Do You Know, It Will Only Get Better by Mark Minkov and Veronika Tushnova, English by Vesper Lynd

Do you know, it will only get better

Summer wind will bring back the chatter

It will work the magic with weather

The memory page will turn over…

 

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It will draw you and me even closer

It will draw me and you even closer

And once again at the sunrise

We will be together…

 

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What is happiness? It is like a bird

If you let it go, you won’t catch it

And you can’t lock it up – that’s absurd

All emotions are stirred…

Never easy with it, understand it?

 

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Do you know, it will only get better

The fast trains are travelling everywhere

The airplanes are flying in the air

The ships set off to the sea…

 

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I had always been a go-getter

I just have to be a go-getter

But if you open your heart for adventure

You won’t cry and keep carefree …

 

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What is happiness? It is just a bird

If you let it go, you won’t catch it

And you can’t lock it up – that’s absurd

When emotions are stirred…

Never easy with it, do you get it?

 

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I will not try to trap it merciless

I will not try to trap it merciless

I will not try to trap it merciless

Those wings are meant to be flying…

 

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If you wish to fly, have a happy flight!

 

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If you choose to fly, have a happy flight!

 

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If you fly away, have a happy flight!

Your return will be so electrifying!

 

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Sunlit Promised Island by Mashina Vremeni, English by Vesper Lynd

All ropes are tightened

Fairy tale is a deceit

 

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Sunlit Promised Island

Is gone at drumbeat

 

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No enchanted castle

On Earth to explore

Someone made an error

Keeping the score

 

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All fairies are faking it

There are no golden hills

Others are catching

The stars and the thrills

 

No birds of paradise

To banish the crows

 

Someone made an error

Keeping the scores

 

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In spring it’s all melting

The snow and the ice

 

The ocean, the mountains

The pure blue skies

 

You know what will save us?

The faith and belief

In God’s perfect timing all get a relief

 

*

 

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All ropes are tightened

Fairy tale is a deceit

Sunlit Promised Island

 

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Is gone at drumbeat

You know what will save us?

Faith and belief

In God’s perfect timing

All get a relief

 

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If You Don’t Have An Auntie by Alexandr Aronov and Michael Tariverdiev, Engflish by Vesper Lynd

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If you don’t have a house, a fire won’t mess up your life

 

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And your wife will not ever leave you – If you don’t have, if you don’t have, if you don’t have a wife…

– “Don’t have a wife!”

 

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If you are not a dog owner,  you won’t be sued for it’s attack

 

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And your friend will not turn his back upon you, if you are watching if you are watching, if you are watching his back

– Watching his back!

 

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The orchestra is playing loud, the trumpeter is short of breath

 

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Decide for yourself, see for yourself –

 

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To have or – not to have, to have or – not to have…

 

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If you don’t have an auntie, you won’t ever lose her respect

 

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A disease won’t ever affect you, if you elect, if you elect to let that disease go unchecked … !

– To ‘run it’s course’ unchecked!

 

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The orchestra is playing loud, the trumpeter is short of breath

 

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Decide for yourself, see for yourself –

To have or – not to have, to have or – not to have…

 

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Leaving Germany (D’Allemagne) by Didier Barberlivein and Francois Bernheim, English by Vesper Lynd

Below is a brief definition of some of the facts, people, places, poetry and music mentioned in this song:

Lili Marleen,

Apollinaire,

the Leninplatz, 

Anatole France:

“…Of all the ways of defining man, the worst is the one which makes him out to be a rational animal.”

“The pseudonym for God when He did not want to sign”.

“I thank fate for having made me born poor. Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life”.

Anatole France

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* Originally, it was a square – the area known today asPlatz der Vereinten Nationen was Landsberger Tor’ – one of the many gates that surrounded Berlin in the past. In 1950 when Berlin was cleared of all debris left from the Second World War, the government of East Berlin decided to rename this place for the Leninplatz

The area had the goal to create a Socialist town center and a place where people would feel free to express themselves

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*Apollinaire is considered one of the foremost poets of the early 20th century, as well as one of the most impassioned defenders of Cubism and a forefather of Surrealism  

He is credited with coining the term “cubism” in 1911 to describe the emerging art movement and the term “surrealism” in 1917 to describe the works of Erik Satie   :

“I am bound to the King of the Sign of Autumn

Parting I love the fruits I detest the flowers

I regret every one of the kisses that I’ve given

Such a bitter walnut tells his grief to the showers

My Autumn eternal O my spiritual season

The hands of lost lovers juggle with your sun

A spouse follows me it’s my fatal shadow

The doves take flight this evening their last one…”

