Samo da rata ne bude (English translation)

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Just let there be no war anymore

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Drunken boys are passing
Through our silent streets,
They're leaving for war
As girls greet them in sadness,
Worried by sorrowful thoughts.
Just let there be no war.
 
Tears are flowing on your little nose
and I can't help thinking
to nineteen eighty
in Branimir Ćosić street
and to the black train, too,
as if I went forever away with it.
 
And I tell you:
Let the seas sink down,
let the glaciers break asunder,
let eternal snows melt down
and still
let the rain fall unstopped,
let there be lightning and thunders storms,
just let there be no war.
 
And I tell you:
Let time go backwards,
let stars go wild in the sky,
let mountains be displaced
and still
let winds blow the world away,
let volcanoes awaken,
just let there be no war.
 
Like golden dust,
like a dream aureole
on children's head,
your endless love
defends them like a lioness,
you're troubled by bad news:
let there be no war
 
And I tell you:
Let the seas sink down,
let the glaciers crash down,
let eternal snows melt down
and still
let the rain fall unstopped,
let there be lightning and thunders storms,
just let there be no war.
 
And I tell you:
Let time go backwards,
let stars go wild in the sky,
let mountains be displaced
and still
let winds blow the world away,
let volcanoes awaken,
just let there be no war.
 
Just let there be no war
no madness among people
the Big offer delusions
frighten us with miracles
and do all fairy tales harm
Just let there be no war!
 
Thanks!
thanked 15 times
Submitted by Dule Nesalomivi - Dule UntouchablesDule Nesalomivi - Dule Untouchables on Sun, 01/11/2015 - 20:15
Author's comments:

It is very hard to translate this song because Balasevic writes in many layers so the meaning is not there for everyone at first attempt.
He is my favorite musician and poet so i would be more than happy to help in further translations. I hope I helped in this one.

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Samo da rata ne bude

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