Gaë Bolg – Totentanz [Translation]

一 Father, what does Death look like?
一 That, my child, no one has ever seen.
一 Tell me, does It sometimes sleep?
一 That, my child, no one has ever known.
一 How about you, does Death scare you?
一 Certainly a bit, but as you see, I’m still alive.
一 Tell me, are there some people who worship It?
一 Certainly a bit, but that’s because they don’t like life.

Death is waiting patiently
Death is waiting singing
Death is waiting sneakily
Death is waiting to corner you

Death is waiting patiently
Death is waiting singing
Death is waiting sneakily
Death is waiting to corner you

一 Tell me, what is Death doing there?
一 It’s wandering wearing its black cloth and knelling
一 Why is It dancing like this?
一 Hiding in shadows It’s waiting for a misstep.
一 Whom then, is It choosing there?
一 A baby playing carelessly.
一 Why so young?
一 Because Death also likes taking children away.

Death is waiting patiently
Death is waiting singing
Death is waiting sneakily
Death is waiting to corner you

Death is waiting patiently
Death is waiting singing
Death is waiting sneakily
Death is waiting to corner you

一 How does It make its choice?
一 No law’s leading this lucky game.
一 I’m protected, don’t you think?
一 Alas no one knows in advance who’s leaving.
一 And yourself, can you also die?
一 My child, like for everyone, my turn will come.
一 What if I pray and I believe?
一 Death doesn’t give a damn and nothing will protect you

Death is waiting patiently
Death is waiting singing
Death is waiting sneakily
Death is waiting to corner you

Death is waiting patiently
Death is waiting singing
Death is waiting sneakily
Death is waiting to corner you

一 Father, what does Death look like?
一 That, my child, no one has ever seen.
一 Tell me, does It sometimes sleep?
一 That, my child, no one has ever known.
一 How about you, does Death scare you?
一 Certainly a bit, but as you see, I’m still alive.
一 Tell me, are there some people who worship It?
一 Certainly a bit, but that’s because they don’t like life.

Death is waiting patiently
Death is waiting singing
Death is waiting sneakily
Death is waiting to corner you

Death is waiting patiently
Death is waiting singing
Death is waiting sneakily
Death is waiting to corner you


ORIGINAL SONG [FRENCH]

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