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I put party lights into the kitchen for her Mothers Day present. 〜 やしろあずき

I changed the kitchen lights.

Huh? What is this?!

kawaiilluminatii on Tumblr demanded, and I quote, “YMCA but instead of young man they say comrade and YMCA is USSR,” and liquidcoma threw in a first line. And, of course, I followed up with that third line up there…

…and then after that I couldn’t stop myself. I tried, I swear, but I kept adding more chunks in a series of reblogs. So:

The Biggest, Hottest Communist Disco Club of 1978
2016 Crime and the Forces of Evil, I guess?

Comrade! Steel production is down,
I said comrade! Pick yourself off the ground
I said comrade! Seize the factory in town
There’s no need to be a wage slave

Comrade! Marx’s principles show
clearly (Comrade!) There’s no meaning to dough –
it’s all shackles! You must cast them aside
if you want to gain class freedom

(in the video in my head, the five horn hits going into the chorus are red flags popping up - FLAG! FLAG! FLAG! FLAG! FLAG!)

The workers rule in the U S S R
The workers rule in the U S S R
We have thrown down our chains, we have taken the reigns,
In the name of the working class!

The workers rule in the U S S R
The workers rule in the U S S R
We have seized control from the capitalists
Private property won’t exist

Comrade! Have the peasants been armed? I ask
Comrade! Have collectives been formed? I ask
Comrade! Are the bourgeois informed?
That their ruling days are over

No one, does it all by themselves
I said no one! or you’ll end up in cells
So come join us! In the U S S R
Be the in-ter-na-tion-al-ist!

(FLAG) (FLAG) (FLAG) (FLAG) (FLAG)

The workers rule in the U S S R
The workers rule in the U S S R
We have thrown down our chains, we have taken the reigns,
In the name of the working class!

The workers rule in the U S S R
The workers rule in the U S S R
We have seized control from the capitalists
Private property won’t exist

Comrade! I was once in your shoes
I said Comrade! Down and out with the blues
I felt no one! cared if I would survive
The whole system was just jive and

That’s when someone, came right up to me
And said comrade, there’s solutions you see
There’s a system, in the U S S R
That can start you back on your way

(FLAG) (FLAG) (FLAG) (FLAG) (FLAG)

The workers rule in the U S S R
The workers rule in the U S S R
We have seized control from the capitalists
Private property won’t exist

U S S R! The workers rule in the U S S R
U S S R! The workers rule in the U S S R
Comrade, Comrade, there’s no need to feel down
Comrade, Comrade, pick yourself off the ground

U S S R! The workers rule in the U S S R!
Comrade, Comrade, I was once in your shoes
Comrade, Comrade, down and out with the blues

…aaaaand so on. NOPE AS I WAS WRITING THIS POST I DECIDED I HAD TO GO ADD TWO MORE VERSES AND ARRANGE IT SO IT MAPPED TO THE ORIGINAL SINGLE RELEASED IN 1978.

I’m actually kind of pleased with myself both over making “internationalist” scan, and for extensively paraphrasing Lenin’s letter to the short-lived Bavarian Soviet Republic in a disco song.

But come on, brain, what? XD

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