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mchownyk
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Cosmetics / Fortitudine Vincemus
« on: November 24, 2010, 11:39:05 AM »
Can anyone translate the Latin in these two songs?  I tried some online translators but they had different results.  Also, has anyone figured out the whispered part in Cosmetics that starts at 5:27?


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Re: Cosmetics / Fortitudine Vincemus
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2010, 02:01:24 PM »
i was a russian lit major in college and studied a lot of latin along the way, and i have translated the words in "cosmetics" for your pleasure.

enjoy!

COSMETICS

We're no strangers to love
You know the rules and so do I
A full commitment's what I'm thinking of
You wouldn't get this from any other guy
I just wanna tell you how I'm feeling
Gotta make you understand

Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

(granted, this is a rough translation, but i think i have nailed the gist of it...)


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Re: Cosmetics / Fortitudine Vincemus
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2010, 05:20:20 PM »
Somebody has been RickRolled.


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Re: Cosmetics / Fortitudine Vincemus
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2010, 08:16:32 PM »
I hate you so fucking much poetryslam.  You better not ever fall asleep again.


mchownyk
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Re: Cosmetics / Fortitudine Vincemus
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2010, 03:10:36 AM »
Ahh... huh.  So that's how it is.  Man, I got enough problems in my life.  Okay, I'm out.


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Re: Cosmetics / Fortitudine Vincemus
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2010, 03:16:44 AM »
*taps poetry and mindless upside the head*

Ahh... huh.  So that's how it is.  Man, I got enough problems in my life.  Okay, I'm out.

Don't mind them, they were just playing with you.

I'm guessing they're as stumped as you are! I can't help either, I'm afraid. Only posh kids learn Latin. :)


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Re: Cosmetics / Fortitudine Vincemus
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2010, 03:21:03 PM »
@poetryslam: good one.

I've put these 2 word phrases into google, many have been found.

Cosmetics:
when all is equal
thanks to god
forever it shall last
the rest is missing (?? yeah, this translation sure sounds as if something's missing)
light and truth
error made
hand in hand
much in little (?? don't even know what that means in english)

Fortitudine:
by endurance we conquer
the worst is yet to come
many years later


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Re: Cosmetics / Fortitudine Vincemus
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2010, 09:41:49 PM »
I initially didn't like Cosmetics and now it's my favorite track on the album.