Soan - Emily (English translation)

English translation

Emily

I'd like to hold in my hands this accursed Holy Grail
Which is hidden no-one knows where; it has a good laugh at our promises
I wouldn't be unhappy if hanging around my neck were
Some congratulations, a bit of glory and good press
I have nothing against fortune and if I really want to stay upright
I'd rather sleep under the moon, only when it's a choice
I'd like to see, with our eyes, a kid of mine smiling
For that little idiot to call me papa, to see them grow up and old...
 
And if I have none of that, it doesn't matter
I'll go sing outside your door, Emily
And if it doesn't open for me, the Devil can have me
I don't care for the flavours of paradise!
 
I'd like to discover the world before I die
At the risk of bleeding too much, of not seeing if the world is round
To die for a year, maybe two, to rest a little
Then to return conquering, as long as my teeth keep their places
And even in rags, broken fats*
Martyred by a lack of luck, once it's time to abandon
Me, who wanted all empires and walls to fall
Me, who would never have known success, I bewitch your staircase
 
And if I've made nothing of myself, it doesn't matter
I'm singing outside your door, Emily
And if it doesn't open for me, the Devil can have me
I don't care for the flavours of paradise!
 
And if I've made nothing of myself, it doesn't matter
I'm singing outside your door, Emily
And if it doesn't open for me, the Devil can have me
I don't care for the flavours of paradise!
 
i hope this translation was useful to you. use it wherever, i don't mind.
i write evocative translations rather than precise ones so this might not be "word for word".
Submitted by mayasurya on Mon, 14/08/2017 - 13:41
Added in reply to request by huevosybacon
Author's comments:

*? not sure what "adipes" means

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