Help with English transcription

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Polyglot Scot
Joined: 26.07.2013
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Hi, everyone. I've just fulfilled a transcription request for an English song and there are many parts that I'm unsure about/know I have wrong. The existing lyrics available online are wrong based on grammar and my ear (the latter maybe not so reliable!). Any input would be much appreciated, especially at the points I marked.

http://lyricstranslate.com/en/holly-valance-ricochets-lyrics.html

Thanks in advance,
Evander

Soldier of Love
Joined: 12.03.2017

I think you did a great job. Instead of sign I heard sound.

whimsical chatterbox
Joined: 14.09.2013

There are lyrics around for this song.

They are a bit different from your transcription in the last verse, but frankly neither version really makes sense to me.
That might be my English though.

Moderator and Scholar of a Dark Age
Joined: 16.02.2011

Thanks for your contribution!
However, next time please don't close the transcription request if you are unsure about several parts - just put the transcription into the comment section of the request so that other people can give their input as well.

Also, it's hard to read and I don't know if it's reliable, but a scan of the booklet with lyrics can be found here: https://www.discogs.com/release/9313097-State-Of-Mind/images

Polyglot Scot
Joined: 26.07.2013
petit élève wrote:

There are lyrics around for this song.

They are a bit different from your transcription in the last verse, but frankly neither version really makes sense to me.
That might be my English though.

I agree, neither of them make complete sense. The singer is Australian so I'm presuming English is her first language, which just confuses me even more!

Polyglot Scot
Joined: 26.07.2013
Sciera wrote:

Thanks for your contribution!
However, next time please don't close the transcription request if you are unsure about several parts - just put the transcription into the comment section of the request so that other people can give their input as well.

Also, it's hard to read and I don't know if it's reliable, but a scan of the booklet with lyrics can be found here: https://www.discogs.com/release/9313097-State-Of-Mind/images

Thanks! It seems so obvious but I've never noticed there's a comment box in the transcription request! I will do that next time. Regular smile
I can just about make out the scan of the booklet but it looks like the same lyrics that are posted around the internet and they just don't make much sense in English to me.

whimsical chatterbox
Joined: 14.09.2013

Might be some Aussie way of speaking, or just very open minded fans willing to cope with nonsensical lyrics Regular smile

Super Member
Joined: 11.10.2014

Most of it's a good trnscription, but one stanza is a bit off - I think it's

Dragging me down, don't go away
The end is always nearer
Head in the ground again today
The only sound that you are hearing