no one waits for her inside the house
she spots a stranger in the mirror
and the record spins her nearer
to the outcome of her day
you live inside the city
you forget how tall the trees can get
a bird sits on a branch across
from my eighth floor window

and you can't really say
that it's an eight floor branch
cause trees don't have floors
and buildings do

I came in from the rain which
wasn't really rain it was just
january snow in denial
and something must have gotten lost
in the translation, russian to english
and winter wasn't wintery today

she comes into the house and no one
waits for her inside the house
she spots a stranger in the mirror
and the record spins her nearer
to the outcome of her day
you live inside the city
you forget how tall the trees can get
a bird sits on a branch
of my eighth floor window


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8th Floor song meanings
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  • +1
    General Commenti don't speak russian, so i don't know how accurate it is, but i found this from lyricwiki.org:
    Восьмой этаж
    Восьмой этаж
    Все высоко
    Все надо мной

    Вот идет домой
    Карман пустой
    Хоть милостыню просите
    Три рубля на водку и буханку белого хлеба

    А теперь, наверное, все дороже
    И дорожки те забыты
    А над ними паруса

    Первый этаж
    Я маленькая
    Все высоко
    Все надо мной

    Восьмой этаж
    Америка
    Я высоко
    Все подо мной
    Я высоко...

    translation!

    The eighth floor
    The eighth floor
    Everything's high
    Everything is above me

    Somebody is coming home
    Pocket is empty
    You could go begging
    It's three rubles for vodka and a loaf of white bread

    But now, for certain, everything's more expensive
    And the old paths are forgotten
    Above them we set sail

    The first floor
    I'm really small
    Everything's high
    Everything is above me

    The eighth floor
    America
    I am high
    Everything is below me
    I am high...
    looizon January 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think this ones about Regina coming to America. She comes home and looks in the mirror to see a totally different person. She looks out the window to see something that reminds her of when she used to live on the first floor (poor), and I'm gonna assume that she means Russia by the first floor too because in the translated part American is the eigth floor. I also think this because when she sings in Russian shes speaking from the view of someone who lives on the first floor.
    idontknowmeon February 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song, but i think someone capable should write the russian parts with their translations
    applauseon November 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat album is this song from? basically, im obsessed with regina and want to own every single song by her. haha.
    pimpmylizon December 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTranslation coming soon, I have a friend who is Russian and she is busy translating it for me :)
    Lozelion January 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti am from russia and this translation is good)
    angelchildon January 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentby the way, thanks looiz!!!!
    idontknowmeon February 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love, love, love the part about the rain being January snow in denial. She is fantastic.

    And I love listening to the Russian part, despite not understanding a word.
    newsies234on February 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe translation is good :D "i'm really small" should actually be just "i'm small," but it doesn't really matter
    satirecafeon April 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a great song. i always hear interviews of regina saying that she loved listening to the beatles despite the language barrier, and i can relate because the rusian in this song is so striking. learning phoneticly is even great.
    envirohodgeson April 30, 2007   Link

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