Смерти Больше Нет – Unraveling the Veil of Post-Soviet Rebellious Spirit


You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for IC3PEAK's Смерти Больше Нет at Lyrics.org.
Article Contents:
  1. Music Video
  2. Lyrics
  3. Song Meaning
  4. Embers in the Rain: The Fuel of Defiance
  5. Existence in Monochrome: The Black Hoodie and the Chilled Human Condition
  6. Martyrs of the Plaza: The Gold Chains and the Swamp
  7. An Elegy for Mortality: The Ceaseless Refrain
  8. The Echoes of a Nation’s Unrest: Reading Between the Literal Lines

Lyrics

Я заливаю глаза керосином
Пусть все горит
Пусть все горит
На меня смотрит вся Россия
Пусть все горит
Пусть все горит
(х2)

Я теперь готова ко всему на свете
Я отсидела свой срок в интернете
Выхожу на улицу гладить кота
А его переезжает тачка мента

Я иду по городу в черном худи
Тут обычно холодно злые люди
Впереди меня ничего не ждет
Но я жду тебя: ты меня найдешь

В золотых цепях я утопаю в болоте
Кровь моя чище чистых наркотиков
Вместе с другими тебя скрутят на площади
А я скручу в своей новой жилплощади

Я заливаю глаза керосином
Пусть все горит
Пусть все горит
На меня смотрит вся Россия
Пусть все горит
Пусть все горит
(х2)

Я теперь готова ко всему на свете
Я отсидела свой срок в интернете
Выхожу на улицу гладить кота
А его переезжает тачка мента

Я иду по городу в черном худи
Тут обычно холодно злые люди
Впереди меня ничего не ждет
Но я жду тебя: ты меня найдешь

Смерти больше нет
Смерти больше нет
Смерти больше нет
Смерти больше нет

В золотых цепях я утопаю в болоте
Кровь моя чище чистых наркотиков
Вместе с другими тебя скрутят на площади
А я скручу в своей новой жилплощади
(х2)

Смерти больше нет
Смерти больше нет
Смерти больше нет
Смерти больше нет

Full Lyrics

IC3PEAK, the Russian electronic music duo known for their unnerving yet captivating musical style, once again taps into the zeitgeist with their track ‘Смерти Больше Нет’ (No More Death). The song is a deep-dive into the psyche of the present Russian youth, grappling with an authoritarian ambiance, and embodies a rebellious cry against systemic despondency.

This piece not only exudes the tenacious aura of resistance that defines much of IC3PEAK’s work but also flirts with the poetic dissection of post-Soviet angst. From tantalizing imagery to icy metaphors, ‘Смерти Больше Нет’ is a canvas of raw emotions, giving voice to the silenced whispers of a generation.

Embers in the Rain: The Fuel of Defiance

When IC3PEAK’s Nastya Kreslina douses her eyes with kerosene, letting everything burn, it’s a primal scream against apathy. The metaphor of self-immolation is not a call for violence but an expression of purification by fire, a willingness to ignite and cast light on new paths in the face of societal stagnation.

This evocative imagery is compounded by the gaze of ‘вся Россия’ — all of Russia. There’s a recognition here of the omnipresent surveillance and judgment inherent in their homeland. The recurring fire in these lyrics, time and again, serves as a beacon, a signal to the populous that there’s still a pulse beneath the cold exterior.

Existence in Monochrome: The Black Hoodie and the Chilled Human Condition

The black hoodie becomes more than an article of clothing; it’s the uniform of the misunderstood, the armor for those braving a city characterized by frigid temperatures and colder hearts. The artists portray a narrative of solitude among the masses, a solitary walk through a metropolis both physically and spiritually chilling.

In these verses, IC3PEAK taps into a universal truth: the alienation felt in modern urban life. What follows is an open-ended, haunting expectation — of whom, what, or why is unclear, but the search for connection endures amidst a backdrop of indifference.

Martyrs of the Plaza: The Gold Chains and the Swamp

The dichotomy of golden chains and a swamp illustrates a pervasive sense of entrapment — the glorious wealth that chains individuals down, dragging them into stagnancy. IC3PEAK muses on the purity of their blood ‘cleaner than drugs,’ implying a clarity of insight and purpose against the muddled numbness typically induced by narcotics.

Public squares are historical stages for political expression. IC3PEAK reimagines them as places where others ‘are twisted’ by authority, while they bend only within their domain, the newly obtained living space. This juxtaposition raises potent questions on personal agency and the illusion of freedom.

An Elegy for Mortality: The Ceaseless Refrain

The mantra ‘Смерти больше нет’ (No More Death) may first appear counterintuitive but is IC3PEAK’s potent rebellion against fatalism. By rejecting the finality of death, the song embraces an immortal spirit of resistance and a belief in the unyielding power of life itself.

Used both as a statement and a chant, this proclamation resounds as both defiant denial and an oscillation beyond life’s ultimate limit. It’s a call to transcend existential boundaries and live with undying fervor, a sentiment that resonates deeply in the beleaguered heart.

The Echoes of a Nation’s Unrest: Reading Between the Literal Lines

‘Смерти Больше Нет’ transcends its own stark lyricism to reflect the socio-political landscape from which it emerges. It’s a scathing critique disguised as a nightmarish lullaby — an allegory of the Russian condition and the rise of a subculture defiantly demanding to be heard.

Behind the literal implications of the text lies a complexity rooted in IC3PEAK’s shared history and context, threading the personal with the political and the surreal with the brutal reality. It’s a piece that demands digestion beyond the surface, coaxing the listener into a spiral of introspection on freedom, control, and the future of a youth in silent uproar.

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