Friday, 28 November 2008

This night remains/ Auth h nuxta menei

I wont find an Ocean to live in, soul of fish the body of a kitten
every night I go out to get drowned,in the stars
or the edge of the abyss

something I chase, like a castaway
years, bed sheets, convert to cigarettes and then become extinquished

this night remains forever frozen
two souls who couldnt find shelter
came in the world as strangers and hopeless
to live an earthly love

I got lost a night too
ocean is the voice of Kazatzidis
stars were falling in the mud,black bully
is the weather and black snake

the heart was teling me, get a smell
how the oil burns and live the life

Πέλαγο να ζήσω δε θα βρω, σε ψυχή ψαριού κορμί γατίσιο
Κάθε βράδυ βγαίνω να πνιγώ, πότε άστρα
πότε άκρη της αβύσσου

Κάτι κυνηγώ σα το ναυαγό
τα χρόνια μου σεντόνια μου τσιγάρα να τα σβήσω

Αυτή η νύχτα μένει, αιώνες παγωμένη
που δυο ψυχές δε βρήκαν καταφύγιο
Κι ήρθαν στον κόσμο ξένοι και καταδικασμένοι
να ζήσουν έναν έρωτα επίγειο

Χάθηκα κι εγώ κάποια βραδιά,
πέλαγο η φωνή του Καζαντζίδη
πέφταν τ' άστρα μες στη λασπουριά, μαύρος μάγκας
ο καιρός και μαύρο φίδι
Μου 'γνεφε η καρδιά, πάρε μυρωδιά
το λάδι εδώ πως καίγεται και ζήσε το ταξίδι

Αυτή η νύχτα μένει...


Thomas said...

Αυτή η νύχτα μένει doesn't really mean it remains, but that it hasn't come yet. The English doesn't convey that meaning at all. You'd have to say something like "That night lies ahead". It's not poetic, but that's all I can think of at the moment.

"That night is coming still"?

Nicholas said...

the way I understand the song, is that the two lovers have lived a love and this specific moment should be frozen and preserved in time. Sort of a divine eternal love,

but unfortunately they could only live the earth bound kind of love which is not eternal and has problems.

so if they had to choose something to remain eternal from their love would be a specific night, perhaps their first night together.

having said that you may as well be right.