Cini mi se da zvijezde nisu sjajne tako,
Cini mi se sunce da ne sija vise,
Cini mi se sve je sada naopako,
                         Otkad si otisla.

Cini mi se nebo nije plavo sada,
Cini mi se sve za tobom samo zudi,
Cini mi se ne znam ni sto cu od jada,
                         Otkad si otisla.

Cini mi se da nista nije kako bjese,
Cini mi se dan je sada dvaput duzi,
Cini mi se ptice pjesmu ne pocese,
                         Otkad si otisla.

Cini mi se moram uzdisati samo,
Cini mi se grlo susi mi se stalno,
Cini mi se da bih plak'o neprestano,
                         Otkad si otisla.

James Weldon Johnson

( 1871-1938 )

James Weldon Johnson

Seems lak to me de stars don't shine so bright,
Seems lak to me de sun done loss his light,
Seems lak to me der's nothin' goin' right,
                         Sence you went away.

            Seems lak to me de sky ain't half so blue,
            Seems lak to me dat ev'ything wants you,
            Seems lak to me I don't know what to do,
                                   Sence you went away.

                      Seems lak to me dat ev'ything is wrong,
                      Seems lak to me de day's jes twice es long,
                      Seems lak to me de bird's forgot his song,
                                           Sence you went away.

                                Seems lak to me I jes can't he'p but sigh,
                                Seems lak to me ma th'oat keeps gittin' dry,
                                Seems lak to me a tear stays in ma eye,
                                                     Sence you went away.