Vladimir Vysotsky. The Demon Drink.

Commentary to “A Song-Tale about the Jinnee”.

The fifth stanza of this song is a poetic reflection of the fifth verse of the eleventh chapter of the Book of Revelation: “And if any man desireth to hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth and devoureth their enemies; and if any man shall desire to hurt them, in this manner must he be killed.”

The song was written in 1967.

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