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Kolybelnaya dlya vulkana ("Lullaby for a Volcano") was the Russian entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1995 in Dublin performed by Philipp Kirkorov.

The song is a dramatic ballad, featuring an extended metaphor. Kirkorov sings to the titular volcano, urging it to "turn back to common sense and joy" and to "forget...what you have threatened for centuries", presumably referring to the risk of an eruption. The volcano is also urged to "renounce war", thus placing the song in the Contest tradition of pleas for peace. This theme is further developed with the plea to the volcano to "listen trustingly to the human voice".

It was performed 5th on the night following Norway and preceding Iceland. At the close of voting, it finished in 17th place 17 points, despite Russian broadcasts suggesting that it would win, as Kirkorov was one of their most famous performers of the time.

Lyrics

Spyat doliny tikhim snom
Spyat ryabiny nad prudom
I dozhdi, i vetra
Pritailis’ do utra
Spit velikiy okean
Tol’ko ty odin vulkan
Ognegrivyy starik
Ne umolknesh’ ni na mig

Vslushaysya doverchivo
V golos chelovecheskiy
Obratis’, pozhaluysta
K razumu i k radosti

Navsegda zabud’, vulkan
Chem grozil bylym vekam
Ty tiranit’ mir ustan’
I goroy zelyonoy stan’

Ty navek zabud’, vulkan
Chem grozil bylym vekam
Obratis’, pozhaluysta
K razumu i k radosti

Spi ugryumyy velikan
Spi nedremlyushchiy vulkan
Otrekis’ ot voyny
Mira day i tishiny

Mira yunym i sedym
Mira greshnym i svyatym
Mira zhizni zemnoy
Mira nebu nad toboy

Ty navek zabud’, vulkan
Chem grozil bylym vekam
Obratis’, pozhaluysta
K razumu i k radosti

Obratis’, pozhaluysta
K razumu i k radosti

Спят долины тихим сном
Спят рябины над прудом
И дожди, и ветра
Притаились до утра
Спит великий океан
Только ты один вулкан
Огнегривый старик
Не умолкнешь ни на миг

Вслушайся доверчиво
В голос человеческий
Обратись, пожалуйста
К разуму и к радости

Навсегда забудь, вулкан
Чем грозил былым векам
Ты тиранить мир устань
И горой зелёной стань

Ты навек забудь, вулкан
Чем грозил былым векам
Обратись, пожалуйста
К разуму и к радости

Спи угрюмый великан
Спи недремлющий вулкан
Отрекись от войны
Мира дай и тишины

Мира юным и седым
Мира грешным и святым
Мира жизни земной
Мира небу над тобой

Ты навек забудь, вулкан
Чем грозил былым векам
Обратись, пожалуйста
К разуму и к радости

Обратись, пожалуйста
К разуму и к радости

The valleys sleep deeply
The mountain ash sleeps beside the pond
The rain and the wind
Are quiet till the next morning
The immense ocean sleeps
Only you, unique volcano
Volcanic old man
You are never quiet even for a moment

Listen trustingly
To the human voice
Please, turn back
To common sense and to joy

Forget forever, volcano
What you have threatened for centuries
Stop to tyrannize the world
And stay a green mountain

Forget eternally, volcano
What you have threatened for centuries
Please, turn back
To common sense and to joy

Sleep, sullen giant
Sleep, eternal guarding volcano
Renounce of war
Give us peace and silence

Give peace for the old and the young
Also for sinners and saints
Give peace for life on earth
Peace for the sky above

Forget eternally, volcano
What you have threatened for centuries
Please, turn back
To common sense and to joy

Please, turn back
To common sense and to joy

Videos

Филипп Киркоров - Колыбельная вулкану (клип)

Филипп Киркоров - Колыбельная вулкану (клип)

Eurovision 1995 - 06 Russia - Philipp Kirkorov - Kolybelnaya dlya vulkana

Eurovision 1995 - 06 Russia - Philipp Kirkorov - Kolybelnaya dlya vulkana

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