The Sighs of Monsters comment
From a satirical fictionalised newsroom of state propaganda channel RT, the video accompanying “Bird Shot” sets Battleship Potemkin imagery against the war crimes of “Russia’s new Tsar”. The brutality of Tsar Nicholas II’s army portrayed in Sergei Eisenstein’s 1925 Soviet film is one of the founding narratives of modern Russia, so the juxtaposition holds a mirror up to their own brutality in Ukraine today.
“Was it worth the blood and the pain?” the lyrics ask, as they poetically examine the mindset of “your mad king on the grounds, writing insane”. The band’s lyrics typically deal with the personal.
Bassist/lyricist Brett Houston-Lock comments on “Bird Shot”
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