Vladimir Vysotsky. The Criminal Code.

We’ll save the lost guy...

We’ll save the lost guy,
Adapt him to life,

Protect him from durance!

We’ll give him a chance
With studying grants

And also insurance!

As life flows through time,
Grows up that lost guy—

A dare-devil kind, they say.

One really can dare
In our foe’s care—

But till the Last Judgment Day.

There you’ll get it all,
Wear, feed and even songs,

Just do what they want you!

Ones who’re under age,
They give for their wages

What Mom and Dad ought to.

It’s me that lost guy,
I lead a fast life—

A dare-devil kind, they say.

One really can dare
In our foe’s care—

But till the Last Judgment Day.

1964.

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