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Pulkka (English translation)

  • Artist: Vesala
  • Song: Pulkka Album: Totuuksia popmusiikista
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Sled

Sled
Sled
 
Who's pulling the sled?
Who's sitting on it?
Who's pulling the sled?
Who's on it, who's sitting on it?
 
Everyone else has what you want
The bone you share is, what you gnaw
Mandate to be judgmental words
Suck the blood, sabotage, beware
 
You don't dare to go
Ahead of others yourself
You shout from the top of the hill
What I should do
You don't dare to go
Ahead of others yourself
You shout from the top of the hill
What I should do
 
Sled
 
Who's pulling the sled?
Who's sitting on it?
Who's pulling the sled?
Who's on it, who's sitting on it?
 
I lay in the clay with my face for a long time
Fuck when it doesn't go, goddamn
I've kept pulling, pulling
My hand with blood
Backseat screams: are we there yet?
 
You don't dare to go
Ahead of others yourself
You shout from the top of the hill
What I should do
You don't dare to go
Ahead of others yourself
You shout from the top of the hill
What I should do
 
Everyone else has what you want
The bone you share is that which gnaw
Mandate to be judgmental words
Suck the blood, sabotage, beware
 
I lay in the clay with my face for a long time
Fuck when it doesn't go, goddamn
I've kept pulling, pulling
My hand with blood
Backseat screams: are we there yet?
 
Everyone else has what you want
The bone you share is that which gnaw
Mandate to be judgmental words
Suck the blood, sabotage, beware
 
I lay in the clay with my face for a long time
Fuck when it doesn't go, goddamn
I've kept pulling, pulling
My hand with blood
Backseat screams: are we there yet?
 
They enjoy it when someone pulls the rope
The ride tells you how to pull it
They enjoy it when someone pulls the rope
The ride tells you how to pull it
Dissatisfied, if it doesn't move
Dissatisfied, though it moves
I can't pull
I can't stand anyone
 
Sled
 
Thanks!
thanked 8 times
Submitted by Ruben PotsRuben Pots on Sat, 11/12/2021 - 11:02
Last edited by Ruben PotsRuben Pots on Sat, 21/05/2022 - 09:57
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Pulkka

Comments
sparklingWater1sparklingWater1    Wed, 09/03/2022 - 18:07

Hey! Native Finnish speaker here, great translation overall! I would like to point out a couple of things:

1. The "mitä mun pitäis tehdä" at the end of the chorus is more related to the previous line than an independent question, as in "you shout from the top of the hill what you think I should do" because this song is about a person who keeps criticising others without daring to do anything themselves, e.g. parts of Vesala's audience!

2. I would translate "kiskonu, kiskonu" more like "I've kept pulling, kept pulling", because this song is about Vesala pulling the metaphorical sled (as in carried the Finnish music industry on her back :D) and the blood reference that comes next is about her hands that have gotten all bloody from having such a tight grip on the rope of the heavy sled.

Anyway, thanks for the translation!

Ruben PotsRuben Pots    Sat, 21/05/2022 - 09:59

Hi there! Sorry for the belated reply. Thanks a bunch for pointing out those errors. I've just corrected them. Those lines make a lot more sense now ^^

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