Перевод песни Rheostatics – Earth/Monstrous Hummingbird

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The Earth was born from a little box
You ripped the lid right off the top
You couldn't wait to collect your prize
Only now you realize...
Back in the days when the water ruled
We were cleaner and better schooled
Till the ghost of Christmas past
Turned the blue into a skating... pool
We were brave so we put on blades
Charted out across the frozen waves
To the coast of Africa
We found the race who invented shopping
But soon the world was a smaller slice
We left the fish to their own devices
We were dumb, we took the bait
But we were smart enough not to sit and wait for...
Hummingbirds
Monstrous! Hummingbirds!
First came the wheel, then the ball of fire
The cigarette, and the radial tire
But it was cold everywhere we'd go
We drove a log car through the blinding snow
We met the King and we helped his serfs
Eating trifle in Hawaiian shirts
And they would learn to speak their minds, but
They'd learn to drown us in their blood-red... wine
Hummingbirds
Monstrous... Hummingbirds! Monstrous!
Some started papers and printed books
That told the story of a little schnook
Who was the star of Bethlehem
Who made his mark at Budokan...
Pretty soon he was all the rage
I tried to get them to turn the page
To worry less what was in their trousers
And worry more about their fleeting powers... (Earth.)
Now it's time that I close my eyes
I'll sail away and photosynthesize
I'll dream of you in the starry surf
And I'll dream about a place I knew called Earth