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ithaca

Is it really possible we don't have a thread for this? :o

Please share songs you really really like in your own language (or another one)! If you feel like posting a translation to English, that's cool too, but not necessary!

Today I'm obsessing (again, not the first time) on the Italian version of The Circle of Life, which is the only one I knew growing up. It is really beautiful and I prefer it to the English one (which doesn't happen often).

Here I give you the translation to English:

The Circle of Life

[MS: Male Singer][/size]

[bS: Background Singer][/size]

[FS: Female Singer (lead)][/size]

[MS:] Nants ingonyama bagithi baba [There comes a lion][/size]

[bS:] Sithi uhhmm ingonyama [Oh yes, it's a lion][/size]

[MS:] Nants ingonyama bagithi baba [There comes a lion][/size]

[bS:] Sithi uhhmm ingonyama [Oh yes, it's a lion][/size]

Ingonyama[/size]

[MS:] Siyo Nqoba [We're going to conquer][/size]

[bS:] Ingonyama[/size]

Ingonyama nengw' enamabaal [it's a lion and a tiger][/size]

[repeats 5][/size]

Ingonyama nengw' enamabala (Se-to-kwa!)[/size]

Ingonyama nengw' enamabala (Asana)[/size]

[repeats 1][/size]

(yes, that's the same, surprised? :P )

And one day you realize you exist

That you are part of the world as well

Not out of your own choice

And you wonder why

We're here, because of whose will?

Then a sunray 'hugs' you,

And your eyes get coloured with blue

And that's enough for you

Every doubt goes away

And the whys don't exist anymore

It's a merry-go-round

This life that spins with us

And never stops

And every life knows

That it will be reborn

In a flower

Which will never end*

(*repeat twice)

There is another part of song in the non-Disney version, but I prefer this one.

Come on you all non-English people! Post your favourite non-English songs!

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Earth Sprite

And the same in English by Marianne Faithful (skip the commercial in the beginning):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyfPiKoypxQ

-_-

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trumpetchick

What if we post something in English but post a translation to another language? XD

I just went on YouTube and none of the songs recommended were in English. They're all Finnish or German.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfNVfiqKBeM

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ithaca

What if we post something in English but post a translation to another language? XD

Oh come on, if you want to post English songs you have the place to do it :P

http://www.asexuality.org/en/topic/53103-post-whatever-song-lyrics-are-in-your-head-at-this-moment/

http://www.asexuality.org/en/topic/91356-post-a-song-discover-new-music-and-share-your-favourites/

http://www.asexuality.org/en/topic/90331-share-a-song/

This is literally Alternate Language forum :lol:

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gypsy_princess

i hate italian songs. really.

this song is by Vitas, he's russian, but he's singing in italian, does it cound the same?

ma come potrei dissetare l'arsura di questo mio corpo che dalla passione d'amore sento bruciaaaaaaar? jamaaaaaaaica jamaaaaicaa

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ithaca

i hate italian songs. really.

this song is by Vitas, he's russian, but he's singing in italian, does it cound the same?

Yes! I just edited the title because I was way too sleepy to think of foreigners posting in other non-English languages :P

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trumpetchick

For whatever reason, I read the title as "post in your own language" and I was like, "Mmkay, I'll post a Death Cab video!"

But this is much more fun.

Finnish:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrUyCRkHr4s

German:

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Eilera

I don't know how to post videos on here but yeah, let's see if this works:

http://youtu.be/d6NCzf6R0TU

I love listening to music in a bunch of languages, though I only speak English. This one is in Japanese. I just love languages. :)

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NinjaRobot

Nice! I listen to a fair few foreign bands/songs.

Rammstein (German):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGYEXYPy3Mw

Eluveitie (Gaulish):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCvQWe3kZ7A

Alestorm (German version of Wenches and Mead):

Theatre of Tragedy sing in English, but it's Early Modern English, and sounds foreign to me, and also Gaelic:

Tokio Hotel (German):

http://vimeo.com/11610828

http://vimeo.com/11610937

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TripleA

Mama beat! Such a kick ass video. Literally.

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Earth Sprite

Traditional by Anneli Sari & gypsy orchestra performed partly in Romano language and partly in Finnish.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZF1iiIhiVM

:)

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Einy

I don't like many Czech songs except this one:

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trumpetchick

We can't forget this.

And this is a Russian folk metal band.

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NinjaRobot

And this is a Russian folk metal band.

Oh my god I think I love you, that Russian band is amazing! And holy crap, that screaming! I've never heard of them before!

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trumpetchick

And this is a Russian folk metal band.

