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In Honor of all Ukrainian Heroes:

“Tire Afire – Горіла Шина | YouTube (3:28)

TIRE AFIRE – Many of the photos from the current unrest in Kyiv have been backlit by large piles of burning tires. This inspired a pulsating new Ukrainian rock song called “Horyt’ shyna,” or “Tire Afire.” It condemns security police who have fired on demonstrators in Kyiv, thugs hired to bash heads, and the corrupt leaders who have bankrupted Ukraine and its people. President Yanukovych is the leader of the Regions Party, whose members, according to the song, will all face a tribunal. The lyrics match the still photos, which end with a Ukrainian standard bearer and shot of vehicles on the road leading to President Yanukovych’s outlandishly expensive residence at Mezhyhirya, a former Ukrainian Orthodox monastery that was appropriated by the Bolsheviks and never returned. The video begins with a dedication to the heroes of Ukraine.

A tire was afire, blazing,
A tire was afire, blazing,
There stood a barricade,
There stood a barricade.

There stood a barricade,
There stood a barricade.
It would not let the wild dogs pass,
It would not let the wild dogs pass.

A tire was a fire, so was gasoline,
A tire was a fire, so was gasoline,
Firing from a distance was an SOB,
Firing from a distance was an SOB.

A tire was afire, a satchel also burned,
A tire was afire, a satchel also burned.
Oh, they’ve brought us thugs aplenty,
Oh, they’ve brought us thugs aplenty.

O my villains, o my cons,
O my villains, o my cons,
You’ve served me long enough.
You’ve served me long enough.

No longer will you serve me,
No longer will you serve me,
You’ll face a people’s court,
You’ll face a people’s court.

A tribunal will await,
A tribunal will await,
Each and every Regionaire,
Each and every Regionaire.

A tire was afire, blazing,
A tire was afire, blazing,
There stood a barricade,
There stood a barricade.

Music – by the People of Ukraine
Lyrics – by the People of Ukraine
Performed by Klofelin
Recorded & Mixed by Bodiax
Translated by Peter Fedynsky

www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVEUVgF1eUI&feature=youtu.be

​Bonus:

Ukrainian Music ​Fresh From the Maidan | courtesy of Ukrainian Roots Radio in Vancouver