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Czech-Rock Questions

Postby EinBlauerHai » 04-Sep-07 5:07

Hi everyone!

I've recently become interested in Czech rock music (such as Lucie and Kabát). Are there any fan sites for these bands that have lyrics translated into German or English? I haven't been able to find any -- and it will be a long time before I've learned enough Czech to translate them myself :?

One other question: I found a song on YouTube that I like, but the name of the song (or the band that performs it) is not posted. Can anyone here identify it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSQw_u2g-LQ

Thanks in advance!
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Postby Alexx » 04-Sep-07 8:06

I'm at work now and have no headphones nor speakers here. But in the clip is starring Richard Krajčo, who is a frontman of a popular band "Kryštof".

Maybe it will help you.
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Postby wer » 04-Sep-07 8:22

EinBlauerHai wrote:Hi everyone!

I've recently become interested in Czech rock music (such as Lucie and Kabát). Are there any fan sites for these bands that have lyrics translated into German or English? I haven't been able to find any -- and it will be a long time before I've learned enough Czech to translate them myself :?

The official sites are www.lucie.cz and www.kabat.cz. Sorry, I did not find English nor German fan sites.

One other question: I found a song on YouTube that I like, but the name of the song (or the band that performs it) is not posted. Can anyone here identify it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSQw_u2g-LQ

Thanks in advance!

This is Lolita (Elišce) by Kryštof.
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Postby eso » 04-Sep-07 8:22

Group: Kryštof - http://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kryštof_(skupina)
Album: Magnetické pole (2001) - http://discocds.info/album.php?&aID=192 ... s&Jazyk=cs
Song: Lolita (Elišce)

Jsem vůně, kterou plaveš, když proskočím Ti srdcem
jsem hra co neuhraješ, jsem nic co zmizí v ruce
Jsem za soumraku buše její duše co Tě tak pálí
jsem otazníkem zda-li jsme už dávno neprohráli

Brány nocí, vrány křídly leští háv
noc je symfonie a hvězdy střepy z krás

Jsem tři trubky jeden buben
jsem vesmír co Ti ladí
jsem 1. červen když je duben
a ostří co Tě hladí
Jsem vůně, která sviští
když proskočím Ti srdcem
jsi mé světlo na jevišti
já Tvým posledním hercem

Brány noci, vrány křídly leští háv
noc je symfonie a hvězdy střepy z krás
Brány z písku, brání světlům někde v nás
den je tvoje vina a Nabokova hráz
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Postby Alexx » 04-Sep-07 9:45

But translating into english is quite a challenge.
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Postby EinBlauerHai » 04-Sep-07 16:06

Thanks for the help, guys!

DjAvatar wrote:But translating into english is quite a challenge.


Do you mean that it's a challenge to translate Czech into English generally, or that this song in particular is difficult?
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Postby eso » 04-Sep-07 16:11

EinBlauerHai wrote:Thanks for the help, guys!

DjAvatar wrote:But translating into english is quite a challenge.


Do you mean that it's a challenge to translate Czech into English generally, or that this song in particular is difficult?


Specially this song, because it contains plenty of wordplays and methaphors.
When in trouble or in doubt,
run in circles scream and shout.
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Postby eso » 04-Sep-07 16:26

My attempt (I didn't make effort translate it to rhymes, of course):


I'm scent, in which you swim, when I jump trough your heart
I'm a play, which you cannot win, I'm nothing which will disappears in your hand
I 'm at twilight of bushland of her soul which burns you so much
I'm question mark whether we didn't lose already long time ago

Gates of nights, crows polish attire with their wings
night is symphony and stars are shards of beauty

I'm three trumpets and one drum
I'm universe attuned to you
I'm June 1, when there is April
and blade which fondles you

I'm scent, which swishes
when I jump through you heart
you are my light on stage
I'm your last actor

Gates of nights, crows polish attire with their wings
night is symphony and stars are shards of beauty
Gates of sand, they block the light somewhere in us.
Day is your guilt and dam of Nabokov.
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Postby EinBlauerHai » 04-Sep-07 17:19

Thanks, eso!

Those are some very poetic lyrics :)

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