THE BAND: ROSALIND BRODSKY AND THE SATELLITES OF LVOV



Knocking on Lenin's Door
recorded 2046

The cd cover shows Number 21 (now 36) Tavistock Place
in Bloomsbury, London, where Lenin stayed while writing
Materialism and Empiriocriticism
in 1908.

The back cover (below) shows Brodsky in Lenin's study in the
Kremlin, Moscow,
and on the wall a photograph of the country house
once rented by Lenin and Krupskaya in Poronin in 1914.

The inset image shows Brodsky on a failed time travelling trip to the
Russian Revolution
when she mistakenly arrived on the film set of
Doctor Zhivago.

LYRICS:

Knocking on Lenin`s Door

Two thousand and forty five
Thinking how come I was ever alive
After all that happened way back when
All the things I`ve done since then

Walked around the Kremlin
Picked all of the locks
When I came to Lenin`s room
The door was bolted shut

All that artwork got me down
And I had to find what`s real in town
So I went to Moscow way back when
And knocked on Lenin`s door again

Walked around the Kremlin
Picked all of the locks
When I came to Lenin`s room
The door was bolted shut

In twenty forty five I was seventy six
Old and grey and didn`t mix
With fools uncouth or pretentious types
Or believers in art and hypes

My time travelling days were in decline
Didn`t always make it to the place or time
Arrived on the set of Doctor Zhivago
Before I managed to get to Moscow

Walked around the Kremlin
Picked all of the locks
When I came to Lenin`s room
The door was bolted shut
I was looking for an answer
Looking for an answer...

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