It's great indeed (On se hienoo)

English translation

It's great indeed

Whoa! Hey!
 
My story, huh? I wander in the night of the east.
My mood is rich but my pockets are full of holes like a thin man's belt.
I haven't eaten in days and thirst is drying my throat.
I'm discussing with myself, I don't know anyone else.
Do I hear footsteps? I'm reaching my hands.
Proud of my background but poverty is my shame.
Dear friend, could you come and meet me halfway with a penny?
He said: "Why yes of course but only on one condition."
 
A friend in need is a friend indeed. It's indeed great. Indeed it's great.
What is even greater though is when you pay it forward.
 
Ner ner ner, yeah.
 
Ha, the steps are heavy. I'm moving like a thief in the night. Tight grip on life, warts in my hands.
My look is soft, my ways are rough. Tomorrow is a utopia, I don't know the everyday life.
I wouldn't hurt a fly, others are the ones that are afraid of me. Come on speak you mind but don't stab me on my back.
I have f0rtune and it's written with a zero. Everything is fine but it could always be better.
 
A friend in need is a friend indeed. It's indeed great. Indeed it's great. Ho ho.
What is even greater though is when you pay it forward. Am I right?
A friend in need is a friend indeed. Ho, ho, ho.
What is even greater though is when you pay it forward.
 
"This isn't easy rhyming but still we spat it. Yeah yeah yeah yeah."
 
Let's throw "What?" the hate "What?" away. Look at the living around you.
You can have half of my money in your pockets. Let's split the bill in half.
I crash walls, burn fences. I sew shirts from foreign flags. Giving them out to those who are freezing. (In Swedish:)
C'mon everybody, we call it, huh, what the hell do we call it.
We surround ourselves, surround ourselves, we simply lurk. We must be able to see ourselves more humanitarian.
They say: "You are so naive, you are so naive." They also say: if you shoot we shoot we shoot.
 
His steps are unsteady but everyone is in trouble sometimes.
Leans towards the gate trying to act happy.
He's got wife and kids, I throw a penny, his knees are shaking.
Let's not count, money is nothing substantial.
Still it keeps awake at night. "Still it creates terrible pressure."
How does it value? "Where is the good Samaritan?"
Burning issues. Surfing through channels.
You can ask your wallet what to buy, an arabic folk wisdom.
 
If I had a penny in my pocket right now, right now.
And sixty minutes in an hour, I wouldn't change the other one.
Here is the performance lifestyle, a conservative rut and comic Zeitgeist.
The spirit of time is a ticking bomb. Swiftly to work, your mike is on, Tommy.
I'm acting my role quickly, time is money. Pfft, my time is play-dough.
I collect together my coins and couple lines, I'm not ashamed of solidarity.
And that band that is playing outside the shopping centre got my last penny. It's not negativity if you shout:
"You guys are martens!" "I I me me!" Keep your cool freezing cold, the warmth of your heart like Peilari, Lindgren, Redi and Brandon.
 
A friend in need is a friend indeed. It's indeed great. Indeed it's great. Ho ho.
What is even greater though is when you pay it forward. Am I right?
A friend in need is a friend indeed. Ho, ho, ho.
What is even greater though is when you pay it forward.
 
Submitted by Skie on Thu, 07/06/2012 - 12:16
Author's comments:

This was like the most difficult song I've ever translated.. So many sayings that are almost impossible to translate.

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