Please explain me.

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Re: Please explain me.

Postby Perceptor » 2017-03-08, 12:37

Hi. I have another question for you :) There's the link of the one fragment from some film. I had tried to make these words out but couldn't do it. What can you tell me about that? Here's the video

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Re: Please explain me.

Postby linguoboy » 2017-03-08, 14:36

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Re: Please explain to me.

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-03-10, 5:45

linguoboy wrote:
Perceptor wrote:I found it in a Onerepublic's song "Secrets'. I took that fragment from this song's part:
"This time don't need another perfect lie
Don't care if critics ever jump in line
I'm gonna give all my secrets away"

Hmm...maybe he means "fall into line"? That's a metaphor from Army service, where it means to line up shoulder to shoulder for inspection. The line is supposed to be perfectly straight, so it used in extended sense to mean "share the same opinion". Cf. "toe the line".

Other interpretations, anyone?

Maybe it means something like "I don't care if critics ever jump on the opportunity to criticize me one after the other."

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Re: Please explain me.

Postby Perceptor » 2017-11-22, 8:43

Thank you! I need another help with this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLJ-TaubR48
There's one beautiful song but i couldn't find anything about it (i mean the text or smth else. Only performers and the title). I assumed an exemplary option of this text. May you listen to it and correct any mistakes that you can find?) Thanks.

My option:
It's an empty space that stands beside me now
Am i looking for someone that I just can’t find
Cause all i do is think about you now
It got as lonely without you - as I travel tonight
It's been too long to live this way,
I can't help, but just count down the days
Till I'm there with you, coming back to you
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So baby leave the light on
To help me find my way home
When I'm half a world away
And when the darkest spark was gone
So baby leave the light on
To lead me to your door
You were guarding light for my return
To find the place where I belong
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The loneliness lays heavy as I drive
I'm thinking only of someone
And that someone is you
So that endless rod that leads me to your side
Won't break me this evening
Cause I'm gonna get through
I hear your voice calling me back home
I can't rest knowing you're alone
Till I'm there with you
Coming back to you

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Re: Please explain me.

Postby LifeDeath » 2017-11-23, 6:11

I already asked about one sentence but then removed it cause you said you were going to ask about the whole song, huh.

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Re: Please explain me.

Postby Perceptor » 2017-12-12, 18:13

it seems i found 2 mistakes on that: "Am i looking for someone that I just can’t find keep in mind" and "when the darkest spark was is gone". May you tell me something about it?

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Re: Please explain me.

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-02-02, 5:22

You're better at understanding song lyrics in English than I am. :P I think "am I looking for someone that I just can't find" is right. "Just keep in mind" doesn't really make sense in this context; that would mean "just remember."
vijayjohn wrote:
linguoboy wrote:
Perceptor wrote:I found it in a Onerepublic's song "Secrets'. I took that fragment from this song's part:
"This time don't need another perfect lie
Don't care if critics ever jump in line
I'm gonna give all my secrets away"

Hmm...maybe he means "fall into line"? That's a metaphor from Army service, where it means to line up shoulder to shoulder for inspection. The line is supposed to be perfectly straight, so it used in extended sense to mean "share the same opinion". Cf. "toe the line".

Other interpretations, anyone?

Maybe it means something like "I don't care if critics ever jump on the opportunity to criticize me one after the other."

Another interpretation I thought of, closer to what linguoboy said, was something like: "I don't care if critics ever rush to support me."
Perceptor wrote:Thank you! I need another help

"Help" isn't countable in English, so you'd have to say something like "I need (some) help again..."
with this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLJ-TaubR48
There's one It's a beautiful song, but i I couldn't find anything about it

Remember that the word "I" is always capitalized in English. I think I might say "find anything related to it" (rather than "find anything about it"), but I don't think "about" is necessarily wrong per se.
(i I mean the text lyrics or smth anything else. Only performers and the title).

I'd rewrite what you wrote like this:

"I couldn't find anything related to it (I mean the lyrics or anything else), only the (names of the) performers and the title."
I assumed an exemplary option of this text.

I'm not sure what you mean by this. Maybe you mean "I tried to write out the lyrics"?
May Could you listen to it and correct any mistakes that you can find?) Thanks.

Asking a question that begins with "may" usually implies that you're asking for permission to do something AFAICT, but here, you're asking for a favor instead. "Could" would be more appropriate here ("can" also works but is slightly less polite/more informal).
My option:

"Option" doesn't work here. I'd say "attempt."
So baby leave the light on

Considering that the title of the song is "Leave a light on," I think it might actually be "So baby, leave a light on." :P
So that this endless road that leads me to your side

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Re: Please explain me.

Postby Perceptor » 2018-02-09, 16:12

Thanks. I listened to another song and I heard a strange sentence. "If I am knowing what you did", is it correct? "Knowing"? Is it correct in progressive? Maybe I heard it wrong. Could you tell me what it is in this song at 1:55?
https://youtu.be/cu6HS0RvtPo

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Re: Please explain me.

Postby Dormouse559 » 2018-02-09, 17:10

You misheard him. He's saying, "without knowing what you did".
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Re: Please explain me.

Postby Perceptor » 2018-02-16, 19:18

Could you also help me. The phrase at 2:15 in the same song. I hear "if you run this with yourself". Correct? What does it mean?


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