Gil (fenyx) wrote,
Gil
fenyx

  • Location:
  • Mood:
  • Music:

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
Tags: lyrics
Subscribe

  • You are winner.

    Yay. I guess I did it, I actually posted something once a day (that is before I went to sleep) every day in May. --- I can't believe my little girl…

  • Wait, what? May has 31 days?

    I'm not sure why I thought it was only 30. Lol. I'm losing it I tells ya. Nothing special today, played some cards with the fam, supposed to be…

  • (no subject)

    I know, I did it again, it's past midnight but I haven't gone to bed yet. Well technically I have but I'm not asleep yet so whatever! Anyway, a…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 3 comments