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I struggle to translate through the hours into my mother language.

It comes from a song by Glen Hansard. (My Little Ruin: See the third paragraph.)

I know what it means literally, but I also feel there must be something deeper that I do not quite get.

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The actual phrasing is

struggle though the hours

To struggle through is to endure with great effort.

In My Little Ruin the singers is saying that a person has gone through many difficulties in life

“It’s me saying to a friend or a friend saying to me, ‘Come on, pick yourself up, you’re all right’ ”

and often in life, one must and can only endure as opposed to thrive.

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