Subway to Sally - Auf der Reise (Englisch Übersetzung)

Englisch Übersetzung

On the Voyage

We have no captain
And no helmsman
The sails that waft in the wind
Drive us aimlessly forward
The crew is a wild crowd
From all the ends of the world
They came running to us
Because they don't like it anywhere
On the voyage to the islands
We will paint the ship
On the voyage to the islands
We will paint the ship
Through seven seas we want to travel
The compass long since flew overboard
We are returning home after seven years
We've been away for a long time
And if the Earth was a disc
We'd sail smoothly over the edge
Whoever doesn't want to follow us can stay
This voyage costs one's mind
Von Preciouss am Mi, 21/12/2011 - 15:39 eingetragen
Kommentare des Autors:

I know, I know, I'm not too happy about how it turned out either. Regular smile Any suggestions on how to improve it would be helpful, thanks in advance.


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Ice300    Mi, 21/12/2011 - 17:45

Vorletzte Strophe:

We want to travel trough seven seas
The compass long since flew overboard
After seven years we'll return home
We stay away for a long time

letzte Strophe:

And if the Earth -would be- a disc -> wäre
We would sail smoothly over the edge -> würden
Who doesn't want to follow us can stay
The *journey* costs one's mind -> ist wahrscheinlich Geschmacksache ob man lieber voyage oder journey sagt, ich wär dafür, dass man im ganzen Text voyage auf journey umändert, aber du kannst es auch so lassen wie's ist, wenn du magst.

Ich hab dir die Zeiten bei den letzten beiden Strophen korrigiert. Ich weiß nicht, ob bei der vorletzen Strophe echte Zeitfehler dabei waren, aber ich find das hört sich seltsam an.
Der Rest hat mir gut gefallen Regular smile

Ich hoff du kannst was mit meiner Korrektur anfangen, wenn du willst schick ich dir eine Erklärung der Englischen Zeiten?


Preciouss    Mi, 21/12/2011 - 18:09

Thank you for the corrections! Actually, my English is better than my German, so I hope you don't mind me answering in English - it's faster and easier for me. I'll correct the tenses, I can see that you're right, it was an oversight on my part - and the "währ" in the original lyrics confused me a bit.

As for the journey/voyage dilemma, I'll still stick to "voyage", since it is traditionally used for travel on water (and, in modern times, in space), which is the case in this song.

Thanks once again, feel welcome to correct me whenever I make a mistake, it will be much appreciated.

Ice300    Mi, 21/12/2011 - 20:57

No problem, I'm good at either English, or German.
It's actually a spelling mistake the "währ - währen - last", doesn't make any sense, so it has to be "wär(e)".

Preciouss    Do, 22/12/2011 - 08:02

Yes, I understand it now, but I think only the person who posted the original lyrics or a moderator can fix that... Feel free to write in German to me, it's a good exercise for me. Regular smile