The River (Single)

by Alkonost

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Molodost This English version appears much brighter and dense in quality when compared to the Russian album version. Again, the 'new' Alkonost continues to impress me with their gorgeous cover art photos. Favorite track: The River.
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Here we want to present to you our new single "The River" You might have heard this song on our past album ("The Songs Of The White Lilly 2016), but we have re-recorded it and now this song has lyrics in English.

Представляем вам наш новый сингл "The River"! Сама песня хорошо знакома нашим слушателям по альбому "Песни белой лилии", это песня "Река". Мы ее перевели на английский язык, перезаписали и пересвели.

Андрей Лосев - музыка, гитара
Рустем Шагитов - гитара
Алексей Митрофанов - бас-гитара
Ксения Побужанская - вокал
Дмитрий Фискин - барабаны
Владимир Лехтинен - сведение, мастеринг
Mare Mirkie - идея текста
Анастасия Рябова, Илья Лопаткин - перевод
Дариус Алас - дизайн
Stone Flower - запись


released February 2, 2018


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Alkonost Naberezhnye Chelny, Russia

Band's history began in the second half of 1995 when Andrey Losev decided to start his own project. His attention was drawn to medieval music and russian folk melodies. After a year, in August 1996, Alkonost was born. Over 20 years band has gone through a lot of different things, but it's unique sound and special atmosphere remained, being band's distinctive features for all that time. ... more


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Track Name: The River
Waves are so light
Carried by the flow
Down by the shore
There's a boatman's home

The old ferryman
Old and skillful carrier!
Sail your airy boat
Over silver waves

Graceful boat is light and so firm his hand
People overseas recognize that man
Glare skims over waves and spreads everywhere
Fame of man, with whom river secret shared

Someone calls him sage, no one knows his age
Eyes like those of youth, didn't know the ruth
Voice is sonorous, speech is beautiful
He perceived the gist of troubles and disease

Freely river
Overflows with waves
Plash of a stream
Quiet weep of cane...

Drive your airy boat
Old experienced carrier
Drive your airy boat
Over silver moon

Graceful boat is light, rumors day and night
Bring him silk and gold - lavish gifts of folk
They all want to know, they all want to see
Secrets of the one, with whom the river speaks

Father! Guide us now, share your wisdom, please
How to live with fun, walk the path of bliss
How to not astray, not to drift away
Send our hearts like ships to the sunny rays

He lived near the quay and the river whirled away
All his griefs and sorrows are drowned in deep waters
He conceived all symbols and predestinations
River's gently motion was his inspiration

River boundless, dreamlike shores to rest
House from grass and cane takes the yearn away
Graceful boat is light and so firm is hand
Morning rays of sun - pleasure for this man

River wild and fast, flowing never ends
Through the winter snows, summer rains and storms
All will dash away and return someday
Love will found its way through the love and pain

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