Strandgut (Engels vertaling)

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Engels vertaling

Jetsam

The yearning took possession of me
I wanted to be alone
I wanted nothing more of what everyone else was doing
I just wanted to be by myself
Every goal had disappeared
And all I saw was the fear of the next day
And as sheer compulsion rang out from my soul,
not one thing was clear to me
 
I am like jetsam1
After its maiden voyage and a steep, brief happiness
And I was there and it was beautiful and not of this world
I am like jetsam
And it was so hard and I cried behind the dike
I'm back, don't know for how long
But I'll give it a try
I am like jetsam
 
The passion that moved me
lost speed so quickly
Nothing was as as it had been
A shot of another kind
All friends disappeared
Courage was nothing but a deep valley of grief
Nerves were raw in this house of sand,
which was my home
 
I am like jetsam
After its maiden voyage and a steep, brief happiness
And I was there and it was beautiful and not of this world
I am like jetsam
And it was so hard and I cried behind the dike
I'm back, don't know for how long
But I'll give it a try
I am like jetsam
 
I am like jetsam
After its maiden voyage and a steep, brief happiness
And I was there and it was beautiful and not of this world
I am like jetsam
And it was so hard and I cried behind the dike
I'm back, don't know for how long
But I'll give it a try
I am like jetsam
 
  • 1. “Flotsam and jetsam” are often used together or interchangeably to refer to any type of wreckage or debris that washes up on a beach. But maritime law differentiates between the two, with “flotsam” (Treibgut) referring to parts of wreckage or cargo that wash up on shore naturally and “jetsam” (Strandgut) being things that are intentionally thrown overboard and discarded. It's possible that “Strandgut” is used here as a general term to refer to both or either, but I chose to translate it as “jetsam” since the idea of being discarded intentionally seemed to fit the theme of the song better.
Toegevoed door Sarah Rose op Woe, 16/01/2019 - 01:09
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