Professional Russian to English Song Translations

Songs from Soviet Films

 

Help Me (Помоги Мне) from Brilliantovaya Ruka

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8amfRc3td4

 

The words of love you kept repeating me in this city of stone

And all the lights with yellow eyes led us through the fog

I've never loved anybody so passionately before

So recklessly, you have erupted a volcano in my soul.

 

CHORUS:

Please help me!

Please help me!

Through the yellow-eyed night lead me off!

Can't you see?

My heart's dying

In the fire-breathing lava of love!

 

A parrot teased us mischeviously with the branch of a palm

And the city drank cocktails and waited for news to occur

You kept on calling me a clever one, a nice little girl

Didn't you know that you were joking with a volcano of passion?

 

CHORUS

 

The blue twilight has the odor of Jamaican Rum

And the city of stone still drinks and waits for news to occur.

The sunrise paints the street again in vivid colors

But only storm clouds rage over the volcano of passion.

 

CHORUS (2x)

 

 

Magical Country of Love (Любовь-- Волшебная Страна) from Zhestokiy Romans

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOsaQxpUUR0

 

A butterfly lured to the fire,

I tried to reach without abandon

Love, a magical empire,

Where I would be called a loved one.

 

Where every day is filled with hope

Where failure's not part of existence

The magical country of love, country of love

For only there on can be happy. 

 

The times have changed, all is fading

With reckless lies you kept me waiting

I understood, love's a country

Where every human is a faker.

 

It is my flaw, but not my fault

To keep naiveness, I aspire

Deceitful country of love, country of love

All its inhabitants are liars.

 

Why do I cry in front of you?

And smile when I should tell you "later"?

Love is a difficult country,

Where every human is a traitor.

 

But grass will resprout all over

Across insuperable barriers

The flourishing country of love, country of love

For only there, one can be happy

One can be happy.

 

Tenderness (Нежность)- From Tri Topolia na Plyushihe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75WDHVXUgWc

 

Know, your absence has emptied the world

A few hours more I cannot breathe

The leaves in the gardens fall like before

Somewhere, hurriedly, rush the taxis

Oh, how empty is the world!

So empty without you!

And you, you fly and the stars give you

Their tenderness.

Oh, how empty it was on this earth

Even when Exupery had flown

The leaves in the gardens fell like before

And it couldn't be imagined by the earth

How was she supposed to live

While he flew?

He flew and all the stars gave him

Their tenderness.

Know, your absence has emptied the world

If you can, I beg you, fly back home.I


I went to the ash tree (Я спросил у ясеня)- From Ironia Sudbi ili s Legkim Parom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoacYHYLLLk

 

I went to the ash tree. Asked, "Where is my loved one?"

Ash tree didn't answer me. It merely shook its head.

I went to the poplar then. Asked, 'Where is my loved one?"

Poplar threw some leaves at me. Autumn leaves so dead.

 

I went to the autumn. Asked, "Where is my loved one?"

And the autumn answered me with a brisk downpour.  

I went to the rain and asked. Asked, "Where is my loved one?"    

For a long time the rain weeped outside my window.

 

I went to the moon. Asked, "Where is my loved one?"

The moon hid behind a cloud. It did not reply.

I went to the cloud and asked, "Say, where is my loved one?"

But the cloud went and dissolved up in the dark blue sky.

 

You, my friend, my dearest friend. Tell me, "Where's my loved one?"

Maybe you know where she is? Do you know where she hides?

My loyal friend replied to me. My honest friend replied to me.    

"She used to be your loved one. She used to be your loved one.

She used to be your loved one. But now she is my wife."

 

I went to the ash tree, I went to the poplar, I went to the autumn...