Run-up and jump... Ashamed to get up, I felt:
Sawdust in the mouth and tears in my eyes, -
On the damn mark two meters twelve
The bar blocked my way to jump that high.
I confess to you I wouldnít lie:
Such is the sporting life, it doesnít last, -
Just for a moment youíre so high -
Suddenly you fall down very fast.
But Iíll still eat the forbidden fruit,
And Iíll pull the glory by the tail.
Someone starts jumping from the left foot,
But I use my right foot and I will prevail!
Run-up and jump... Fall witnesses are so bad
They whistle, pull me down by my leg and shout.
My trainer told me without any regret:
"You did the long jump, boy, without a doubt!"
You have a sprained groin, your muscles are tense, -
Jumping from the right foot is a whim, -
To stay up high, you have no chance -
Youíre going down fast, you canít win".
But as if from rage I gasp for air,
The main thing I explained very good,
That they jump from left foot, and itís fair,
But I always jump from the right foot!
Run-up and jump... Canít catch up with the Canadian jumper -
He jumps and laughs in my face on the fly!
Again, two meters twelve, I knocked down the cross bar -
And the coach told me: "you are so and so", straight,
That, he says, he will drown me in the pond,
So, in the future, no one else could,
If immediately, right now I donít
Stop trying to jump off my wrong right foot.
But I would rather drink a poisoned potion,
I would do something to myself right now -
But my right leg, which the coach called wrong
I wonít trade for my left, thatís my vow!
The stand laughed together, the sound swelled -
But my ardour has not weakened:
Run-up, jump, flight... And two meters twelve -
This stage is over, I made it in the end!
Even though my groin hurts like hell,
Though I jumped until I was lame,-
But still I jumped two meters twelve-
And no one will bring me down again!
"Who is who" I showed them all, -
Itís a pity the wife planted a surprise:
While I was on top of the world -
She went down with a few other guys...
But I still ate the the forbidden fruit,
And I still pulled the glory by the tail, -
Let them push off with their left foot.
But my left one will always prevail!