I Am Standing At The Railway Station… (‘Blue Collar’ Girl) by M. Ancharov (1973), English by Vesper Lynd

I am standing at the railway station

Watching trains arrive and leave

The flowers weave upon my shawl and on my sleeve

 

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The railway stretches far ahead

It comes to such a skinny thread

Where are you my easy years – carefree days?

Where are they my easy years – carefree days?

 

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There was a humble worker girl

The factory was home to her

All by herself as grass up in the field…

Was kind and caring to her friends

 

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From bitter people she took no offence,

Was honest to the world and to herself

Was honest to the world and to herself…

 

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The wheels are turning fast and go

The lacy thread is weaving on

My soul is young as at the beginning of the Spring

 

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But years like an ocean storm –

The grey and white sonata form

 

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No calls to dance, not a brief romantic fling…

La-la-la-la-la-la…

 

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Sweet memories like a pepper tree

Ah, future! What will be, will be…

My Spring is gone, it’s time that I agree

 

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So how did it turn out to be

All silk embroidered in a ‘major key’

The simple canvas of my life’s decree?

The simple canvas of my life’s decree…

 

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Come look at her – right there she walks

Hard working simple common girl

Who’s never shy of working hard in any role…

And if you can be nice to her

And look into her eyes once more

You would discover treasure of her soul

You may discover treasure of her soul

 

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I am standing at the railway station

Watching trains arrive and leave

The flowers weave upon my shawl and on my sleeve

 

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The railway goes so far ahead

It comes to such a tiny thread

Where are you, my green years – younger days?

Where are they, my green years – younger days?

 

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Rainbow (And So, You Didn’t Understand It…) by A. Flyarkovsky and M. Tanich, English by Vesper Lynd

And so, you did not understand it

Romance I felt when stars were rising

 

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My love breathtaking as a rainbow

Had spread all over the horizon

 

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Cry and weep – no response

Still my heart knows what it wants

 

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My love breathtaking as the rainbow

Is pure and fragrant as the rain

 

My love breathtaking as the rainbow

Is pure and fragrant as the rain…

 

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And you had changed me overnight

But – no regrets and – no remorse…

 

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I ran with it and let it take me

“A disease should run its course” …

 

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Love is high – cannot reach it

Try to chase it – you’d be cheated…

 

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My love breathtaking as the rainbow

Is pure and fragrant as the rain

 

My love breathtaking as the rainbow

Is pure and fragrant as the rain…

 

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And now my life is filled with purpose

Every single day is adventure

The rainbow shines to me and dazzles

I know my true love will come eventually…

 

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It will come majestic and awesome

Divine as snow and orange blossom

 

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My love breathtaking as the rainbow

Is pure and fragrant as the rain

 

My love breathtaking as the rainbow

Is pure and fragrant as the rain…

 

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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‘I Still Dream Big…’ by Yuri Loza, English by Vesper Lynd

I’m too old to change occupation

To learn through the pain and the scars

I probably won’t ever travel

To gorgeous amazing new stars

To me things are too complicated

So much I can’t feel any more

I celebrate birthdays belated

But I dream just as big as before…

 

That while sailing adrift

I’ll acquire a gift

Stumble over a fortune right at my feet…

In a different world

With a love to behold

At the open doors where someone’s waiting and loves and believes in me!

 

I can’t recall all the strangers

That I had befriended along

Countless sleepless nights going

At times when I felt so alone

Some folks to me are just boring

To them l look tired it seems…

With so many words outpouring

I’d rather stay home and daydream…

 

That by staying adrift

I’ ll acquire a gift

Stumble over a fortune right at my feet

In a different world

With a love to behold

At the open doors where someone’s waiting and loves and believes in me!

 

If best moments could be repeated

It still wouldn’t be quite all that…

Officially, I am over ’30’

And I am not giving up dreaming yet…

 

That while sailing adrift

I’ll acquire a gift

Stumble over a fortune right at my feet,

Of a different world

Of a love to behold

Of the open doors where someone’s waiting and loves and believes in me!

 

 

 

 

The Age-Old Words by Oscar Fieldsman and Robert Rozhdestvensky (from the Movie “This Is Stronger Than Me”), English by Vesper Lynd

Three words as if three burning lights

 

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Will dazzle you in broad daylight

Will lighten up your darkest night

 

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Will set your soul into a flight

 

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They’ll open up a new world view

 

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Three simple words of ‘l love you’

 

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The age-old words are here to stay

 

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And they will take your breath away

And they will take your breath away

 

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The age-old words are here to stay

 

 

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And they will take your breath away

And they will take your breath away

 

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Three words eternal as the Spring

 

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Will tie together as a string

 

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The arms around, eyes agleam

 

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One life, one path one common dream

 

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Though hardship and the pain undue

 

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Still whispering the “I love you!”…

 

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The age-old words are here to stay

 

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And they will take your breath away

And they will take your breath away

 

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The age-old words are here to stay

 

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And they will take your breath away

And they will take your breath away

 

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Advice from Guru by Valeriy Syutkin, English by Vesper Lynd

She-be-le-bu-bu-lu…

 

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When I was young and little my life was very simple

One morning I woke up and saw the Guru

He walked and wiggle – jiggled, not walked but flied and giggled

And easy breeze was carrying him through…

 

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He said “Oh, hi! Hello! Yes, it’s me -hello!

