John (pennell) wrote,
John
pennell

ok so im bored.
last night while waiting
for my sarah to pick me up
i translated perhaps the best
hebrew song i know.
bear with me, bc the translation
is really shitty. i translated two
so who knows...im really glad no one
will really know how horrible
these translations are
wow i just read over this...and its
really akward and some things are
lost in translation but we'll live...

 

Blue skies today

It is again January, without rain

I’m at the house

And outside it is a blurry scene

I dreamt that I was escaping

From a cage of birds or net

Every night I searched for you

In the morning I received an e-mail

Short and lovely

He wrote, "Hi, where are you?"

And saying nothing more

I knew you are there alone

I knew that also someone

Didn’t understand my place in your heart

Occasionally, I hear about you

from friends

They say that you are impatient now

Because life is arranged

That you already are addicted to drama

And to speedy paved roads

You have a wife, that you love, and a family

But I’m addicted to you

And see on what you guard

Armed hero in slippers

From the silence, voices are censored

And I know that you think of me...of me

I knew you are there alone

I knew that also someone

Didn’t understand my place in your heart

I see you in dreams

And I see from what you fear

Of women like before her

Burning on the fire

I kissed your soul

And you as well for me

I knew you are there alone

I knew that also someone

Will not understand my place in your heart

 

and the second, perhaps best hebrew song ever

Out of the depths, I called to you "come with me"

You again returned, again the light is in my eyes

I’m not finished and not leaving the touch of your hand

That I has come and illustrated all the laughter

Out of the depths, I called to you "come with me"

The opposing moon illuminating the road again towards me

I am spread out and dissolved against the contact of your hand

In your ear I whisper a question

Who called you tonight? Pay attention...

Who song in a voice to you - towards your window

Who put the soul that exists from happiness

Who’s hand practically built your house

Who will give life and put it underneath you

Who (earth??) at the foot of life

Who will love you against all your loves

Who from all the bad winds will rescue you

Out of the depths

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