En wannabe Darth Vader - help?

Discussion in 'Denmark' started by MsLanna, Oct 28, 2005.

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  1. MsLanna Force Ghost

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    Jul 8, 2005
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    Hi.
    I stumbled over the song from Nephew and when I looked up the lyrics... well, I don't understand a word.[face_blush]
    Maybe somebody could help me with a translation? Please?[face_batting]
  2. Monster_Mundi Jedi Knight

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    Oct 26, 2003
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    Hi MsLanna:)

    The lyrics in danish:

    SÃ¥ klapper I i takt
    jeg si?r til mig selv
    godt nok og lykke og held
    tonight, all right, I might, just fight
    så klapper jeg en knægt
    så klapper det perfekt
    and here we go

    SÃ¥ ta?r I til Paris
    jeg si?r til mig selv
    oh god, mon det er farvel?
    oh god, I hope not, don?t start, I?m hot
    så ta?r jeg ind på Shell
    for så gi?r det jo sig selv
    and round we go

    Jeg ser et movie klip
    og tror at du vil slip?
    andre ind på dig - ah ah
    jeg hvisker - ah ah

    SÃ¥ ryger I tobak
    jeg si?r til mig selv
    **** det, jeg har det godt nok og vel
    igen, så læng? I sing this song
    så ryger jeg i bund
    for du er både sød og ond
    I love to long

    Jeg ser et movie klip
    og tror at du vil slip?
    andre ind på dig - ah ah
    jeg hvisker - ah ah


    ... becomes this in english - in my book anyway:

    Then you clap in tact
    I say to myself
    good enough and fortune and luck
    tonight, all right, I might, just fight
    then I clap a lad
    then it claps perfect
    and here we go

    Then you go to Paris
    I say to myself
    oh god, is this goodbye?
    oh god, I hope not, don?t start, I?m hot
    the I go in to Shell
    cause then it makes sense
    and round we go

    I see a movie clip
    and think you will let
    others close to you ? ah ah
    I whisper ? ah ah

    Then you smoke tobacco
    I say to myself
    **** it, I feel good enough and well
    again, as long as I sing this song
    Then I go down
    Cause you are both sweet and evil
    I love to long

    I see a movie clip
    and think you will let
    others close to you ? ah ah
    I whisper ? ah ah
  3. Darth-Floyd Force Ghost

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    Apr 5, 2003
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    Well, it was "Movie Klip" you translated there Mundi :p
  4. Monster_Mundi Jedi Knight

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    Oct 26, 2003
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    Your point being?

    Allthough "klip" is used in some english terms "clip" is more common.


    Edit: If you have any objections, then why don't you make a "correct" translation.
  5. Darth-Floyd Force Ghost

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    :confused:

    MsLanna asked for help with lyrics for the track "En Wannabe Darth Vader" and you translated the track "Movie Klip" from the same artist :)

    Edit: These lyrics.

    EN WANNABE DARTH VADER!!
    #### up, så grim, så grøn
    som Skipper Skræk med røven bar
    så slem, så skøn
    som Chip og Chap på røvguitar


    I call the shots
    med tibetanertøj fra Mars
    I shoot the calls
    en wannabe Darth Vader


    En wannabe Darth Vader


    Klap i, sig til, studer
    professorat i gøglershow
    bliv til, hover
    som diplomat som Anders Fogh


    Kan nok, kan li?
    en teknokrat i technotøj
    en kanin, en kanon
    og en wannabe Darth Vader


    En wannabe Darth Vader


    #### af, get in and shout
    hvor fra kom Twix? - fra Raider
    breathe in, breathe out
    hvor fra kom jeg? - Darth Vader



  6. HalloweensSock Jedi Knight

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    Oct 28, 2005
    Monster_Mundi:Thanks, even though it was the wrong song. :)

    Darth-Floyd: Yup, those are the right lyrics. Did I mention, I can't read Danish?;) All those crossed vowels drive me crazy.8-}
  7. Monster_Mundi Jedi Knight

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  8. Paratyfus Jedi Knight

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    Oct 26, 2003
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    Danish is supposed to be my first language, and even I don't get the lyrics.
  9. MsLanna Force Ghost

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    Paratyfus That's bad. I had no idea they were so weird.:D
    Maybe I shiould just send them a mail...
  10. Monster_Mundi Jedi Knight

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    Sorry MsLanna
    I guess I need a lesson in reading. I thought for sure Floyd had translated the text he wrote.

