Dubioza Kolektiv - Kokuz (English translation)

English translation

Broke

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Due to the global crisis
I can't afford rizlas
I have no ganja either, aman*
It would really hit the spot
 
(no ganja)
 
Why did I grow up in this backwater*
Where you can't say out loud that you're different
And why has there always been a gridlock here
I can't understand this
 
How come nobody here ever has a clue
And now it's worse than ever, if only
We thought about it in time now it wouldn't be too late
I can't understand this
 
I have no money, lend me some
Or at least be my guarantor
I'm getting squeezed on all sides
I need help from friends
 
The bank won't give me a loan
They'll leave me to suffer
Expensive electricity, expensive food
Rent for the flat
 
How can I get to drive something sharp instead of this trashcan
I ruined my back, the seat is too small
My air conditioning is Toshiba*, no glass in the right-hand window
How do I change this
 
I have no money, lend me some
Or at least be my guarantor
I'm getting squeezed on all sides
I need help from friends
 
The bank won't give me a loan
They'll leave me to suffer
I'm a broke good-for-nothing
To me, a Mark* is like a baking tin
 
Due to the global crisis
I can't afford rizlas
I have no ganja either, aman
It would really hit the spot
 
Due to the global crisis
I can't afford rizlas
I have no ganja either, aman
It would really hit the spot
 
(no ganja, aman)
Due to the global crisis
I can't afford rizlas
I have no ganja either, aman
It would really hit the spot
 
Due to the global crisis
I can't afford rizlas
I have no ganja either, aman
It would really hit the spot
 
Why did I grow up in this backwater
Where you can't say out loud that you're different
And why has there always been a gridlock here
I can't understand this
 
I have no money, lend me some
Or at least be my guarantor
I'm getting squeezed on all sides
I need help from friends
 
The bank won't give me a loan
They'll leave me to suffer
I'm a broke good-for-nothing
To me, a Mark* is like a baking tin
 
Due to the global crisis
I can't afford rizlas
I have no ganja either, aman
It would really hit the spot
 
Due to the global crisis
I can't afford rizlas
I have no ganja either, aman
It would really hit the spot
 
Due to the global crisis
I can't afford rizlas
I have no ganja either, aman
It would really hit the spot
 
Due to the global crisis
I can't afford rizlas
I have no ganja either, aman
It would really hit the spot
 
Submitted by zocky on Sun, 27/09/2015 - 17:33
Last edited by zocky on Sun, 04/10/2015 - 00:24
Author's comments:

aman - a common exclamation in Sevdah songs
backwater - vukojebina, literally wolf-fucking country
Toshiba - is there as a reference to a well-known joke in the Balkans
Mark - the Bosnian currency

Bosnian

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