Yanka Dyagileva - Выше ноги от земли (English translation)

English translation

The Feet Higher From The Earth

Waited for a pin to choose between
Waited for the sun to start shining
Scattered down as humanity
Woke up as solitariness
And uncropped will lie the ploughland
And unfinished will the tower stand
Only a hidebound stripboard
Only a white-coloured calf bone
Only an uninterwoven band
Only a premature daughter child
Fasciated with a white fibre
Bound round with a blonde hair
And abandoned these theretofore
Together with the washed windows
Together with the discoloured paints
Together with the withered eye-balls
With the garden's bitter onion
With the heaven's noble opium1
It's so scary to drop off.
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Waited for a pin to choose between
Waited for the sun to start shining
 
It had been but rotted away
The time of its own accord
Faithful is the water in swamp
Sour as a sin at the dawn
 
The broom rushed through tussocks away
Fogs start floating upon the ford
The soap got drowned in mud
Thus fucked up the whole bathing day
 
Hence we will be starting to play
One-two - the feet higher from the earth
Who's got in time - that's going to die
Who remains - that will be an oaf
 
And the oaf's been deceived
And the oaf's been deceived
The feet higher from the earth
The feet higher from the earth
 
The most veracious law has entangled
The initial chapter in a knot
And it pulled the ends untill the knot zipped
You can either cleave or try - with no luck
 
That's a pandemonium
 
And the jeering ancient prophecy
Is bein' witnessed by the present time
All is verified, all coincides
Even the old fucking fairy tale
Did a service to all - listened to
It, and the heads wagged in time to that
And a whitish smoke was puffed upwards
But the fairy tale's a fucking one
And its end is fully incorrect
Zmei-Gorynych2 killed and ate them all
 
And the oaf's been deceived
And the oaf's been deceived
 
An airplane will take us to the flight
We will be kicking a rubber day-star in the dark
 
The feet higher from the earth
The feet higher from the earth
 
The spring has been entitled by axe
The river has been calmed by December
The morning - by a lonely shot
 
Waited for a pin to choose between
Waited for the sun to start shining
 
  • 1. this string is omitted in the lyrics posted at the official site yanka.lenin.ru. Although you can definitely hear it on the audio record. That is why this error has been corrected here at my request by Velsket (I thank him a lot).
  • 2. a three-headed fire-dragon from Russian fairy tales
Submitted by Brat on Thu, 20/04/2017 - 12:23
Added in reply to request by Lyonesse
Last edited by Brat on Wed, 24/01/2018 - 17:43
Author's comments:

This translation is equirhythmic and singable.

Russian

Выше ноги от земли

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