I touched no food, no drinks that night - I had been looking in her eyes Like children do, and It doesnít matter When One Who Used To Be With Her Had caught me in the corridor Had caught and whispered: ďBuddy, go It will be better!Ē And One Who Used To Be With Her Was rough with me like a fucking whore But I remember everything, I wasnít drinking I was already on the way But then she asked me to stay ďPlease donít be hasty and be rude Itís just beginningĒ. But One Who Used To Be With Her Seems canít forget me anymore And oneís in autumn About eleven I was just walked with friend of mine They were standing in a line, They were standing in a line, And they were seven I had a knife Letís get some keyif Hey, bastards, come and get my life Iím here, take me! Iím here, take me! I thought: ďWhy should I die in vain?Ē And so I must to did them pain And so I must to did them pain Because I had to But One Who Used To Be With Her He knows what he did it for He wants be forward Be always forward Someone had jumped and hanged my neck My buddy cries me "Watch your back!" My buddy cries me "Watch your back!" But all were over I canít recall it very well Just chilly hospital in jail And me on table Bloodless and naked Dock cut me left Dock cut me right He told me: ďBro, hold on and fight!Ē He told me: ďBro, hold on and fight!Ē And so I held on Next month theyíre gonna let me go She doesnít wait me anymore But I forgive her Iíll never hate her It was so many years ago Yet One Who Used To Be With Her I canít forget Iím gonna get Iíll catch him later But anytime and any place Iím wanna meet him face to face Iím gonna get him any case Iíll catch him later!
© Glib Sitko + Maxim Klimentiev. Translation, 2019
© Volodymyr Kozakevich. Performance, 2020