"Red Blooms" as written by and Joey Burns John Burns....
When the fists of winter fly, driving bones into the snow
Blackened frostbitten nights, vodka running dry
The statues cloaked in white and migrants from museums
Losing all the feeling now that sunrise is outlawed

Strangers plant themselves down in the cold hard ground
Later when the harvest thaws snow drops will be in bloom

Crossed out on city maps, Prospekt Mira reveals
Shadows drinking antifreeze 'neath the underpass
Ordered once a Gulag's march, now cities send the call
Falling from the rooftops fast and frozen against the wall

Where strangers plant themselves, dead souls of the underground
When February thaws snow drops will be in bloom again
Bloom again, bloom again, bloom again, bloom again
Red blooms, red blooms



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"Red Blooms" as written by John Burns Joey Burns

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    My InterpretationMy immediate reaction on reading the lyrics is that this is about the failures of Russia after the fall of Communism. Cities used to order a “gulag’s march”, but now people are committing suicide by drinking anti-freeze. People die for various reasons during the harsh winters. Then when the land thaws, all the bodies are found like red blooms.

    BTW, “Dead Souls” is a famous Russian novel partially concerned with the ailing social system in post-Napoleonic Russia, and the “Prospekt Mira” is a train station in Russia. That’s from wikipedia.
    clovuson May 12, 2009   Link

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