    Anyway here it is:

    A WANNABE DARTH VADER!!
    Shut up, so ugly, so green
    As Popeye the Sailor with naked ass
    So bad so lovely
    As Chip and Dale on assguitar

    I call the shots
    With tiberian clothes
    I shoot the calls
    A wannabe Darth Vader

    A wannabe Darth Vader

    Shut up, say now, study
    Professorship in phantasmagoria
    Become, gloat
    As diplomat as Anders Fogh (our prime minister)

    Can probably, can like
    A technocrat in technoclothes
    a rabbit, a cannon
    And a wannabe Darth Vader

    A wannabe Darth Vader

    **** off, get in and shout
    From where came Twix? ? From Raider
    breathe in, breathe out
    from where came I? ? Darth Vader
  11. MsLanna Force Ghost

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    Thanks Monster_Mundi :)

    Though I'm afraid I'm not getting their message now, either.[face_blush]
    I'm probably lacking the Danish connotations of the words and can't understand the subtext.
    Assuming there is one.:p

    Maybe they'll answer me and that will help.
    (Yeah, I really asked them:oops: )
  12. Monster_Mundi Jedi Knight

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    I would say, that there isn't any greater meaning to the text.
    You just read each verse as one sentence, and make the best you can of it.
    I know some lines, that shouldn't, begins with a capital letter, but that is only do to the wordprogram i used while translating.


    But I can see I accidental left "from Mars" out in this verse:

    I call the shots
    with tiberian clothes from Mars
    I shoot the calls
    a wannabe Darth Vader


    Basicly it is all just rubbish. They probably just came up with different sentences, that they thought was funny. There isn't any red line, apart from them mentioning Darth Vader on occasion and it doesn't rhyme, so I am afraid there isn't any message to get.:)
  13. Darth_Floyd_ Jedi Knight

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    You did :eek:

    Don't forget to post what they say about it, if they answer :)

  14. MsLanna Force Ghost

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    yeah, I really did it!:oops:
    How many bands called 'Nephew' are out there? Of course I got the wrong one.[face_blush]
    *bangs her head against something veeery solid*
    Well, those said, they're from England, and the wrong band.
    I guess I'll give up now.
    [face_plain]
  15. Lord_Coras Jedi Grand Master

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    http://www.nephew.dk/
  16. MsLanna Force Ghost

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    Thanks Lord_Coras :)

    Okay, I reid again.
    Asked them to help me make sense out of the lyrics...
    Let's see what (if) they answer.
    [face_mischief]
  17. MsLanna Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 8, 2005
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    Okay, they did answer. To the enlightenment of all of us, here comes their answer:

    Hi Melanie

    We know there's another band called Nephew (from New Zealand, maybe? But our
    band is older!!), so maybe they are the ones you have contacted??

    If you translate the lyrics directly into english, it problably makes no
    sense at all. And many danes have trouble seeing a meaning in the lyrics as
    well :) There is no real story. It's more made up of short statements,
    slogans or paroles.
    But the song is about the ultimate bad guy - Darth Vader - and all the
    people (ordinary people, politicians, eg.) wanting to be seen as tough or
    bad or controlling others. But all they can ever be is wannabe Darth Vaders
    'cause noone can be the real deal.

    Regards

    Nephew




    Mystery solved.
    thanks for the help!
    [:D]
  18. Darth-Floyd Force Ghost

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    That's cool, Melanie, I got a new understanding of the lyrics now, thank you for sharing it with us :)
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