Lieblingsmensch (English translation)

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English translation

My favourite person

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Sometimes I feel out of place,
like a sailing ship in space
But if you're on board with me,
then who cares if I'm crazy?
Even the traffic jam on the A2
feels like seconds when I'm with you.
And a flat gas-station drink
tastes like coffee from Hawaii
 
Even when I say nothing, you know what I'm thinking.
I don't need to say anything, one look is enough.
And if life becomes too monotonous for us
I pack you up and we just clear out
 
CHORUS:
You're my favourite person
that's quite the compliment given how well you know me
With you I can be myself
I can dream, I can be crazy
Thank you for being my favourite person
I'm happy we met one another
 
Absolutely no one is allowed to know it,
but I entrust you with it
because you will keep it safe
My Area 51
And sometimes we go in circles,
sometimes we fight over something trivial
but I can't be angry at you
for more than five minutes.
 
If I lead you on, you notice it immediately
if I leave myself hanging, then you build me right back up again.
Sometimes life feels as heavy as lead
but when we're together, everything seems so easy.
 
CHORUS:
You're my favourite person
that's quite the compliment given how well you know me
With you I can be myself
I can dream, I can be crazy
Thank you for being my favourite person
I'm happy we met one another
 
Times always change and they change us too.
You and me, so young on this old polaroid photo.
The last time that we saw each other is far too long ago,
but now we laugh together as if we had never been apart.
 
You're my favourite person
that's quite the compliment given how well you know me
With you I can be myself
I can dream, I can be crazy
Thank you for being my favourite person
I'm happy we met one another
 
Submitted by MariusWoodward on Sat, 25/07/2015 - 17:58
Last edited by MariusWoodward on Fri, 07/04/2017 - 17:40
Author's comments:

Non-literal, but hopefully conveys the poeticism of the original.

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Lieblingsmensch

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Hansi K_Lauer    Sat, 21/11/2015 - 13:50
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conveys the meaning perfectly.
The first six lines are congenial!