Tom Jones - Sex Bomb

Reply Mon 2 Jan, 2017 01:13 am
Hello. I want to translate Tom Jones - Sex Bomb https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gh1IxhPwMb4 for the people in my country, but i'm stuck at this phrase:
Come along (You can give it to me when I need to COME ALONG) = ?
I don't know exactly what it means in the context. I'm looking for the meaning or synonyms.
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Reply Mon 2 Jan, 2017 01:54 am
@Jason Kent,
Jason, I'm a native English speaker, and that line doesn't make much sense.
It's a pretty bad song, there's not a lot of meaning to the whole thing.

Aw, aw baby, yeah, ooh yeak, huh, listen to this
Spy on me baby use satellite
Infrared to see me move through the night
Aim gonna fire shoot me right
Aim gonna like the way you fight
And I love the way you fight
Now you found the secret code
I use to wash away my lonely blues well
So I can't deny or lie cause you're a
Sexbomb sexbomb you're a sexbomb uh, huh
You can give it to me when I need to come along give it to me
Sexbomb sexbomb you're my sexbomb
And baby you can turn me on baby you can turn me on
You know what you're doing to me don't you. ha ha,
I know you do
No don't get me wrong ain't gonna do you no harm no
This bomb's made for lovin' and you can shoot it far
I'm your main target come and help me ignite ow
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Reply Mon 2 Jan, 2017 03:19 am
It's a pretty bad song, there's not a lot of meaning to the whole thing.

To translate pop songs successfully (so you can sing the translation to the tune|), you probably need to be at least as creatively talented as the original songwriter. They use slang, idioms (e.g. "give it to me"), and, mostly the tune is written first and the words are made to fit. Even the Beatles used to do this. If they mean much at all you are lucky. Song lyrics are akin to poetry. The best you can hope for with a song like this is to convey the general idea. The line "You can give it to me when I need to come along give it to me" is saying (I think) "You can give me sex when I need to have it, hurry! Let me have sex with you!".
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Jason Kent
Reply Fri 6 Jan, 2017 11:01 pm
Thanks ! I was thinking the same, but i wanted to ask to be sure.
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