This song by the famous Ukrainian band Skriabin is about the loneliness of each soul and desperate roams.

The frontman of Skriabin Andriy Kuzmenko passed away in a car crash in 2015. After this accident, this song is strongly associated with his personality. Moreover, it is one of the most popular and touching works in Ukrainian popular music.

In the old music video below, you can feel the spirit of the early 2000s in Ukraine. Listen to the song and study the lyrics with our translation.

We publish Ukrainian songs with translations so that you could discover Ukrainian modern culture and practice your listening skills. Find more translated songs in the category Songs.

Часом буває так що хочеш почутиSometimes it happens that you want to hear
Речі, яких ніколи б не знати,The things you’d better never have known.
І тягне за руку тебе в то місце,And you feel drawn to that place,
Де думаєш: краще б очей не мати.Where you’d better have no eyes.
Ти дивишся в кухні на кран і воду,You look at the tap and the water in the kitchen,
А правда нізвідки не виходить.But the truth comes from nowhere.
І дивляться в очі тобі знайомі,And your friends look into your eyes,
А їхні очі твоїм говорять.But their eyes speak to yours.
Спи собі сама, коли біля тебе мене нема (4)Sleep alone, when I’m not near you. (4)
Часом буває так шо в магазиніSometimes it happens that in the shop
Ти хочеш крикнути: “Ну в чому я винна?”You want to shout “What is my fault?”
Тебе окидають розуміючим оком,People glance over you with understanding
Дуже болить хоча й ненароком.It hurts so much, though it’s unintentional.
І ти ростеш, старієш, вмираєш,And you grow, become old and die
А тої правди так і не знаєш.But you still don’t know that truth
Боїшся її і від неї втікаєш,You’re afraid of it, you run from it
І в стінах своїх ти одна засинаєш.And you fall asleep alone in the solitude of your own room.
Спи собі сама, коли біля тебе мене нема (4)Sleep alone, when I’m not near you. (4)
Спи собі сама, коли біля тебе мене нема (4)Sleep alone, when I’m not near you. (4)

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