KATYUSHA

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KATYUSHA: A chilly Russian lament, featuring violin, accordion and mandolin. A travelogue song referencing Leningrad, Finland, New York. A song about a beautiful, elusive woman and a man’s tortured infatuation with her.

lyrics

Take me back to Leningrad past Estonia’s sightly shores
Summer’s in the marshes and the rushes shine with gauze
We’ll hang around in cafés sucking Vladimirs through straws
But I don’t know Katyusha I don’t know

You look so goddamn lovely that I wish that I was dead
Your lashes flutter softly while you’re sleeping in your bed
Alexander Pushkin murmurs verses in my head
But I’ll just wait around for the snow Katyusha
I’ll just wait around

’Cause this time I’ve come to see you to say to you goodbye
Do svidaniya my Katyusha do svidaniya dry your eye
God grant you find another who will love you till you die
And I’ll just disappear with the snow Katyusha
I’ll just disappear with the snow

And when the Neva starts to freeze
And all the leaves fall from the trees
The thermometer shows no degrees
I’ll be leaving

Take me to Helsinki to Hamburg and on to Cork
Across the wide Atlantic to the canyons of New York
My lips so numb by now my dear that I can hardly talk
And we’ll both disappear in the snow Katyusha
We’ll both disappear in the snow
We’ll both disappear in the snow

And when the Neva starts to freeze
And all the leaves fall from the trees
The thermometer shows no degrees
I’ll be leaving

The Gulf of Finland’s deep and cold
The Baltic Sea will I behold
When all its waters turn to gold
In the evening

credits

from FAT LOT OF GOOD, released October 14, 2016
Music, lyrics & lead vocals: J. Fearnley.

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Cranky George Los Angeles, California

We're an LA based band, featuring Pogues accordionist, James Fearnley, brothers Kieran & Dermot Mulroney (formerly of The Low & Sweet Orchestra), noted music producer Brad Wood, and Sebastian Sheehan Visconti. Our debut album, FAT LOT OF GOOD - featuring lullabies, sea shanties, murder ballads & foot-stompers - tells stories of desire, love, loss, cruelty, ruination and pity. Made with mischief. ... more

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