EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
WHEN ME HEAR THUNDER,
REALIZE GOLD TIME-PERIOD END.
WE HOPE"over time" STAY YOUNG FOREVER,
BUT STRUGGLE MAKE US OLD*, EXHAUSTED.
WHEN MY SPIRIT BREAK-DOWN WORSHIP OLD IDEA #NO-GOOD
AND MY (2h)IMAGINE FAIL.
ME GO-AHEAD ANYWAY CAN. ME GO-AHEAD.
ME GO-AHEAD SAY, ME CELEBRATE TOMORROW WILL.
ME GO-AHEAD LIVE. SUPPOSE TOMORROW SCREWED-UP
AND EVERYTHING I LOVE GONE, #DO-DO?
ME APPROACH REGRET
BUT STILL ME GO-AHEAD.
CRAZY-FOR LORD, CRAZY-FOR.
Notes: THUNDER - Touch ear with index finger then (2h)[S], PO down, FO away, move antisymmetrically from side to side while mouthing "pow". For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - thunder.
TIME-PERIOD - [T], PO > NDS, FO up, travels in a vertical plane parallel to the NDH and makes contact with NDH [B], PO > DS, FO away. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Period - Time.
EXHAUSTED - TIRED + [V], PO up, FO > NDS, is drawn with effort across the palm of [B], PO up, FO away.
BREAK-DOWN - (2h)[5:] interlaced, POs ><, FTs move down while remaining interlaced so that the PO becomes down. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - break-down.
WORSHIP - NDH is clasped over DH [S] and hands circle perpendicular to the chest. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Worship.
GO-AHEAD - (2h)[B^ dot], POs ><, FOs away, move forward in a jerk.
APPROACH - (2h)[B], FOs up, DH PO away, ND is held in front of NDH and palm faces it, then both hands approach one another slightly.
REGRET - [Y] twists thumb against chin.
CRAZY-FOR - [5:], PO > singer, FO up, is shaken slightly from side to side.
When the thunder rumbles
Now the Age of Gold is dead
And the dreams we've clung to dying to stay young
Have left us parched and old instead.
When my spirit falters on decaying altars
And my illusions fail,
I go right on then. I go on again.
I go on to say I will celebrate another day...
I go on... If tomorrow tumbles
And everything I love is gone
I will face regret
All my days, and yet
I will still go on.
Lauda, Lauda, Lauda Lauda,
Lauda di da di day.