i did my best
Meanings of "i did my best"
Ho fatto del mio meglio
elimden geleni yaptım
"i did my best" in lyrics
You know, I actually did hear
The news [fn]This song plays on the word "いって (itte)" which is a conjugated form of a number of verbs, the most important here being "言う (iu)", to say, and "逝く (iku)", to pass away. In the third line, it's not yet obvious that the verb being used is the latter, and so on a first listen (or read), most people will assume it's actual the former. Then, in line 17, it becomes clear that the verb is in fact "逝く (iku)", to pass away. This playing with the listener's expectations is very hard to translate, and so I did my best to keep line 3 as vague as possible.[/fn]
Then they made me a frogman on the demolition team.
I sunk a battleship, a cruiser, and a submarine.
I blew up ammunition dumps. I did my best to please.
I did it all before the Navy sent me overseas.
As a man of action you're on good terms with the boss
When I made a pass at the secretary
I did my best and probably exaggerated
Because at work the boss comes first
and the smile shine like ruby
how is this, how are you... (i don't know what does اشكون means, because it's Maghreb's dialect, but i did my best)
there's no one but you in the universe
With you -- I thought would always be the start of my day
With you in my life I never felt pain
I did my best to provide for you in every way
Yes, it's all what I chose to do - no guilt (obligation)