Ludy dyvni (People are Strange)

Якісь люди дивні,
Коли ти чужий їм.
Їх погляд нещирий,
Коли ти сам.
Жінки всі розпусні,
Коли ти не потрібен.
Заплутані вулиці
Й ти зламаний впав.

Ти чужий!
Й дощ вкрив обличчя людей.
Ти чужий!
Якось там звали тебе.
Ти чужий!Ти чужий!Ти чужий!

Translate by Yuriy Veres. Arangement by Kamyaniy gist (album 60/70, 2012).

People are Strange (Song by Jim Morrison, The Doors)

People are strange when you're a stranger
Faces look ugly when you're alone
Women seem wicked when you're unwanted
Streets are uneven when you're down

When you're strange
Faces come out of the rain
When you're strange
No one remembers your name
When you're strange
When you're strange
When you're strange

"People Are Strange" is a song by the Doors, released as a single in September 1967. She went into their second album Strange Days which was also released in September 1967. The song rose to the 12th position in the us Billboard Hot 100 and entered the top ten in the Cash Box chart. The song was written by Robbie Creram and Jim Morrison, although the authors of the song were listed all the musicians of The Doors.

The famous song "People Are Strange" was born, Jim Morrison and Robbie Krieger, guitarist of The Doors, in early 1967 during their walk to the top of the famous Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles. They went up there to watch the sunset.

Jim was in a depressed mood, but the sight of the setting sun, coloring the clouds and the incredible view from the mountain, caused him to cheer up. According to Krieger, Morrison realized the cause of his depression.

He said something like "people are cold to you, if you're a stranger". This phrase became key in future songs. Jim immediately wrote the words "People Are Strange" and Robbie wrote the music.

Researchers and admirers of creativity of group "The Doors" have a different understanding of the lyrics, which largely contributes to the ambiguity of the word strange (unfamiliar, foreign, strange, unusual).

The band's drummer John Densmore once said that "People Are Strange" Morrison expressed his vulnerability. More skeptical critics believe that it is about the human condition under the influence of LSD. And the most romantic people say that Jim sang about the hippies that were cast in those years.

Anyway, Morrison and Krieger in a few lines managed to perfectly convey the state of a person who feels like a stranger in society. No matter for what reason.