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The Beatles — Back In The U.S.S.R.
Album: White Album
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Released: 1968
Length: 2:40
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Oh, flew in from Miami Beach B.O.A.C.
Didn't get to bed last night
On the way the paper bag was on my knee
Man I had a dreadful flight
I'm back in the U.S.S.R.
You don't know how lucky you are boy
Back in the U.S.S.R. (Yeah)

Been away so long I hardly knew the place
Gee it's good to be back home
Leave it till tomorrow to unpack my case
Honey disconnect the phone
I'm back in the U.S.S.R.
You don't know how lucky you are boy
Back in the U.S.
Back in the U.S.
Back in the U.S.S.R.

Well the Ukraine girls really knock me out
They leave the West behind
And Moscow girls make me sing and shout
That Georgia's always on my mind

Aw come on!
Ho yeah!
Ho yeah!
Ho ho yeah!
Yeah yeah!

Yeah I'm back in the U.S.S.R.
You don't know how lucky you are boys
Back in the U.S.S.R.

Well the Ukraine girls really knock me out
They leave the West behind
And Moscow girls make me sing and shout
That Georgia's always on my mind

Oh, show me around your snow-peaked mountains way down south
Take me to your daddy's farm
Let me hear your balalaika's ringing out
Come and keep your comrade warm
I'm back in the U.S.S.R.
Hey you don't know how lucky you are boys
Back in the U.S.S.R.

Oh let me tell you, honey
Hey, I'm back!
I'm back in the U.S.S.R.
Yes, I'm free!
Yeah, back in the U.S.S.R.
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always fun.
Ahah great  tune 
This rocks, Paul. Thanks for the memories!
 westslope wrote:


That is nice.   

So O_T_B, did you support NATO giving out membership to former Soviet Block countries in the Baltic and Poland? 

Are you a fan of American exceptionalism?

Do you pine for the Cold War?

Are your family members looking forward to a nuclear war?

Do you believe that increased US agricultural and weapon systems exports make all this worthwhile?
 

Was it really that hard to figure out that I was being sarcastic?   
I was 10. But I remember hearing this and it immediately made me happy. . . still does. 

How marvellous is that? 
"how lucky you are back in the USSR". Really! Did the Beatles have a back in the Apartaid song?
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Trump will be meeting his boyfriend/boss Putin in a couple days for a private lovefest.
Finally a world leader that the orange buffoon hasn't alienated.
 

That is nice.   

So O_T_B, did you support NATO giving out membership to former Soviet Block countries in the Baltic and Poland? 

Are you a fan of American exceptionalism?

Do you pine for the Cold War?

Are your family members looking forward to a nuclear war?

Do you believe that increased US agricultural and weapon systems exports make all this worthwhile?
 Fourdawg wrote:
That "plane flying over" sound effect than constantly plays throughout the song sounds like a synthesizer getting strangled.
 
Thanks for your input. Next!
That "plane flying over" sound effect than constantly plays throughout the song sounds like a synthesizer getting strangled.
Trump will be meeting his boyfriend/boss Putin in a couple days for a private lovefest.
Finally a world leader that the orange buffoon hasn't alienated.
 jmsmy wrote:
watch "The Americans" TV show.
I highly recommend it 

 
Thumbs Up JMSMY
 kcar wrote:


You kinda wonder where David A. Noebel is today and whether he's any less of an asshole. 

 
Alive at 81.  Still a  Christian author with several letters after his name indicating degrees conferred by not-well-known colleges. Apparently still in the same political .... er, frame of mind.
What an Album.
 Skydog wrote:
Christmas morning 1968 and this album is what Santa brought me, (14 years old)
I put the needle on the record with that so cool green apple label,
then I just froze when the opening jet planes started flying,...the whole album was an adventure, thank you Beatles

 
Cool story. {#Cheers}
Christmas morning 1968 and this album is what Santa brought me, (14 years old)
I put the needle on the record with that so cool green apple label,
then I just froze when the opening jet planes started flying,...the whole album was an adventure, thank you Beatles
watch "The Americans" TV show.
I highly recommend it 
 thewiseking wrote:
I suppose for McCartney this was considered "rocking out".
Misses by a mile. 

