question on meaning of words

vielleicht du kann(st) hilfe mier? ich weis nicht was ist the sense of the following in Englisch. (don't know if the question is appropriate to this forum?) irgenwo -- Song title ist - Lieber Gott, lass die Sonne wieder scheinen - the following words appear in the song - wenn die Wolken die Grauen? weis? er weinen - as near as I can make out the clouds are fearful and crying (raining)? Wielen Danke!!! Donald Wilson

Hi Donald, the song title is "Dear Lord, let the sun shine again". The lyrics are: Lieber Gott, lass die Sonne wieder scheinen, für Mama, für Papa und für mich! Alle Kinder die großen und die kleinen, haben Sehnsucht nach Sonne wie ich. Wenn die Wolken, die grauen wieder weinen, ja dann wein bestimmt auch ich. Lieber Gott, lass die Sonne wieder scheinen, für Mama, für Papa und für mich! Dear Lord, let the sun shine again, for my mum, my dad and me! All children, the small ones and the big ones, are longing for the sun, just like me. When the clouds, the grey ones, cry again, then I will cry as well. Dear Lord, let the sun shine again, for my mum, my dad and me! "grauen" by itself means "to be fearful", but "grau" also means grey. "Die grauen" means "the grey ones". Crying clouds is a metaphor for rain. It's a lovely song, isn't it. :D

Don't quite know what happened to my earlier attempt to post a response to you. This is truly a very beautiful song; I can't fully express my gratitude to you for giving me the full lyrics in German, and the English translation as well. This was more that I could ever have hoped for. I prevously would sing the German lyrics, pretending that I understood them, now I do. I sensed a depth and beauty in the song that I could not previously fully appreciate. Das ist wunderschoen Wielen Danke!!! Donald Wilson

Hi Donald, you are very welcome. If you have any other songs that you need help with just let us know and post them on the forum. Enjoy! :D

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