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

 

Drum2

 

No enchanted castle

On Earth to explore

Someone made an error

Keeping the score

 

Fairies4

 

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

 

Crows5

 

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

 

*

 

Beat3

 

All ropes are tightened

Fairy tale is a deceit

Sunlit Promised Island

 

Beat2

 

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

 

Dog2

 

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

 

Orchestra

 

Decide for yourself, see for yourself –

 

Trumpeter3

 

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

 

Trumpeter1

 

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

 

Dog1

 

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!

 

Disease1

 

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

 

Trumpeter2

 

Decide for yourself, see for yourself –

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

 

Orchestra1

 

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”…

 

Spleen82

 

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

 

Spleen68

 

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”.