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    a lyrics help

    hi,
    yet again I got a part of a song to translate, and, as usual, I'm stuck with some line, the very last one.

    "If you should ask, then maybe
    They'd tell you what I would say
    Trye colours fly in blue and black
    Blue silken sky and burning flag.
    Colours crash, collide in blood-shot eyes."

    any idea what could that mean?
    thanks in advance

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    Re: a lyrics help

    Quote Originally Posted by kamka
    hi,
    yet again I got a part of a song to translate, and, as usual, I'm stuck with a line, the very last one.

    "If you should ask, then maybe
    They'd tell you what I would say
    Trye colours fly in blue and black
    Blue silken sky and burning flag.
    Colours crash, collide in blood-shot eyes."

    any idea what that could mean?
    thanks in advance
    Well, it might be simpler than you think. Colors clash, meaning that there are colors that don't go well together or stick out very noticable. Like if I were pink pants and a brown shirt (eww). Clash and collide are synonyms here. And what observes color? The eyes! Who happen to be blood-shoot (red eyes from lack of sleep or alcohol or something else).
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    Colors CRASH kv (but the clash thing was kinda interesting though, and the "eww" was funny)

    Don't know what the song is, but based on the mention of flags, I'd think it might mean a battle.

    Colours crash, collide in blood-shot eyes.

    Colors (flags representing 2 different entities) CRASH, collide (meet and fight) (resulting) in bloodshot eyes
    I'm easily amused late at night...

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    Wow, a single letter misread can turn into a complete wrong interpretation. Oops!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    Wow, a single letter misread can turn into a complete wrong interpretation. Oops!
    Clazy, isn't it.


    I got this in a search:

    'This song is about a guy the band knew that was pretty close with, he destroyed his life on heroin, I am not sure if it killed him or not though.

    'If I could, you know I would, let it go'

    if he could, he would get off the drugs... He couldn't'


    So that line in particular is about the effects of drug use, where the drug user's world spins and crashes, their eyes go blood-shot and they faint, or die as result of an overdose.
    Please correct any Russian language mistakes I make.

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