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Try Čarapachi (English translation)

Try Čarapachi

Kali raptam adčuješ kamunaĺnyja pachi
I žyccio ciabie voźmie ŭ piatliu,
Zrazumieješ tady, što try čarapachi
Pa-raniejšamu ciahnuć ziamliu.
 
Kali vyjdzieš u horad ci zaliezieš u hory,
I z liudźmi ustaliuješ kantakt,
Zrazumieješ tady, što i sionnia, i ŭčora
Naša miesca na troch kitach.
 
Prypieŭ:
Chej la-la-la-laj,
Ty nie čakaj, siurpryzaŭ nie budzie.
Chej la-la-la-laj,
Ty nie čakaj, ty nie čakaj.
 
Nie bylo Halilieja i Boba Marlieja,
Nie bylo Saĺvadora Dali.
Ni Lienina, ni Lienana, ni Karla Lineja,
A kity i čarapachi byli.
 
Prypieŭ:
Chej la-la-la-laj,
Ty nie čakaj, siurpryzaŭ nie budzie.
Chej la-la-la-laj,
Ty nie čakaj, ty nie čakaj.
 
Kab liubić Bielaruś, našu miluju mamu,
Treba ŭ roznych krajach pabyvać.
Zrazumieješ tady -- pad tvaimi nahami
Try slany nieruchoma stajać.
 
Prypieŭ (niekaĺki razoŭ):
Chej la-la-la-laj,
Ty nie čakaj, siurpryzaŭ nie budzie.
Chej la-la-la-laj,
Nichto nie čakaje, i ty nie čakaj!
 
Submitted by kvietkakvietka on 2013-09-28
English translationEnglish
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Three turtles

When you feel a smell of the municipal service*,
And the life puts a noose around your neck,
You’ll understand then that the three turtles
Still pull the earth.
 
When you go out to the city or climb the mountains,
And get in touch with the people,
You’ll understand then that today, as it was yesterday,
Our place is on three whales.
 
Refrain:
Hey la-la-la-lai,
Don’t wait, there’ll be no surprises.
Hey la-la-la-lai,
Don’t wait, don’t wait.
 
There was neither Gallileo nor Bob Marley,
There was no Salvador Dalí.
There was neither Lenin, nor Lennon, nor Carl Linneus,
But the whales and the turtles already existed.
 
Refrain:
Hey la-la-la-lai,
Don’t wait, there’ll be no surprises.
Hey la-la-la-lai,
Don’t wait, don’t wait.
 
To love Belarus, our dear mother,
One must visit different countries.
Then you’ll understand: under your feet
Three elephants stand motionlessly.
 
Refrain (several times):
Hey la-la-la-lai,
Don’t wait, there’ll be no surprises.
Hey la-la-la-lai,
Nobody waits, so don’t wait either!
 
Thanks!
thanked 13 times
Submitted by stoneowlstoneowl on 2013-11-04
Added in reply to request by kvietkakvietka
Author's comments:

In the past, people believed (or at least we think they believed) that the Earth was flat and stand on the three giant elephants. The elephants stood on three turtles, who, in turn, stood on three giant whales.

* 'Smell of the municipal service' most likely refers to the problems with the sewer system. So, it is a very delicate way of saying 'when it smells like shit'.

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