Sochi closing song for USA? 'Stop screwing around'

When Team USA walked out during the closing ceremonies at Sochi, waving proudly and showing off their medals, the song "One more time, we're gonna celebrate" played in the background.

Then the music took a more critical turn, switching to a tune from the Russian group Lubeh. The song was played without its vocals, but some Russian speakers watching the Winter Games who know Lubeh found the choice surprising. It's titled, "Don't screw around, America."

U.S. athletes parade during the closing ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Kirill Kudryavtsev | AFP | Getty Images
U.S. athletes parade during the closing ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Here's a sampling of the lyrics, translated from Russian:

"Don't screw around, America. Here are some Russian wool boots since you're probably freezing. What's Siberia, what's Alaska but two shores?

Bath house, vodka, accordions and salmon (repeat)

Dark streets, the girls are good girls, sweetheart, we will dance.

What's Siberia, what's Alaska but two shores?

Wedding, eh! and really really cold vodka (repeat)

Then there's a dance break with a lot of whistling, followed by ...

We have a lot of red material (a reference to the Soviet Union), we can sew shirts for all of you, brothers. The crown of the Russian empire,

Ekaterina (a reference to Catherine the Great, who promoted early Russian colonization of Alaska), you were wrong (repeat)

(Read more: Top celebrity winter Olympians of all time)

Don't screw around, America. We're not gonna go after you, but c'mon, give back the land of little Alaska,

Give something dear to our hearts back (repeat)

The song has an upbeat tempo, and in its original Russian it's intended to be funny. Lubeh combines Russian folk, punk and Soviet-style beats. Many of the band's songs focus on the Cold War Era, Russia's wars and the Soviet Union.

—By CNBC's Dina Gusovsky. Follow her on Twitter @DinaGusovsky.

Latest Special Reports


  • Shoppers at Ashley Furniture are getting $1 million in free stuff, after the owner in College Station, Texas, said it would reimburse anything bought last week if A&M Aggies beat South Carolina Gamecocks by more than 10 points. Mark Wilks, Ashley Furniture Store owner, says he's happy about the deal.

  • Surfers are catching the action via GoPro cameras and drones, and some say the video content is giving a boost to the surfing industry. CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports.

  • Deloitte Tax CEO and former college defensive lineman Carl Allegretti says he learned some valuable lessons for business from the football field.