You know sometimes you need to go back to the roots and listen to some oldies...
"Round by round" (Lenta za Lentoyu) is an old song from the glory days of Ukrainian Rebel Army (UPA). It is about relentless and seemingly endless struggle, love and war and all the things Ernest Hemingway would appreciate. It is unabashedly upbeat to the point of ridiculousness. It's an inciting contemplative war cry filled with little details that flesh out the characters and setting of the song to the point that you can actually relate to it in a very bizarre but honest way.
I wouldn't dare to translate this song but i can retell it. There's a fierce skirmish between Ukrainians and Soviets. It's early evening and the heat is intense. Machine-gun covers the scene and keeps the bastards down. Then the gunner got shot and the medic came around. They look at each other - right in the eyes - and it seems like they know each other. But the gunner is critically wounded and enemies are coming closer. So the girl takes the machine-gun and resumes the shooting. Because the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.
The version is recorded by the little-known ska folk rock band from Yalta called Partisan Forest. Unlike other modern interpretation that go overboard with militant theme or romantic feel - this interpretation is balancing between both before raving up in the end.
In 1959 the song was transcribed by Roman Levytskiy for his his anthology of rebel songs. You can see the scans below and i dare you to perform it: