Azra

Who sings thinks no evil

Since it’s Azra, this must be Trpanj. They go together so well. And yet, only the latitude matches.
“Who is singing over there” by Azra / Azra: Tko to tamo pjeva 

Translated by Manja Maksimovič

where do we go from here
compatriot
crowned heads stick out from the sand
where do we go from here
compatriot
crowned heads stick out from the sand
what are they doing?
farting into dust

kamo dalje
rođače
iz pijeska vire krunisane glave
kamo dalje
rođače
iz pijeska vire krunisane glave
što to rade
prde u prašinu

i have a feeling
compatriot
that standard has turned the people sour
they eat shit and daydream

čini mi se
rođače
da je standard pokvario ljude
jedu govna i sanjare

it will improve
compatriot
take off the medals and fill up the halls
the trophy street has run out of steam

bit će bolje
rođače
skini medalje i napuni sale
ulici trofeja ponestaje snage

abandoned girls
junkies and harlots
count on you

ostavljene djevojke
narkomani i bludnice
uzdaju se u tebe

Not my Balkan.

armoured boats
were taking you to all four sides
you were truly consistent

blindirani brodovi
vozili te na četiri strane
zbilja si bio dosljedan

and so generous
compatriot:
managing other people’s pain
is no small fucking feat

i velikodušan
rođače
raspolagati tuđom mukom
nije mala zajebancija

it will improve
compatriot
take off the medals and fill up the halls
the trophy street has run out of steam

bit će bolje
rođače
skini medalje i napuni sale
ulici trofeja ponestaje snage

abandoned girls
junkies and harlots
count on you

ostavljene djevojke
narkomani i bludnice
uzdaju se u tebe

Not my monkeys. Isola del Giglio. Photo: MM

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Pay attention to the last thing

 

(This is a cover by some happy Serbians who I don’t know but like very much, it’s just hard to get Azra originals online; the translation below is by Manja Maksimovič on the spot.)

Azra: Obrati pažnju na poslednju stvar / Pay attention to the last thing

pay attention to the last thing
and lie here by my side
forget all that you know
relax now
don’t waste your time
i love you
i love to guess your dreams
and i don’t understand why you are bothered
don’t you worry about it

pay attention to the last thing
and you’ll remember it for a long time
have another drag
breathe in the will to travel
and take my hand
i love you
i love to guess your dreams
and i don’t understand why you are bothered
don’t you worry about it

pay attention to the last thing
keep me inside you
i feel like i’m wandering through the terraces of mind
something is splitting inside me
i love you
i love to guess your dreams
and i don’t understand why you are bothered
don’t you worry about it

 

Obrati pažnju na posljednju stvar
I legni tu kraj mene
Zaboravi na sve što znaš
Opusti se sad
Ne trači svoje vrijeme
Ja te volim
Volim da ti pogađam sne
I ne razumijem zašto te smeta
Ne mari za to

Obrati pažnju na posljednju stvar
I sjećat ćeš se dugo
Povuci još dim
Udahni volju za put
I uzmi moju ruku
Ja te volim
Volim da ti pogađam sne
I ne razumijem zašto te smeta
Ne mari za to

Obrati pažnju na posljednju stvar
Zadrži me u sebi
Osjećam da lutam kroz terase svijesti
Nešto se u meni dijeli
Ja te volim
Volim da ti pogađam sne
I ne razumijem zašto te smeta
Ne mari za to