 

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He revealed to me one simple ancient law:

 

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When things are going smoothly like a ballroom dance

Don’t rush into it, smile

Give it a chance

Stick to your own style and…

Enjoy the advance!

Е-е, е-е – wow!

 

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If weakness comes around, don’t you get lost!

Keep the waltzing tempo at any cost

Say to yourself “I am not

Getting turned and tossed!”…

 

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(Тiтriririri -ta pa pi- rum -pa- pa -pa

Тiтriririri -ta pa pi- rum -pa- pa -pa)

 

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From then on I am free

I live and eat and sleep

I walk, I breathe, lay down

I am standing upright

 

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That morning long ago I learned the law of flow

A simple rule from Guru to abide by

I am saying: ”Hi! Hello! This is me, hello!”

That is all, it’s not a secret at all!

 

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When things are going smoothly like a ballroom dance

Don’t rush into it, smile

Give it a chance

Stick to your own style and –

Enjoy the advance!

Е-е, е-е – wow!

 

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If weakness comes around, don’t you get lost

Keep the waltzing tempo at any cost

Say to yourself “I am not

Getting turned and tossed!”…

 

(Pa -pa -ra)

 

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When things are going smoothly like a ballroom dance

Don’t rush into it, smile

Give it a chance

Stick to your own style and … –

Enjoy the advance!

Е-е, е-е – wow!

 

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If weakness comes around, don’t you get lost

Keep the waltzing tempo at any cost

Say to yourself “I am not

Getting turned and tossed!”…

 

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(Тiтriririri -ta pa pi- rum -pa- pa -pa)

 

…Keep the waltzing tempo!

 

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(Тiтriririri -ta pa pi- rum -pa- pa -pa)

 

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Shebelebubulu…

 

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(Тiтriririri -ta pa pi- rum -pa- pa -pa

Тiтriririri -ta pa pi- rum -pa- pa -pa)

 

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(Тiтriririri -ta pa pi- rum -pa- pa -pa

Тiтriririri -ta pa pi- rum -pa- pa -pa)

 

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The Iconic ‘I Am The Real Deal’ by Valeriy Syutkin, English by Vesper Lynd

High

In the sky

From the cloud of your beauty you don’t see me

 

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But hey,

May I say

The night is underway and you will get to know me

 

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Maybe I am nobody today,

Your friends keep saying that I’m leading you astray,

But –

 

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Give me this one day, give me this one night

Give me just one chance and you will see –

I am the real deal…

 

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Give me this one day,

Give me this one night

Give me a chance and I will make you feel

What is surreal…

 

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You

Do not view

Me as anybody rich or the awe-inspiring

 

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Very well…

I can tell –

No offence – but to me it’s just too funny

 

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Maybe I am nobody today…

Your friends keep saying that I’m leading you astray,

But –

 

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Give me this one day, give me this one night

Give me just one chance and you will see – I am the real deal…

 

 

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Give me this one day, give me this one night

Give me a chance and I will make you feel what is surreal…

 

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Give me this one day, give me this one night

Give me just one chance and you will see – I am the real deal…

 

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Give me this one day, give me this one night

Give me a chance and I will make you feel what is surreal…

 

 

I Came To An Ash Tree To Ask For My Beloved One by V. Kirshon and M. Tariverdiev. Performed by S. Nikitin. English by Vesper Lynd

I came by an ash tree
To ask for my beloved one
Ash tree did not answer
Quaking with its head

 

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I came by a poplar tree
To ask for my beloved one
Poplar tree dropped leaves on me
And turned away instead

 

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I came by the autumn then
To ask for my beloved one
Autumn had responded
With rainy days ahead

 

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I came to a rainy day
To ask for my beloved one
Rainy day was weeping with
Tears of words unsaid…

 

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I came by the crescent moon
To ask for my beloved one
Half-moon drifted away from me
Behind the puffy cloud

 

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I came to a puffy cloud
To ask for my beloved one
The cloud disappeared
Sorrowful and proud…

 

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You are my one and only friend
Where is my beloved one?
Tell me if you only know
Help me, I am in chaos

 

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Faithful friend replied to me

 

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Genuine friend had answered me

 

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There was a beloved one for you

 

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There was a beloved one for you

 

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There was a beloved one for you

 

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She became my spouse

 

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I came to ask an ash tree,

I came to ask a poplar tree

I came to ask the autumn then…

 

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