Nummela

English translation

Nummela

These old city streets, all the houses and gardens
I walk my dog and think of all the great years gone by
Long ago we dragged our bikes from that tiny little ditch
A crazy bet and foolishness just to get some kicks
 
At school we chased the girls, Mary was the one for me
They screamed and ran away, that’s how things were meant to be
When my daddy’s band played, I took all my friends to see
I felt the beat and had to hear those sweet sounds in my ears
 
I have to keep on walking
I have to keep on walking
As a voice inside is talking
 
I was twelve years old when we moved countryside
Just one year later I had to say “daddy, goodbye”
Mum was left with four kids and the payment of our house
Somehow she managed through it, life was on the rails again
 
Me and all my friends, this park and the dark sky
We balanced on the bridge, drove fast as the blink of an eye
And we knew how to make all the streetlights go out
I began to write songs about death, faith and doubt
 
I have to keep on walking
I have to keep on walking
As a voice inside is talking
 
I met the woman of my dreams, I said “please, grow old with me”
When I was twenty-five, we walked down the aisle, the river had found the sea
My wife works as a teacher, she knows what life is all about
And me, I stay up at nights, I have to let the songs come out
 
Sometimes late in the evening I take my dog up to the hill
From there we watch Nummela sleeping so still
And I think of us and the lucky, oh yes, the lucky man I am
This is my hometown…
 
I have to keep on walking
I have to keep on walking
As a voice inside is talking
 
Submitted by rock n roll in bed on Mon, 01/06/2009 - 02:24
Author's comments:

"The title song of the album and one of Anssi’s most loved. Everything Anssi tells in this autobiographical song is true. The line ”I have to keep on walking” refers to nostalgic feelings when Anssi feels a need to visit the places of his childhood and youth. Nummela is the name of Anssi’s hometown. "

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sorvari     November 4th, 2010

This translation isn't very literal

suomi85     November 1st, 2012
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not a very literal translation