Belarus: ‘Hidden Truths’ report appendix – song lyrics

FREEMUSE REPORT APPENDIX

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‘Hidden Truths’ song lyrics

English translation of the lyrics of the seven songs which are published as an online appendix to Freemuse’s report on music censorship in Belarus

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Click to listen1. De Shifer:  ‘Chas Priyshov’  Click to listen
  [Info]  [Lyrics]

 

Click to listen2. Partyzanskaja Shkola:  ‘Nie!’  Click to listen
  [Info]  [Lyrics]

 

Click to listen3. Kasia Kamotskaya:  ‘Maja Kraina’  Click to listen
  [Info]  [Lyrics]

 

Click to listen4. Krama:  ‘Homielski Vals’  Click to listen
  [Info]  [Lyrics]

 

Click to listen5. Chyrvonym pa Belamu:  ‘Nie Zadaju’  Click to listen
  [Info]  [Lyrics]

 

Neuro Dubel - Click to listen6. Neuro Dubel:  ‘Belarus

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Lyrics


1. De Shifer: ‘Chas Priyshov’ (‘The Hour Has Come’)
 

Wait. Let it boil

Because the heart which is pounding has cooled down

Once a year

Gather the remaining forces

Enough crawling, because it’s time to go!


When the light is down

Then the ray disappears, which you followed

When there is no air

But you should go, because you should go

because…


Refrain (two times):

I have broken down the unbreakable walls

I will break them down again and again

I have broken down the unbreakable walls

The hour has come. The hour has come. The hour has come


Wait until the bleeding wounds heal

The whisper that turns into a scream

Stretch out your hands until you faint

Enough crawling, because it’s time to go!


When the light is down

Then the ray disappears, which you followed

When there is no air

But you should go, because you should go

because…


Refrain (two times):

I have broken down the unbreakable walls

I will break them down again and again

I have broken down the unbreakable walls

The hour has come. The hour has come. The hour has come


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2. Partyzanskaja Shkola: ‘Nie!’ (‘No!’)
 

Refrain (two times):

What is all this for? Are we going to endure this? No!

Are we going to suffer the pressure? No! No!

Nobody can stop our freedom.

Because we are together and we will win!


We were born in the Lyceum environment

You can’t get there even in the fastest plane

Believe me, you can’t find anything like this anywhere

Even if you go around the world several times


But unfortunately, being educated is not in fashion nowadays

In our country, where economy doesn’t matter

Where the Lyceum was closed, and nobody asked us

If we wanted to study! Why did they close us?


Refrain (two times):

What is all this for? Are we going to endure this? No!

Are we going to suffer the pressure? No! No!

Nobody can stop our freedom.

Because we are together and we will win!


We are going to go out to the wide open space

And resist all the lackeys

For our language which was trampled like rubbish

For our honour. Are we the worst in the world?


Stand up, people, we are sick of waiting

We need changes, we need our country to rise

We should have faith that the time will come

and we will live like we deserve to

The main thing is to believe in it, believe in it, believe in it


Refrain (four times):

What is all this for? Are we going to endure this? No!

Are we going to suffer the pressure? No! No!

Nobody can stop our freedom.

Because we are together and we will win!

 


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3. Kasia Kamotskaya: ‘Maja Kraina’ (‘My Country’)

I love when the sun shines

Early in the morning through the shades

I love the smell of fresh coffee

I love the smell of fried potato
 

I like the smoke from cigarettes

I like the smell of perfumes

I like cold blues

I like my old jeans

I live in this country

My country under white flag

My country under white flag

Under white flag with a red stripe

 

When time comes, I will become a bird

I will stretch out my wings, make three steps

And rise above the land

To where the wind and the clouds are

Over the country under the white flag

Over the country under the white flag

Under the white flag with a red stripe


My freedom

My freedom – disagreement with the wind

And pleasure of opposition

My freedom – is an underwater ship

Between Scilla and Haribda

My freedom is a paper house

Between Homorra and Sodom

And there behind the house there is an unknown land

Under a white flag. Under a white flag


With time they became complicated

The rules of the game

Before everything was simple

And we were

We simply went, and simply stood

We simply lived and died

In our paper houses

In our underwater ships

Between Scilla and Haribda

Between Homorra and Sodom

Between Scilla and Haribda

Between Homorra and Sodom

In the country under a white flag

In the country under a white flag

In the country under a white flag

In the country under a white flag

Under a white flag

With a red stripe

My freedom

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4. Krama: ‘Homielski Vals’ (‘Gomel Waltz’)

Hey, pour to everyone,

Take a glass

Let’s drink, neighbour

We have had so many troubles


On this day

We can recall

How we lived together

With our neighbour trouble


On this day

We can pour ourselves one

We can drink together

To ourselves


More than everything

More than love in happiness

We have had misfortunes

And troubles in life


Refrain:

That’s how it was

Have a drink, neighbour,

And remember how we lived

It’s our fate and life

It’s Gomel Waltz


My neighbour,

Just like me

You have burried your relatives

Under the barrows


But nobody will tell

About many

Who have disappeared

In the night


Refrain:

That’s how it was

Have a drink, neighbour,

And remember how we lived

It’s our fate it’s our way and our damnation

There’s everything there, joy and pain and even love

There’s more hope on the children

It’s Gomel Waltz


Hey, pour to everyone

Take a glass,

Let’s drink, neigbour

We have had so many troubles


On this day

We can recall

How we lived together

With our neighbour trouble


Refrain:

That’s how it was

Have a drink, neighbour,

And remember how we lived

It’s our fate it’s our way and our damnation

There’s everything there, joy and pain and even love

There’s more hope on the children

It’s Gomel Waltz

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5. Chyrvonym pa Belamu: ‘Nie Zadaju’ (‘I Don’t Want’)

Thanks to the Ukrainian group Tartak

without which this song wouldn’t have existed


I come to the square, again and again

I hear meaningless talk from the tribunes

Nice talking and songs about the union (the Russian-Belarusian Union State, ed.)

