Translation Collection: Elya Chavez

Translation Collection: Elya Chavez

Кукла / Puppet

Who are you? Who am I?
Now there are two of us.
The two of us –
Just you and I.

Who are you? Who am I?
A play without a hero.
A play without a hero
Is not worth a dime

I’m but a puppet here.
So do not judge harshly.
I laugh and I cry
Amiss.

If I am on the stage
I slipped,
I will tell you, that
I did a tricky split.

But one day
The doll grew up.
And, forgetting of
The hands of the clock,

Everything
I ever wanted,
I read in that moment
In her eyes.

And then (surely),
And then (surely),
And then (surely),
I was lost – once and for all (surely).

And then (surely),
And then (surely),
I was lost – once and for all.

Yes-yes-yes,
Come on, three-four!
Yes, we are with her.
That’s how it goes.

Who are we to you?
Are we nothing but targets in a shooting gallery?
Aim at the targets
Aim, three-four!

Are you happy?
Is the incident exhausted?
Did you manage
to complete the sentence?

The farce is over?
Can you finally shut up?
Up to the point,
Time to shoot us down!

Right in the heart.
Start with me.
This is Love.
Such twaddle.

Everyone
For themselves. For their own self.
No one in the world
With no love.

Damn it,
We don’t care!
It is better to die,
Than to go on begging you!

Dolls are not afraid.
Funny and tender,
We accept you,
As the inevitable.

We are but two lines
In an unlined notebook:
“Girls can
Only love girls”.

Who are you? Who am I?
Now there are two of us.
The two of us –
Just you and I.

Who are you? Who am I?
A play without a hero.
A play without a hero
Is not worth a dime.

We are different.
So do not judge harshly.
You cannot change us
Make us sing your tune.

So why
Try to trip us,
When you can just
Take a look

Inside our hearts?
Start with me.
This is Love.
Such twaddle.

And then,
And then,
And then,
We will forgive you – once and for all.

And then,
And then,
We will forgive you – once and for all.

Непоседы 
Do you mean it? Or are these just words?
Do you mean it? Or are these just words?
Do you mean it? Or are these just words?
Do you mean it? Or are these just words?

You’re a miracle. You’re a miracle.
Do you want it? I will certainly do.
Give me your hand, do not be afraid.
Just open up

Miracles happen, trust me.
You know what they call us?
Restless by nature,
We don’t like the bad weather.

We paint the skies with our brushes
The bright sunlight breaks through the leaves
Before the clouds again
Wash the colours away with rain.

For this, nodding,
People blame us.
They are many, we are just the two.
So why so strictly?

It is hard on them. We know,
We disturb them.
Where the is sun – there will be wind.
You’re near. We’re together
Forever.

You’re a miracle. And so are you.
Different, but still.
Give me your hand, do not be afraid.
Just open up

Miracles happen, trust me.
You know what they call us?
Restless by nature,
We don’t like the bad weather-

Weather that freezes the heart.
You found your key to the door,
Behind which awaits the joy of meeting
With acute aching longing.

So much it hurts, that it makes you scream.
So terrifying, so wild.
Off with the makeup, off with the mask –
This is how the fairy-tale goes.

No one ever comes back.
So what are we to do?
Without pain, without screaming,
So scary, so wild
To perish.

Do you mean it? Or are these just words?
Do you mean it? Or are these just words?
Do you mean it? Or are these just words?

Will you get up? I will get up.
Look, no cheating.
Is everything hidden? All wiped out?
Damn you all to hell!

You’re a miracle. You’re a miracle.
I believe. I will certainly do.
Where the is sun – there will be wind.
You’re near. We’re together
Forever.

Ты Со Мной, Я С Тобой – English
You can quietly climb the wall.
It can be loud to cut the veins.
You can lie in front of the tram,
But why, when we know:

You’re with me, I’m with you
Forever.
Others around
That’s nonsense.

You’re with me, I’m with you
Forever.
Others around
That’s nonsense.

We are alone in the world.
We have nothing that shines.
We read Nietzsche,
Coming, staying.

The lights go out over the body.
There is nothing that can be done.
So we are alone
To a point.

We are already on the roof.
We are on the brink. Heart, quiet.
We push right up to the edge,
Because they know firmly:

You’re with me, I’m with you
Forever.
Others around
That’s nonsense.

You’re with me, I’m with you
Forever.
Others around
That’s nonsense.

Our life – a toy.
The scarier, the better.
We are for you – like a fly.
Wiped – again it is dry.

We cry out in pain.
Maybe it is enough?
Or you are ashamed if
We do not jump?

Just to nowhere …
Just without a trace …
Just taking a step.
Just once or twice.

Just to nowhere …
Just without a trace …
Just taking a step.
Just once or twice.

You’re with me, I’m with you
Forever.
Others around
That’s nonsense.

You’re with me, I’m with you
Forever.
Others around
That’s nonsense.

We are alone in the world.
We have nothing that shines.
We read Nietzsche,
Coming, staying.

We are not noticed.
We’re just kids.
We know you hurt.
Only we do not jump.
 

Ты Со Мной, Я С Тобой – German/Deutsch

Man kann langsam die Wände hochklettern.
Man kann laut die Venen aufschneiden.
Man kann sich vor die Straßenbahn legen,
Aber warum, wenn wir wissen:

Du bist bei mir, ich bin bei dir
Für immer.
Alles andere
ist Unsinn.

Du bist bei mir, ich bin bei dir
Für immer.
Alles andere
ist Unsinn.

Wir sind allein auf der Welt.
Nichts erwartet uns.
Wir lesen Nietzsche,
Kommend, erhaltend.

Das Licht verglüht auf dem Körper.
Man kann nichts tun.
So führt man uns einzeln
Auf den Punkt.

Wir stehen bereits auf dem Dach.
Wir sind am Rande. Herz, leiser.
Man schiebt uns bis an den Rand,
Weil sie unbeirrt wissen:

Du bist bei mir, ich bin bei dir
Für immer.
Alles andere
ist Unsinn.

Du bist bei mir, ich bin bei dir
Für immer.
Alles andere
ist Unsinn.

Unser Leben – ist ein Spielzeug.
Je gruseliger, desto besser.
Wir sind für Euch – wie eine Fliege.
Abgewischt – wieder trocken.

Wir schreien vor Schmerzen.
Vielleicht seid Ihr zufrieden?
Oder tut es Euch leid, wenn
Wir nicht springen?

Einfach ins Nirgendwo …
Einfach ohne eine Spur …
Einfach einen Schritt nehmend.
Einfach auf eins, zwei.

Einfach ins Nirgendwo …
Einfach ohne eine Spur …
Einfach einen Schritt nehmend.
Einfach auf eins, zwei.

Du bist bei mir, ich bin bei dir
Für immer.
Alles andere
ist Unsinn.

Du bist bei mir, ich bin bei dir
Für immer.
Alles andere
ist Unsinn.

Wir sind allein auf der Welt.
Nichts erwartet uns.
Wir lesen Nietzsche,
Kommend, erhaltend.

Uns bemerkt man nicht einmal.
Wir sind nur Kinder.
Wir wissen, es tut Euch leid.
Aber wir werden nicht springen.