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writing's on the Wall

Submitted by Joyce Su on Wed, 18/07/2018 - 03:40

Idiomatic translations of "writing's on the Wall"

Danish
Det står skrevet på væggen / i sandet / I stjernerne
English
Writing on the wall
Explanations:
English #1, #2, Russian
Swedish
Skriften på väggen
Explanations:
Turkish
Duvardaki Yazı
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Meanings of "writing's on the Wall"

Chinese

(寫在牆上), 出自聖經, 來比喻「不祥之兆」,「大難臨頭」

Explained by Joyce Su on Wed, 18/07/2018 - 03:40
Explained by Joyce Su
English

There are clear signs that something unpleasant or unwelcome is going to happen. (ref. Oxford Dictionary)

Explained by Icey on Sun, 02/09/2018 - 22:07
Explained by Icey

"writing's on the ..." in lyrics

Sam Smith - Writing's on the Wall

Tell me is this where I give it all up?
For you I have to risk it all
'Cause the writing's on the wall

Craig David - Rise And Fall

Sometimes in life you feel the fight is over,
And it seems as though the writing's on the wall,
Superstar you finally made it,

Stevie Wonder - Superstition

Very superstitious, writing's on the wall,
Very superstitious, ladders bout' to fall,
Thirteen month old baby, broke the lookin' glass
Seven years of bad luck, the good things in your past.

Stereo MC's - Connected

Here we go
If you make sure you're connected
The writing's on the wall
But if your mind's neglected

Plan B (UK) - Writing's On The Wall

We used to have fun
Now all we do is fight
We know something’s wrong
It’s clear something hear ain’t right

Plan B (UK) - Stay Too Long

I know what’s to come,
though I’m feelin happy now,
I know when I’m drunk,in ways it always lets me down,
Cos I always stay too long,

Skid Row - Youth Gone Wild

We stand and we won't fall
We're the one and one for all
The writing's on the wall
We are the youth gone wild

Taylor Swift - Wait for me

If you had only gotten to me first
If I could write a book on how this hurts
If you could see the way your smile looks to me

Shakira - I Am Here

I’m gone crazy
Never stopped loving you
But the writing's on the wall

Black Veil Brides - Die For You

The writing's on the wall
Your crimson touch is going no where
I'll hang on to every word you said
And sink my teeth into this nightmare

Bruno Mars - Click Clack Away

If I was broke I'd give you half of nothing
Or give it all then I give you more
I'm no decorator but the writing's on the wall
Winter summer fall, April, May and June

David Bowie - Fill Your Heart

So forget your head
And you'll be free
The writing's on the wall
Free, yeah

Ace of Base - Que Sera

She wonders if she'll ever get away

As far as I can see, the writing's on the wall
There's no return, we live, we learn

OK Go - The Writings on the Wall

It seems like forever
Since we had a good day
The writing's on the wall

ABREU - Vinegar

I need some time to think, so let me be
I've gotta tell you what I'm going through
The writing's on the wall, now can't you see?

Matthew Perryman Jones - Canción De La Noche

I've said enough
The writing's on the wall
A broken cup

Parkway Drive - Writings on the Wall

When you’re born in the dirt the only way to grow is up
So we reach for the sun but it seems
Every rung that you climb is another crooked line
That you cross off the tally of your dreams

Elvis Blue - Save Me

What’s the use of this?
Why do I even try?
And problems disappear
Whenever you walk by

Judy Garland - The Man That Got Away

No more his eager call,
The writing's on the wall;
The dreams you dreamed have all

Ozzy Osbourne - Slow Down

I'll never bother keeping up with you
Burning the candle at both ends, it's true
You know the writing's on the wall
Why do you ride to take a fall