Viktor Tsoi & Kino - "The Anthill" (MUSIC VIDEO)

Viktor Tsoi, who died at just 28, remains the real symbol of the era when Russian rock was at its best. Something inexplicable happened in the Soviet Union during the early days of the Perestroika. Russian rock was a breath of fresh air for a mass culture enchained by ideological censorship, and yet there are only a few truly talented musicians who wrote the songs that millions listened to over and over again.

Tsoi was one of those few talented ones. Additionally, his songs are perfectly comprehensible. They are catchy, emotional and easy to play and sing, which is why young people who learn to play the guitar often choose them as their first songs. The maxim “everything of genius is simple” applies to the songs of Tsoi’s band, Kino.

The Anthill is a Kino's song with a metaphoric sense as long as it describes the life of the Soviet society through the comparison with the ants' life.

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The Anthill

Yet another day arrives
The sound of cars fills the air
If the morning sun can rise
Then we know we’ll make it there
The anthill lives and grows
If the one has broken his leg
It doesn't matter for the rest
May be he will recover
Or the final page will close   

I hate it when they tell me lies
But truth also takes a toll
After I failed to hide in the skies
They asked me if I had tried at all
I don’t how much madness
Is there surrounding us right now
But from what I hear and see
It’s more than my mind can allow

We could certainly start a war
With those who are against us
Because the enemy of our enemy
Can’t make it without us
We don’t know what the future holds
The good, the bad, we’ve had it all
Such wealth we have never seen
Time to wake up and snap out of this dream 

I hate it when they tell me lies
But truth also takes a toll
After I failed to hide in the skies
They asked me if I had tried at all
I don’t how much madness
Is there surrounding us right now
But from what I hear and see
It’s more than my mind can allow  

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