Again I fly from Moscow to Odessa
The flightís delayed, they again repeat
And there passes, all in blue, the stewardess, like a princess,
Reliable as the whole civilian fleet.
The Murmansk skies are cloudless and blue
Or fly to Ashkhabad right now, itís fair!
Kiev, Kharkiv, Kishinev are open too
And Lviv is - but I donít need to be there!
They tell me thereís no hope today, theyíre guessing
Canít argue with the heavens and the skies
And now they again delay the one flight to Odessa
Apparently, the stripís all over ice.
In Leningrad itís thawing, and itís free -
Why donít I fly to Leningrad on a dare?
In Tbilisi, itís warm, theyíre growing tea
Itís lovely - but I donít need to be there.
Boarding for Rostov now, the speaker says,
While I just need Odessa, and tonight!
I need to go where they havenít let planes for three days
And again now they delay the flight.
I need to go where itís full of snow
And more blizzards tomorrow - I donít care
That somewhere itís warm and clear, I know,
And sunny - but I donít need to be there.
They donít let us out here, they donít let us in there then,
Itís unfair, and I pine in my seat.
Now the bored stewardess invites us to board again,
Accessible, like the whole civilian fleet.
Theyíve opened up the farthest little spot
Where I wonít go if they pay the fare.
Theyíve opened Vladivostok, that closed port,
Theyíve opened Paris - but I donít need to be there.
The weatheríll clear, theyíll let us through, and weíll fly up, they say.
The airliner tenses, turbines hum,
I sit on pins and needles - what if again thereís a delay
They have a million reasons and need one.
I need to go where fog and blizzards blew
Where snowstorms are expected - I donít care
That London, Delhi, Magadan are open too
Everythingís open - but I donít need to be there.
You cry or laugh, Iím right, Again they delay the flight,
And she leads us back to our past seats
Slim as a Tu-134 Same stewardess, all has been before,
Miss Odessa, like the whole civilian fleet.
Again they say thereís a delay Ďtill eight
And people obey, go to sleep and sigh...
The Devil take this, Iím resigned to fate
And wherever itís open, I will fly.