Music by Vladimir Ragimov
and Sergei Mosin
Lyrics by Rasul Gamzatov
Time, you oppress me and cruelly test me
With sad revelation and scorn.
Today it's with yesterday's faults you invest me,
My forts of illusion you storm.
Who could foresee that old truths would be shaken?
What are you grinning at, Time?
The wrong path I took was the one you had taken,
Your words I re-echoed in rhyme!
© 1977 Vladimir Ragimov, Sergei Mosin/VRAG Records