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Another Pyramid

Оригинал: Sting

Новая пирамида*

Перевод: Никита Дружинин

Sad to say our mighty ruler

Как ни жаль, но всевластитель

Is not really in the pink

Наш не в шутку занемог.

Hopes could not be minuscular

Нет надежд, как ни просите,

That he'll come back from the brink

Что он не протянет ног.

Not to beat around the bush

Если без обиняков,

He looks like heading for his box

То он сыграет в саркофаг.

At the risk of seeming pushy

Суще не из дураков, мы

We must plan for future shocks

Приспустить готовы флаг.

According to the Hawk God Horus

Гор велит сокологлавый

Our most regal invalid

Пирамиду нам ваять:

Is not that much longer for us

Инвалид наш самый главный

Build another pyramid

Вянет. Так что вот опять...

Build it, build it

Стройте, стройте

Another pyramid

Новую пирамиду,

Build it, build it

Стройте, стройте.

Though all doctors and physicians

Докторов толпится свора,

Have been summoned to his bed

Обступив его кровать.

It will soon be top morticians

Только тут придётся скоро

We'll be calling for instead

Бальзамистов вызывать...

With each wheeze the nation's humming

И при всяком сиплом хрипе,

Egypt shakes with every cough

И при каждом слабом "кхе"

No two ways about what's coming

Содрогается Египет,

No discussion, bets are off

Всем всё ясно: шансов нет.

Soon our monarch will have filled the

Чтобы строить, лучших зодчих-

Tomb just like his fathers did

Египтян пора нанять.

Summon Egypt's greatest builder

Неча в пирамидах отчих

Re: another pyramid

Делать! Так что вот опять...

Build it, build it

Стройте, стройте

Another pyramid

Новую пирамиду,

Build it, build it

Стройте, стройте.

We hate to depress the nation

Но мы лидеру — не людям! –

But our leader has been told

Не могли не доложить:

He should scrub his next vacation

"Всё, об отпуске забудем –

Even put tonight on hold

Тут до вечера б дожить...

This is where his loyal priesthood

Собралась жрецов орава,

Has the chance to do him proud

Чтоб воздать хвалу и честь,

Holy leaders at the least should

И что саван Вам по нраву

See him happy to his shroud

На лице Вашем прочесть".

He must have a vault that's grand by

От и до его склеп должен

Any standards, floor to lid

Всем стандартам отвечать.

Put five thousand slaves on standby

Тысяч пять рабов положим

Build another pyramid

На постройке... вот опять...

Build it, build it

Стройте, стройте

Another pyramid

Новую пирамиду.


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