Sidún (English translation)

  • Artist: Fabrizio De André
  • Song: Sidún 10 translations
  • Translations: Breton (Brezhoneg), English #1, #2, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Italian (Southern Italian dialects), Swedish
  • Requests: Russian


Versions: #1#2
My baby, oh my baby,
your full lips in the sun
like honey, like honey,
sweet benign tumor
of your mother’s womb
squeezed in the sultry
summer heat
and now, just a clump of blood
and ears and milk teeth
and the eyes of soldiers, those rabid dogs,
with foam dribbling down their jaws,
pursuing people like wild beasts,
until the smell of fresh blood
drives them over the edge of lust
and then rifle barrels in the neck, prison bars,
and in the wounds, the poisonous seed of deportation,
so that on this land of ours from the plains to the shore
no tree, no blade of corn, no son can ever grow
Farewell, my baby,
our heritage is hidden
in this town
that is burning, burning
in approaching dusk,
an inferno of flames
for your death so small.
Submitted by Juha RämöJuha Rämö on Wed, 08/03/2017 - 21:25
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Translation by Juha Rämö