Santiano - Die letzte Fahrt (English translation)

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English translation

The last journey

We are by your side.
We return you to the sea
It will take you
 
and see you on your way.
We are thankful for the years
you gave us.
Today you're taking your place
among our ancestors.
All stand at the ready for a honour guard.
May the fire glow
be your light in darkness.
We set fire to your boat.
Your soul is now free.
 
For the North Star beckons a true friend.
It calls you home.
The last journey
into the light.
Your days come to an end, but your life remains.
Take our farewells as an escort.
Your path with us is not over.
Your heart becomes free
and your sky clear.
Tough you're far away now, you're still close to us.
The last journey.
You remain our friend and comrade.
You're going in advance where we'll all go one day.
 
You made us what we are today
and we say goodbye in silence.
In a fiery blaze
your soul finds its way up.
The way home.
The last journey
into the light.
Your days come to an end, but your life remains.
 
Take our farewells as an escort.
Your path with us is not over.
Your heart becomes free
and your sky clear.
Tough you're far away now, you're still close to us.
The last journey.
You remain our friend and comrade.
The last journey
into the light.
Your days come to an end, but your life remains.
Take our farewells as an escort.
Your path with us is not over.
Your heart becomes free
 
and your sky clear.
Tough you're far away now, you're still close to us.
The last journey.
You remain our friend and comrade.
 
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Submitted by petit élève on Wed, 27/06/2018 - 04:09
Added in reply to request by haydee
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Die letzte Fahrt

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