Seaman (Seemann)

English translation

Seaman

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Get in my boat
A storm is brewing and night’s approaching
Where do you want to go?
So very alone, you drift away
Who will hold your hand
When it pulls you under
 
Where do you want to go?
The sea is cold and so infinite
Get in my boat
The autumn wind keeps the sails taut
 
Now you stand there by the lamp
With tears running down your face
The daylight falls to the side
The autumn wind sweeps the street clean ¹
 
Now you stand there by the lamp
With tears running down your face
Evening light chases the shadows away
Time stands still and autumn’s approaching
 
Get in my boat
Longing becomes
The helmsman
 
Get in my boat
Yet I was
The best sailor
 
Now you stand there by the lamp
With tears running down your face
You take fire from the candle
Time stands still and autumn’s approaching
 
They only spoke of your mother
Only the night is so merciless
In the end I am still alone
Time stands still
And I am cold
 
Submitted by brightswan on Fri, 14/10/2011 - 20:28
Added in reply to request by sleipnir
Author's comments:

Straight translation:
¹ Der Herbstwind fegt die Strasse leer: The autumn wind sweeps the street empty. However, “sweeping something clean” is said in English.

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Comments
purplelunacy    Fri, 14/10/2011 - 20:55

Your translation is so beautiful !

sleipnir    Sat, 15/10/2011 - 05:20

I was at work.
Thank you for your translation and... no,I have no questions !

brightswan    Sat, 15/10/2011 - 07:53

Thank you, I'm glad you both like it!! Regular smile