Family Relations (Perhesuhteet)

English translation

Family Relations

This is for you, dear friends,
Who always stay by your side
With whom we hang out indoors and outdoors
There's no room for hate at our table
 
This is for you, my family members
We'll meet again, wherever you may go
I remember when we hung out indoors and outdoors
There's no room for hate at our table
 
If you have a family, be thankful for them
If you don't see things this way, you can't be sane
 
One can see so much ungratefulness
Even without illnesses and unemployment
It can't be anything other than ignorance
There'll be no more boasting when you pursue meaningfulness
 
These family relations are important
Accept their compliments, even their admonitions
I'm satisfied with this luxury
Why pursue the moon from the sky as a pastime?
A lot of promises are made that you can't really count on
 
This is for you, dear friends,
Who always stay by your side
With whom we hang out indoors and outdoors
There's no room for hate at our table
 
This is for you, members of the family
We'll meet again, wherever you may go
 
I remember when we hung out indoors and outdoors
There's no room for hate at our table
 
When we are unyielding
We can see beyond infinity
We've met and lost good friends
Who will forever remain in our hearts
Out with the old hate and in with the new friendship
Out with the bitterness and envy; where is the kindness of your heart?
It's underrated, even forgotten
We have to restore it from a weakness to a strength
 
A friend in need is a friend indeed
The kind who asks for no fame or glory in return
One really comes to appreciate altruism
When we're staying up on these nights of the midnight sun
I do unto others as I would have them do unto myself
Because the world you get is the world you give away
 
For many people, family is the most important thing
Bur it can ruin small things, so I am careful
 
This is for you, dear friends,
Who always stay by your side
With whom we hang out indoors and outdoors
There's no room for hate at our table
 
This is for you, members of the family
We'll meet again, wherever you may go
I remember when we hung out indoors and outdoors
There's no room for hate at our table
If you have a family, be thankful for them
If you don't see things this way, you can't be sane
One can see so much ungratefulness
Even without illnesses and unemployment
It can't be anything other than ignorance
There'll be no more boasting when you pursue meaningfulness
 
Let's all work together for a common goal, even when we're busy
Let's finally figure that out completely, not just partially
Let's forget about living like robots so we can see where the heart lies
 
These family relations are important
Accept their compliments, even their admonitions
I'm satisfied with this luxury
Why pursue the moon from the sky as a pastime?
A lot of promises are made that you can't really count on
 
This is for you, dear friends,
Who always stay by your side
With whom we hang out indoors and outdoors
There's no room for hate at our table
 
This is for you, members of the family
We'll meet again, wherever you may go
I remember when we hung out indoors and outdoors
There's no room for hate at our table
 
Submitted by yoarastrophe on Sun, 16/07/2017 - 16:10
Added in reply to request by D0t
Author's comments:

Some guesswork was involved in interpreting whether a given passive structure was meant to refer to the artist himself or some undefined group of "we".

I opted to translate references to Finnish idioms, metaphors, and proverbs with corresponding English ones instead of translating literally.

"Syvyys" (lit. "depth"), translated here as "meaningfulness", could also be taken to mean profundity, knowledge, or even spirituality.

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Perhesuhteet

Idioms from "Perhesuhteet"
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D0t    Sun, 16/07/2017 - 19:02
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