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    Yesterday

    Can somebody please check for errors?
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    Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away
    Now it looks as though they’re here to stay
    Oh, I believe in yesterday.

    Вчера, все мои неприятности казались так далеко
    Теперь кажется как если бы они здесь остаться
    Ах, я верю во вчера.

    Suddenly, I’m not half the man I used to be,
    There’s a shadow hanging over me.
    Oh, yesterday came suddenly.

    вдруг, я - не половина мужчины, которым я был,
    Есть тень, висит по мне.
    Ах, вчера прибыл внезапно.

    Why she had to go I don’t know she wouldn’t say.
    I said something wrong, now I long for yesterday.

    Почему она должна была идти, я не знаю, что она не сказала бы.
    Я сказал что-то не так, теперь я тоскую вчера.

    Yesterday, love was such an easy game to play.
    Now I need a place to hide away.
    Oh, I believe in yesterday.

    Вчера, любовь была такой легкой игрой, чтобы играть.
    Теперь мне нужно далеко месте чтобы скрыться.
    Ах, я верю во вчера.
    Какая разница, умереть богатым или бедным?

    Какой толк от богатства если ты не счастлив.

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    Nice song Kwattts did you write that?
    Let me be a free man, free to travel, free to stop, free to work, free to trade where I choose, free to choose my own teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers, free to talk, think and act for myself. - Chief Joseph, Nez Perce

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    This song was sung by the "The Beatles".
    It was one of my favorite songs when I was a kid.
    Anyway, do you see any mistakes?
    Какая разница, умереть богатым или бедным?

    Какой толк от богатства если ты не счастлив.

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    Re: Yesterday

    It's a good translation, there are just a few quite unavoidable things. Mostly prepositions.

    Now it looks as though they’re here to stay

    here to do smth - "чтобы сделать что-то" "собираться/намереваться сделать что-то"
    Теперь, похоже, они здесь намерены остаться (= они здесь чтобы остаться)

    There’s a shadow hanging over me.
    Oh, yesterday came suddenly.


    over=над, сверху
    "тень висит надо мной"

    When you are talking about seasons or times use the verb "наставать" -
    Вчера настало внезапно

    Why she had to go I don’t know she wouldn’t say.
    I said something wrong, now I long for yesterday.


    "she wouldn't say" here means "она не захотела сказать"
    "to long for yesterday" = "тосковать по вчера"

    Now I need a place to hide away.
    "I need a place to hide away" = just "место, чтобы спрятаться", no need to translate "away" as an independent word.
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    Anyway, it's a complicated poetic language, difficult to translate literally.
    Find your inner Bart!

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    Re: Yesterday

    вдруг, я - не половина мужчины, которым я был,
    я даже наполовину не тот, кем был раньше

    Why she had to go

    Почему она должна была идти....
    I would say: Почему же она все-таки ушла...
    I said something wrong, now I long for yesterday.
    Another variant of this line: Я сказал что-то не то и теперь я мечтаю снова вернуться во вчера.

    Вчера, любовь была такой легкой игрой, чтобы играть.
    Вчера в любовь было так легко играть
    "Happy new year, happy new year
    May we all have a vision now and then
    Of a world where every neighbour is a friend"

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