Kogong (English translation)

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Kogong

[Verse 1]
You aren't doing well, not well at all*
Driving to your mother, only you and her
You don't dance to forget
No, you dance just to remember
You don't want a new beginning, just a clean slate
You need much more time to wander actually
What you still want from her
"I'll be home at 10, children"
 
[Pre-Chorus]
My heart told me everything
But I didn't really listen to it
 
[Chorus]
Kogong, kogong it wants to break through the concrete
It wants to loop in my head like an old Katy Perry song
Kogong, kogong, telegram not received
I am fucking Yoko Ono, my heart is Paul and John
Kogong, kogong, kogong, kogong
I want to hear nothing and beat my chest like King Kong
All the noise in vain, kogong, kogong
 
[Verse 2]
You do not listen, you really do not listen to anyone
You need your peace, fuck money, rest
Get on with it! Man, what are you doing
You hug each other much too long and
It doesn't matter where you are, you stay forever you
It doesn't matter how old you are, you stay forever you
Come, dear, tomorrow everything will be better
Let her closer to you
 
[Pre-Chorus]
My heart told me everything
But I didn't really listen to it
 
[Chorus]
Kogong, kogong it wants to break through the concrete
It wants to loop in my head like an old Katy Perry song
Kogong, kogong, telegram not received
I am fucking Yoko Ono, my heart is Paul and John
Kogong, kogong, kogong, kogong
I want to hear nothing and beat my chest like King Kong
All the noise in vain, kogong, kogong
 
[Bridge]
My heart rampages in my chest
Shouting and calling me for sanity's sake
But my world, so loud and colourful
It pushes it away, so it sounds silent
But it never ends
And I turn it up loud
 
[Chorus]
Kogong, kogong it wants to break through the concrete
It wants to loop in my head like an old Katy Perry song
Kogong, kogong, telegram not received
I am fucking Yoko Ono, my heart is Paul and John
Kogong, kogong, kogong, kogong
I want to hear nothing and beat my chest like King Kong
All the noise in vain, kogong, kogong
 
[Outro]
Every beat in vain, kogong, kogong
All the noise in vain, kogong, kogong
 
Thanks!
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Submitted by lukemedwaylukemedway on Sat, 30/09/2017 - 20:23
Added in reply to request by André Cuervo ParedesAndré Cuervo Paredes
Last edited by lukemedwaylukemedway on Wed, 11/10/2017 - 19:46
Author's comments:

Greetings Andre, thanks for posting! Beautiful song! Translation may not be totally accurate, but hopefully you can understand the gist!

"Kogong" - The sound of the beating heart.

* Reworded into English as it doesn't sound right, actual word for word translation is something like:
"You're not doing well, you're only doing three quarters well".

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magicmuldermagicmulder    Tue, 06/02/2018 - 11:42

"My heart told me everything" => "My heart was telling me all that"

lukemedwaylukemedway    Sun, 04/11/2018 - 23:10

Thanks magicmulder, you're right it does translate exactly as you have suggested when 'directly translating' however, it doesn't sound right in English, so I swapped it out to make it sound a bit more natural.

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