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Combining elements of punk, gypsy music, and Brechtian cabaret, Gogol Bordello tells the story of New York's immigrant diaspora through debauchery, humor, and surreal costumes. Leader and singer Eugene Hütz's taste in music was spun out of black-market tapes of the The Birthday Party and Einstürzende Neubauten in his native Ukraine. After being evacuated to Western Ukraine in 1986 following the Chernobyl disaster, Hütz became enamored of the mystical, outsider qualities of gypsy music.
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- LyricsStart wearing purple, wearing purple
Start wearing purple for me now
All your sanity and wits they will all vanish
I promise, it's just a matter of time
Start wearing purple, wearing purple
- LyricsBack in the day yo as we learned
A man was not considered to be
Considered to be fully grown
Has he not gonna beyond the hills
Has he not crossed the 7 seas
Drop the charges!
The fire and the power, yuh?!
- LyricsSally was a fifteen year old girl from Nebraska
Gypsies were passing through her little town
They dropped something on the road , she picked it up...
And cultural revolution right away begun!
Oh no, cultural revolution just begun
- LyricsYeah, oh yeah, you seen me walk on burning bridges
Yeah, oh yeah, you seen me fall in love with witches
And you know my head is held inside by stitches
Yet you know I did survive all of your lonely sieges
And you know that I'll pick up every time you call
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- Ultimate - (3:27) - 18,795 plays