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 Posted: Sat Feb 15th, 2020 05:19 pm
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RainbowKeeper
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Hey guys,
I checked the member list and saw that there are a few who doesn’t have English as their native language. Same here. So these ppl might have fave lyrics in their own language and that’s what I’m very interested in! Most ppl know the us or English hits but what about the great writers from France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Japan, China...and so on
I really would like to read some of that stuff but translated into English, (sorry but my Chinese is not the yellow from the egg lol)
And maybe some of you can tell why they decided to write in english?!

I’ll kick that off with 2 of my german fave songlyrics...:

Above the clouds

Wind north/east takeoff Runway 03
I hear the engines till here
Like an arrow she passes by
And it rings in my ears
And the wet asphalt is shaking
Like a veil is the drizzle
Till she takes off and floats
Towards the sun

Above the clouds
Freedom must be limitless
All the fears all the sorrows they say
Are hidden below them and then
Would everything that seems big and important to us
Suddenly become invalid and small

My eyes follow her for a long time
See her climbing the clouds
Till the lights bit by bit
Fade away in the rain‘s grey
My eyes already
Have lost the tiny spot
But from far away you hear monotonously
The humming of the engines

Above the clouds
Freedom must be limitless
All the fears all the sorrows they say
Are hidden below them and then
Would everything that seems big and important to us
Suddenly become invalid and small

Then it’s all quiet, I leave
Rain comes through my jacket
Someone is making coffee
In the air-traffic-control Building
In the puddles gas is swimming
Shimmering like a rainbow
Clouds reflect themselves inside
I would have loved to join the flight

Above the clouds x2
Songwriter: Reinhard Mey

And:

And after dinner he said
Let me go and buy cigarettes real quick
She shouted back, take your keys with you
I’d checke on the little one till you get back
He closed the door went outside silently
Into the staircase illuminated by neon-light
It smelled like floor-wax and stuffiness
And on the stairs he thought
As if this may be a great departure
All he had to do was leave for good
For good

I never made it to New York
I have never been on Hawaii
Never walked through San Francisco wearing torn off jeans
I never made it to New York
I‘ve never been completely free
Onetime acting crazy and flee from all the forces

And when he stood outside on the street
He noticed that he had almost everything with him
The ID-card, the cheques and some money
Maybe there’s a flight tonight
He could take a cab there at the corner
Or stop a car and be just gone
The longing inside of him woke up again
Once again be full of dreams
Escape the narrow world he lives in
He thought about his departure
His departure

I never made it to New York
I have never been on Hawaii
Never walked through San Francisco wearing torn off jeans
I never made it to New York
I‘ve never been completely free
Onetime acting crazy and flee from all the forces

Then he picked up the cigarettes
And walk back home as if nothing happened
Crossing the staircase with floor-wax and stuffiness
The wive said, hey where have you been
Saturday’s gameshow is already about to start
She asked: did something happen?
No, what should have happened??

I never made it to New York x2
Songwriter: Udo Juergens / Michael Kunze

Both lyrics are copyrighted by their writers and translated by myself.



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