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Caerffosiaeth
Lyrics
Adeiladau mileniwm,
Mewn ffug aliminiwm,
Goruwch-ystafelloedd
Am hanner miliwn o bunnoedd.
Tyfwn adenydd
Tra'n yfed Ymennydd,
Mewn tafarndai thema
A dim golwg o'r Wyddfa

Dw i'n byw a bod
Dw i'n byw a bod
Arnofio yn y bae yn y baw a'r dod

Coffi ewynnol,
Cyflog derbyniol,
Argae uffernol,
Sgidiau ffasiynol,
Saeri Rhyddion
Yn rhedeg byrddion,
Cyhoeddus, anweddus,
Sefyllfa druenus.

Dw i'n byw a bod
Dw i'n byw a bod
Arnofio yn y bae yn y baw a'r dod

Dw i'n rhan o'r atal genhedlaeth,
Ymfudwn o amaeth,
O gefn gwlad i Gaerffosiaeth,
O gefn gwlad i Gaerffosiaeth

Dw i'n byw a bod
Dw i'n byw a bod,
Arnofio yn y bae yn y baw a'r dod

TRANSLATIONS THANKS TO CORACH

Sewage City*

Millennium buildings
In fake alluminum
Executive rooms
For half a million pounds
We'll grow wings
While drinking Brains
In theme pubs
With no view of Snowdon

I live and exist
I live and exist
Floating in the bay with the dirt and come

Frothy coffee
Acceptable wages
Hellish dam**
Fashionable shoes
Free-masons
Running boards
Public, indecent,
A sorry situation

I live and exist, I live and exist
Floating in the bay with the dirt and come

I'm one of the stuttering generation
We migrate from agriculture
From countryside to sewage city
From countryside to sewage city

I live and exist
I live and exist
Floating in the bay with the dirt and come

* “Carffosiaeth” is “sewage” and “caer” is the Welsh word for a walled city; Gruff calls the song “sewage city”
** Moog's interruption: the word used is technically “dam” (the water construction wall) but, as you know, “damn” in English means something else. When I think of “hellish dam” in relation to cities, I think of Cardiff's barrage which was built across the mouth of the delta by the sea. It was good for various people but it killed some wildlife, removed the habitats of quite a few and made the section of bay's water effectively stagnant. That might not be what Gruff is singing about though.

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