That night, I didnt drink, I didnt sing - I stared at her and didnt blink, As though a child, as though a child But he, whos been with her before He told me, I should simply go, He told me, I should simply go, Id face denial! And he, whos been with her before He talked so coarsely and he swore But I remembered - I wasnt drunk then And as I tried to walk away She told me, "Whats the hurry, stay!" She told me, "Whats the hurry, stay, It isnt late yet!" But he, whos been with her before Remembered and did not let go And once in fall, and once in fall Im with my friend, they blocked our lane They stood together in a chain, They stood together in a chain - Eight men in all With me - my knife and I decide I wont go down without a fight Watch out you fools! Watch out you fools! Why should I wait to be submersed? And so, I chose to strike them first And so, I chose to strike them first Those were the rules. But he, whos been with her before He planned and plotted a fierce row, Severe and grave, severe and grave Right from behind, someone attacked And Johnny warned me, "Watch your back!" And Johnny warned me, "Watch your back!" It was too late. For all eight sins - one resolution A prison clinic - my conclusion I lied there flat, I lied there flat The surgeon cut across and down He told me, "Man, just hang around!" He told me, "Man, just hang around!" I did just that! The time flew by during my term She did not wait for my return But Ive forgiven, her - Ive forgiven Yes her, I surely do condone But him, whos been with her before But him, whos been with her before I wont be leaving Yes her, I surely do condone With him, whos been with her before With him, whos been with her before I will get even.
Andrey Kneller. Translation, ?