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  • Verdronken Vlinder lyrics translation

    9 Ene 2008, 23:56 de HHC

    This is the English translation of the lyrics of 'Verdronken Vlinder' on the 'Hymns of Descending'-album by dutch artist 'Cultus'.

    Original lyrics written by L.Nijgh, performed by Boudewijn de Groot.


    Drowned Butterfly.

    Thus to die on the water with your wings made of paper,
    floating about, after flying in the clouds you're floating here
    with your colours that fade without searching without asking
    finally lay down to rest forever and the flowers that you cherished
    odours that you knew, everything you can forget now
    on the water you lull back and forth
    Thus to die on the water with your wings made of paper.

    As a butterfly that should be able to fly up into the blue sky
    as a butterfly always free and on the run for life itself
    I wish to die on the water, but that's a care for later
    I want to fly now like a butterfly and lull on the leafs of the flowers
    But I can't reach that high, so I fly only in my dreams
    Always I'm on the run for life
    As a butterfly that should be able to fly up into the blue sky