We are going to talk a little bit more

and Belarus will disappear


We have lost the culture

We have forgotten the history

We know ourselves like rabbits – on our territory

We believe the strangers

We don’t trust our own people

We are at a loss, we have what we have


Today we keep silent

And tomorrow it’s easy to sell ourselves

Godfather against godfather

and brother against brother

Belarusian Idea is a topic for speculations

We are giving up the state

but we will soon lose the nation


Where in the world can you find people who don’t have courage?

Don’t have their own honour and self-respect

If everybody lives in his own hut in the outskirts

Such people have their heroes from nowhere


Refrain, repeated four times:

I am sorry about the country

but I don’t want to be treated like a hero

because my Belarus doesn’t value heroes

Because it doesn’t value

Because it doesn’t value


Look at Luka (Lukashenka, ed.) – he cuts wood with his words!

So what if he has no crucifixion and no conscience

He is alone among people who are ready for a fight

Among those who are ready to become heroes!


He passed through fire and swam across water

As if he had done everything for the country and for the people

He is coming to wage a war with millions of us!

There is order to shoot those who disagree!


He has the power, bastard.

He climbed on it like on a bench.

His lackeys around him shout: “Hail!”

Hold me, because I can’t stand it anymore!

How long can you mistreat people like that?


Where are all those whom he tortured?

Put to prison or killed in the night?

All those who gave their lives for their own?

Where are they? Where are they?


Refrain, repeated four times:

I am sorry about the country

but I don’t want to be treated like a hero

because my Belarus doesn’t value heroes

Because it doesn’t value

Because it doesn’t value


In reality it’s very simple to change life

Simply come out to the streets and not to litter

To love your land and your nature

To make yourself a part of a single nation


Because we have roots. We are Belarusians!

With fire in our eyes, with smiles on our lips

We should have dignity and believe

That we have our own

And our own is not someone else’s!


Without Orthodox, Catholics,

Eastern, Western or Minskers.

Welcoming, kind and not too talkative.

Doing everything together. And happy together


Imagine a country where you are well-off

Where they don’t put you to prison for telling the truth

Where our people do a lot of good things

But unfortunately, things are different


Refrain, repeated four times:

I am sorry about the country

but I don’t want to be treated like a hero

because my Belarus doesn’t value heroes

Because it doesn’t value

Because it doesn’t value


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6. Neuro Dubel: ‘Belarus Über Alles’ (‘Belarus Above All’)
 

Semenych’s wish of freedom, and Mikhalych

And not being able not to drink seemed unrealisable

In the presence of the usual, transparent and habitual

That Gena Miller bequethed to us to love

That Gena Miller bequethed to us to love


Refrain:

We didn’t want it, but we tried

When we sew the eternal dumb-bells

Belarus über alles

For you and for me

Belarus über allesBelarus über alles

Belarus über allesBelarus über alles


It has been reported by secret services

what has been informed by Mashenka

Love her with songs and with everything that they like

Public beauties grow as agreed

The red flower grows evenly, rapidly


Refrain:

We didn’t want it, but we tried

When we sew the eternal dumb-bells

Belarus über alles

For you and for me

Belarus über allesBelarus über alles

Belarus über allesBelarus über alles


Belarus
über allesBelarus über alles



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7. NRM: ‘’Gajduchnik – Use Royna My Peremozham’ (‘We’ll Win in the End’)

Hello there, homeland!

So tell us how you are!

What´s the music in the air,

In the style of “Show must die”?

Hey Motherland, what´s up with you,

What’s happened to your mind?

Why all these vodka shots, lard pieces,

What’s the battle for the year’s harvest?


Let the enemies cast their spells,

We’re going to win anyway!

We’re going to win anyway

There can be no other way


See the hope of the nation

Sowing seeds abroad?

While here at home goats and sheep on the telly

Teach us how to live

The towns get dumb

Watching tv series,

The countryside gets dumb

Emptying bottles


Enough salting our wounds,

All goes according to the plan!

Enough crying and shouting,

A new era’s about to come!

Here it is, knocking on the door,

Neither gloomy nor false.

Hello there, homeland,

Ready? Go meet the new era!


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1. De Shifer:  ‘Chas Priyshov’
2. Partyzanskaja Shkola:  ‘Nie!’
3. Kasia Kamotskaya:  ‘Maja Kraina’
4. Krama:  ‘Homielski Vals’
5. Chyrvonym pa Belamu:  ‘Nie Zadaju’
6. Neuro Dubel:  ‘Belarus

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