 
{#Fire}
{#Dancingbanana_2}

{#Clap}
Ah, the good old days in the USSR under the leadership of mister warm and cuddly: Leonid Brezhnev.  
I suppose for McCartney this was considered "rocking out".
Misses by a mile. 
 kcar wrote:


You kinda wonder where David A. Noebel is today and whether he's any less of an asshole. 

 
Perfect!  {#Roflol}
Theme song for "The Americans"?
"That Georgia's always on my, my, my ... mind". A girl, a region, a Ray Charles song. McCartney scores a rare triple entendre.
 Proclivities wrote:

book

{#Propeller}

 

You kinda wonder where David A. Noebel is today and whether he's any less of an asshole. 
{#Bananapiano}
MAKE.IT.STOP.{#No}
 sully3 wrote:
Does anybody know the significance of this song? :??:
 
book

{#Propeller}
I remember hearing this tune when I was eight years old being played by some teenagers across the back lane.  My dad said that they were part of the Young Communists League.  I still don't know if he was joking or not.  But upon hearing it, I thought to myself, "I need to hear more of that!"
Rock on Beatles! Rock on!
Originally Posted by sully3: Does anybody know the significance of this song? :??:
"Back in the USSR" was the Beatles' parody of "California Girls". To wit: "Ukraine girls really knock me out (wee-oh-woo) and leave the west behind, Moscow girls make me scream and shout, and Georgia's always on my mi-mi-mi-mi-mind..." Great satire and a great song.
Originally Posted by sully3: Does anybody know the significance of this song? :??:
It's a sendup of both the Beach Boys and the Cold War.
Originally Posted by leathepea: Now I think it could be titled "Broke In Russia"
I mean in reference to the once powerfull country.
Now I think it could be titled \"Broke In Russia\"
Does anybody know the significance of this song? :??:
god, I LOVE this song! how can't you like it?! :clap:
Great song from a great band.... But puh-leeeeze, can we retire some of these chestnuts? This one could go into the vault forever and I could still play it in my head. Same with \"Day in the Life\", \"Sgt Pepper\", \"Blackbird\", etc. \"Piggies\" is ok.
Originally Posted by dmax: Oh yeah, like this is supposed to be creative? They CLEARLY stole the background vocals from the Beach Boys. You'd never catch the Stones doing this. They'll never get anywhere, you mark my words!
I've got a terrible weak spot for the Stones, but boy, Keith Richards lifted about every lick Chuck Berry once came up with. Just as he and the Stones took from Blues, Gospel, Soul, Jazz, Dylan and.....the Beatles all they could use. No problem, the way they did, but nevertheless, not that original as well. Asked what epitaph he wanted on his tombstone, Keith Richards answered; "He passed it on" (Victor Bockris' Keith Richards biography).
Love the Beatles, HATE this song. It just irrates me in that not-so-special way.
the best from the quintisencialle rock band, the kings of rock.
rating 11.
You have bad taste. This song ROCKS
Originally Posted by Manosa1: Maybe I'm too young Maybe I have bad taste This song is TERRIBLE!
Maybe I\'m too young Maybe I have bad taste This song is TERRIBLE!
Right on, Jacques! Everyone who remembers when this album came out knows that this was done as a tribute to the Beach Boys. It\'s beyond obvious that this is done with real affection for a group the Beatles really respected.
Originally Posted by dmax: Oh yeah, like this is supposed to be creative? They CLEARLY stole the background vocals from the Beach Boys. You'd never catch the Stones doing this. They'll never get anywhere, you mark my words!
Um... yeah, funny... but, all joking aside McCartney wrote this as a "nod and a wink" to Mike Love (Beach Boys) with whom they spent a few hippy-dippy weeks in India with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (Sexy Sadie...)... this song was written expressly to sound like the Beach Boys. It's too obvious a stylistic rip-off to be anything but a "tribute/tip of the hat"... Still, I wonder what ever became of these "Beatles"? Did they ever make it? That being said I'll go play my white album CD... number 9, number 9, number 9... Cheers Jacques Radio Paradise: What Radio Could Have Been
Oh yeah, like this is supposed to be creative? They CLEARLY stole the background vocals from the Beach Boys. You'd never catch the Stones doing this. They'll never get anywhere, you mark my words!