the time that we shall see

Not a 100% literal translation, but tried to catch the essence. Great video, even if they look slightly self-conscious.  Also, love the painted boats – we don’t see them up north.

I am going to see the time
That you are going to see
When the cost of bread and life
Will be set by you and me
A day will come, my little one
For our beautiful country.

I am going to see the time
That you are going to see
When criss-crossed rags and flags and paths
Melt and join as one
When sons and daughters begin to rule
And send the leaders off to school
For a single, proud country.

When those who sold the land and sat
On gilded thrones for years
Will dissolve into the crowds
And share their hopes and fears
And those who were lost so far away
Come home with smiles and tears.

I am going to see the time
That you are going to see
When the cost of bread and life
Will be set by you and me
A day will come, my little one
For a beautiful country.

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10 responses to “the time that we shall see

  1. Maddy, I love this…such simple joyfulness. And I can just picture your smile as you sit there listening to it and translating it!

  2. “I am going to see the time
    That you are going to see
    When the cost of bread and life
    Will be set by you and me
    A day will come, my little one
    For a beautiful country.”

    Beautiful! —- but sad, very sad. When would that day ever come when there ould be a “beautiful country” —– what a pitty when we are limitted to the cost of bread and our ability to just survive. For me i’s lowest level of humanity when the only dream of a people is availability or affordability of a piece bread. A dream that should have been a reality and way of life but we must keep on deferring it from us to next generation like we got as a legacy from our fathers.

  3. However, the translation of the song is wonderful and depicts your ability to express your own sensitivity. It’s almost orignal and authentic translation of us who grieve our this perpetual hopeless condition.

    Like it!

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