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    Millions of Roses - миллион алых роз

    I really like this song - have the Russian words but I don't have the language skills to translate more than a few phrases other than the chorus. Being new to the language - 2nd college semester - I can't understand all what she is saying - anyone know the song in English?
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    I don't know if there exists an English version of this song, so I translated it from scratch. I doubt you'll be able to sing my translation , but I hope it will give you an idea of what the song is about.

    By the way, the song is based on an actual incident. The artist's name was Niko Pirosmanishvili, he was a Georgian. (From Transcaucasian Georgia, not the US one ) .


    Once upon the time, there live a painter/artist,
    He had a house and canvases
    But he loved an actress
    Who loved flowers.
    So he sold his house
    He sold his paintings and home
    And bough a whole ocean* lots of of flowers

    Chorus:
    From a wondow, you can see a million of scarlet roses.
    One who is in love, and seriously in love,
    will turn his life into flowers for you.

    In the morning, you will stand by a window.
    Have you gone insane?
    As though continuing your night dream,
    The square is full of flowers.
    Your soul will grow cold [implied: with amazement]
    Who is that rich man whos is so excentric?
    And under your window,
    barely breating,
    stands the poor artist.



    Chorus

    The meeting was brief,
    A train carried her away into the night,
    but there was a crazy song of flowers in her life.

    The artist lived his life alone,
    he suffered a lot,
    but the was a square full of flowers
    in his life!

    Chorus

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    this reminds me of a russkiy razmer song, where, guy likes girl, girl is a lesbian, guy is a train conducter, gets mad at lesbian girl and runs her over...
    It always ends up that way doesn't it ? what a shame.

    ~|-Под его составом умерла-|~ dun dun dun dun dun
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    (sorry not relevant but anyhoo)
    Dogboy,
    this morning I popped out to the local продукты for milk. Everything is blinding white now, we've had a load of snowfall over the last week. Just outside the shop, nestled in the snow, is a discarded box, the type they use for packing bottles. On the side, in big black letters, it says :
    русский размер
    Море удачи и дачу у моря

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    Thanks for the translation of "Millions of Roses". At least now when I listen to it, I can get those translation neurons clicking in my head (I need all the help I can get to learn this language!)
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