Definitely not Valentin Silvestrov this time.
February 15, 2008 10:16 PM   Subscribe

RussianShortwaveFilter. Yes, I'm back with yet another song ID in a foreign tongue...

Here we go again. This one's from Russian International Radio. The female voice sounds a bit like Zemfira. The male voice sounds like Serge Gainsbourg. This is, of course, completely impossible.

So, what are they singing about? Lyrics, translations? Cyrillic and Western characters both helpful (for Google-fu purposes). I need to own this song.

Thanks as always, folks.
posted by mykescipark to Media & Arts (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Yer site's down.
posted by nasreddin at 10:41 PM on February 15, 2008


*sigh* Well, that's an annoying problem to wake up to at 4AM.

I've re-hosted the file HERE temporarily.

Thanks for the heads-up, nasreddin...
posted by mykescipark at 4:54 AM on February 16, 2008


here it is
posted by londongeezer at 6:33 AM on February 16, 2008


Yuliya Chicherina (Юлия Чичерина) and group Bi 2 (Би 2), My Rock and Roll (Мой Рок и Ролл).

BTW in the clip not it's not Chicherina herself but popular actress Ingeborga Dapkunaite; there's another youtube clip somewhere with chicherina herself, but sans Bi-2

words:

и то, что было, набело
откроется потом
мой рок'н'ролл
это не цель и даже не средство
не новое, а заново
один и об одном
дорога в мой дом
и для любви это не место
прольются все слова как дождь
и там, где ты меня не ждёшь
ночные ветры принесут тебе прохладу
на наших лицах без ответа
лишь только отблески рассвета
того, где ты меня не ждёшь
а дальше - это главное
похожий на тебя
в долгом пути
я заплету волосы лентой
и не способный на покой
я знак подам тебе рукой
прощаюсь с тобой
как будто с легендой
прольются все слова как дождь
и там, где ты меня не ждёшь
ночные ветры принесут тебе прохладу
на наших лицах без ответа
лишь только отблески рассвета
того, где ты меня не ждёшь
и то, что было, набело
откроется потом
мой рок'н'ролл
это не цель и даже не средство
не новое, а заново
один и об одном
дорога в мой дом
и для любви это не место
posted by londongeezer at 6:40 AM on February 16, 2008


Having said which, here's Zemfira and Bi-2, same song... So take yr pick, altho I think yours is Chicherina.
posted by londongeezer at 6:48 AM on February 16, 2008


I knew that'd be easy. Thanks, lg!
posted by mykescipark at 8:31 AM on February 16, 2008


Easy!?
OK, it was easy :)
posted by londongeezer at 9:09 AM on February 16, 2008


If you need a translation...

And all that was will be clearly
Revealed later
My rock'n'roll
Is not an end, not even a means
Not new, but from the beginning
Alone and of one
The road to my house
And this is not the place for love
All the words will spill like rain
And there where you await me not
The nighttime breezes will cool you
On our faces, with no answer
Only the reflections of the dawn
The one where you await me not
And then--this is the main thing--
One who looks like you
On a long journey
I will braid my hair with ribbon
And incapable of rest
I will signal you with my hand,
I say goodbye to you
As if to a legend
All the words will spill like rain
And there where you await me not
The nighttime breezes will cool you
On our faces, with no answer
Only the reflections of the dawn
The one where you await me not
And all that was will be clearly
Revealed later
My rock'n'roll
Is not an end, not even a means
Not new, but from the beginning
Alone and of one
The road to my house
And this is not the place for love

(Um, it doesn't make all that much sense to me either. But this song was quite the hit 4-5 years ago.)
posted by nasreddin at 2:23 PM on February 16, 2008 [1 favorite]


I think those lyrics are gorgeous, actually. Thanks for the translation. :-)

(And, yes, I seem to discover these things a bit too late. But, having seen ictures of the Voice of Russia's music desk, it all makes sense...)
posted by mykescipark at 5:39 PM on February 16, 2008


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