Writing on the wall

Toegevoed door Icey op Zon, 02/09/2018 - 22:20

Idiomatic translations of "Writing on the wall"

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Meanings of "Writing on the wall"


the likelihood that something bad will happen

Explained by Persian_Glamberts on Di, 01/01/2013 - 21:48
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based on a story in the Bible about Daniel, who reads the handwriting on the wall that predicts the end of the kingdom of Babylon. - Persian_Glamberts 5 jaar geleden

A clear sign that something unpleasant or unwelcome is going to happen. (ref. Oxford Dictionary)

Explained by Icey on Zon, 02/09/2018 - 22:20
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зловещее предзнаменование.

Explained by St. Sol on Woe, 18/07/2018 - 15:43
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"Writing on the wall" in lyrics

One Two - Without you

I can read your fucking mind
going dark from time to time
see the writing on the wall
can't be saved we knew it after all

Bill Medley - (I've Had) The Time of My Life

Now I've finally found someone
To stand by me
We saw the writing on the wall
As we felt this magical

Madonna - Live To Tell

Sometimes it gets so hard to hide it well
I was not ready for the fall
Too blind to see the writing on the wall

Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall (Part III)

I don't need no arms around me
I don't need no drugs to calm me
I have seen the writing on the wall
Don't think I need anything at all

Katy Perry - Who Am I Living For?

Who am I living for?

I can see the writing on the wall
I can't ignore this war

Bea Miller - Young Blood

We were making history
Breaking rules and breaking free
Questioning the writing on the wall
Got wind from the underground

Soul II Soul - Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)

No more room for trouble and fuss
Need a change, a positive change
Look, it's me writing on the wall

Taylor Swift - A Perfectly Good Heart

Why would you wanna break a perfectly good heart?

Maybe I should've seen the signs, should've read the writing on the wall.
And realized by the distance in your eyes that I would be the one to fall.

Buffy Sainte-Marie - Universal Soldier

He's the one who must decide,
Who's to live and who's to die,
And he never sees the writing on the wall.

Tracy Chapman - Bang Bang Bang

Before you can raise your eyes to read
The writing on the wall
Bang bang bang

Chess (musical) - Someone Else's Story

A girl that I was fond of
Finally could see
The writing on the wall

Saxon - Princess Of The Night

She was a princess of the night
I saw the writing on the wall
She was a princess of the night

Johnny Orlando - What If

What if we are taking chances just to loose it all?
Am I really crazy thinking 'bout this all together?
What if I've been missing all the writing on the wall?

Avenged Sevenfold - Tonight The World Dies

I don't mind
(Read the writing on the wall)
Mother cries

Steven Strait - Boomerang

Should I never want to give my all.
Should I ever need you like my only friend.
Should I read the writing on the wall.

Dire Straits - Hand In Hand

Well sky is crying see the streets are full of tears
Rain come down wash away my fears
And all this writing on the wall
Oh I can read between the lines

Katie Melua - The Bit That I Don't Get

How it changed from we will always be together
To it will never last.
The writing on the wall
I hadn't seen it yet

Avenged Sevenfold - Doing time

Fucked up and thrown into the gutter, gotta fix what don't belong

I see the writing on the wall
I see the lifeless devils start to crawl

Dua Lipa - High

Don't want to pay attention
To the writing on the wall
Painted with aggression

Motörhead - I Ain't No Nice Guy

I thought that I was living life the only way
But as I saw that life was more than day to day
I turned around, I read the writing on the wall