Muttersprachler David Fermer erklärt, worum es in „I Will Love You Monday“ geht. Wer auf das Bild links klickt, bekommt den Text auch von ihm vorgelesen:
Every year at the beginning of December, the music scene starts asking the big question: which song will be at the top of the charts at Christmas time? This Christmas, the Number One spot in Germany was taken by a surprise newcomer: Aura Dione, a 24 year-old Danish singer-songwriter. Her song "I Will Love You Monday" is the perfect song for learning English. Not only is it made up of short, clear sentences, the lyrics are also repeated four times. The song tells the story of a romantic relationship in fast forward, listing the days of the week and what big events happen each day.
As the title says, the speedy romance begins on Monday when two people fall in love. Things go quickly from good to bad, because by the next day "you will hurt me Tuesday". Bad goes to positively tragic 48 hours later when "I will kill you Thursday". This murderous act, however, will only happen "if you don't stop me Wednesday". Fortunately for the young couple, the murder is stopped on Wednesday, because on Friday "I forgive you" and there's "reunion on a Saturday / and forgotten all on Sunday". Now that's what I call one very dramatic week. But for the young couple in the song, it doesn't stop there. It's "three hundred and sixty-five days of a year / running around, running around / and going nowhere." To be precise: it's "365 days and nights / 365 tries to make it right." Phew! Now doesn't that sound exhausting?!
Aura herself seems to have come from a somewhat happier family. Her parents, a music teacher and a guitar collector, met at a music festival and spent their early years travelling the world. It wasn't until Aura was 7 years old that she had a proper home back in Denmark. It was then that she started going to school and playing music, soon to follow her parents' footsteps not only in their musical interest, but also in travelling the world. Now Aura will have to wait another 365 days to see if she can repeat her Christmas success again next year.
to repeat = wiederholen
fast forward = Schnellvorlauf
to hurt = weh tun / verletzen
to kill = umbringen
to forgive = verzeihen
reunion = Wiedersehen
tries = Versuche
exhausting = anstrengend