Vse vazhnyye frazy (Все важные фразы) (English translation)

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Vse vazhnyye frazy (Все важные фразы)

Все важные фразы должны быть тихими,
Все фото с родными всегда нерезкие.
Самые странные люди всегда великие,
А причины для счастья всегда невеские.
 
Самое честное слышишь на кухне ночью,
Ведь если о чувствах - не по телефону,
А если уж плакать, так выть по-волчьи,
Чтоб тоскливым эхом на полрайона.
 
Любимые песни - все хриплым голосом,
Все стихи любимые - неизвестные.
Все наглые люди всегда ничтожества,
А все близкие люди всегда не местные.
 
Все важные встречи всегда случайные.
Самые верные подданные - предатели,
Цирковые клоуны - все печальные,
А упрямые скептики - все мечтатели.
 
Если дом уютный - не замок точно,
А квартирка старенькая в Одессе.
Если с кем связаться - навеки, прочно.
Пусть сейчас не так всё, но ты надейся.
 
Да, сейчас иначе, но верь: мы сбудемся,
Если уж менять, так всю жизнь по-новому.
То, что самое важное, не забудется,
Гениальные мысли всегда бредовые.
 
Кто ненужных вычеркнул, те свободные,
Нужно отпускать, с кем вы слишком разные.
Ведь, если настроение не новогоднее,
Значит точно не с теми празднуешь.
 
Submitted by Marinka on Tue, 13/02/2018 - 16:26
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English translation

All the important phrases

All the important phrases should be quiet,
All photos with relatives are not glamorous.
The strangest people are always great,
And the reasons for happiness - always slight.
 
The most candid you hear in the kitchen at night,
After all, if about feelings – not on the phone,
And if you really cry, it will be like a wolf howl,
So that it may be a sad echo in the half-district.
 
Favorite songs - all in a hoarse voice,
All my favorite poems are unknown.
All brazen people are always paltry,
And all close people are always not local.
 
All important meetings are always chance.
The most loyal lieges - traitors,
Circus clowns are all melancholics,
And stubborn skeptics - all dreamers.
 
If the house is cozy - for sure it isn't a castle,
But the old apartment in Odessa.
If you commit to someone - forever, firmly.
May now everything not be so, but you hope.
 
Yes, now it is different, but believe: we will be,
If to change, so all life in a new fashion.
What is most important, will not be forgotten,
Brilliant thoughts are always delirious.
 
Who struck out unnecessary, those free,
You need to let go, with whom you're too different.
After all, if the mood is not New Year's,
That's for sure you're celebrating with wrong ones.
 
Submitted by DanielZ on Wed, 21/03/2018 - 21:52
Added in reply to request by Dia Na
Last edited by DanielZ on Mon, 23/07/2018 - 15:19
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BC    Thu, 22/03/2018 - 08:21

I would correct Verse 5 translation: "Если дом уютный - не замок точно", 'cause 'замок' here is in the meaning 'castle' not 'lock'. and then the next line should be 'But the old flat in Odessa'. Regular smile

DanielZ    Sat, 24/03/2018 - 15:52

Thank you for pointing out the error. I just changed the phrase accordingly and the song now definitely makes a lot more sense. Regular smile

Cheers,
Daniel

BC    Thu, 22/03/2018 - 10:36

Yes, now it's more correct. Thumbs up

Free Quetzal    Sat, 21/07/2018 - 22:21

Hello, Daniel!
Thank you for your translation! I love this poem very much, especially in original Russian version. I wanted to share it with my non-Russian speaking friends and found your version of its translation.
I made a few corrections in it (if you don't mind), because of the meaning of the text and rhyme.

1) нерезкие - in this context it means "sincere", "not glamorous", "not posed ", "not artsy", "not bohemian "
All photos with relatives are not glamorous.

2) невеские - slight, minor, insignificant
And the reasons for happiness are always slight.

3) связаться с кем-то (душой, судьбой) - to commit to someone, to tie your life to someone
If you commit to someone - forever, firmly.

4) не с теми - with wrong ones
That for sure means you're celebrating with wrong ones.

Cheers,
Quetzal

DanielZ    Sun, 22/07/2018 - 10:13

Lyrics updated--thank you so much for your notes! : )

- Daniel

Free Quetzal    Sun, 22/07/2018 - 22:17

My pleasure! Translation of poems and songs is a very difficult job, especially to keep rhyme.
I can't see updates, but it is not a problem.
This is your version of the translation with my minor corrections.

"'All the important phrases"

All the important phrases should be quiet,
All photos with relatives are not glamorous.
The strangest people are always great,
And the reasons for happiness - always slight.

The most candid you hear in the kitchen at night,
After all, if about feelings – not on the phone,
And if you really cry, it will be like a wolf howl,
So that it may be a sad echo in the half-district.

Favorite songs - all in a hoarse voice,
All my favorite poems are unknown.
All brazen people are always paltry,
And all close people are always not local.

All important meetings are always chance.
The most loyal lieges - traitors,
Circus clowns are all melancholics,
And stubborn skeptics - all dreamers.

If the house is cozy - for sure it isn't a castle,
But the old apartment in Odessa.
If you commit to someone - forever, firmly.
May now everything not be so, but you hope.

Yes, now it is different, but believe: we will be,
If to change, so all life in a new fashion.
What is most important, will not be forgotten,
Brilliant thoughts are always delirious.

Who struck out unnecessary, those free,
You need to let go, with whom you're too different.
After all, if the mood is not New Year's,
That's for sure you're celebrating with wrong ones.