They say that a nice guy was arrested for three words, - They say that Mishka Larin was arrested for three words. They say the public defender couldnít help him, my word of honor, - Mishka Larin was certified the most dangerous of criminals. Since itís the truth, - itís an injustice! Iím saying: heís not guilty! Since itís not due to evil, but from wine!.. Iím saying: heís not guilty, But defamation - really thatís news! Iím saying that Mishka wouldnít raise his hand against that bitch, - So let Mishka out on bail - hereís a hand for you! But since itís the truth, - itís an injustice! They say that to the wedding Heíll come, to the marriage, - Oh if I could send you all away, Oh if I could chase you all off! Oh if youíd be sent to Kamchatka - to Kamchatka in bunks, - Youíd feel sorry for our Mishka, youíd sob!.. But since itís the truth, - itís an injustice! Iím saying: do something! I repeat: grant bail! If you hide your heads - I declare: just wait, you bitches! Iíll arrange the same for you, Iíll arrange the same for you! I wonít forget my friend Mishka - and Iíll bury all of you! But since itís the truth, - itís an injustice!
© Peter Struwwel. Translation, ?