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Znanac (English translation)

  • Artist: Brkovi
  • Song: Znanac Album: Balkanski Esperanto
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Znanac

Pita mene jedan stari znanac
Nekad punker, a sada metalac
Kako možeš svirat narodnjake
To je, brate, mjuza za seljake
 
A ja njemu odgovaram javno
Znam da i on cajke sluša tajno
Poslije mnogo rakije i vina
Je li bolja kurva ili cura fina
 
Kaže opet znanac nešto tu ne štima
Za mene od poruke važnija je rima
Muzika je tako-tako, tekstovi su smeće
Od svih si zala izabro najveće
 
Tuđim kurcem koprive se mlate
Ali ljudi nikako da shvate
Važna je i poruka i rima
Kad u društvu vlada takva klima
 
Nema boljeg momka od mene
Ja sam najbolji momak na Balkanu
 
Submitted by minorthreatminorthreat on 2022-12-01
English translationEnglish (poetic)
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Acquaintance

An old acquaintance asks me
Used to be a punk, now a metalhead
How can you sing folk
That is music for peasants
 
And I openly answer him
I know he secretly listens to folk
After a lot of rakiya and wine
Is a whore better than a nice girl
 
The acquaintance says something isn't adding up
For me the rhyme is more important than the lyrics
The music is so and so, the lyrics are garbage
You have chosen the worst of all evils
 
It's easy to suggest something you won't do
But people don't get it
Both the message and the lyrics are important
When this is the current political climate
 
There is no better man than me
I am the best man in the Balkans
 
Thanks!
This is a poetic translation - deviations from the meaning of the original are present (extra words, extra or omitted information, substituted concepts).
Submitted by minorthreatminorthreat on 2022-12-01
Last edited by minorthreatminorthreat on 2023-01-28
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