Rasputin – Boney M

A catchy dance song from way, way back. It was common knowledge back then, that it was a song forbidden in Russia and all eastern countries, and we would listen to it as a sort of subversive act, but that might have been an exaggeration.
Boney M was just a front group for the studio recordings of the legendary German producer Frank Farian. When their fame faded, and the disco era came to an end, Frank recycled his act into other successful ventures, like Meat Loaf, Milli Vanilli, Eruption, or La Bouche. A man with an extraordinarily business acumen, and a feel for commercial success.


There lived a certain man in Russia long ago
He was big and strong, in his eyes a flaming glow
Most people looked at him with terror and with fear
But to Moscow chicks he was such a lovely dear
He could preach the bible like a preacher
Full of ecstacy and fire
But he also was the kind of teacher
Women would desire

Lover of the Russian queen
There was a cat that really was gone
Russia’s greatest love machine
It was a shame how he carried on

He ruled the Russian land and never mind the czar
But the kasachok he danced really wunderbar
In all affairs of state he was the man to please
But he was real great when he had a girl to squeeze
For the queen he was no wheeler dealer
Though she’d heard the things he’d done
She believed he was a holy healer
Who would heal her son

But when his drinking and lusting and his hunger
for power became known to more and more people,
the demands to do something about this outrageous
man became louder and louder.

“This man’s just got to go!” declared his enemies
But the ladies begged “Don’t you try to do it, please”
No doubt this Rasputin had lots of hidden charms
Though he was a brute they just fell into his arms
Then one night some men of higher standing
Set a trap, they’re not to blame
“Come to visit us” they kept demanding
And he really came

Lover of the Russian queen
They put some poison into his wine
Russia’s greatest love machine
He drank it all and he said “I feel fine”

Lover of the Russian queen
They didn’t quit, they wanted his head
Russia’s greatest love machine
And so they shot him till he was dead

(Spoken:) Oh, those Russians…

2 thoughts on “Rasputin – Boney M

  1. Pingback: Rasputin The Mad Monk – Television Tropes & Idioms «The Jacquel Rassenworth Blog The Jacquel Rassenworth Blog

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