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    #1

    Song 1

    Hi,
    I was translating a song another day........And it was wrtitten:
    " Going nowhere & I'm headed there fast "

    Is there how to understand what was the meaning here?

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    #2

    Re: Song 1

    Hello Mauricio,

    If you are "going nowhere", you are "failing to make progress in a particular direction"; or sometimes, "towards a futile destination".

    If you are "heading somewhere fast", you are travelling in a particular direction at high speed.

    Your expression (which often appears, more compactly, as "going nowhere fast") combines these two ideas, in a kind of paradox that suggests a spectacular speeding into failure or futility.

    Best wishes,

    MrP
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    #3

    Re: Song 1

    Thank you very much !!!

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