Now you can sing along too!

This just gets better and better! Well, insofar as illegal arrests can be better…

Pussy Riot aren’t just true punks and feminists sticking it to the man: they’re sacreligious atheists too!* Joy of joys! My estimation of them can’t help but raise higher and higher!

I find this out from Maryam Namazie, who says how much she’d love to do the same in a Mosque, and from Carol Rumen, who has provided me with what I wanted – an English translation of the lyrics.

I’ve read through them, and impressively she’s even got the rhythm down in her english versions, so I am impressed. Set “hat” = “off”.

Lyrics beneath the fold.

Here they are for your reading pleasure, though I encourage you to go read about the process she [Rumens] went through in choosing the translations here.

Punk Prayer, English version by Carol Rumens


Virgin Mary, Mother of God, banish Putin, banish Putin,

Virgin Mary, Mother of God, banish him, we pray thee!

Congregations genuflect,

Black robes brag gilt epaulettes,

Freedom’s phantom’s gone to heaven,

Gay Pride’s chained and in detention.

KGB’s chief saint descends

To guide the punks to prison vans.

Don’t upset His Saintship, ladies,

Stick to making love and babies.

Crap, crap, this godliness crap!

Crap, crap, this holiness crap!


Virgin Mary, Mother of God.

Be a feminist, we pray thee,

Be a feminist, we pray thee.

Bless our festering bastard-boss.

Let black cars parade the Cross.

The Missionary’s in class for cash.

Meet him there, and pay his stash.

Patriarch Gundy believes in Putin.

Better believe in God, you vermin!

Fight for rights, forget the rite –

Join our protest, Holy Virgin.


Virgin Mary, Mother of God, banish Putin, banish Putin,

Virgin Mary, Mother of God, we pray thee, banish him!

I also encourage you to go out and smash the system. But that goes without saying.

* Though really I should have known this from their church gig.


Posted on August 20, 2012, in Atheism & Skepticism, Feminism, Music, Politics and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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