Album: Soviet Kitsch (2004)
  • They made a statue of us
    And then put it on a mountain top
    Now tourists come and stare at us
    Blow bubbles with their gum
    Take photographs of fun, have fun

    They'll name a city after us
    And later say it's all our fault
    Then they'll give us a talking to
    Then they'll give us a talking to
    'Cause they've got years of experience

    We're living in a den of thieves
    Rummaging for answers in the pages
    We're living in a den of thieves
    And it's contagious
    And it's contagious
    And it's contagious
    And it's contagious

    We wear our scarves just like a noose
    But not 'cause we want eternal sleep
    And though our parts are slightly used
    New ones are slave labor you can keep

    We're living in a den of thieves
    Rummaging for answers in the pages
    We're living in a den of thieves
    And it's contagious
    And it's contagious
    And it's contagious
    And it's contagious

    They made a statue of us
    They made a statue of us
    The tourists come and stare at us
    The sculptor's mama sends regards
    They made a statue of us
    They made a statue of us
    Our noses have begun to rust

    We're living in a den of thieves
    Rummaging for answers in the pages
    We're living in a den of thieves
    And it's contagious
    And it's contagious
    And it's contagious
    And it's contagious

    And it's contagious
    And it's contagious
    And it's contagious
    And it's contagious Writer/s: Regina Spektor
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Comments: 4

  • Mariah from New York, NyI think this is just a beautiful love song about how their love is so strong, it's contagious.
  • Theresa from Murfreesboro, TnThis song is played in the opening credits for the film (500) Days of Summer. Beautiful, intense song!
  • Elaine from Sydney, AustraliaI always thought it was about the immigrant experience, coming to New York for a new life where the consensus eventually turns on you - "and later say it's all our fault". The statue of us always equated the statue of Liberty to me, the first thing seen by those coming in on ships from Europe, which symbolised the new hope of those who had immigrated.
  • Olivia from Chicago, IlI don't know that that's what this song is about. I always thought it was about saints, Christian saints, how people make statues out of them you know.
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