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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Nochnoi Dozor Soundtrack: "Little City"

Gorodok (Little Town)
Lyrics and Music: Konstantin Nikolskiy
Group: Voskresenie
Album: Nochnoi Dozor, 2004
Translation: Maureen S. O'Brien, 2004

That little town was as small as a kid's toy;
For a long time, it didn't know disease or war.
On the serf's tower the rifle rusted quieting
And they put the paths of journeys to the side.

And so year on year, without holidays and workdays --
The whole city slept.
In dreams he saw the city land unpeopled
And dead cliffs.

Between cold cliffs, the music rang out
And the city slept.
Which way'd it call? Who did it search for?
Nobody knew.

A musician played under the windows
A simple melody.
Nobody could recall it.
All the city slept.
He was free and happy;
He did nobody wrong.
He only sang, although to him
Nobody called out.

Who in the night's heat didn't shut the window --
That one's not there.
They've gone into the country, where life is full of life,
Following the song.



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