[SOLVED] English transcription

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Joined: 31.03.2012
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I need help transcribing this song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDf6dLKPUeU
https://vimeo.com/204079112

Anything with (???) is something I wasn't sure of.

This is what I got so far:

Quote:

[Chorus]
Desire is a game
the same as any war in the world
you forget that you receive
believe, you will be begging for more.

No matter how you try
you cry, you want to find a way out
but deep inside you know, it shows
you want to feel it again.

My heart has been beaten1
my soul has been used
my life has been shattered
my trust over you.

[Chorus]

My heart wants to heal now
the pain is so real
desire has shown how
your heart can feel.

I need to love
I need to be able
to be myself
and turn the tables.

It feels like home
but also a prison
can we be released
or don't we want to escape? (???)

The scars you gave me
leave me still (???)
with a thirst for vengeance
I can't tell.

I love you, I hate you
I can't begin to tell
you've hit me, you hurt me
but now I'll bring you hell.

As childhood lingers in my mind
can't leave the pain you gave behind.

I love you, I told you
but you just laughed at me
the changes within me
I want to make you see.

You once knew a little girl
happy in your shadow
content with all in the world
until it was time to grow.

Before you, the new me
it's hard to believe what you see
So easily I reel you in
now your heart will burn.

I see the hunger in your eyes
I caught you in my web of lies

You tell me I am the one
the one that holds your soul
and after too many years
you want to finally hold

A thin line between love and hate
is broken and it's too late
for us to, to leave this place
to give up the fame.

And if you beg to be forgiven
the little girl inside this prison
I'll hold your heart in my cold hands
until you finally understand.

So here we are
alone together
here we'll stay
now and forever

We both have seen
we both have lived
nothing was gained
when the tables turned...

If you can't see the video let me know and I'll add an additional link.

  • 1. sounds like 'bitten'
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Joined: 24.10.2011

Only the vimeo link works.

I'm not sure but I think I heard :

I strayed the linger in my mind
can't leave the pain
you gave me home

Before you, the new me
it's hard to believe what you see
so easily how will you win
now your heart will burn.

A thin line between love and hate
is broken and it's too late
for us to, to leave this place
to give up the fame

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Joined: 08.01.2012

I agree that where you've put down "beaten" it does sound a lot like "bitten". I would also say that, rather than "sheltered" it sounds like "shattered" to me, which makes better sense in context (her life and her trust both having been shattered).

I agree also with what you've transcribed for the first two (???). For the third and fourth, I heard:

As childhood lingers in my mind
Can't leave the pain you gave behind

For the fifth (???) I heard:

So easily I reel you in

For the sixth and seventh (???) I heard:

And after too many years
You want to finally hold

The eighth (???) is very hard to hear, and I'm really not sure. If I take into account the Dutch accent, it's possible she could be saying "We'll never be free," but that's just a guess. Since the next lines mention a prison, though, it seems like a reasonable one. And speaking of that line, to me it sounds more like "And if you beg to be forgiven/ ... / I'll hold your heart in my cold hands".

The second to last line you've written should also say "We both have lived" and there's a final unwritten line which sounds like "When the tables turned."

Moderator of Romance Languages
Joined: 31.03.2012

Thank you Miley_Lovato and shiromori. I'm just left with these:

It feels like home
but also a prison
can we be released
or don't we want to escape? (???)

The scars you gave me
leave me still (???)
with a thirst for vengeance
I can't tell.

I'm going to slow down the track and clean it up a bit to try and make some sense of it now with all the edits.

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Joined: 08.01.2012

For what it's worth, that's also how I heard those lines.

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Joined: 20.09.2015

This is what I can hear:

[Chorus]
Desire is a game
the same as any war in the world
(you) forget that you receive
believe, you will be begging for more.

No matter how you try
you cry, you want to find a way out
but deep inside you know, it shows
you want to feel it again.

My heart has been battered
my soul has been used
my life has been shattered
my trust’s over you.

[Chorus]

My heart wants to heal now
the pain is so real
desire has shown how
your heart can feel.

I need to love
I need to be able
to be myself
and turn the table( s ).

It feels like home
but also a prison.
Could we be released
or don’t we want to stay?

The scars you gave me
leave me stale,
with a thirst for vengeance
I can’t tell.

I love you, I hate you
I can’t begin to tell
you’ve hit me, you hurt me
but now I’ll bring you hell.

As childhood lingers in my mind
can’t leave the pain you gave behind.

I love you, I told you
but you just laughed at me
the changes within me
I want to make you see.

You once knew a little girl
happy in your shadow
content with all in the world
’til it was time to grow.

Before you, the new me
it’s hard to believe what you see
So easily I reel you in
now your heart will burn.

I see the hunger in your eyes
I’ve caught you in my web of lies.

You tell me I am the one
the one that holds your soul
and after so many years
you want to finally hold.

The thin line between love and hate
is broken and it’s too late
for us two to leave this place
if we gave up the flame.

And if you beg to be forgiven
the little girl inside this prison
I’ll hold your heart in my cold hands
until you’d finally understand.

So here we are
alone together
here we’ll stay
now and forever.

We both have seized
we both have led
nothing was gained
when the tables turned.

Moderator of Romance Languages
Joined: 31.03.2012

Thanks everyone, I've submitted it. Whenever the album is released I'll be able to confirm the lyrics 100%.