Korova Milky Bar (wersja anglojęzyczna)



Teksty i muzyka: J. Kuderski, W. Kuderski, P. Myszor, W. Powaga, A. Rojek

Tłumaczenia: Z. Zabierzewski


’Man Of Glass’


Though the night’s still glowing round
Yet I know the day is bad
Pop stars in a paper bread
And again I find my face
All neglected, out of place
In my hair there is some spray

Now it’s warm, I’ve lit the stove
Burned my poems, feel so small
My diploma’s on the wall
In the long jump - third place won
There is no more use of me
So I’d better go to sleep
Don’t look at my photos, please!

There’s nothing in my heart
No value any more
The redness of my blood
Is just a kind of joke
And I want to forget
As often as I can
There’s nothing in my heart
No value any more

And you should guard my dreams
Come any time you like
Those moments of my days
You’ll hold within your hand
So do not cheer me up
I’ll stand here all alone
There’s nothing in my heart
No value any more


’Dreamsellers’


Look how beautiful this world
Black and white forever
It’s all simple, yeah, I know
I’ve been sitting here a while
Like to know things better
No emotions in my mind

But you discover me
There is no perfection
And love is always blind
Perhaps you’re not aware
That TV’s keep lying
You can’t have all of that

And I can’t do a thing
’Cos I’m driven every time
You needn’t try your best
You’re the same way as I am

There’s something I should say
But my head is empty
And I am lost again
I feel I have no will
Frankly, I’m exhausted
It’s not been a good day

And I can’t do a thing
’Cos I’m driven every time
You needn’t try your best
You’re the same way as I am


’Sound Of Solitude’


And even left alone one day
Ain’t gonna change, it’s not my world
Before me there’s a road I know
The one I chose myself to go

Yeah, perfect forever, always clever
Should I be and I should feel
Super cool but then I am a fool
But then it’s not me

And even left alone one day
Ain’t gonna change, it’s not my world
Before me there’s a road I know
The one I chose myself to go

See, I like the evenings
Like to get hidden for quite some time
And yet, I like against my nature with ostentation
To stay alone, climb to a tree top
And keep looking skyward
No sensation, but I know that right here
For another time
Can’t be who I wanna be

And even left alone one day
Ain’t gonna change, it’s not my world
Before me there’s a road I know
The one I chose myself to go

Nights, some nights I awake to
Go out though I hate to
Look at this chemical world
Smelling like grayness, like paper love sadness
With you and me and someone else
Don’t know who, wants to be
For several years
With obsession and with ostentation
Left alone a while I’ve seen that guy

And even left alone one day
Ain’t gonna change, it’s not my world
Before me there’s a road I know
The one I chose myself to go


’Acidland’


No, don’t give up and take life as it is
Think there’s no chance
That you would live again

Why so much stress?
Don’t you have gains to get?
We all do, even you!
And the more you seek
The more you find, then
Love, night and rain - life is good
So try to luck and kill the pain
Tell me, do you always think you have no worth?
Find it in yourself!

No, don’t give up and take life as it is
Think there’s no chance
That you would live again

This country’s like a psychodelic trip
You can’t change anything
Go and make use of it
Your life belongs to you, yourself
Make more mistakes now and make up for them
And when you’re down you will rebound
Bravely use your time
Or you may miss your only chance

No, don’t give up and take life as it is
Think there’s no chance
That you would live again

So take a breath and think again
Life can make sense
Just take it all the way it is

So push and change and try again
Go forward safe
And take life all the way it is

Do change your life, stand up and fight
Go forward safe



’Townboys’


All the boys, they wander
Around the blocks, each evening
Just seeking something
Killing time once again
See them throwing pebbles
At the wheels of sport cars
And looking at the minis
Of girls who don’t care about them

All the boys, they wander
Around the blocks, each evening
’Cos in the evening
You can’t see the greyness
The dirty streets are shadowed
And the lampposts are broken
And you can pretend
That you’ve really gone for a walk

All the boys, they wander
Around the blocks, each evening
They dream of living
In lands of distinction
Staring at the empty
Binoculars of bottles
They discuss all-American
Motion pictures

All the boys, they wander
Around the blocks, each evening
Or sit along the pavement
Smoke joints for pleasure
All their efforts to flee
Become stronger
When they really can
It’s too late
They can’t move any longer


’Korova Milky Bar’


School and work and death
I’ll go frantic soon
Such an ugly day
I can’t stand no more
And I feel like scum
No worth
No luck
No chance
I’m just something like
A mains device

Mother Night, at last
Korova Milky Bar
Cocktail made of grass
Indoor chemicals

And I’ve opened up
To time
To you
To Earth
And I love you all
And us
And Earth

What’s your name, what stuff
Did you take today?
Panoramix Hash...
Acid Teddy Bear...
The reality
Is like a huge black hound
Creeping silently
To eat me up

Where am I now?
Are you here?
I’ve gone crazy
I’ve gone weak
My brain’s drying
Help me please!