“…And how I love O season how I love your rumbling

The falling fruits that no one gathers

The wind the forest that are tumbling

All their tears in autumn leaf by leaf

The leaves

You press

A crowd

That flows

The life

That goes” –

 

Apollinaire

 

* Lili Marleen is a German love song performed by Lale Andersen which became popular during World War II throughout Europe and the Mediterranean among both Axis and Allied troops. Written in 1915 as a poem, the song was published in 1937 and was first recorded by Lale Andersen in 1939 as “Das Mädchen unter der Laterne” (“The Girl under the Lantern”)

 

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Leaving Germany

 

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I am leaving. The doves and vultures both fly away

Hard Rock is breaking silence on this rainy day

 

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In Germany my childhood memories are strong

Nostalgic thoughts, the books the songs

The Leninplatz and Anatole France…

 

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In Germany the history makes me offended and ashamed

 

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The future holds a promise not an easy way

 

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I know of crimes that get no pardon

 

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There is no closure my heart

I know where guns of war are laid…

 

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Good Bye to you, Lili Marlene!

I’ll think of roses and of Gottingen

 

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As I will travel across the Wall

To the other the Germany I used to know

 

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Which side of the (Berlin) Wall seems to you commonplace?

 

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In Germany where love prevails over despair

 

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I daydream with verses of Apollinaire

 

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In Germany romantic notes are wild and strong

 

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The violins play all day long

 

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The simple waltzes of Vienna

 

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Auf Wiedersehen, Lili Marlene!

I’ll think of roses and of Gottingen

 

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As I will travel across the Wall

To the other the Germany I used to know

On which side of the (Berlin) Wall would you feel secure?

 

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(In German):

…I have a little wild flower and as I hold it against the sky

It is reaching out through the clouds…

 

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(In French)

From Germany I have a flower in my heart

That to me is a symbol of happiness

I know it can grow and become as big as a tree

 

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So long to you, Lili Marlene!

I’ll think of roses and of Gottingen

As I will travel across the Wall

To the other the Germany I used to know

 

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People Are Meeting by ‘Vesyolye Rebyata’, English by Vesper Lynd

People are meeting

People are dating

And marrying

I am not lucky with that to a point of disaster

Finally yesterday I saw an adorable special girl

Right over there where the trains

Are running so fast

 

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There she went into her car

Smiled so sweetly from afar

The train took off and I just froze

Only waved with my hand in response

 

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Long pretty hair neatly arranged in the ponytails

Radiant smile

Bubbly and sweet as champagne

Slender and young, inspiring, genuine, lovable…

May be somewhere over here I’ll see her again

 

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There she went into her car

Smiled so sweetly from afar

The train took off and I just froze

Only waved with my hand in response

 

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People are meeting

People are dating

And marrying

I am not lucky with that to a point of disaster

 

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To a point of disaster

To a point of disaster

 

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To a point of disaster

 

 

 

 

A Hip Hop / Rap Remix:

Without You – ‘Porque Te Vas’ – by Jose Luis Perales, English by Vesper Lynd

Sunlit city shines again at dawn, but you are gone

The world around is “kicking and alive” in overdrive

My room on the second floor is full of light so broad and high

As clear as the day you said to me “Good Buy!” and reasons why

 

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Time is passing slowly by, my life is empty

Without you, without you

No, I am not crying but you know it’s not that easy

Without you, Without you…

Without you, Without you…

 

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Days and nights, the Winter and the Fall will come and go

Who knows if I will ever meet my ideal beau

But may be – no

 

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Moonlight shines through curtains on my bed and feels my head

With thoughts of love and I don’t know what I will do

Without you

 

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Time is passing slowly by, my life is empty

Without you, without you

No, I am not crying but you know it’s not that easy

Without you, Without you…

Without you, Without you…

 

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Time is passing slowly by, my life is empty

Without you, without you

No, I am not crying but you know it’s not that easy

Without you, Without you…

Without you, Without you…

 

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Time is passing slowly by, my life is empty

Without you, without you

No, I am not crying but you know it’s not that easy

Without you, Without you…

Without you, Without you…

 

 

 

 

 

‘Oh My Dear Lady Doesn’t It Appear’/ Duet of Emil, the Innkeeper and Emilia, the Staff Fairy from “The Ordinary Miracle”, English lyrics by Vesper Lynd

– Oh my dear lady doesn’t it appear

That the weather is so gorgeous – rare treat…?

– If I may I would dare say

It is truly a lovely day

And the weather is unusually sweet…

 

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– Oh my dear lady why it just so happens

That this evening is enchanted with surprise?

