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Bløf - Dancing at the seaside
Lyrics and music: Paskal Jakobsen and Peter Slager
(2000)

Bløf - Dansen aan zee
Tekst en muziek: Paskal Jakobsen en Peter Slager
(2000)


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Dutch song Bløf - Dansen aan zee
with lyrics, music, video and English translation songtext


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

My ship will soon arrive
I'm watching from the beach
Writing in the sand
I won't do that anymore
'Cause the letters of your name
Won't last long here in the sand

Daar komt mijn schip al aan
Ik kijk vanaf het strand
Schrijven in het zand
Is voor mij nu wel gedaan
Want de letters van je naam
Blijven in het zand niet staan


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

But the laws we have on land
Don't apply at open sea
So I take your name with me
Grant me a goodbye
And forgive me that I'm counting
All our steps out loud

Maar de wetten van het land
Gelden niet op volle zee
Dus ik neem je naam maar mee
Gun me een vaarwel
En vergeef me dat ik hardop
Alle passen tel


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

Let's dance together, my sweetheart
Here on the beach
Let's dance together, my sweetheart
Here on the beach
A farewell waltz at the water line
Here on the beach
One is for your tears
Two is for my tears
Three we will disappear
Behind the horizon

Laten we dansen, m'n liefste
Dansen aan zee
Laten we dansen, m'n liefste
Dansen aan zee
Een afscheidswals aan de waterlijn
Dansen aan zee
Eén voor je tranen
Twee voor de mijne
Drie voor de horizon
Waaraan we verdwijnen


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

You always knew me well
Waving with my coat
My arms were empty wide
Shouting silent from my heart
Increasingly longing
To your warm and tender cheek

Jij wist wel wie ik was
Zwaaiend met mijn jas
Mijn armen wijd en leeg
En een hart dat schreeuwend zweeg
Dat steeds meer verlangde
Naar de warmte van je wang


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

Let's dance together, my sweetheart
Here on the beach
Let's dance together, my sweetheart
Here on the beach
A farewell waltz at the water line
Here on the beach
One is for your tears
Two is for my tears
Three we will disappear
Behind the horizon

Laten we dansen, m'n liefste
Dansen aan zee
Laten we dansen, m'n liefste
Dansen aan zee
Een afscheidswals aan de waterlijn
Dansen aan zee
Eén voor je tranen
Twee voor de mijne
Drie voor de horizon
Waaraan we verdwijnen


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

Say it was nothing
And say I was dreaming
Tell me I'm crazy
Tell me straight that I was dreaming
Say I was stupid
But it was not a dream

Zeg dat het niets was
En zeg dat ik droomde
Zeg dat ik gek was
Durf te zeggen dat ik droomde
Zeg dat ik dom was
Maar dromen deed ik niet


picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation

Let's dance together, my sweetheart
Here on the beach
Let's dance together, my sweetheart
Here on the beach
A farewell waltz at the water line
Here on the beach
One is for your tears
Two is for my tears
Three we will disappear
Behind the horizon

Laten we dansen, m'n liefste
Dansen aan zee
Laten we dansen, m'n liefste
Dansen aan zee
Een afscheidswals aan de waterlijn
Dansen aan zee
Eén voor je tranen
Twee voor de mijne
Drie voor de horizon
Waaraan we verdwijnen



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picture garland guirlande symbol of dutch song translated English translation



Bløf (1992) (pronunciation: 'bluf', then meaning 'bluff', 'bragging') is a Dutch band from the province Zeeland, playing pop and rock music. Regular band members are Paskal Jakobsen (singer), Peter Slager and Bas Kennis.

From 2006 onward they organise a pop festival at the Brouwersdam in Zeeland: Concert at sea. It started as a free concert, only by Bløf, but no less than 40.000 people came to listen. Because of this success, it became an annual festival, lasting two days, with every year another line up. With up to 70.000 visitors, it's the biggest commercial event in Zeeland. The Brouwersdam is part of the Delta Works (protecting the low land of the Rhine-Meuse delta against the sea).

blof album hoes watermakers         concert at sea brouwersdam luchtfoto         blof groepsfoto aan zee in 2017

Bløf released over 25 albums. Well-known songs are 'Love from London'/'Liefs uit Londen' (1998), 'At the coast'/'Aan de kust' (1998), 'What would you do'/'Wat zou je doen' (1998), 'Closer than ever'/'Dichterbij dan ooit' (2001), 'Proposal without rings'/'Aanzoek zonder ringen' (2006) and 'Everything is love'/'Alles is liefde' (2007).

The above song 'Dancing at the seaside'/'Dansen aan zee' (2000) was in the National Hit Parade Top 40 for twelve weeks. It is still every year voted into the Top 2000 (traditionally broadcasted on the radio during the last week of the year). No less than 23 of their songs have been voted into this list over the years, among which all above mentioned songs.

The band is sometimes criticised for lyrics that are hard to understand or even incomprehensible. In above song, a sailor says farewell to his beloved. They dance a goodbye dance, a waltz, on the beach. In the refrain he counts their steps out loud (one, two, three) and gives them meaning: one is for her tears, two is for his tears and three is for disappearing on the horizon. So every step brings them closer to their seperation.

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