Engel wie du (Angels Like You)  1994   DE FR EN

19. AUG 2011

 

 Singers:  Juliane Werding, Maggie Reilly, Viktor Lazlo

 Lyrics Transcription & Arrangement:  Sam C. Chan

 English Translation:  Sam C. Chan

This is one of my very early favorite German songs. It also led me to discover many other songs by the lead singer: Juliane Werding.

Compiling the lyrics for this song turned out to be quite a challenge, due to multiple irregularities:

the famous

Waterford
Crystal
Angels

It is trilingual, with overlapping & staggered parts for 3 singers. The 3 languages interleave randomly without any particular pattern. A couple of the lines were omitted and instead, replaced by an instrumental bridge.

None of the versions I found (essentially copies of each other) correctly reflects the structure of the song. There were also spelling mistakes in the French portion. So, I had to write it from scratch by listening, and make my own arrangement.

DE FR EN

weißer Atem aus den Feldern
Zeit für Traumtänzer zu fliehn
mit dem Sommer ziehst du weiter
nach irgendwohin

mmm...
les cygnes sauvages s'en vont
quelques plumes abandonnées
rien ni personne ne pourra
tuer nos rêves

Engel wie du
sind der Sonne zu nah
ein Engel wie du
kommt hier unten nicht klar

les anges comme toi
volent toujours dans la lumière
même dans les éclairs
~~~~~~~~

we were living in a daydream
shadow dancing with the sun
always searching for our rainbow
then you had gone (you had gone...)


Engel wie du
sind der Sonne zu nah
ein Engel wie du
kommt hier unten nicht klar

angel with you
I will ride on the wind
and my life will begin
~~~~~~~~

mmm... und du sagst, komm doch einfach mit
ich hab ein Haus in den Wolken

dans les nuages...
in den Wolken

Engel wie du

volent trop près du soleil
Engel wie du
ne viennent pas d'ici bas

Engel wie du
fliegen immer ins licht
bis der Himmel zerbricht

(my spirit takes flight,
ne viennent pas d'ici bas)

Engel wie du
from the dark to the light
Engel wie du
see my spirit takes flight

Engel wie du
volent toujours dans la lumière
même dans les éclairs

I will come to your heart

Engel wie du
sind der Sonne zu nah
Engel wie du
sind in Sehnsuchtsgefahr
Engel wie du
fliegen immer ins Licht
bis der Himmel zerbricht
Engel wie du...

white breath out of the fields
time for dream dancers to flee
with the summer you pull further away
to somewhere

mmm... wild swans
go away
abandoning a few feathers
nothing and no one can
kill our dreams

angels like you
are too close to the sun
an Angel like you
is not down here, clearly

angels like you
always fly into the light
even in the lightning
~~~~~~~~

we were living in a daydream
shadow dancing with the sun
always searching for our rainbow
then you had gone (you had gone...)

angels like you
are too close to the sun
an Angel like you
don't come down here, clearly

angel with you
I will ride on the wind
and my life will begin
~~~~~~~~

and you say, just come with me
I have a house in the clouds
in the clouds... ​​
in the clouds

angels like you
fly too close to the sun
Angels like you
do not come down here

angels like you
always fly into the light
till the sky breaks
(my spirit takes flight,
do not come down here)

angels like you
from the dark to the light
angels like you
see my spirit takes flight

angels like you
always fly into the light
even in the lightning
I will come to your heart

angels like you
are close to the sun
angels like you
are in danger of longing
angels like you
always fly into the light
breaking up the sky
angels like you...


 

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