How is life in communist countries

The international
Anthem of socialism and communism

Wake up damned of this earth
which still force you to starve!
Right like embers in the crater herd
now pushes for a breakthrough with power.
Clear the table with the adversary!
Army of slaves, wake up!
To be a nothing no longer carries it
To become everything flows in abundance!
Folks, hear the signals!
On to the last stand!
The international
fights for the human right.
No higher being will save us
no god, no emperor, no tribune.
To deliver us from misery
we can only do it ourselves!
Empty word: the poor man's right,
Empty word: the rich man's duty!
We are called minors and servants,
do not tolerate the shame any longer!
Folks, hear the signals!
On to the last stand!
The international
fights for the human right.
In town and country, you workers,
we are the strongest of the parties
Push the idler aside!
This world must be ours.
Our blood is no longer the raven,
and eat the mighty vultures!
Only when we have driven them away
then the sun shines without ceasing!
Folks, hear the signals!
On to the last stand!
The international
fights for the human right.

Original French text by Eugène Pottiers
Translation: Emil Luckhardt