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Stand the Ghetto (English translation)

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Stand the Ghetto

If you dance the reggae
If you dance the reggae
You're balancing reggae
No defense reggae
It's a special reggae
Infernal reggae
It starts to thump
Like a normal heart
 
I and I love the island in the sun
I and I know when and where I go
But it is so hard to feed my kids
But it is so hard to stand the ghetto
 
Everyone's dancing, you drag yourself around
Everyone's smoking and you're drinking
Downtown, people are bar hopping
In the wooden rum bars
When the reggae talks
It makes the reggae explode
That's the soul of reggae
Which moves the reggae
 
I and I love the island in the sun
I and I know when amd where I go
But it is so hard to feed my kids
But it is so hard to stand the ghetto
 
Behind the barbed wire
Three well-guarded rows
They wait to kill
To come out and steal you
For the gun in your pocket
You're stuck in point-blank range
Until the reggae
Will come to wake you up
 
I and I love the island in the sun
I and I know when and where I go
But it is so hard to feed the kids
But it is so hard to stand the ghetto
 
She's Black and golden
She's drop-dead gorgeous
Look at her walk
And dance the reggae
It's too hot to sing
I'm too thirsty to write
Too pretty to explain to you
What happens in the reggae
 
I and I love the island sun
I and I know when and where I go
But it is so hard to feed my kids
But it is so hard to stand the ghetto
 
To stand the ghetto (x6)
 
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Submitted by Alexis EricsonAlexis Ericson on Sat, 25/09/2021 - 16:06
Added in reply to request by steph8866steph8866
Last edited by Alexis EricsonAlexis Ericson on Mon, 27/09/2021 - 03:03
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Stand the Ghetto

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steph8866steph8866    Sun, 26/09/2021 - 17:21

good traduction but :
- ça enchaîne : it means that people go from bar to bar all night long
- rhumbars en bois : wooden rhum bars
- ça cause : it speaks, it talks
- te braquer : steal you
- fait trop chaud : it's too hot
- fait trop soif pour noter : i'm too thirsty to write

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