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In the end, the two meet after Billy's Leningrad concert Viktor had journeyed across Russia to see moel six of the Russian concertswhere Viktor draws a laugh from Billy's daughter Alexa. Please report any error in lyrics or commentaries to antiwarsongs gmail.
For this reunion Billy played Leningrad, which he rarely plays live. So my child and I came to this place To meet himjol to eye and face to face Bi,ly made my daughter laugh Then we embraced We never knew what friends we had Until we came to Leningrad.
It was also released on his Greatest Hits, Vol. We'll have things fixed soon. Viktor was sent to some Red Army town Served out his time, became a circus clown The greatest happiness he'd ever found Was making Russian children glad And children lived in Leningrad But children lived in Levittown And hid in the shelters underground Until the Soviets turned their ships around And tore the Cuban missiles down And in that bright October sun We knew our childhood days villy done And I watched my friends go off to war What do they keep on fighting for?
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French Singles Chart . Views Read Edit View history. Where is the retrospective pathos and tragedy in this song?
In the end, the two meet after Billy's Leningrad concert Viktor had journeyed across Russia to see all six of the Russian concertswhere Viktor draws a laugh from Billy's daughter Alexa, then they hug. Log in now to add this track to your mixtape!
Billy Joel — Leningrad. Archived from the original on He met a clown, who's job was to make people laugh in the midst of all the pain and depression.
The song was originally released on his album Storm Front on hilly Columbia Records label, and went on to be released as a single. Release Date October 17, The song is especially poignant given that the Cold War ended soon after. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Leningrad is found on the album The Big Blue.
General Comment Except there's alot of poetic licence in that, Don. This is one of Bil,y Joel's most moving songs, and it struck me as incredible.
The government of both countries used propaganda and political strategy to keep its citizens in fear of the other, always leaving the impression that destruction was always on the brink. Throughout the song, major items of Viktor's and Billy's lives are compared to show the cultural differences and similarities of the United States of America and the Soviet Union.
Login with Google Error: In the song, Billy describes Viktor's life as one of many Soviet children who lost fathers during World War IIspecifically during the siege of Leningrad.
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More Billy Joel Lyrics. Add your thoughts 12 Comments. Login with Facebook Error: Victor was born The spring leningraf '44 And never saw His father anymore The child of sacrifice Child of war Another son who never had A father after Leningrad Went off to school And learned to serve his state Follow the leningad And drank his vodka straight The only way to live Was drown the hate The Russian life was very sad And such was life in Leningrad I was born in '49 A cold war kid in the McCarthy times Stop 'em at the 38th parallel Blast those yellow reds to hell Cold war kids were hard to kill Under their desks in an air raid drill Haven't they heard we won the war What do they keep on joe, for?
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Billy Joel Mick Jones. Victor was sent To some red army town Served out his time Become a circus clown The greatest happiness He'd ever found Was making Russian children glad When children lived in Leningrad.