The Criminal Code

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Taken from the Dark Blue 2 EP


No stories thrill us, neither verse nor prose,
We know all and everything we’ve seen …
The only worthy book is, I suppose,
The book of Code. Criminal, I mean.

When from hangover my head is to explode,
Or when from restlessness I go round the bend —
At any page I open this Code
And keep on reading till the very end!

I’ve always left my friends a wide discretion,
And they prefer to rob, I know my men!
That’s what the article assigns for this transgression:
No less than three and no more than ten.

Just think about these lines, so plain and clear,
They tell us more than any author writes!
Behind these lines there is a world of fear,
Of morbid barracks, cards and bloody fights!

With broken fates these simple lines are breathing,
With those lines I’d rather have no truck,
Boy, am I glad when articles are easy —
Some buddies will receive a piece of luck!

I reach my article — and then I lose my temper,
The heart begins to storm inside my breast,
And throbbing blood bangs madly in my temple
Just like police when coming to arrest!

Translated by George Tokarev


from Dark Blue 2 EP, released July 13, 2014
Words by Vladimir Vysotsky - find out more about Vysotsky here:
Translated by George Tokarev
Music written, performed and produced by Gavin Loughlin at Robot Cat Records.



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Dark Blue descended from the planet Jupiter in 2013, landing on a mountain in New Zealand. Despite the lush scenery, he didn't much like it (due to the many biting insects) so opted instead, to live in Bingley, West Yorkshire. Since arriving in Bingley, Dark Blue has become fascinated with the local architecture and discovered many books about music at the local Library. Here is his music..enjoy! ... more

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