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For those on the Right
You need to build a bridge
For those on the Left
You must build a bridge
For those in Washington
There is only one question
Is Stalin on your shoulder
Stalin on your shoulder
As he was with his composers

Time to wake
Activate our Native Invader
Warriors of the Earth
It's getting late now
Time to face
Those who take
More and more
From our Great Mother
The Mother we call home

Is Stalin on your shoulder

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    My InterpretationTo me the song "Russia" by Toris Amos speaks to the political discord and disharmony currently present in today's world national landscape. The old adage keep your friends close and your enemies closer could apply here in spirit. However the song is sending out a warning in regards to that adage (is Stalin on your shoulder), don't have your enemies so close that your blinded by their presence so much so you're no longer aware of their true evil intentions. So besides being a beautiful song, I think it's also an important one.
    EternalTearsOfSorrowon November 06, 2017   Link

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