"Wonderlust King" as written by Eliot Ferguson, Eugene Hutz, Oren Kaplan, Yuri Lemeshev, Sergey Ryabstev and Thomas Gobena....
Back in the day yo as we learned
A man was not considered to be
Considered to be fully grown

Has he not gonna beyond the hills
Has he not crossed the 7 seas
Yeah, 7 seas at least

Now all them jokers kept around
Just like the scarecrows in hometown
Yeah, scarecrows in hometown
From screen to screen, them travelin'

But I'm a wonderlust king
I stay on the run, let me out, let me be gone
In the world beat up road sign
I saw new history of a time, new history of time

Through Siberian woods breaking up their neck
Breaking up their neck
Chinese moving in building discotheques
Building discotheques

Tran-Siberian sex toys and what not
Yeah, why not?
Oh well at least it's something different
From what they got in every other airport

Ja ne evrei, no koje-chto pohozge
Sovrat ne dast ni Yura ni Seryozga
Simple because I'm not a total gadjo
Da ja shut, ja tziratch, nu tak stozge?

I traveled the world looking for understanding
Of the times that we live in
Hunting and gathering first hand information
Challenging definitions of sin

I traveled the world looking for lovers
Of the ultimate beauty but never settled in

I'm a wonderlust king
I stay on the run, let me out, let me be gone
In the world beat up road sign
I saw new history of a time, new history of time

And presidents and billionaires and generals
They'll never know, they'll never know
What I have owned, what I have owned

I'm a wonderlust king


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"Wonderlust King" as written by Eugene Hutz Eliot Ferguson

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    General CommentLet me be the first to comment on how amazingly INCREDIBLE this song is!
    This song is about "wanderlust", traveling from place to place, looking for something but not too sure what you're looking for. Its about seeing the world and still craving more.
    doubleethinkon August 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell said, doubleethink. i agree. the song is one of my favourites on the new album.
    yoshimi_09on August 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell said, doubleethink. i agree. the song is one of my favourites on the new album.
    yoshimi_09on August 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with doubleethink as well.
    I love this song; it gets stuck in my head every time I hear this song. I'm not complaining though.
    one of my current favourites by GB.
    wereTHRIVINGon September 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentrealy like in gogol's songs lines in russian, fun :)
    Enteion September 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAnyone know what the lines in (presumably) Russion mean?

    Oh yeah, I love this song, probably one of my favorite songs right now.
    HeySkaon November 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti'm not a jew but something of this sort
    Yura and Seryozha will prove it
    simply because i'm not a simple gadjo
    yes, i'm a fool, i'm a circus actor, but what's then?
    nadich126on December 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe song writer said that this song was about his father going into relapses from alcoholosm or some kind of drug abuse
    ratamat123on December 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDa ja shut, ja tziratch, nu tak stozge?
    yes, i'm a fool, i'm a circus actor, but what's then?

    this is a direct quote (with a tune as well!) from the Russian translation of the Imre Kalman's operetta "The Circus Princess". This translation is widely known in former Soviet Union.
    shekvlon September 29, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningÏîòðÿñàþùàÿ ïåñíÿ, êàê, â îáùåì è ñàìà ãðóïïà. Áåñøàáàøíàÿ, âåñåëàÿ,çàæèãàòåëüíàÿ îíà - íå÷òî ñîâåðøåííî íîâîå â ñîâðåìåííîé ìóçûêå. Ñîåäèíèâ â ñåáå ðóññêèé õàðàêòåð è àìåðèêàíñêóþ ðàñêðóòêó è êà÷åñòâî, Gogol Bordello ïðèíåñëè â ýòó ÷åðòîâó Àìåðèêó íàñòîÿùåå ðàñïèçäÿéñòâî))
    sussleekon December 06, 2008   Link

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