“ЧЁРНЫЕ СНЕЖКИ (Black Snow)” – Pussy Riot feat. MARA 37

Putin’s archenemies are back with MARA 37 with an eerie tune about a dystopian world created by unchecked abuses against our environment.  In a lead up to the release of the video, the group made a series of guerrilla campaigns according to their website.  In an open letter to Putin and his “cronies” from Nadya Tolokonnikova:

“You might remember me for that 2-year prison sentence you slapped me with back in 2012, when performed a 40-second act of protest and beseeched the Virgin Mary to chase you away…But right now I’m not interested in talking about church or prison…I want to talk about rivers of blood, black snow, toxic waste, and acid rain.”

[LYRIC TRANSLATION]

NADYA

in a black black city

in a yard, among the sulfur darkness

we’ll be having a black snowball fight w/ you

 

in black black mittens

in the void and silence

we’ll go for a walk

under the black sulfur sky

 

i see the shape of god in acid smoke

he’s choked on the smog but winked at me a little

the acid rain hasn’t fucking stopped since last year

my eyes are being corroded, I’m hard to get

 

a blizzard’s burning out my air, we’re buried in ash

we’re the furthest from Pluto, we’re a nuclear planet

we’ve dominated nature, but we’re slaves to the internet

i’m marching in the ranks and quietly crying about it

 

red water flows in Russian Russian rivers

dust sticks to my eyelids, I’m hanging on a thread

red water flows in Russian Russian rivers

dust sticks to my eyelids, I’m hanging on a thread

MARA 37

I’ve been eating black snow since I was 14 years old

i close my eyes, i’m putting on a plastic bag

it’s dark in the bag and i don’t see all the sorrow

i’m going to stay there and die like a grandpa

it’s beautiful because we’re from Russia

we’re mute, bitch we’re mute

dirty children, smutty beasts

we were playing with the snow and suddenly disappeared

 

AAAAAAA

 

there’s black snow in Russian prison camps

 

black on black

tastes like blood over the prison camp

black smog from the factories

creates black snow

 

bitch we’re fed up with the black snow in epaulettes

black snow over Russia makes us cough up blood

 

NADYA

red water flows in Russian Russian rivers

dust sticks to my eyelids, I’m hanging on a thread

red water flows in Russian Russian rivers

dust sticks to my eyelids, I’m hanging on a thread

 

i’m screaming like a Australopithecus, you’re shooting bang bang

hey cop, don’t be so clumsy cuz you’ll shoot yourself

the sounds of terrible explosions of the century, I’m running, but I’m running to nowhere

corpses of half-humans, corpses of single-industry towns

 

i visited Eden yesterday, where only oligarchs live

there’s no smog, there’s no death, every newborn gets a Maybach

Putin’s building himself a bunker in the depths of the Altai mountains

i’m sticking underground, i’m suffocating under a collapsed mine