quarta-feira, 17 de dezembro de 2008

The Bird of Happiness: Vitas' Number-One-Hit!

It's obvious Svet and Kyle have found a 1981 Russian music video by Nikolay Gnatyuk for their blog, but I've found a Russian music video: Vitas sings "Bird of Happiness" (Ptitsa Schast'ya, 1980). I'm sure that this is a definitive 2003 version (sung by Vitas himself!) - and it remains one of my favorites since.
For those who wants to know mo' 'bout this song:
The song was written by very famous Soviet composer Aleksandra Pakhmutova and a famous poet (her husband) Nikolai Dobronravov in 1980. Originally a hit for Nikolay Gnatyuk in 1981, it was covered by many other artists over the years. In 2003 Vitas covered "Ptitsa Schast'ya" (sucessfuly!) for his album "Songs from my mother" (Pyesni Moyei Mamy, 2003) and from that time on foward it became Vitas' hit (since then).
Here's the transliterated lyrics of the Vitas' 2003 hit:

Tomorrow's bird of happiness
Flew over, its wings tinkling
Choose me, choose me
Tomorrow's bird of happiness!

How much silver in the starry sky!
Tomorrow will be better than yesterday
Better than yesterday, better than yesterday
Tomorrow will be better than yesterday

Somewhere a guitar is playing
Trustworthy heart will keep the love safe
The heart loves and cherishes
And the bird of luck will fly over again.

Tomorrow's morning will come
Someone will become first, but not me
Someone but not me, someone but not me
Will put together tomorrow's song

There is no dance without fire in this world
In my heart there is hope
Choose me, choose me
Tomorrow's bird of happiness!

Somewhere a guitar is playing
Trustworthy heart will keep the love safe
The heart loves and cherishes
And the bird of luck will fly over again

I hope the song (and music video) made you smile, just believe: "Tomorrow will be better than yesterday"!

Watch it!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8k_6oZmPxA

sábado, 13 de dezembro de 2008

Morye-Moi Dom (The Sea is my home)(Translated Lyrics)

Here's the lyrics of Vitas' song "Morye-Moi Dom" I have translated for you (from the original Russian text of the same song). Read 'em:

In my childhood, my mother told me:
"If you wanna become yourself strong,
the sea is waitin' for you;
it's you fate ova' here."

My sail, fly like an arrow
Sing me a song in the way.
My sail increases the speed
and takes me to the far lands.

I've seen many countries in my life,
The sound of the waves makes me follow thru the far trip.
The sea lives in my heart forever.
It's my fate ova' here.

My sail, fly like an arrow
Sing me a song in the way.
My sail increases the speed
and takes me to the far lands.

The sea is waiting for you.
The sea is waiting for you.
It's your fate ova' here.
It's your fate ova' here.

In addiction to popstar...






Vitas is also an actor and fashion designer (believe it or not!).

Yo, Russian Young Man!
















Here's some pix (the first ones!) from my file.










Vitas Music and Video Player!

You either listen to all Vitas Greateat hits or watch his music videos by Vitas Music and Video Player:

http://vitasusa.com/playvitas.html

Enjoy!