My neighbor has traveled the entire Union -
Searching for something, but for what - I have no idea, -
I dislike getting involved in other peopleís affairs,
But nevertheless I am hurt and dispirited.
On his windows are curtains of silk and velvet,
His woman roams around in a robe, -
With a pickaxe, I would have found uranium in Moscow
If I had such an extraordinary salary!
And it seems, that all around people lie, -
He deliberately doesnít look for anything:
Why should he? - Money flows to him -
Oh, and what money!
Yesterday, in the kitchen, their son
Fell headfirst at our door -
And deliberately broke my decanter, -
And I told his mother - you will pay triple the price.
So, for him - a ruble, while I only get a nickel?!
Let him now pay the penalty for the damage!
I donít do this out of jealousy,
I do it out of a sense of fairness, thatís all.
...Donít you worry, Iíll give them comfort -
Soon enough theyíll run away from these apartments, -
They have such a fortune,
While we donít have enough money even for vodka!