Harleys in Berlin

Song Story:

The archival film footage of the Red Army’s invasion in Berlin deliberately displays only the threatening T-34s (most of the shots were filmed a day after the events. However, a great part of the Red Army conquered Berlin on Harley Davidson machines. The Russian motorized troops rode the monstrous 250 kg machines powered by Harley’s 114-cm flat-head motor. The model WLA was called “The Liberator”. 70 000 of them were produced for the war effort. Thousands of them went to the Russians according to the Land-Lease Contract.

Song Lyrics:

Under screams of the machines
Signed the contract Land-Leeves
Crowds aline for last routines
Under screams of totalitarianism
Under screams of the totalitarianism
Signed the contract Land-Lease
Crowds hiding, smell of benzine
Under screams of the machines

In steel and armoured gear
Winter firmly disappears
In steel and armoured gear
Motorized comes the fear
In steel and armoured gear
Winter firmly disappears
Without steel and armoured gear
Not Motorized comes the fear

Hear wheels of battle rage
Fury, robbery, rapes
Long days in burning cage
New spring in gears fades

In steel and armoured gear
Russians marching in Berlin
Children, old men defend the scene
Against Harley’s machines
In Harley Davidson machines
Russians marching in Berlin
Children, old men stand within
Saluting only the machines


Хотят ли русские войны?
Спросите вы у тишины
Над ширью пашен и полей
И у берëз, и тополей

Hear wheels of battle rage
Fury, robbery, rapes
Long days in burning cage
New spring in gears fades


Flags are rising in Berlin
Soldiers laying on the ground
Standing on the fire line
Flags fall down in Berlin
Flags fall down in Berlin
Soldiers rising from the ground
Standing on the death`s line
Idols different rising in Berlin

Хотят ли русские войны?
Спросите вы у тишины
Над ширью пашен и полей
И у берëз, и тополей

Hear wheels of battle rage
Fury, robbery, rapes
Long days in burning cage
New spring in gears fades