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richard salvatore
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 4:58 pm 
 

I been looking everywhere and I cant find the lyrics for God seed's "alt liv". I need both the native tongue and English translation. i know the band doesn't offer this information, it should be easy for a Scandinavian native to "speculate" upon.

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raumr
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:47 pm 
 

The spoken/whispered verses are easy to decipher.

The Norwegian word "alt" means "everything/all things", and I don't use the same word in all context in the English translation, because I think it's important to make the meaning true.

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Alt liv
Alt spirer
Allting som gror
Alt liv
Alt liv

Alt dør
Alt visner
Allting forgår
Alt dør
Alt dør
(Alt forgår)


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All life
Everything sprouts/grows
All things that grow
All life
All life

Everything dies
Everything withers
All things pass away
Everything dies
Everything dies
(Everything passes away)


The chorus is very unclear, but each line starts with "Alt som...". Here is what I hear

Alt som jeg vet strever
Alt som jeg vet blør/dør

All I know that struggles
All I know that bleed/die
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J_Ason
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:55 am 
 

raumr wrote:
Alt som jeg vet strever
Alt som jeg vet blør/dør

All I know that struggles
All I know that bleed/die

Should be "All that I know", not "All I know that".
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raumr
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:12 am 
 

Sure. I thought that having two "that"s in a row looked stupid, so I changed the order of the words slightly to make it look better, and the meaning is the same.

All that I know that struggle(s?)
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J_Ason
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:17 am 
 

"All that I know struggles", as in "x struggles, for all x in the set {all that I know}".
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:23 pm 
 

Why not "Everything I know strives"?
The more you think about translations, the harder it get.
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