So hazy, the smoke filled the room and the mirror is lazy You cantís see yourself or a face right in front And fancy, the couples that twirled all the night tired of dancing Yet I have to sing, have to finish the song The melodyís finished, the rest is jaded The colors of fire in the wine are faded The words I could say are no longer mine Iíd better just finish the glass of wine All winter, the eyes of the sun never peek through the clouds, And frost overtakes every bit of my soul, Itís pointless to wait for the ice to melt down, When even sweet memories canít beat the cold The melodyís finished, the rest is jaded, The colors of fire in the wine are faded, The words I could say are no longer mine Iíd better just finish the glass of wine Bandís playing, distractedly skipping and stumbling, Iíve looked for the end of the circle too long, Iíll break it, yet Iíll keep the cool and be smiling, I still have to sing, have to finish the song. The melodyís finished, the rest is jaded, The colors of fire in the wine are faded, The mirrorís indifference gives a sign Or maybe just shatter this glass of mine...
© Anna Mirny + Slava Gerovitch. Translation, 2018
© Anna Mirny + Dmitry Kleinbok. Performance, 2018