– Well I think it’s just because –

Hard to say without a pause…

But it may be the lovely sparkle in your eyes

 

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– Oh, my dear lady when we are together

All the flowers seem to blossom in the mead

– I will say my dear Sir

It just so happens to occur

That the flowers make this evening feel complete

 

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Oh how pleasant and amusing

That you seem to like me so!

Well, and you are the one that I am choosing…

And so be it! O-o-o!

 

Twenty Years From Today by Yuri Antonov, English by Vesper Lynd

I am asking you to please forget

All that has gone wrong

Let it go and try to understand

Where I am coming from

 

What I need to say you still don’t know

You are the only one to blame

All I know – it is a shame

To let you slip away

And let you go…

 

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A day with you alone was like a dream

You are such good sport

“Life is good!” is what I want to scream

This evening is too short

 

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I am asking you to be with me

Listen to my point of view

Plain to see and nothing new

That all I need is you

And only you

 

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Hold my breath and I will pray

That twenty years from today

I’d keep you near me and say:

“This love is here to stay”…

 

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Never had such happiness in love

I simply never knew

Ten decades like this alone with you

Would never be enough…

 

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Thankful to the fate that treats me well

For your love that’s always new

At will, I am under your spell –

All that I need is you

And only you

 

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I close my eyes and I will pray

That twenty years from today

I hold you near me and say:

“This love is here to stay”…

 

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‘A Word From A Father To A Son’ by Michail Zhvanetsky. English by Vesper Lynd.

…”When you will have a son, try to be careful. I’m afraid that you won’t be able to, but they are always different.

Me and you.

You and him.

You won’t be able to control him.

The first person who is completely dependent on you but you can’t control him.

This must be where difference between people lays.

This is impossible to live with.

You have an urge to punish, force to do as you want.

You could make him do it, but it’s better if he will – as you had – find his own path.

But basic knowledge – spelling, mathematics, conducting himself among people – he ought to be able to phrase.

First of all, what does he want from them and what can he give in return.

Just so that either to ‘demand’ or to ‘submit’.

Education helps to bear humiliation”.  (Applause)

 

 

“… Education helps to endure torture. Education earns respect in jail.”

“A rich man simply observes what he receives.

An educated person compares what he sees with something within himself and does not require anything in excess of that.”

“It is easier for an educated person to understand his counterpart.

An educated human will understand an uneducated human. Uneducated human will not understand educated human, my son”.

“Remember how we discussed with you that education is phrasing something of your own based on what you’ve read.

Even inexact citing is already something of your own under a different name”.

(Loud laughter)

“May your son will be educated.  A degree has nothing to do with it”.

 

 

Aria of Mister X from operetta by Imre Kalman ‘The Princess of the Circus’. German/Hungarian lyrics by A. Grunvald, Y. Brammer , Russian lyrics by I . Zarubin, O. Fadeeva (Kleiner), English by Vesper Lynd

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The clock is ticking fast

I am ready to appear

Arena roars me the cheer…

 

Again – over there – into the ocean of light…

Despite my despair I must thrill and excite

Intense is the limelight, fanfares at full blast

Audience applauds, be brave the gymnast!

Defying the death

Courageous and brave is my stunt

Everyone’s silent

My statement is blunt

Listening to the violin

The ladies will keep their cool

They’ll say with a smile:

“A courageous fool!”

 

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Yes, I am a jester, a fool, a stuntman

These are names chosen for me by the noblemen

So aloof, disengaged they will not comprehend

They will never stretch a helping hand …

 

One sacred dream

Is in my heart  – disturbs and haunts me,

Makes me look forward to the performance –

Will in the audience I see my one and only

The only lady I used to love?

 

The one and only I am thinking of…?

 

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The day I met her

Was a curse from above

Since then I am desperately and forever in love

The lovely features of her face follow me

Wherever I go – oh, how I want it to be!

 

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Her eyes are shining like nothing else in the world

My one desire – to cherish her and to hold

The look in her eyes

Captivates like a song

 

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Oh dreamy blue skies…

That’s all bygone!

 

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Yes, I am a jester, a fool, a stuntman

Those are names chosen for me by the noblemen

So aloof, disengaged they will not comprehend

They will never stretch a helping hand …

 

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The bow is down and the melody is over

My horse is flying

And horrifying

The rain of flowers – fragrant are the flying bouquets

But stunt is over, the lights are down

And there is none to remain around…

 

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The flowers dropping petals right on the sand

So wretched and lonely is my path in dreamland

Through night and thunder I am destined to walk

This sad existence is my barren bedrock

I am drained from watching the other men’s lives

O, will I ever have a home and a wife?

Unloved and bitter I will swallow my pain

In mask forever – is my endless reign!