"Rasputin" as written by Fred Jay, George Reyam and Frank Farian....
There lived a certain man in Russia long ago
He was big and strong, in his eyes a flaming glow
Most people looked at him with terror and with fear
But to Moscow chicks he was such a lovely dear
He could preach the bible like a preacher
Full of ecstasy and fire
But he also was the kind of teacher
Women would desire

Ra ra Rasputin
Lover of the Russian queen
There was a cat that really was gone
Ra ra Rasputin
Russia's greatest love machine
It was a shame how he carried on

He ruled the Russian land and never mind the czar
But the cassock he danced really wunderbar
In all affairs of state he was the man to please
But he was real great when he had a girl to squeeze
For the queen he was no wheeler dealer
Though she'd heard the things he'd done
She believed he was a holy healer
Who would heal her son

Ra ra Rasputin
Lover of the Russian queen
There was a cat that really was gone
Ra ra Rasputin
Russia's greatest love machine
It was a shame how he carried on

But when his drinking and lusting and his hunger
For power became known to more and more people
The demands to do something about this outrageous
Man became louder and louder

This man's just got to go, declared his enemies
But the ladies begged, don't you try to do it, please
No doubt this Rasputin had lots of hidden charms
Though he was a brute they just fell into his arms
Then one night some men of higher standing
Set a trap, they're not to blame
Come to visit us they kept demanding
And he really came

Ra ra Rasputin
Lover of the Russian queen
They put some poison into his wine
Ra ra Rasputin
Russia's greatest love machine
He drank it all and said, I feel fine

Ra ra Rasputin
Lover of the Russian queen
They didn't quit, they wanted his head
Ra ra Rasputin
Russia's greatest love machine
And so they shot him 'til he was dead

Oh, those Russians


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"Rasputin" as written by Fred Jay Frank Farian

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  • +3
    General CommentThis is a pretty accurate biography of the famed Russian priest, Gregori Rasputin.
    The song says it all, Rasputin was part of the Russian's Czar's inner circle, and gained a lot of political influence due to his supposed miraculous healing powers.

    When Czar Nicholas went off to fight the Japanese, Rasputin and the Czar's wife (the Russian Queen) became very close, due to Rasputin's alleged powers that the Queen believed could heal her son, the Prince, who had some sort of deadly disease. It is widely believed the two had an affair at some point during the Czar's absence.

    Finally, because of all the reasons listed in the song, the other Russian politicos tried to kill Rasputin repeatedly, through poison, drowning, and finally shooting. He is infamous for taking a long time to die, supposedly because of his close connections to God.
    J.J.on June 17, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's hemophilia. He was easily bruised and his blood does not clot well. It happened often way back when in royal families that inbred.
    fnuggeton January 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell... thats good to see everyone covered the historical accuracy of the song...

    How about.. its a pretty good song... and somewhat catchy and it makes you feel like bobbing a little jig in your seat when you listen to it.

    Oh.... and makes you want to look at the paranormal sightings of the believed dead faux priest that some believe is an immortal and things of that such... or if you enjoyed Hellboy... you might know that fictional representation of the character.
    EinFlügelEngelon September 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe tsar didnt fight the japanese it was during world war one.
    theantiwenchon December 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song was back to back with Nightflight to Venus as one continuous track.
    dcaton December 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'the tsar didnt fight the japanese it was during world war one.'

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…

    I'm not sure of the relevence, but the time period is good enough.
    Im too lazy to shift through the Rasputin article to see if it WAS the japanese >_>
    KeasbyKnightson December 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually, there are a lot of doubts of how Rasputin's death went down. Many believe that the assassins exaggerated a lot of their tale and it just grew from there.

    On a lighter note, I look like Rasputin...except with red hair.
    thebeardmancomethon December 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn few words talks about a very awful man that ruled the russian court
    isacon January 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe Turkish group "AYNA" did this song too. Well they used the music and wrote different lyrics. It's called "Don Bak Aynaya" I love both versions.
    h2ovwloveron May 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, the heir to the throne had hemophilia. The Czarina constantly worried that he'd fall and die, and Rasputin was a holy man who could supposedly heal him.

    The Czar went away to war, leaving The Czarina in charge of Russia. He basically told her everything to do, ruling Russia.

    It is not believed at all that The Czarina and Rasputin had any sort of physical relationship for many reasons, but it does well in the song.
    blahblah11on September 14, 2007   Link

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