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The Man Who Sold the World

Those of you that are bi...lingual that is, should try to take one of your favorite songs and translate it.  Good times.  

Let me explain, my mom likes Nirvana, go figure.  Anyway, two of her favorite songs are the covers of "The Man Who Sold the World" and "Jesus Doesn't Want Me for a Sunbeam".  So I figured I'd try an online translator, but that did it half ass, I basically ended up doing it myself.  That was hard enough, but then to try to "explain" what the song is about.  It's subjective you know, personally I usually think it's him and Jesus/God.  She thought that it could be that, or him looking back on his life.  That's also a common interpretation, either way, I ended up getting the Bowie version and the cover by that chick that was on the INXS show.  Whoever sings it, it is still a hell of a song.

The Man Who Sold the World

We passed upon the stairs,
We spoke of was and when
Although I wasnt there
He said I was his friend
Which came as a surprise
I spoke into his eyes -- I thought you died alone
A long long time ago

Oh no, not me,
We never lost control,
Youre face to face,
With the man who sold the world

I laughed and shook his hand,
I made my way back home,
I searched for form and land,
Years and years I roamed,
I gazed a gazely stare,
We walked a million hills -- I must have died alone,
A long long time ago.

Who knows, not me,
I never lost control,
Youre face, to face,
With the man who sold the world.

That's about it, there's drama 'round here as usual, I'll get into that later.  At least it's keeping my mind off whatsherface, oops, guess I just f'ed that up, hahahaha.  Eh, it's all good in the neighborhood, I'll just throw some gangster rap on that always cheers me up.

~G. Money

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kisschick1976
May. 29th, 2006 03:48 pm (UTC)
El hombre que vendió el mundo
un tip pe care trecut şi participiu cel lume

what language were you translating it into?
fenyx
May. 29th, 2006 04:14 pm (UTC)
Spanish, I think I got it or pretty close to it, heh.
kisschick1976
May. 29th, 2006 04:15 pm (UTC)
I think I totaly jacked up the Romanian translation but it's close :: blushes ::
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