Wolf and the Owl
Poetry, Lyrics, Translations
and Musings by Alex Etchart

The Other Side of the Stream

By on Tuesday 20th March, 2012

Translated from the Motorcycle Diaries Soundtrack that won an Oscar for Jorge Drexler

 

Plunge my oar in the water,
Carrying your oar on me,
I think I see a light
On the other side of the stream,

All day been only just coping,
Little by little with the cold,
I think I see a light,
To the other bank I must row,

Above all I know,
I know that not all is lost,
So many tears, so much woe
And faith is all but the cost,
I hear a beckoning voice
Call through the frost…

Row, row, row…
Row, row, row…

On this shore of the world
What’s not shackled runs wild,
I think I see a light,
I must row against the tide,
I’m so seriously sailing,
So deep inside do I smile,
I think I see a light,
I must endure another while,

Above all I know,
I know that not all is lost,
So many tears, so much woe,
And faith is all but the cost,
I hear a beckoning voice
Call through the frost…

Row, row, row…
Row, row, row…

Plunge my oar in the water,
Carrying your oar on me,
I think I see a light
On the other side of the stream

 

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