Favourite Music Thursday – Toe vind ek jou

Of

Gunsteling musiek Donderdag – Toe vind ek jou

This week’s song is an Afrikaans one called “Toe vind ek jou” (Then I found you). The duet is by Francois van Coke and Karen Zoid and the song is absolutely beautiful.

*

Hierdie week se liedjie is “Toe vind ek jou“, ‘n pragtige duet deur Francois van Coke en Karen Zoid.

 

Koop die liedjie op iTunes/Buy the song on iTunes

Here’s the translated lyrics with the original Afrikaans below.

 

I lay down my weapons

Tonight, for the first time,

I see myself in your eyes

I’ve lost this war

I stare at the blood on my hands

I know I’ve changed

You think I’m just talking again

I love you

I swear

No pretence

No control

Outside voices are laughing loudly

Friends saying goodbye

See you later

Everyone finds their path

I know I must do the same, my treasure

Hey, my sweet,

Hey, my baby (English is used here)

You’re my refuge

I never want to make you cry

You’re my song

You’re my melody

We have a dog

We have a little house

I’ve given enough

I’ve shouted enough

I learned a long time ago

But still I tried

Flee like a traitor

From that which is holding me

There were monsters in the dark

Then I found you

I swear

No pretence

No control.

 

Ek lê my wapens neer
Vanaand vir die eerste keer
Sien ek myself in jou oë
Ek het hierdie oorlog verloor
Ek staar na die bloed op my hande
Ek weet ek het verander
Jy dink ek praat net weer
Ek het jou lief
Ek sweer

Geen pretensie
Geen beheer

Buite die stemme wat skater
Vriende wat groet
Sien jou later
Elkeen vind sy pad
Ek weet ek moet ook my skat

Hey, my sweet
Hey, my baby
Jy’s my toevlug
Wil jou nooit laat huil nie
Jy’s my lied
Jy’s my wysie
Ons het ’n hond
Ons het ’n huisie

Ek het genoeg gegee
Ek het genoeg geskree
Ek het lankal terug geleer
Maar nog steeds het ek probeer
Vlug soos ’n verraaier
Van dit wat my vashou
Daar was monsters in die donker
Toe vind ek jou
Ek sweer

Geen pretensie

Geen beheer

Lyrics: Karen Zoid & Francois van Coke
Music: Van Coke / Zoid / Kossew

Lyrics via www.francoisvancoke.co.za

(Translation by me)

 



Categories: Music

Tags: , , , , , ,

2 replies

  1. I think this is the first song I’ve heard in that language. Good selection.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Richard's Blog

A quiet corner to talk about my varied thoughts.

Tammy's Reading/Writing Life

A mother, wife, writer, teacher, coach, book fairy, and runner that has random thoughts about lots of topics!

The Official Blog of Horror and Fantasy Writer Lionel Ray Green

"Life is horror and fantasy, not necessarily in that order."

Thoughts of a Bored Writer

My writing. Mostly.

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

READER - WRITER - RESOURCES - & MORE

Hersenspinsel

Afrikaanse fiksie deur Carin Marais

irevuo

art. popular since 10,000 BC

Travel With Nano B.

Travel | Food | Lifestyle

KRISTINA STANLEY

Best-selling Author of the Stone Mountain Mystery Series

Quiet Water Craft

Official crafty blog for my Quiet Water Craft Etsy shop

Julia's Creative Year

my year of trying to be more creative in different ways

Confessions of a Readaholic

Book Reviews | IAuhor nterviews | EST 2013

Art of Shaima

Fantasy Art and Illustration

Jo-Creates

Knit one, Crochet too, then go make something to eat!

whit::knits

(and crochets, and stitches, and is otherwise generally crafty)

Discover

A daily selection of the best content published on WordPress, collected for you by humans who love to read.

Flash-365

Oh! Take a shit, read a story. - My Mother on flash fiction

Down the Crafting Rabbit Hole

Take a tumble down the crafting rabbit hole, you never know what you'll find.

The Not So Romeo & Juliet Story

love, life, hate, adventures, problems

%d bloggers like this: