Poems and Songs of Vladimir Vysotsky.

Vladimir Vysotsky.

I’m on the Job.

I’m on the job and with a knife,
And don’t ye touch me at this time!

Then I as ever go to a mess.

It makes no difference what they say,
All what I’ve gained I drink away,

And I’ll forever walk this way, my friends.

A man comes up to me and says,
“Life is too arduous nowadays—

The scums like you must spend their time in cells.”

I never talk with queer birds,
And did him in without words,

And I’ll forever do the same, my friends.

If ye’re just curious what I think—
Ye’re welcome, friend, let’s have a drink,

And any problem we’ll take up and fix.

But if ye’re on that queer’s path—
The law applies to all of us,

And it’ll forever stay just as it is.


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