher power which would actually be artificial.
    TheBenBenon June 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionTheBenBen: What if you find higher power in yourself?
    Maggot Princeon December 25, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionI disagree with both allisont715 and gypsybaxt. Gogol Bordello doesn't seem like a "political singer", as in he doesn't write his songs based on specific things. This is just my opinion. Though, gypsybaxt has a little going with the Everything is Illuminated just because he was in the movie and in a sense it was a gig, and possibly some inspiration for it.

    NiveusNeurologyon April 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe song really has nothing to do with the movie Eugene was in. This song is indirectly about institutional racism, and how when you come to a country like the USA you will be treated as someone who is less important, less qualified, less civilized, etc. Immigrants and refugees in this country are met with hostility, because white people act as though they feel threatened by them for various reasons that are both senseless and hurtful. White people believe they have something to lose through treating all people fairly, and this song touches on a very difficult and important subject -- if you are different, ethnically or culturally, you will be treated differently by white people.

    Just read the lyrics -- it's easy to see that this is a plea to all those who may meet with the same resentment that many other immigrants and refugees do today, to pass the word around. The best, and most significant line to me is "They never step on spiritual path, They paint their faces so differently from ours. And if you listen closely That war it never stops."
    thenateron June 18, 2012   Link
  • -1
    General Commentthis song is very obviously about the illuminati... pick up some books, kids!
    allisont715on June 19, 2009   Link

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