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    Need help translating song

    I really love the song Туманы by Наталья Бучинская. Here are the Russian lyrics:

    За синими туманами,
    Где плещется река,
    Где сосны серебристые качают облака.

    За синими туманами,
    Загадочными, странными,
    За синими туманами скучаю я слегка.

    За синими туманами,
    В неведомом краю
    Я часто песни мамины сама себе пою.

    За синими туманами,
    Загадочными, странными
    Я в незнакомой девочке себя вдруг узнаю.


    Припев.
    Переведи стрелки часов назад,
    Пусть не спешат, пусть они не летят.
    Как бы взглянуть тайком,
    Хоть бы одним глазком
    Там где туман, там где река и облака.


    За синими туманами
    Живут мои мечты,
    Там мысли и желания понятны и чисты.

    За синими туманами,
    Загадочными, странными,
    За синими туманами остались я и ты.


    Припев.
    Переведи стрелки часов назад
    Пусть не спешат, пусть они не летят.
    Как бы взглянуть тайком,
    Хоть бы одним глазком
    Там где туман, там где река и облака.

    Seems to me the beginning is something like this. I have tried to take some liberty with literal translated words and try to express in english what I think the song is meant to express. Of course I know a song like this can't really translate well into english, especially with all the melodic, instrumental noun and adjective endings...

    Beyond the blue mist
    Where the river churns
    Where silvery pines touch the clouds

    Beyond the blue mist
    Mysterious, strange
    Beyond the blue mist, beckoning

    Beyond the blue mist
    To unseen reaches
    --- Not really sure what this next line is trying to say - maybe something about a siren's song?---

    Beyond the blue mist
    Mysterious, strange
    Suddenly the realization, I am in a stranger's body

    Ok, really not sure about that last one... Seems like a strange construct, but probably something along the lines of feeling displaced, disconnected

    Curious how others would interpret this song.

    Brian

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    Mists

    Beyond the blue mists
    where the river splashes
    where the clouds sway
    the silvery pines

    Beyond the blue mists,
    mysterious, strange,
    I feel like I'm missing
    the blue mists

    Beyond the blue mists,
    mysterious, strange,
    I recognize myself in an
    unfamiliar girl

    Chorus:
    Turn back the hands of time
    Don't let them speed or fly
    If I could secretly glimpse
    with just one eye
    there where the mist, the river
    and the clouds are.

    Beyond the blue mists,
    my dreams live
    my thoughts and wishes are
    plain and clear.

    Beyond the blue mists,
    mysterious, strange,
    beyond the blue mists
    you and I remained.
    Кому - нары, кому - Канары.

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