Music by Vladimir Ragimov
Lyrics by Rasul Gamzatov
On land, as in the sea, I swim
On top, or struggle out of depth,
Where utterances gay or grim
Emerge as so much wasted breath.
When troubles harry us on land,
We feel at sea. In sorry plight
We swim without a helping hand,
With neither ship nor shore in sight.
© 1978 Vladimir Ragimov/VRAG Records