Irgendwas bleibt (English translation)

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English translation

Something remains

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Tell me that this place is safe
and all good things come to rest
and that the word you give me today
is still valid for another day.
 
This world is fast and has forgotten to be steady
because temptations set their terms.
But please swear that when i return
everything is still the same.
 
Give me a little bit of security
in a world where nothing seems secure
Give me something that remains in these fast times
 
Just give me something to hold on to
and make me feel secure
Pull me out of these fast times
and slow me down a little bit
Give me something, anything, that remains
 
Even when the world is going crazy
this here stays untouched.
Nothing happens.
 
Give me a little bit of security
in a world where nothing seems secure
Give me something that remains in these fast times
 
Just give me something to hold on to
and make me feel secure
Pull me out of these fast times
and slow me down a little bit
Give me something, anything, that remains.
 
Submitted by GuestGuest on Sat, 02/05/2009 - 11:22
Author's comments:

i've seen a couple of either just plain out wrong or pretty bad translations on the web, so i decided to quickly write one of my own. it's not that hard, folks! some people seem to forget that you cannot just translate word for word. keep the context in mind and don't forget that making sense & inflection is more important than translating each word like a robot. at least try to translate into proper english. thank you.

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Irgendwas bleibt

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GuestGuest    Sun, 14/06/2009 - 19:40

This song is beautiful! I love Silbermond!