There are some things money can’t buy…for everything else there’s Gustav!

Gustav aka 'Johnny Snygge"

My fabtronic friend Gustav – who hosted Yoda and myself for 10 days in Sweden recently – has always been generous when it comes to helping out with translating things from Swedish into English. His father began exposing him to the English language from the age of 2 and then, of course, all Swedish children begin to do English lessons from a very young age in school. Needless to say Gustav’s English is second to none and he’s a fast translator.

Gustav and I have been friends for over 12 years now. It seems like a lifetime actually. He’s one of the best things that’s ever happened to my life. And I’ve been missing him for the last couple of weeks since I returned to Australia. I dropped him a quick email last night – spurred on by the news that Nanne has a new single – Otacksamhet. He’s the world’s biggest Nanne fan and he got me into her over a decade ago.

As a result of that email and Gustav’s generosity, I now have the complete translation to Otacksamhet!

Tack så mycket min speciella vän!

Thank you Gustav – you’re the best!!!!!!

Otacksamhet (Ungratefulness / Ingratitude)

I look good, I’m thin and totally perfect
I only eat salmon and unsaturated fat
A glass of red wine and dark chocolate
Drinking tea from green leaves

I go out almost every day
Standing in the same fucking bar
In the end I’m the only one left
Still can’t find a man

Ungratefulness (Ingratitude)
Ungratefulness (Ingratitude)
I’ve been out to every discotheque
No one asks me to dance
No one’s looking at me
Why can’t they see what they’re missing!

Ungratefulness (Ingratitude) – oooh
Ungratefulness (Ingratitude) – oooh

I’ve redone my apartment
Given to charity
I walk proud in a Gay parade
Sing my best at a karaoke bar
But what does all of that matter?
Give me chips and a coco-ball
Cause they don’t get anything
And I turn in to a whining bitch

Ungratefulness (Ingratitude)
Ungratefulness (Ingratitude)
I’ve been out to every discotheque
No one asks me to dance
No one’s looking at me
Why can’t they see what they’re missing!

Mirror mirror on the wall
Tell me who is the fairest in the land
No, skip that. I already know who it is

Went to a good clinic
Got my boobs done with plastic
Got a good package deal
So I fixed my lips with botox
That the swelling will go down is sad
Right now I look like a stupid fish
Yes, now I look like shit
I can’t even go out

Ungratefulness (Ingratitude)
Ungratefulness (Ingratitude)
I’ve been out to every discotheque
No one asks me to dance
No one’s looking at me
Why can’t they see what they’re missing!

Ungratefulness (Ingratitude)
Ungratefulness (Ingratitude)
I’ve been out to every discotheque
No one asks me to dance
No one’s looking at me
Why can’t they see what they’re missing!

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4 Comments

  1. GUSTAV!

    You sound like a wonderful person!

    • Yep you got that right, he sure is!

  2. Are you talking double-entendre here, James? :-O

  3. Coco-ball? I’m sure the Swedes had a less PC word for this treat in the past?


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