‘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”.

 

 

Raft by Yuri Loza, English by Vesper Lynd

On a timber buoyant raft

Right through the storm, the rain and thunder

Following my childish need to wonder

Bringing only music craft

I will slowly sail away

After the clock will strike at midnight

So that my rhymes will come to limelight

And fill the world in which I’ll stay…

 

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It’s OK

It’s never been easy this way

I am weighed down by sorrow and pain

Mistakes, the old grief and disdain…

But my raft

Crafted from the songs and the words

With all the misgivings and odds

Isn’t so bad at all

 

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I am not running far away

From those who predict misfortunes

They’d have it the easy way

On solid land at quiet bay

They will never understand

What has changed in me today

What had called me far away

What had settled in my head…

 

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It’s OK

It’s never been easy this way

I am burdened by sorrow and pain

Mistakes, the old grief and the disdain…

But my raft

Crafted from the songs and the words

With all the misgivings and odds

Isn’t so bad at all

 

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The thread that’s pulling me to stay

I will tear in dismay

From the monotonous days

I will slowly sail away

On a tiny timber raft

Shortly right after the midnight

To light the world with vibrant colors

And give my life a brand new start…

 

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The Song of the Three Musketeers by M. Dunayevsky and Y. Ryashentsev, English by Vesper Lynd

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Be happy happy happy – sing glory to the Lord
With a beauty and a trophy and a  skillful lucky sword
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And swaying swaying swaying with the feathers on the hat
We’ll whisper to the Good Fortune: “A nice chitchat!”
Mus4
Again old saddle creeks upon the horse
The wind is blowing cold onto the recent scar
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Hey, Sir why had you gone again so far?
Can’t you afford self-pity and remorse?
Mus8
Be happy happy happy – sing glory to the Lord
With a woman of rare beauty and a skillful lucky sword
Mus5
And swaying swaying swaying with the feathers on the hat
We’ll whisper to Good Fortune: “A nice chitchat!”
Mus2
Yes, Paris needs the money – such is life!
The knights are also in a high demand
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But what’s on Earth a knight without a love
And what’s a knight without a practiced hand?
Mus10
Be happy happy happy – sing glory to the Lord
With a beauty and a trophy and a skillful lucky sword
Mus14
And swaying swaying swaying with the feathers on the hat
We’ll whisper to the Good Fortune: “Hey, nice chitchat!”
Mus1
Be happy happy happy – sing glory to the Lord
With a beauty and a trophy and a skillful lucky sword
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And swaying swaying swaying with the feathers on the hat
We’ll whisper to Good Fortune, we’ll whisper to Good Fortune
We’ll tell Good Fortune: “Hey…
… A nice chitchat – a deserved reward!”
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Pilot by Oleg Gorshkov of ‘Mechtat’, English by Vesper Lynd

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Like a pilot I am shot a fall in the sea

Day and night I am in codependency

Of your evasive smile

Your presumptuous style and your blasé demeanor

 

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Even near you act like you wouldn’t hear

Of my affections and you steer from me clear

But it would make me sick

To see some other chick to get inside of your ear

 

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Let’s place a bet

We’ll make a stunning duet

 

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And autumn and spring

Will dance together and sing

 

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I say

You’ ll melt away

And’ll be just as crazy about me – head over the heels

And … if we ever regret,  we’ll place one more bet!

 

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You play the game that honestly looks just lame

Your eyes entice into abyss cold as ice

 

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But I don’t care any more

We’ve been through all this before and you will not fool me!

 

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Let’s place a bet

We’ll be a stunning duet

 

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And autumn and spring

Will dance together and sing

I say

That you’ll melt away

 

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And be just as crazy about me

And … if we ever regret, we place one more bet!

 

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Once my lucky star will come out in the sky

I will make a wish and I’ll pray

That once and for all – you know it’s your call –

You will give it a try and give it your ALL!

 

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Wanna bet?

We’ll be a stunning duet

And autumn and spring

Will dance together and sing

 

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I say

That you’ ll melt away

And be just as crazy about me

And … if we ever regret,  we place one more bet!

 

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We place one more bet…

For a stunning duet…