A Small Group of Friends by ‘Krug’, English by Vesper Lynd

Getting late… on a gloomy day

Sad and lonely is the place where I stay

All is quiet and I can hear

Only the night and the silence play

And so ask my friends to come

To spend with me this evening time

I want to see the people I used to love

For the longest time

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Soon I will watch this sad empty place to come back alive

Voices will ring out loud as my friends arrive

Loneliness, emptiness sadness no longer will settle by

We survive and strive

The pale diming lights of the night will give in to the morning light

The demons of darkness will vanish they won’t put up another fight

The dark lonely night will be gone far away far out of sight

And we will feel alright

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Let the day be summer long

Let the healing words be strong

Stop the cold from reaching through

That is all that we can do

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And so I call my dear friends

My dear friends to be my guests

I will be calling everyone I love,

For the longest time…

O’Kis-s-er-gen by Vladimir Presnyakov and Natalya Podolskaya, English by Vesper Lynd

Melting in the sun were summer days for you and I

I saw the clouds, but … they had passed us by

Oh, where to this hand on the clock runs and runs

When I gaze into your eyes?

We played again, we played all that

I don’t get it, I don’t get it

And just like that, in the summer straw hat

I fly at it…!

Let’s find what’s going on … what’s that between us?

You are my oxygen, you are my O’KISSer-gen

I can walk any difficult route, but really I just can’t – without you

You are my O’KISSer-gen, you are my Oh-KISS…

The wind was whispering to us all that it wanted

And then you looked at me and I responded

Oh, where to this hand on the clock runs and runs

When I gaze into your eyes?

We played again; we played all that

I don’t get it, I don’t get it

And just like that, in the summer straw hat

I fly at it…!

What is all that fuss? Ha? What’s it between us?

You are my oxygen, you are my O’KISSer-gen

I can walk this difficult route, but – no, I can’t without you

You are my O’KISSer-gen, you are my Oh-KISS…..

Let’s find for ourselves – what’s that between us?

You are my oxygen, you are my O’KISSer-gen

I can walk this very difficult route, but then … not really, not without you

You are my O’KISSer-gen, you are my Oh-KISS…

The Age-Old Words By Robert Rozhdestvensky, English by Vesper Lynd

Three words as though three burning lights

Will come to you in broad day light

Will run and change your daily course

So big, so great so awesome as the Planet Earth

At night they will still follow you

Three dateless words of “I love you!”

These ancient words can win and sway

And they will take your breath away

And they will take your breath away

Three words eternal as the Spring

Will tie together as a string

They have the power to make eyes agleam

One life, one path one common dream

Through suffering and grief undue

Still whispering the “I love you!”…

These dateless words can win and sway

And they will take your breath away

Three words as though three dawns at once together

So say them out loud and hold me close forever

It’s for a reason that somehow

You understand them only now

They fly to us from far away

To reach the hearts and make our day

These age-old words can win and sway

And they will take your breath away

And they will take your breath away

All Shall Pass by Michail Dunayevsky, English by Vesper Lynd

One more day again is leaving the Earth –

Sing to me about it softly

This one day perhaps when so far away

Will be remembered by you and me

We’ll recall the fragile crescent and stars –

Cool and carefree evening

But let’s forget that all this will pass –

It’s not worth remembering

Let’s forget that all this will pass –

It’s not worth remembering

All shall pass – all the joy and sorrow

All shall pass in this universe

All shall pass – today and tomorrow

Only love will still run its course

Sing to me about the ships far away

Sail unyielding to giant waves

Sing to me that for this true love today

The universe dances and raves…

Sing to me that two hearts won’t get tired

Of one another’s beat

Just forget that all shall pass –

Please do not believe it

Just forget that all shall pass

Please do not believe it

All shall pass – all the joy and sorrow

All shall pass in this universe

All shall pass – today and tomorrow

Only love will still run its course

One more day again is leaving the Bay

So, come close and sing with me

This one day perhaps some time far away

Will be remembered by you and me

We’ll recall that bright blue star in the sky

All night long so staggering

Let’s forget that this all shall pass –

That’s not worth remembering

We’ll forget that this all shall pass –

That’s not worth remembering

All shall pass – all the joy and sorrow

All shall pass in this universe

All shall pass – today and tomorrow

Only love will still run its course

Will still run its course

Will still run its course

And So, It Snows By Yevgeniy Yevtushenko, English by Vesper Lynd

And so, it snows, and so it snows

Surprise we all were waiting for

In that snowfall, the quiet snow

I want everyone to know

 

My most significant human being

Come near and see what I have seen

This snow had been so sparkly clean

As these words I truly mean

 

Who brought my love to me so close?

Perhaps, it was the Santa Claus.

When I am with you in this glow

I’m grateful for the snow

 

And so, it snows, and so it snows

And all the things set sparks and flow

For happy moments that I know

I want to thank the snow

I want to thank the snow

I want to thank the snow

I want to thank the snow

I want to thank the snow

Lonesome Accordion by M.Isakovsky and B.Mokrousov, English by Vesper Lynd

Quiet town at night is so comforting

Doors won’t squeak, no more lights that are lit

Just a lonesome accordion wandering

Somewhere far away down the street

 

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It goes far in the fields through the gateway

Then it comes back to town again

Just as if it is asking for pity

And can’t find anyone to complain

 

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Night gets cooler, the darkness gets deeper

Apple blossom is white as the snow

Just come tell us who made you a weeper

The accordionist a young beau…

 

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May be your joy is not far away

Just not sure if she is the one

So then why are you wandering restless

Keeping young ladies piece so undone…

 

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Quiet city at night is so comforting

Doors won’t squeak, no more lights that are lit

Just a lonesome accordion wandering

Somewhere far away down the street

 

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