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Toy khto Svit prodav (The Man Who Sold The World)

Ми сходами пішли
І згадували дні,
Хоч я ввижавсь тоді.
«Ти друг», — промовив він.
Цим дуже здивував,
І я йому сказав:
«Я думав, згинув ти,
Давно, на самоті».

О ні, не я.
Я пильність не втрачав.
Ти — сам на сам
З тим, хто цей Світ продав.

Я попрощався з ним
Й додому вирушив.
У пошуках землі
Роками я ходив,
Порожньо дивлячись
На всі мільйони ті:
«Ми мали згинути,
Давно, на самоті».

Хтозна? Не я.
Я пильність не втрачав.
Ви — сам на сам
З тим, хто цей Світ продав.

О ні, не я.
Я пильність не втачав.
Ти — сам на сам
З тим, хто цей Світ продав.

Translate by Yuriy Veres. Arangement by Kamyaniy gist (album 70/80, 2015).


The Man Who Sold The World (Song by David Bowie)

We passed upon the stair,
We spoke of was and when,
Although I wasn't there,
He said I was his friend,
Which came as some surprise.
I spoke into his eyes,
"I thought you died alone
A long long time ago."

"Oh no, not me,
I never lost control
You're face to face
With the man who sold the world."

I laughed and shook his hand
And made my way back home,
I searched for form and land,
For years and years I roamed.
I gazed a gazley stare
At all the millions here:
"We must have died alone,
A long long time ago."

"Who knows? Not me,
We never lost control.
You're face to face
With the man who sold the world."

"Who knows? Not me,
We never lost control.
You're face to face
With the man who sold the world.

"The Man Who Sold The World" is a song by the British musician David Bowie from the album of the same name, published in the U.S. in 1970 and in the UK in 1971.

In one version of the song tells that one day the author meets another.

Bowie once said: "I wrote this song when looking for another part. This search, in which there is a great need to find out who you really are".

The history of contemporary music is replete with cases where a good cover of a song becomes so popular original that most listeners can't remember the author and first performer. Something similar happened with the song "The Man Who Sold The World" which most modern music fans see this as a song of the grunge band "Nirvana". Kurt Cobain covered it very well at the concert "Unplugged", released a few months before the death of Cobain. Bowie himself admitted that he hates when "after the concert suited the teenagers and say, "How cool that you sing a song of Nirvana". And I think: "fuck, wank young!".