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A Harrowing New Video From Regina Spektor: “Trapper and the Furrier”

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 14:33
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Regina Spektor posted this powerful video to her YouTube account yesterday. I don’t know if it was after the results of the election became clear (although it’s clear she was thinking about you-know-who when she posted it), and I’m sure it was written many months ago, but the lyrics are harrowingly relevant to this moment in history.

A few weeks ago I had a secret meeting in a stairwell and we shot this little video for The Trapper and The Furrier.

With all that is going on I wanted to share it. Good luck to us all. Good luck to our world. There are many kinds of paradise…Let’s be on the side of those in need. Let’s be on the side of those who love. Let’s be on the side of those who care, who participate, who try… And if not all that, then at least, let’s be on the side of those who pay their taxes;-)

Directed by Jack Dishel (in a stairwell)
Shot by Shervin Lainez (also in a stairwell)
Animated by Chris Tucci (luckily not in a stairwell at all!)

Regina Spektor, on tour this spring! Dates at http://reginaspektor.com
The new album Remember Us To Life is out now!

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/rutl_dlxit
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/rutl_sp
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/rutl_dlxamz
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/rutl_gp
Vinyl/Online Store: http://reginaspektor.com

Connect with Regina at:
http://reginaspektor.com
http://facebook.com/reginaspektor
twitter.com/respektor
http://instagram.com/reginaspektor

Lyrics:

The trapper and the furrier
Went walking through paradise
And all the animals lay clawless
And toothless before them
And all the mothers stepped away from their babies
Leaving them open and easy to handle

The trapper and the furrier
Went walking through paradise
They took some for now
And they got some for later
And they marveled at the pelts,
Not a bullet-hole in ’em
And they filled up the cages
With pets for their children

What a strange, strange world we live in
Where the good are damned
And the wicked forgiven
What a strange, strange world we live in
Those who don’t have, lose
Those who got, get given
More, more, more, more. . .

The owner and the manager
Went walking through paradise
And all the shelves were filled
With awards and achievements
And on every corner a power presentation
And on every floor an army of workers

The owner and the manager
Went walking through paradise
And all their charts showed
So much promise and progress
No sick days, no snow days, no unions, no taxes
And they wandered towards home,
Kings of their castles

What a strange, strange world we live in
Where the good are damned
And the wicked forgiven
What a strange, strange world we live in
Those who don’t have, lose
Those who got, get given
More, more, more, more. . .

The lawyer and the pharmacist
Went walking through paradise
And all the sick were around them
With fevers unbreaking
Crying and bleeding and coughing and shaking
And arms outstretched, prescription collecting

The lawyer and the pharmacist
Went walking through paradise
Pressed suits in the courtroom
Aroma of chloroform
And they smiled at the judge,
Dispositions so sunny
’cause they didn’t have the cure but sure needed the money

What a strange, strange world we live in
Where the good are damned
And the wicked forgiven
What a strange, strange world we live in
Those who don’t have, lose
Those who got, get given
More, more, more, more

More, more, more, more. .

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