Look here now, old man
I built an uninhabitable
Mansion on the edge
Of the field of Borodino, knowing nothing
there was a battle fought here once.
Well, some eggheads know about that,
but for us an ostentatious house
Is a much bigger deal.
We could make a killing, though,
buying up this field
with the bones of time gone by.
A place we could walk around in
and set off fireworks
to commemorate a famous victory.
Then we could charge tourists admission,
And a fee for the show
even build a hotel for them
On the hill
it would be terrific, old man.
(translation: J. Kates)