Shootin’ at Putin                     [Part 1 of my Russia Trilogy]

 

Song lyrics by Chrome Dome Mike Kimbro

 

Structure Scheme: Accent points align for verses 1 and 2.

 

Read along to my Spoken Verse Performance!

 

 

VERSE 1

 

My wife took the kids to visit her kin.

 

An empty house sure isn't fun.

 

So I call up all of my crazy friends.

 

In-vi.ting them to load up their guns.

 

 

CHORUS

 

Now we’re shootin’ at Putin

 

It’s no mystery.        @  It’s not a mystery.

 

Why we’re shootin’ at Putin…

 

To change history.        @  To alter history.

 

Yeah, it might sound strange,

 

But at the old gun range,       @ But at the target range,

 

We’re shootin’ at Putin,

 

And countin’ down to World War III.

 

 

 

VERSE 2

 

As five cameras roll to catch my first try.

 

That puts your mojo to the test.

 

But the odds are high, as you let lead fly,

 

When targeting a lily white chest.

 

 

 

CHORUS

 

Now we’re shootin’ at Putin

 

It’s not a mystery.

 

Why we’re shootin’ at Putin…

 

To alter history.

 

Yeah, it might sound strange,

 

But at the old gun range,

 

We’re shootin’ at Putin

 

And countin’ down to World War III.

 

 

BRIDGE #1

 

Context is important, so you should know,

 

How Russia performs in terms of GDP.

 

Amazing that it's ranked so far below,

 

Canada, South Korea and Italy.

 

 

Still, the Red Army seems anxious to fight,

 

If Vladimir gives the order.

 

I’m assuming he’d like to rewrite,

 

Much of Russia's western border.

 

 

Another Putin goal should not surprise:

 

Neutering NATO as his power expands.

 

But Vlad's big move might be to nationalize,

 

Western companies. Not just mirror our plans.

 

 

One thing Vlad learned from #45,

 

Is to pay more attention to Branding.

 

Here's an idea to help Ukraine survive,

 

If done while Kyiv is still standing.

 

 

Why not rename a town in Vlad’s honor.

 

Like changing Donetsk to Vladimir Village.

 

Better move quick! Don't sit and ponder.

 

This could escalate to uncontrolled pillage.

 

 

While the future of Europe does look murky.

 

Our readiness here couldn’t be any higher.

 

I’ve stockpiled a year’s supply of jerky.

 

I'm a pawn shop and gun show frequent buyer.

 

 

BRIDGE #2 - Instrumental

 

 

BRIDGE #3

 

We’re gonna stay until dark.

 

So bring lots of ammo.

 

But on my threads don’t remark,

 

Cause I don’t look good in camo.

 

 

BUT HEY, IT LOOKS GREAT ON YOU!

 

 

CHORUS

 

Now we’re shootin’ at Putin

 

It’s not a mystery.

 

Why we’re shootin’ at Putin…

 

To alter history.

 

Yeah, it might sound strange,

 

But at the old gun range,

 

We’re shootin’ at Putin

 

And counting down to World War III.

 

 

The End.

 

 

Copyright © Michael Kimbro 2015 2022.  All rights reserved.

 

 

Now, just for grins, here's a poetic remnant which I edited out of the 1st bridge of this poem, because if was too specific to the unlawful annexation of Crimea:

 

 

Novorossiya is their intention.

 

Though all aggression they disavow.

 

But I doubt Vlad needs to mention:

 

You’ll join Boris if you displease Moscow.

 

 

Anyway, thanks for the read.