Soviet Woman

by Whistle Jacket

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Another song from Whistle Jacket's soon to be released Leaves


Dreaming of Marinsky
She fell in love with the party
Wanted to dance for her country
Then came history
By the time she was ten
Her dreams came to an end.
Lina’s never gonna be
A Soviet Woman
Devoted to the motherland
After Ukraine voted
It was off to Brooklyn
Never saw her home again
She still wore a galstuk around her neck
Boy thought it was a handkerchief
With a fist, Lina did object
It was after Christmas day
Little Lina began to cry
Flag lowered then put away
It had all been a lie
Now she’s a citizen of the enemy
An American, bittersweet to be free.
At night she dreams in Russian
Of Marinksy and a red flag over the Kremlin


released August 2, 2017
Andrew Leonard-bass
Isaiah Idaho-guitar
Ben Simon-drums
Hannah Waxman-keyboard
Michael Leyden-guitar, vocals
recorded by Dan Thorn at Boca Studios
mastered by Jeff Lipton and Maria Rice at Peerless



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