Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Ra, Ra, Rasputin, Russia's Greatest Love Machine

A few weeks ago, when the weather still was nasty, M&M recommended Wii Dance. It is a Wii game with simple dance choreography to popular dance songs around the world. It has Viva Las Vegas, Shake Senora, Crisscross, etc. I highly recommend it and will make sure some of my girlfriends have this because they would love it.

Christopher Robin and Cupcake have discovered a song I had never heard of. Yasha had, but his years in Moscow were before we met. When I told him about the song, he was prepared, because Russia is the place where pop culture things go for extra cheezy goodness. I was not prepared. I almost ran out of air when we got to the 'wunderbar' line. Christopher Robin wants me to download this onto his iPod. I just don't want to. Already from the Wii the song is on replay in my head. Thankfully he is on and Elvis kick (bless you Kinsey and Diva) and I have appeased him with Elvis's 30 #1 hits. I can handle Burning Love on repeat in my head.

Without further ado, I give you Ra, Ra, Rasputin, Lover of the Russian Queen, lyrics below the video.

There lived a certain man in Russia long ago
He was big and strong, in his eyes a flaming glow
Most people looked at him with terror and with fear
But to Moscow chicks he was such a lovely dear
He could preach the bible like a preacher
Full of ecstasy and fire
But he also was the kind of teacher
Women would desire

Lover of the Russian queen
There was a cat that really was gone
Russia's greatest love machine
It was a shame how he carried on

He ruled the Russian land and never mind the czar
But the kasachok he danced really wunderbar
In all affairs of state he was the man to please
But he was real great when he had a girl to squeeze
For the queen he was no wheeler dealer
Though she'd heard the things he'd done
She believed he was a holy healer
Who would heal her son

But when his drinking and lusting and his hunger
for power became known to more and more people,
the demands to do something about this outrageous
man became louder and louder.

"This man's just got to go!" declared his enemies
But the ladies begged "Don't you try to do it, please"
No doubt this Rasputin had lots of hidden charms
Though he was a brute they just fell into his arms
Then one night some men of higher standing
Set a trap, they're not to blame
"Come to visit us" they kept demanding
And he really came

Lover of the Russian queen
They put some poison into his wine
Russia's greatest love machine
He drank it all and he said "I feel fine"

Lover of the Russian queen
They didn't quit, they wanted his head
Russia's greatest love machine
And so they shot him till he was dead

(Spoken:) Oh, those Russians...


texas girl said...

funny--we have the same Wii game and now my oldest son has this song on his ipod! It is quite a catchy tune ;).

AHLondon said...

I have a hunch we are destined to see more of each other when we move back to town. Our eldests would get along as well as we do.

AHLondon said...

Thelma wrote: "I bought this game for my sister at Christmas. So much fun and coincidentally, we played it tonight. When we first hear Ra Ra Rasputin, we hard a hard time dancing since we were "captivated" by the lyrics."

I too sat there, stunned, until wunderbar.