Oh my god I think I love you, that Russian band is amazing! And holy crap, that screaming! I've never heard of them before!

I know! I've heard girls scream, but never like that!

And I love you for posting Rammstein, Alestorm, and Theatre of Tragedy!

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ThaHoward

It's an alternate song to me. Trololo.

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iff

Other really good songs:

Sigur Rós ~ Hoppípolla (Icelandic)

seeing sigur ros live in november :)

anyway, shameless eyes in french by gonzales and guesch patti. sadly some english comes into it.

english version of the same song with guesch patti's part taken by leslie feist (the first song featuring feist that i heard although thats because it comes first on the gonzales album)

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iff

two more spanish songs to follow on from el capitán, wherever whenever a la espanol (34 million youtube views)

i like shakira

alternatively, there is this song from spanish group Serpentina (771 views on youtube). thats a very good album. shame i have no idea what tehy are singing about.

google translate tells me the songs lyrics a la anglais is

Where are you, dear fear?
Did you forget me already?
Tonight when off the sky
I'll leave
Disguised as a clown
With glass eyes
Half face with white glue
The other dark

And now it's me who makes you remember, who does not apologize

Where are you, dear fear
I want to say hello
This afternoon when the wind changes
I'll go
Planning on your roof
With harlequin smile
Smite my eyes on your mind
Can not sleep

And now it is you who cries in a corner, who apologizes me

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Captain Darkhorse

I know there's an English version of this song, but I love the Spanish version. It's so much more...oooohhh I love it.

Jlo and Pitbull: Ven a bailar

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trumpetchick

I know there's an English version of this song, but I love the Spanish version. It's so much more...oooohhh I love it.

Jlo and Pitbull: Ven a bailar

Songs are just better in Spanish than English, aren't they? I don't know why that is. Maybe it's because we hear English all the time, but not so much Spanish.

La Compliante de la Butte (French):

O Mio Babbino Caro (Italian):

Because I love opera (even though she's using a microphone in this performance) and I love Anna Netrebko and I freaking love this song.

Speaking of opera...

I absolutely love this performance because Damrau goes into her whistle range (AKA those really, really high notes).

Queen of the Night (German):

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Truth and Lies

Oh, this is just the thread for me! :wub: Finally, I can gush about songs in other languages with reason!

First, Auf Kurs by Oomph! I wonder how many threads I've posted this on...

Next, Sonne by Rammstein, Russian Version.

And then Wenn Ich Tot Bin by Luna Luna (cannot find translation)

Here's Конь by Любэ (Kon' by Lube)

English Translation:

With my stallion at night, I shall leave for the fields
By the night so dark and silent we will go
We shall walk together by the fields, my steed and I
We shall walk together by the fields, my steed and I

In the fields the stars are shinning
No one can be seen around
Only my stallion and I, walking by the fields at night
Only my stallion and I, walking by the fields at night

Let me mount my stallion
Take me across the fields, away!
By the endless fields of mine
By the endless fields of mine

Let me glance at the sky
To see where the the fields give birth to dawn
Oh that cowberry color, scarlet sunrise!
Is that place real, or is it not

My little fields, my streams
Lights of villages afar
Golden rye and curly flax
I'm in love with Russia, I'm in love

The year will be good and the harvest heavy
We've been through much, we'll make it through once more
Sing now, golden rye, sing now curly flax
Sing about Russia, about my love!

Now to list with links~!

Foi Feitiço by André Sardet (favorite Portuguese song at the moment... cannot find the translation, though!)

Infection by Onitsuka Chihiro (Japanese)

Michiyuki by Hikita Kaori (the ending song for the anime Loveless)

Lilium by Kumiko Noma (the opening song for the anime Elfen Lied, Latin)

Słońca Łan by Jamal (Polish song, cannot find the translation)

Shinkirou by Loveholic (Korean, ending song for the anime Black Blood Brothers)

Om Du Vil Ha Meg by Vidar Johnsen and Peter Nordberg (song in both Norwegian and Swedish)

Que Vida La Mia by Reik (Spanish song)

5. März by Megaherz (German~)

Eiszeit by Eisbrechers (German!)

Ой да не вечер (Oy da ne vecher) by Pelageya (Russian folk song, here's the translation)

J'envoie Valser by Zazie (French~... makes me want to dance some sort of ballroom dance... not sure why)

Se io non avessi te by Nek (Italian, here's the translation)

Obokuri-Eeumi by Ikue Asazaki (Japanese song featured in the anime Samurai Champloo... I just love this song)

There were some more that I wanted to add... but I'll leave them for later. XD

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ThaHoward

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ithaca

I love these songs

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