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Poetry with a tune: "Translation of Lyrics" » English to Romanian

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Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down

Well, I woke up Sunday morning
With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt.
And the beer I had for breakfast wasn't bad,
So I had one more for dessert.
Then I fumbled in my closet through my clothes
And found my cleanest dirty shirt.
Then I washed my face and combed my hair
And stumbled down the stairs to meet the day.

I'd smoked my mind the night before
With cigarettes and songs I'd been picking.
But I lit my first and watched a small kid
Playing with a can that he was kicking.
Then I walked across the street
And caught the Sunday smell of someone's frying chicken.
And Lord, it took me back to something that I'd lost
Somewhere, somehow along the way.

On a Sunday morning sidewalk,
I'm wishing, Lord, that I was stoned.
'Cause there's something in a Sunday
That makes a body feel alone.
And there's nothing short a' dying
That's half as lonesome as the sound
Of the sleeping city sidewalk
And Sunday morning coming down.

In the park I saw a daddy
With a laughing little girl that he was swinging.
And I stopped beside a Sunday school
And listened to the songs they were singing.
Then I headed down the street,
And somewhere far away a lonely bell was ringing,
And it echoed through the canyon
Like the disappearing dreams of yesterday.

On a Sunday morning sidewalk,
I'm wishing, Lord, that I was stoned.
'Cause there's something in a Sunday
That makes a body feel alone.
And there's nothing short a' dying
That's half as lonesome as the sound
Of the sleeping city sidewalk
And Sunday morning coming down.

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Entry #14896 — Discuss 4
crocox
crocox
Romania
Winner
Voting points1st2nd3rd
6113 x43 x23 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments3.273.17 (23 ratings)3.37 (23 ratings)
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  • 1 user entered 2 "like" tags
şi cântece ciupite la chitară.
Flows well
Paraschiva Bloju
Ce face omul să se simtă-nsingurat.
Flows well
Paraschiva Bloju
Entry #14869 — Discuss 0
Voting points1st2nd3rd
378 x42 x21 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.652.88 (26 ratings)2.43 (26 ratings)
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  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
Spălat pe ochi, mâna prin păr
Flows well
crocox
Entry #14660 — Discuss 0
Voting points1st2nd3rd
336 x44 x21 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments3.223.00 (25 ratings)3.44 (26 ratings)
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  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
Ca visele scăpătate ale zilei ce-a fost.
Flows well
TRAD Melina
Entry #14677 — Discuss 2
Voting points1st2nd3rd
234 x43 x21 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments3.043.26 (26 ratings)2.81 (25 ratings)
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  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
  • 2 users agreed with "likes" (2 total agrees)
+2
Imaginea unui trecut, demult uitat, în minte-mi renăştea.
Flows well
tannergerda
Entry #14387 — Discuss 0
Voting points1st2nd3rd
143 x41 x20
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.882.74 (26 ratings)3.02 (26 ratings)
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  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
Ascultând cântecele ce corul le cânta
Flows well
TRAD Melina
Entry #14522 — Discuss 0
Voting points1st2nd3rd
81 x42 x20
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.822.56 (25 ratings)3.09 (24 ratings)
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Entry #14669 — Discuss 0
Voting points1st2nd3rd
1001 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.572.45 (25 ratings)2.69 (25 ratings)
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