Yanka Dyagileva - Po tramvainym relsam (По трамвайным рельсам) (Englisch Übersetzung)
On The Tram Track
We’ll try our luck with you taking a risk of walking on the tram track,
We’ll sit for a while on the pipes at the start of the ring road.
The black smoke from the plant’s smokestack will be for us like a warm wind,
And the yellow pan of traffic lights there will be shining as a lodestar for us.
If we manage to, we won't return to the cage till the evening.
We must learn to run ourselves into the ground in two seconds,
To remain reposing there when the grey cars will make their mournful way above us
Taking with them all those who could not and did not want to welter in the ordure.
If we get in time, we’ll go on our way crawling on the sleepers1
You will see the sky, and I will see the earth adhered to your soles.
We will have to feed the clothes into a furnace if we come back,
If the indigo caps don’t receive us on our own home’s doorstep.
If they do, don't tell them that we were engaged in walking on the tram track
That’s the first sign of our schizophrenia and even perpetration
Iron Felix will be sneering at us from his shabby portrait
It’ll last for a very long time; it will be a very justified
Punishment for the fact that we were engaged in walking on the tram track
Recompense for our great sin consisting in the walking on the tram track
They will kill us for the fact that we were walking on the tram track
They will kill us for the fact that you and me were walking on the tram track!
- 1. *sleepers are for Brits, for Americans there should be ties
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