I watched you walking
Late in the day
Where old men were talking
Binding up the hay
I watched you drinking
Shutting your eyes and thinking
Late in the day

You were signalling with your hands
Going, going out of my way
You're out of my way
Where you're banging on hollow land
A hunter-gatherer and
Blowing, blowing out of the rain
In out of the rain

Ooooh, Oooh

After several uneventful days
We gathered all the faithful
To come and have their say
Drinking, greeting
Sellers and farmers meeting
Late in the day

You were signalling with your hand
Going, going out of my way
You're out of my way
Where you're banging on hollow land
A hunter-gatherer and
Blowing, blowing out of the rain
In out of the rain

I wish all my words were unsaid
I wish all my words were unsaid
If I could eat my words would I be standing here
Biding my time and feeling so young
In the summer when the rain begins
Better hurry, don’t bide your time
Better get all your winter things
Better gather, don’t bide your time
In the summer when the rain begins
Better hurry, don’t bide your time
Better get all your winter things
Better gather, don’t bide your time


Lyrics submitted by BORNintoKHAOS

Russian Farmer's Song song meanings
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    General CommentThe song was written in 2001 and inspired by "Anna Karenina". I guess after Tim read the book he created a clear picture in his mind of how a remote and forgotten place in Russia would look like.
    BORNintoKHAOSon January 29, 2015   Link
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    General CommentTheres gotta be a russia comment :D
    And, since I am russian..here goes

    Я понимаю эту песню как описание какого-то местечка в России, где ребята, возможно, побывали. Вероятно, это деревня.
    Вначале идет описание русской девушки, мужчины перевязывают сено, а она расслабляется и пьет (типичное представление русских))
    "I watched you walking
    Late in the day
    Where old men were talking
    Binding up the hay
    I watched you drinking
    Shutting your eyes and thinking
    Late in the day"

    Припев я поняла с трудом.
    "You were signalling with your hand
    Going, going out of my way
    You're out of my way"
    Возможно, это из-за моего знания английского.
    BORNintoKHAOS пишет, что песня основана на Анне Карениной, так что, возможно, это какая-то отсылка к эпизоду..с поездом?) хз, врядли конечно.

    Затем идет описание жизни в деревне,здесь все довольно очевидно.
    "After several uneventful days
    We gathered all the faithful
    To come and have their say
    Drinking, greeting
    Sellers and farmers meeting"

    В конце автор хочет, чтобы какие-то слова не были произнесены, мб связано опять таки с девушкой.
    "I wish all my words were unsaid
    I wish all my words were unsaid
    If I could eat my words would I be standing here"

    И, наконец, призывает всех не тянуть кота за хвост и собирать зимние вещички)) Правильно, потому что зима в России суровая))
    "Better hurry, don’t bide your time
    Better get all your winter things"

    And for all the english users:
    I interprete this song as a description of some russian village, where guys may have been.
    Then goes a description of a "typical" russian girl (though not all of us are drinking).
    I hardly understood the chorus, maybe the case is my bad english. Also, BORNintoKHAOS mentioned, that the song's based on Anna Karenina, so it may refer to the episode with the train.
    In the end the author wants some words to be unsaid.. it may be related to the girl, i dunno.
    And, finally, he asks to hurry up, to pack up winter things, cos, lol, winters in Russia are severe.

    Greetings to all Russia users!
    annaoomphon July 13, 2015   Link

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