On The Dark Way - text
Unrecognized winner, Alexsander Nevski, returned to Novgorod
Instead of a celebration he got a discontented boyars
"Why did you fight with Swedes, they came in peace they wanted to trade
You started war with a friend" - the foolish people screamed
Nevski raised his hand and began to speak and the crowd became quiet
Without the noise that you make you could hear the coins jingle
In the pockets, of the bawlers here, its Swedish silver.
I have something to show you, something to make you stop,
To stop your stupid barking.
Alexander took out a Swedish scroll with a blue dangling stamp on the rope and gave it to the scribe near by. He brought it to
his eyes and read out loud:
"Kňaz Aleksandr! Jesli smožeš - soprotivljajsja!
No ja uže zdes i pleňu zemlju tvoju!"
Odni kričali, čto on molodec i pravilno sdelal!
"Uchodi,ty ne naš" - kričali bojary, drugije orali inače.
"Net sil bole slušať vaš krik! Uchožu ja ot vas!" - vskričal Aleksandr
I pokinul on gorod, ujechal k otcu v Pereslavl.
No obeščal vernuťsja, jesli nastignet beda.
But, at that time on the bank of Dvina,
Where crusaders built the fortress Riga
Happy bazaar, rivers of wine, people are smiling, no sign of evil
But what is that clank, its Germans crusaders:
The black behavior beneath the flag of light.
Žarkoje leto. Kreposť Riga u reki.
Novaja vera , Sily zla na podstupi.
K nam v dom ty prišel, i pokoj ty naš unes
Gosť nezvannyj, krestonosec, smerť ty k nam prines!
Vaš bog v nebe,tam gde voron ne letal.
Naš bog s nami,ot bedy ne raz spasal
Nas i v stužu i poroju v letnij znoj.
Uchodi otsjuda inozemec zloj!
Blood, hanging, screams ringing through the wood:
The German's army moves to the east, having seized our stronghold
A dozen horsemen cross the threshold of the royal court
Pskov and Izborck seized already, Novgorod will be next
Boyars run to Alexander beseeching him to save the fort
Free your nation from the cage
The land of Russia must survive
Punish the Germans with all your rage
Don't let them stay alive
The day of payback is not so far away...