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Скучай

Language: Russian (Русский)

Скучай. Ты создана для скуки.
Без жгучих чувств отрады нет,
Как нет возврата без разлуки,
Как без боренья нет побед.

Скучай. Скучай, словам любви внимая
В тиши сердечной пустоты,
Приветом лживым отвечая
На правду девственной мечты.

Скучай, с рожденья до могилы
Заране путь начертан твой,
По капле ты истратишь силы,
Потом умрёшь - и Бог с тобой,
И Бог с тобой!


Translation(s): ENG FRE GER GER

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sergey Rybin) , "Be bored", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Ennuie-toi", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Frieder Anders) , "Langeweile", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Langeweile dich", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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Be bored

Language: English after the Russian (Русский)

Be bored. You were created for boredom.
Without burning feelings there is no joy, 
As there is no reunion without separation, 
As without struggle there are no victories.

Be bored. Be bored listening to words of love, 
Immersed in the stillness of your empty heart, 
Responding with a fake greeting 
To the truth of an innocent dream.

Be bored. From birth to the grave
Your path is written beforehand:
Drop by drop you'll waste your powers, 
Then you'll die, and God be with you...
And God be with you!


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Text added to the website: 2011-06-19 00:00:00.

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