THE BAND: ROSALIND BRODSKY AND THE SATELLITES OF LVOV



Satellite of Lvov (audio track & music video (view stills) - 6 mins)
Alternative cover design

The cd cover features Brodsky's Satellite Spy Probe in orbit above
the entrance to the village of Ilawcze where my father was born in
1912. Once in the South Eastern most corner of Poland, since 1939
it has been part of Ukraine.
The metallic signs show the name of the village in embossed Russian Cyrillic.

The cd cover was designed by Brodsky in 2025

Satellite of Lvov is a song about the death of my/Brodsky's Polish
Jewish grandmother in the Holocaust. The footage for the Satellite of Lvov video was shot in Auschwitz - Birkenau, Poland; towns and villages in Ukraine; locations in New York including, Coney Island disused funfair, Brighton Beach, the home of Russian immigrants and Ellis Island.


The back cover of the cd (below) shows some Polish and Ukrainian scenes from the video.

LYRICS:

Satellite of Lvov

(in memory of Rosalind Blum
and inspired by Lou Reed)

Where have I gone
behind your eyes
things like that psych
me into my mind
I watched me for a little while
I like to watch me on TV

chorus:
Satellite of Lvov
x 4

Where have I been
in someone's dream
soon it will be filled
with pierogis and sour cream
I watched you for a little while
I love to watch you in the past

chorus

I've been told
that you've been killed
by Hitler or the U.S.S.R.
where they put you I don't know
I don't know where you are

Where have I gone
behind your eyes
things like that psych
me into my mind
I watched me for a little while
I love to watch me on TV

Rosalind Brodsky and the Satellites of Lvov - CD menu

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