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lyrics

She’d never seen a soul who stayed out there
The tour guide was surprised
But I came on a train with little to spend
And the price was rather nice

The paint is peeling off the windowsill
Yes, it is beautifully run-down

Raise your glass to bygone glory
in this old Soviet hotel
Its stars may have lost their shine
but let the wine flow well
In this old Soviet hotel

Certainly, the room had seen better days
Water’s dripping all night
I don’t want to know what lives in that bed
My sleeping bag will do just fine

The paint is peeling off the windowsill
Yes, it is beautifully run-down

Raise your glass to bygone glory
in this old Soviet hotel
Its stars may have lost their shine
but let the wine flow well
In this old Soviet hotel

Party members, generals; their wives dressed up in pearls
They’d wine and dine and dance all night until the curtain fell

And now the paint is peeling off the windowsill
Yes, it is beautifully run-down

Raise your glass to bygone glory
in this old Soviet hotel
Its stars may have lost their shine
but let the wine flow well In this old Soviet hotel

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from Born Before the Wind (album), released March 31, 2017
Maaike Siegerist, guitar, vocals
Susanna Downes, piano
Will Harris, double bass
Josh Clark, drums

Words and music: Maaike Siegerist

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Maaike Siegerist Bristol, UK

From the Netherlands but based in Bristol, Maaike Siegerist combines inspiration from Maggie Reilly's folk rock collaborations with Mike Oldfield, and the dark fairy-tale atmosphere of gothic metal ballads by Within Temptation. Her new single 'Call of the Last Wildcat' is a portrait of the beautiful and fierce Scottish Wildcat, a UK species on the brink of extinction. ... more

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