Title: Belka and Strelka*
I had hidden the knife into the desk.
It was for protecting myself.
There was no intention of wounding
someone. I want you to believe.
Please don’t see me by your sad eye.
A counting song enveloped in smoke,
the me who searched for the answer,
where is he going?
The rope slowly sways, people clapping,
the thought that “is this the answer?” and the sun end up trampling me down
Black sheep Insult Stage intoxication To play without showing one’s own face**
A falling ceiling, the counting song,
Belka and Strelka*,
where am I?
Ah, the dancing clown reflected in the mirror
sings to stop the tears on your face.
The apple on my head falls down***
I looked at the darkened mist and the moon and I checked if I was breathing,
please don’t cry any more, in the rain in which the sadness grows
I’ll become your umbrella.
Ah the dancing clown looking at the mirror,
to remove your tears on the mirror, wishes that,
if the skies becomes clear without anyone noticing it,
will be together with you.
Notes and Other
*=Belka and Strelka are the name of the first to dog to live for one day on a spaceship for Russian space projects, after that mission one of the two was assigned to space mission never again. I’m just taking a wild guess here, but I think that the idea that the title wants to suggest is “to part from someone who shared an important experience with us and to long for that person wishing to be together once again”.
**=I guess these maybe some critiques to the artist, but I’m not so sure…
***=I really don’t know what does this mean… the main thing that pops into my mind is William Tell but I don’t know how that links to the song.
Words in Italic are in English in the original lyrics.
I don’t feel confident enough on the meaning of the song to make speculations. If you have any idea please tell me.