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Западло (Zapadlo) (English translation)

  • Artist: Grazhdanskaya Oborona (Гражданская оборона)
  • Song: Западло (Zapadlo) Album: Тоталитаризм
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Shamefully

There was a hero, and he had pus
He sung mean songs about his misfortune.
He always yelled and fought with the mayor,
And he got in others' way, and ruined himself.
 
The noose tightened, the ceiling shook.
The noose tightened at random, shamefully.
 
There was a guy, he had a cross
His eyes got green as he waited for Godot 1
He kept on waiting all the time and devoured wheels.
Didn't get what he waited for and went away into nothingness.
 
The noose tightened, the ceiling shook.
The noose tightened at random, shamefully.
 
There was another one, he had a high
From playing guitar and writing poems.
And now he's in boots with a rifle on his shoulder,
His hands shake, like snot in the wind.
 
The noose tightened, the ceiling shook.
The noose tightened at random, shamefully.
 
I've seen all this and heard it more than once
I always watched, covering my face
And all my songs are the same
And sound just like "Grazhdanskaya Oborona"
 
  • 1. Waiting for Godot is a play by Samuel Beckett, in which the main characters wait for another character, "Godot," who never comes.
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Submitted by ofsummerofsummer on 2023-01-28
Author's comments:

I was not sure how to translate "западло."

Западло (Zapadlo)

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