Tijdens een van mijn speurtochten op het Internet kwam ik terecht op deze website. Het is een enorme databank met enerzijds, en naar het anderzijds. Uit een hele resem voorbeelden blijkt hoe moeilijk het is om te vertalen. Niet alleen moet er rekening gehouden worden met en gevoel maar ook met het dat zo goed als onmogelijk is om te herhalen in de .

Bovendien hebben songteksten vaak een dubbele bodem, een extra betekenis die in de brontekst al niet door iedereen begrepen wordt, en dan wordt het pas echt onmogelijk om de volledige inhoud weer te geven in een andere taal. We kunnen dit soort vertalingen dan ook het best vergelijken met de vertaling van poëzie, een exclusief ambacht dat slechts voor enkelen is weggelegd.

Deze website is natuurlijk meer op ontspanning gericht dan academische analyse, en slaagt dan ook enigszins in zijn opzet. U kan er een aangenaam moment beleven door op zoek te gaan naar een (poging tot) vertaling van uw favoriete anderstalige liedjes.

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  1. hoi schreef:

    (Jan Smit)
    Perhaps love is like a resting place
    A shelter from the storm
    It exists to give you comfort
    It is there to keep you warm
    And in those times of trouble
    When you are most alone
    The memory of love will bring you home

    (Paul de Leeuw)
    Perhaps love is like a window
    Perhaps an open door
    It invites you to come closer
    It wants to show you more
    And even if you lose yourself
    And don’t know what to do
    The memory of love will see you through

    (Jan Smit)
    Love to some is like a cloud
    To some as strong as steel
    For some a way of living
    For some a way to feel

    (Paul de Leeuw)
    And some say love is holding on
    And some say letting go
    And some say love is everything
    And some say they don’t know

    (Samen)
    Perhaps love is like the ocean
    Full of conflict, full of chains
    Like a fire when it’s cold outside
    Thunder when it rains
    If I should live forever
    And all my dreams come true
    My memories of love will be of you

    (Paul de Leeuw)
    And some say love is holding on
    And some say letting go

    (Jan Smit)
    And some say love is everything

    (Samen)
    And some say they don’t know
    Perhaps love is like the ocean
    Full of conflict, full of changes
    Like a fire when it’s cold outside
    Or thunder when it rains
    If I should live forever
    And all my dreams come true
    My memories of love will be of you

  2. Taylor Swift schreef:

    You’re on the phone with your girlfriend,
    She’s upset
    She’s going off about something that you said
    She doesn’t get your humor like I do

    I’m in the room,
    its a typical Tuesday night
    I’m listening to the kind of music
    she doesn’t like
    And she’ll never know your story like I do

    But she wears short skirts,
    I wear t-shirts
    She’s cheer captain
    and I’m on the bleachers
    Dreaming bout the day
    when you’ll wake up and find
    That what you’re looking for
    has been here the whole time

    If you could see that I’m the one
    who understands you
    Been here all along
    so why can’t you see?
    You belong with me
    You belong with me

    Walking the streets
    with you in your worn out jeans
    I cant help
    thinking this is how it ought to be
    Laughing on the park bench thinking to myself
    Hey isn’t this easy?

    And you’ve got a smile
    that could light up this whole town
    I haven’t seen it in awhile,
    since she brought you down
    You say you find I know you better than that
    Whatcha doing with a girl like that?

    She wears high heels,
    I wear sneakers
    She’s cheer captain
    and I’m on the bleachers
    Dreaming bout the day
    when you’ll wake up and find
    That what you’re looking for
    has been here the whole time

    If you could see that I’m the one
    who understands you
    Been here all along
    so why can’t you see?
    You belong with me

    Standing by, waiting at your back door
    All this time how could you not know that?
    You belong with me
    You belong with me

    Oh I remember you driving to my house
    in the middle of the night
    I’m the one who makes you laugh
    when you know you’re about to cry
    I know your favorite songs
    and you tell me about your dreams
    I think I know where you belong
    I think I know it’s right with me

    Can’t you see that
    I’m the one who understand you?
    Been here all along
    so why can’t you see?
    You belong with me

    Standing by or waiting at your back door
    All this time how could you not know that
    You belong with me
    You belong with me

    Have you ever thought just maybe
    You belong with me
    You belong with me