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    Grasping at straws - Help with finding a song!

    I heard a song on a Live-streaming Russian radio station and now the tune is stuck in my head.

    I really want to hear it again to cure myself of this affliction. The problem is, however, that I dont know the artist or name of the song. Further more I can't even give you any of the russian lyrics.

    A problem huh?

    Grasping at straws, someone may recognise the song from my bad attempt at the transliteration of russian that I think I heard in the chorus:

    "staboy yu, staboy yu, ya svechayu tebye" - repeated.

    Cheers,
    Чистая, полная печаль так же невозможна, как чистая и полная радость.

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    может, "Держи меня, соломинка"?

    http://megalyrics.ru/lyric46219.htm

    но это очень старая песня

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    Re: Grasping at straws - Help with finding a song!

    Quote Originally Posted by Johan
    "staboy yu, staboy yu, ya svechayu tebye" - repeated.
    с тобой ю, с тобой ю, я свечаю тебе

    This makes no sense.

    Can you tell us which radio station?
    What genre, pop, rap, heavy metal?
    Where the singer/s male, female, mixed?
    Какая разница, умереть богатым или бедным?

    Какой толк от богатства если ты не счастлив.

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    Re: Grasping at straws - Help with finding a song!

    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    What genre, pop, rap, heavy metal?
    cr@p :)

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    Re: Grasping at straws - Help with finding a song!

    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    Quote Originally Posted by Johan
    "staboy yu, staboy yu, ya svechayu tebye" - repeated.
    с тобой ю, с тобой ю, я свечаю тебе

    This makes no sense.

    Can you tell us which radio station?
    What genre, pop, rap, heavy metal?
    Where the singer/s male, female, mixed?
    Я с тобою, с тобою


    -ою - poetic/old alternative to the feminine intrumental (-ой).
    ALSO: Мною, тобою, собою, нею, etc.

    I believe it originally was the standar ending, since in both Ukrainian and Belarussian it is the standard:

    Я говорю українською мовою (nom. українська мова)
    Ingenting kan stoppa mig
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indra
    может, "Держи меня, соломинка"?

    http://megalyrics.ru/lyric46219.htm

    но это очень старая песня
    WTF? Why did you bother suggesting it when it clearly is not that song. It's doesn't contain anything even remotely close to the lyrics the guy provided.
    Ingenting kan stoppa mig
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    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    Quote Originally Posted by Indra
    может, "Держи меня, соломинка"?

    http://megalyrics.ru/lyric46219.htm

    но это очень старая песня
    WTF? Why did you bother suggesting it when it clearly is not that song. It's doesn't contain anything even remotely close to the lyrics the guy provided.
    I was confused with "grasping at straws".

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    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    Quote Originally Posted by Indra
    может, "Держи меня, соломинка"?

    http://megalyrics.ru/lyric46219.htm

    но это очень старая песня
    WTF? Why did you bother suggesting it when it clearly is not that song. It's doesn't contain anything even remotely close to the lyrics the guy provided.
    I think she confused songs because of the expression "grasping at straws". Straw = солома, соломинка.

    Indra, I quote my dictionary:

    "If you are clutching at straws or grasping at straws, you are trying unusual or extreme ideas or methods because other ideas or methods have failed."


    Edited:
    LOOOL
    I haven't seen Indra's last post while typing my answer
    In fact I typed it offline and then connected and sent it
    Dial-up modem you know...
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    My avatar shall be the author I'm currently reading.

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    Sorry Indra!

    I prefer to say Clutching at straws.
    Ingenting kan stoppa mig
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