Vladimir Vysotsky. Family Affairs.
It’s no use to talk with you, my dear!
What ye say’s but an incessant chatter.
So I’ll better go to have a drink,
And discuss with pals a serious matter.
They have vital questions to decide,
For example: “Who’s the most hard drinker?”
And their range of interests is wide —
From our stand to where they sell hard liquors.
We debate two quite important points,
As we hold a heated conversation:
One’s where to obtain the missing coins,
And the other — who’ll then fetch libation.
Ye pour me bread kvass instead of wine...
I ain’t able to justify your vision.
Your intelligence doesn’t equal mine,
Ye should polish up your erudition!