Translator

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"Translator"
Translator cover
Unreleased b-side by The Rentals
Recorded 1998-1999 at Matrix Studios (London), Drive By Studios (Los Angeles)
Length 4:03
Writer(s) Matt Sharp
Producer The Rentals
Status Officially released

"Translator" is a song written and demoed by the Rentals.

Overview

"Translator" was fully recorded and mixed during the sessions for Seven More Minutes. The song was never released, but is believed to have been planned as a b-side. The song leaked online sometime after the album's release[1], and later appeared (along with an early mix and an outtake) on the Little Russell Street compilation.

Personnel

Final mix

Audio

Lyrics

My translator, my pharmacist, my analyst
Waits for the day to fade in a dark café
She'd talk about her theories, her philosophies
Of how we should live our lives and how I messed up mine

My translator, my publicist, my amorist
Repeating every phrase, every word I say
She mediates all of my relationships
But she ain't no supporting actress

My connection with the passionate world
Where I'd never been, she lets me in
And she guides me through the ???
I follow her everywhere
She don't care

Translator
Knows what I need
She talk for me
Translator
Knows what to say
She'll lead the way
Into the passionate world
One phrase behind my girl

My translator, my optimist, my catalyst
Don't need no master plan
Don't need no money, man
She says we don't need all those things I think we need
She's inspiring and I am listening

My connection with the passionate world
Where I'd never been, she lets me in
And she guides me through the ???
I follow her everywhere
She don't care

Translator
Knows what I need
She talk for me
Translator
Knows what to say
She'll lead the way
Into the passionate world
One phrase behind my girl

She says she has to go
She can't stay long
Her family needs her back home
She has to leave
She can't help me
With what to say
She goes away

Translator
Knows what I need
She talk for me
Translator
Knows what to say
She'll lead the way
Into the passionate world
One phrase behind my girl
Into the passionate world
One phrase behind my girl
Into the passionate world
With my translator
One phrase behind my girl
With my translator
She's my translator
She's my translator
She's my translator

Early version lyrics

My interpreter, my pharmacist, my analyst
Waits for the day to fade in some dark café
She'd talk about her theories and philosophies
Of how we should live our lives, she puts me back in line

She's amused and confused by my silence
But it's inspiring when I'm listening
She says we don't need all those things we think we need
Don't need no master plan
Don't need no money, man

My connection with the passionate world
Where I'd never been, she lets me in
And she guides me through the ???
I follow her everywhere
She don't care

Translator
Speaks for me
When I'm in need
Shows me a freedom
I've never seen
That I'm missing
I'm living through her
My translator

She's the only one who ever understands me
Interprets every phrase, every word I say
She's in the middle of all of my relationships
She says she feels like a supporting actress

My connection with the passionate world
Where I'd never been, she lets me in
And she guides me through the ???
I follow her everywhere
She don't care

Translator
Speaks for me
When I'm in need
Shows me a freedom
I've never seen
That I'm missing
I'm living through her
My translator

She says she has to go
She can't stay long
Her family needs her back home
She has to leave
She can't help me
With what to say
She goes away

Translator
Don't leave me now
I'm learning how
To find the freedom
That's evaded me
That I'm missing
Oh, my sweet little girl
Oh, what am I to say once you go away?
Yeah, what am I to do
How do I find the way without you?
Into the passionate world
With my translator
Into the passionate world
With my translator
Into the passionate world
My translator

See also