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You love it, you slavs



And by now I will be the 400,000th person to bring this up on the internet, but it’s worth celebrating Ireland’s lyrics, which appear to be the result of some sort of bet:
They Can’t Stop the Spring

The curtain has been raised, the wall no longer stands
And from Lisadell to Latvia, we’re singing as one clan
The curtain has been raised, and Europe’s all one stage
And the archipelagic icicles have melted like the cage [...]

They might scare the blackbird
But they cannot stop him sing
They may steal the honey
But they’ll never steal the sting
They may crush the flowers
Trample every living thing
But they can’t stop the spring

© 2007 John Waters and Tommy Moran

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chiller
May. 14th, 2007 11:14 am (UTC)
Ye gods! "Archipelagic icicles"? Fo real?
webofevil
May. 14th, 2007 11:22 am (UTC)
Oh yes. And alongside the question of why the phrase was shoehorned in in the first place, exactly why global warming appears to be categorised with the fall of Communism as something to celebrate is a mystery only the writers can solve.
chiller
May. 14th, 2007 11:30 am (UTC)
After careful consideration I have decided that the line: "And the archipelagic icicles have melted like the cage" should be immediately replaced with "And the dum de dum de dum daaa ... I'm filling up the page". Clearly this is a more excellent lyric.

Let's put this one down to woolly thinking on the part of the writer.
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