Sonny & Cher - Little Man

English

Little Man

Little man, when you stand by my side
Then I know I don't have to hide from anyone
And I pray that we'll stay just that way
'Till the day comes along when we catch the sun.
 
Little girl you're runnin'
Come catch my hand I'm near you
Little girl you're singin'
Come close to me I hear you
 
You're growin' old, my mother's cold
Now it's time that you learned what it meant to be mature
There's no such place as make believe
But when I look at your face,
I'm not so sure
 
Little girl you're runnin'
Come catch my hand I'm near you
Little girl you're singin'
Come close to me I hear you
 
You and me is what I see
And that's the way its gonna stay and it will always be
So little man, please understand
In this world with all its land
You're all I see
 
Little girl you're runnin'
Come catch my hand I'm near you
Little girl you're singin'
Come close to me I hear you
 
Little girl you're runnin'
Come catch my hand I'm near you
Little girl you're singin'
Come close to me I hear you
 
Submitted by N.F. on Mon, 20/03/2017 - 01:57
Last edited by N.F. on Thu, 28/06/2018 - 01:08
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Please help to translate "Little Man"
Comments
Klou    Fri, 24/03/2017 - 20:11

3rd stanza, I think it is "Now it's time that you learn what it meant to be mature".

And (5th stanza, line 4) shouldn't it be "In this world with all its landS"?
I listened to the song and she indeed add no "s" at the end of land, but to me there's more than just one land in the world (or maybe I didn't really understand this line).

N.F.    Sat, 25/03/2017 - 04:36

Thank you so much for your comments.

1. English grammatical rule: After "it's time" phrasal, we have to use past tense; accordingly we use "Learnt" and also "Meant" in the 3rd stanza.

2. The word "Land" on the 5th stanza refers to all the lands on the earth as general, so it is not going to refer to them individually.

Please note that in lyrics and poems, the author feels free to dviate from the standard lexicology as and if he deems or needs to do so!

Once again I appreciate your passion and attention for this beautiful song!
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Klou    Sat, 25/03/2017 - 09:01

Thank you for taking the time to explane. I understand better now. Regular smile

N.F.    Sat, 25/03/2017 - 04:38

In the 9th line above, please read "deviate".

N.F.    Sat, 25/03/2017 - 17:09

Nice to talk to you.

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