Vladimir Vysotsky. The Hill.

Throw out your ennui as a cantaloupe rind...

Throw out your ennui as a cantaloupe rind!
There were the clear sky and real dreams...
Let’s remember the peaceful and heartening time,
Which was there the last pre-war spring.
Let’s remember a lad, who so loved his young wife,
Whom he met and got married that spring.

Before the war is as before the war
Ever the wide world over,
And in the war is as in the war
Ever the wide world over.

Came the clouds and soiled the clear sky,
And the hail broke the harvest and dreams.
So the lad had to leave his young wife,
For to go to labor for peace.
So the lad had to leave his young wife,
For to know the value of peace.

Before the war is as before the war
Ever the wide world over,
And in the war is as in the war
Ever the wide world over.

1969.

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