Junior Member
Slika korisnika Kadilov
Pridružio se: 25/01/2012
Korisnik je odjavljan. Zadnji put viđen prije27 tjedana 4 sata

Hello everybody!
I am newbie here, hope I am posting to the right section of forum.

I am making a poetical translation of "Only happy when it rains" by Garbage (into russian).
Full text can be found here: http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/3583/

My questions are:
1. "Pour your misery down
Pour your misery down on me"

Does this mean:
"Get rid of your sadness, and give it all to me" (cause I like sadness, rains, etc.) or just "Get rid of your sadness, I will help you to do it somehow" (I will talk to you, I will hug you, etc.)

2. "You'll get the message by the time I'm through
When I complain about me and you"

Does this mean:
"When you are reading this letter (or listening to the phone message), the period of my complaining about our relationships should be other"
Or smth else that I didn`t get?

3. "You can keep me company
As long as you don't care"

This is situated closely to the end of the song, so do you think this means: "We can be together until you are ok about all that stuff that I pointed out in this song" or just simple "Be with me as long as you wish"

4. "I didn't accidentally tell you that
I`m only happy when it rains"

Do you think that it is more like a statement -
"I have already told you that. And it was not accidentally"
so it is just modified sentence "I didn't tell you that accidentally"

or maybe this is a kind of ironical question -
"I haven't told you that yet, have I?"

Moderator
Slika korisnika MayGoLoco
Pridružio se: 19/05/2008
Korisnik je odjavljan. Zadnji put viđen prije1 tjedan 2 dana

I kinda get the feeling she's a masochist or something similar by reading the tekst...

Pridružio se: 26/01/2012
Korisnik je odjavljan. Zadnji put viđen prije2 godine 38 tjedana

Hi Kadilov,
To answer your questions,

1 you were right the first time.

2 When someone says you'll " get the message " in english it means you'll understand. So what she is saying is, When she's done complaining about the relationship he'll understand better how she's feeling.

3 What I believe she means is, you can come over to visit, but be reckless.

4 It means she told him that for a reason, she went out of her way to let him know...
she's only happy yadda yadda yadda.

hope that helps.

Junior Member
Slika korisnika Kadilov
Pridružio se: 25/01/2012
Korisnik je odjavljan. Zadnji put viđen prije27 tjedana 4 sata

Thanks a lot! Seems clear.