’The Melancholy Tower’


You still ask
How I am and what’s up
And if this place has changed?
I think not
One more time
I tried saving the world
But I failed all the way
In my attempts

This sad face
Is it what I’ve become?
Or is it just the one
That you know?
Anyway
I will not ever change
Yeah, no matter how badly
I try

Just a click, and I’m really gone
Sometimes, this is what I want
To leave you all behind
I seek something
Most of the time
That could hold me back

Things vibrate
Laughter’s something I hate
You should now go away
Let me be
It’s all right
Well, you know I’ll be fine
Rain will wash dirty snow
Off the panes

Just a click, and I’m really gone
Sometimes, this is all I want
So that I’ll cope no more
I’m alone in this tower, no floor


’A Few Mistakes Made By Good Parents’


I’m opressed by your own burden
And genetically determined
I feel weak and doomed to failure
I’m a shit to them
And I seem to lose, as always
In the crowd - I go unnoticed
Yes, I guess I am unwanted
See me fade away

And I always have my head shaved
I don’t buy goods - I just take them
There is nothing I can do
Only evil things
I hate being kind and patient
As I love to cause aversion
This is how well I was bred, and
Frankly, I was not

What should I do?
What should I do now? - tell me
Pray!
What should I do today?
Tell me what?
What should I do?
Just try and mend one thing at least!
For a moment help me, please!

I have followed that example
Which you set to me so often
Thinking it’s the best and only
Now I know it’s not
I would love to be like others
All those pretty youths with talents
And if only I could try once...
But it can’t be done!

What should I do?
What should I do now? - tell me
Pray!
What should I do today?
Tell me what?
What should I do?
Just try and mend one thing at least!
For a moment help me, please!


’Behind Closed Eyes’


I’ll just close my eyes
Do as you like... Fright
And all the time, I sham
’Cos so very seldom I want to laugh... Fright
And if it proves all right
I’ve got a fantastic method for life... Fright
You’ve got some good advice
Your suggestion’s not
I want to try... Fright

A huge hole in the door
Making my things public
You see me now... Fright
I’m angry in my calm
And I can no longer look on and stand

Fright... Fright

I want to find some words
And shout out all furies
I hate you all... Fright


’For You’


For you I could do it all
Just tell me what you want
There’s really much I can afford

For you I could alter things
I’d even rethink my beliefs
There’s really much I can afford

For you I always pick wild flowers
I seek those rare for hours
There’s really much I can afford

I’d love to lock you up in a cage
’Cos I love to gaze at your face
There’s really much I can afford

That’s all I want right now
That’s all I just fail to find
That’s all I need, and I
Won’t get it in my life

Eyes wide open, check this out
There’s fog around

For you I could do it all
Just tell me what you want
There’s really much I can afford

You caused me
To suffer from big depression
I don’t know who I am at present
But here’s really much I can afford

That’s all I want right now
That’s all I just fail to find
That’s all I need, and I
Won’t get it in my life

Eyes wide open, check this out
There’s fog around

I close my eyes
I need not see and need not sense
If this is the end, this is the end


’Throughout The Life In 10 Seconds’


With all haste
I must chase and catch my time
Things keep speeding, so do I
There’s your face
Don’t remember when and how
You mean nothing to me now

All this world
Comes close behind me, bites my neck
Fits of furry - daily bread
I must run
I’m exhausted and I’m stunned
Devastation! Sense is gone

Wish I had
Time to rest
Listened to
Driving rain

I get lost
Now, supersonic is my speed
And I’ll soon be smashed to bits
How it kills
I fall unconscious, I can’t get up
I’m not good for this, I think

Wish I had
Time to rest
Listened to
Driving rain
I’d sit in the street
That’s the way
Only me
Nothing else


’Us’


I, solid ice
Stroke your hand, my touch is cold
I, before your eyes
Tell you lies, day in, day out
Somehow, you
Seem to know me well
Every mask I wear
You forgive me all
That I bear the blame for

I, one of you
Cunning smiles flash on my face
I, love playing games
Otherwise, I’d miss my chance
You, seem to know me well
Every mask I wear
You forgive me all
That I bear the blame for

You, the best of all the girls
So let the poems rest
No longer I’m afraid
That I bear the blame, now

You, seem to know me well
Every mask I wear
You forgive me all
That I bear the blame for

You, oh, you’re the best of all
Your long black overcoat
Rain falling down
On and on...


’I’d Like To Die Of Love’


All the world has slipped out of my grasp
And as yet I can feel no regret

Tell me how you’d like to live
I’m alive and I think
I want to live my life but...

If I had to and I could ever make
My death-wish
It’s not a secret and I know it well
I’d like to die by your side

Breezes blow, I smell springtime and know
That you easily accepted what I’d said
And...

If I had to and I could ever make
My death-wish
It’s not a secret and I know it well
I’d like to die by your side

And if ever I could really choose
How to do that
It’s not a secret and I know it well
I’d like to die of love

In no armchair
In no dream
Not in peace and
Not by day
Not too easy
Not in long years
I’d like to die of love

Not so painless
Not in my home
Not too quickly
Not too young and
Not too happy
Not with my dears
I’d like to die of love


’Postcard From An Airport’


Rain in New York now
Laugh in London town
Fuck it all, fuck it all, fuck it all
When you are gone

Yeah, I brought no shots
Of those beauty spots
And whenever I roam
I feel I must go home
Fuck it all, fuck it all, fuck it all, fuck it all
When you are gone I feel like
I’m asleep, I’m lost a bit
Disolved in mist

Yeah, I have no more fun
When I’m in this strange state of mind
State of mind

See, I’ve recall that here am I
Sitting all alone, all alone
You’re all gone