EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. ME WISH WE CAN LIVE FOREVER
MELT MERGE-WITH SUN
MELT MERGE-WITH SUN.
TIME CAN CHANGE YOU.
IF YOU LET PRESSURE INFLUENCE,
LET PRESSURE INFLUENCE.
Refrain: ||: SOME-DAY HAVE,
SOMEDAY HAVE LIGHT.
SOMEDAY HAVE LIGHT. :||
2. ME FOOL-AROUND, GET-AROUND
ME GROW-UP, ALL-ALONG.
SOME LABEL ME FREE,
SOME LABEL ME WILD. Refrain
3. (role play Jesus) ALLOW MY LOVE SEND WARMTH,
ALL YOUR TEARS DISSOLVE DRY.
DON'T FEAR. WHY? ME GO-WITH YOU.
(role play end) ME WILL NOT FEAR, NOT FEAR. WHY? YOU-lf WITH ME HERE. Refrain
Notes: MERGE-WITH - MAINSTREAM.
The signs between "||:" and ":||" are to be repeated.
SOMEDAY - WILL/FUTURE but fingers wg as the hand moves forward.
FOOL-AROUND - , PO down, FO away, moves in a wavey pattern as it passes under NDH [B], PO down, FO away.
GET-AROUND - (2h), POs > signer, circle around each other while both hands move > DS.
ALL-ALONG - (2h), POs down, FOs away, fingers run up the chest somewhat slowly on DS until POs are > signer, and FOs are up. Also the tongue - shuttled from side to side.
LABEL - [H] moves palmar side of FTs across palm of NDH [B], PO away, FO up, as if applying a label.
WILD - (2h), POs down, FOs ><, start at temples and alt. spiral outwards.
DON'T - (2h)[B], POs down, cross at wrists, then uncross moving horizontally and emphatically. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - don't.
FEAR - (2h), POs away, FOs up, hands are held far from body and move back to body in a wavy pattern.
YOU - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
1. I wish we could live forever,
Then melt into the sun,
Melt into the sun.
Time is gonna change you,
Once it gets you on the run,
Gets you on the run.
Refrain: ||: There will be
There will be
There will be a light
There will be a light. :||
2. I've been running
Ever since I was a child.
Some call it free,
And some call it wild. Refrain
3. Let the warmth of my love,
Dry away all your tears.
Fear not for I am with you.
I will fear not - fear not - with you here. Refrain
To hear a performance of this song, go to Ben Harper - There will be a light - Rome Palalottomatica.