#RussianFridays: Day 3. Vyacheslav Butusov & Dead’ushki – 10 Steps.


WWI Poster Hold Up Your End

In commemoration of victims of all wars, both combatant and non-combatant ones.

Vyacheslav Butusov & Dead’ushki – “Desyat’ Shagov” (10 Steps), 2000.

I only whispered to myself: “Hooray!”
I only said: “Forward!”
And when it was time
I said: Good-bye, people!”

I didn’t think what a fighter I was
I didn’t know what a soldier I was
But I felt the imminent end
Having made my first step.

And this is not a song
This is not a feat
It’s only ten steps
On the short spring.
And this isn’t joy
It’s no secret
These are the first ten steps
To go to the next war.

I heard a distinct cry
Of my inevitable enemies
But I really wanted to walk
These ten steps [to the end].

He who leaves his house
Is defenseless against the new gods
And I must
Prepare for death
After ten steps.

And this is not a song
This is not a feat
It’s only ten hours
Of restless sound-off
And this isn’t joy
It’s no secret,
These ten small steps
Between the old and the new wave
Are just an anxious rest
Before the new war.

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