Алла Пугачёва – Позови меня с собой

Текст

Снова от меня ветер злых перемен
Тебя уносит,
Не оставив мне даже тени взамен.
И он не спросит,
Может быть, хочу улететь я с тобой
Желтой осенней листвой,
Птицей за синей мечтой.

Позови меня с собой,
Я пройду сквозь злые ночи,
Я отправлюсь за тобой,
Что бы путь мне ни пророчил.
Я приду туда, где ты
Нарисуешь в небе солнце,
Где разбитые мечты
Обретают снова силу высоты.

Сколько я искала тебя сквозь года
В толпе прохожих.
Думала, ты будешь со мной навсегда,
Но ты уходишь.
Ты теперь в толпе не узнаешь меня,
Только, как прежде, любя,
Я отпускаю тебя.

Позови меня с собой,
Я пройду сквозь злые ночи,
Я отправлюсь за тобой,
Что бы путь мне ни пророчил.
Я приду туда, где ты
Нарисуешь в небе солнце,
Где разбитые мечты
Обретают снова силу высоты.

Каждый раз, как только спускается ночь
На спящий город,
Я бегу из дома бессонного прочь
В тоску и холод.
Я ищу среди снов безликих тебя,
Но в двери нового дня
Я вновь иду без тебя.

Позови меня с собой,
Я пройду сквозь злые ночи,
Я отправлюсь за тобой,
Что бы путь мне ни пророчил.
Я приду туда, где ты
Нарисуешь в небе солнце,
Где разбитые мечты
Обретают снова силу высоты.

Lyrics

Once again the wind of the evil changes
Is taking you away,
Not even having left for me a shadow in return.
And he won't ask,
Maybe I want to fly away with you
As the yellow fall foliage,
As a bird after the blue dream.

Ask me to come with you,
I'll come through the evil nights,
I'll follow you,
Whatever the road predicts for me,
I'll come to the place where you
Will paint a sun in the sky,
Where the broken dreams
Regain the strength of the height.

So long I looked for you over the years
In the crowd of passers-by.
I thought you would stay with me forever
But you're leaving.
Now you won't recognize me in a crowd,
But as before, loving,
I let you go.

Ask me to come with you,
I'll come through the evil nights,
I'll follow you,
Whatever the road predicts for me,
I'll come to the place where you
Will paint a sun in the sky,
Where the broken dreams
Regain the strength of the height.

Every time as soon as the night falls
Upon the sleeping the city,
I'm running away out of the sleepless house
Into desolation and cold.
Among my faceless dreams I'm looking for you,
But through the doors of the new day
I go in once again without you.

Ask me to come with you,
I'll come through the evil nights,
I'll follow you,
Whatever the road predicts for me,
I'll come to the place where you
Will paint a sun in the sky,
Where the broken dreams
Regain the strength of the height.

Now let's look at the lyrics in more detail. First, you don't look for the literal sense in every phrase of this song, you might not find any. This song is very lyrical and metaphorical.

1) Тебя уносит | Is taking you away.

The word уносить means to take away or to carry away. It derives from the word носить | to carry, to wear. Let's look at some examples and other possible derivatives.

  • Я всегда ношу с собой телефон. | I always carry my phone with me.
  • Он носит очки. | He wears glasses.
  • Куда ты унёс ноутбук? | Where did you take the laptop?
  • Вынеси мусор, пожалуйста. | Take out the trash, please.
  • Принеси мне учебник, пожалуйста. | Bring me the student's book, please.
  • Отнеси эти документы Оле. | Take these documents to Olya.

2) Может быть, хочу улететь я с тобой | Maybe I want to fly away with you

Улететь means to to fly away. It derives from the word лететь | to fly. Let's look at some examples and other possible derivatives.

What we talk about flying that is happening at the moment then we use лететь for the the object that is intentionally flying towards something usually in a relatively straight way, and we use the words летать to talk about flying around.

  • Самолёт летит. | The plane is flying.
  • В комнате муха летает. | A fly is flying around in the room.

Some other exapmles which is not necesseraly happenning at the moment.

  • Большинство птиц могут летать. | Most birds can fly. (in general)
  • Самолёт взлетает. | The plane is taking off.
  • Во сколько ты прилетаешь? | What time are you arriving? (necessarily on a plane)

3) Позови меня с собой | Ask me to come with you

Звать (imperfective) / позвать (perfective) means to ask/invite and to call out.

  • Кого ты позовёшь на день рождения? = Кого ты пригласишь на день рождения? | Who are you going to invite to your birthday party?
  • Он позвал меня гулять. | He invited me to go for a walk
  • Он позвал меня в кино. | He invited me to go to the movies.
  • Он позвал меня замуж. | He asked me to marry him.
  • Он позвал меня к себе. | He invited me to his place.
  • Я позвал её, но она не услышала меня. | I called out to her but she didn't hear me.

4) Я пройду сквозь злые ночи | I'll come through the evil nights

Пройти/проходить can mean to go through or to come in. They are derived from the words идти, ходить | to go / to come. Let's look at some examples and other possible derivatives.

  • Я иду к тебе. | I'm coming to you.
  • Я хожу в спортзал три раза в неделю. | I go to the gym three times a week.
  • Подойди ко мне. | Come to me.
  • Не подходи ко мне. | Stay away from me.
  • Отойди от меня. | Step away from me.
  • Уйди от меня. | Go away form me.
  • Он всегда уходит с работы раньше всех. | He always leaves his workplace sooner than anybody else.
  • Пройдите в кабинет, пожалуйста. | Come into the office, please.
  • Приходи на вечеринку. | Come to the party.
  • Не входи, я не одета. | Don't come in. I'm not decent.

Exercises

Translate into Russian. You might need to use some words from the song that we haven't discussed. Use a dictionary if necessary. Even if you're not sure, do your best and only then look at the answers.

  1. What do you always carry with yourself?
  2. Do you wear glasses? Do any of your friends or family wear glasses?
  3. How often do you take out the trash?
  4. Where did you take the laptop?
  5. Bring me the documents, please.
  6. Take the bags to the kitchen.
  7. Look, a plane is flying.
  8. How often do you fly on a plane?
  9. Who are you going to invite to your birthday party?
  10. When was the last time you asked somebody to go for a walk?
  11. I'm going shopping. Do you need anything?
  12. How often do you go to places of your friends?
  13. He always comes on time.
  14. May I come in?