Shane (Šejn)

English translation

Shane

I dream all my life
of going along the river like
the old steamboat
that drives salt
 
and I carry a distant
never-forgotten love
a thin, long cigar
a pair of gold spurs.
I am Shane.
 
Life on the frontier is dangerous and tough
because my name here
from now on means justice.
I hear the story of how
death rides with me
while I ride red
by the fire on the edge of town.
It is Shane.
 
I dream all my life
of going along the river like
an old steamboat
that drives vagrants to the west
 
while I'm living this life that I didn't choose
on a dry wind from the south my soul dreams.
I hear the noise of the herd.
I see a city in the distance
and thin images arising become even thinner.
 
I know that life on the frontier
is dangerous and tough
but my name here
from now on means justice.
 
On my grey horse
death rides with me now.
Take me there
where my distant love is waiting for me.
 
Come out and fight.
There isn't room in this town
for one of us.
Come out and fight, the street is empty
but they're watching us from the windows.
Come out and fight, I will take your life.
If you stay I take your honor, Shane.
 
Submitted by jezici on Sun, 19/08/2012 - 20:58
Author's comments:

This translation was made easier knowing the song was inspired by the movie "Shane" (1953, English). The classic line "This town isn't big enough for both of us" came to mind when translating one part.

If you can suggest a better translation for "a tanka slika jave postaje sve tanja" (or anything else) that would help me!

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