“Podemos Hacernos Daño” by Juanes, English translation

“We Can Cause Each Other Harm” Lyrics
Album: Fíjate Bien (Pay Good Attention), 2000
Style: Pop rock, about the potential of new relationships
Country: Colombia
Listen: YouTube, Amazon

Translation:

Ya es tarde para que te vea
Igual que lo hacía
En los días lejanos de mi cotidiano eterno
.

It is late now for me to see you
The (same) way I used to
In those far away days of my everyday eternity.

Mira que ya todo es tan distinto,
Estamos explotando,
Uno tan cerca del otro y de pronto mi amor

Look, see that everything is so different now,
We are exploding,
One so close to the other and all of a sudden, my love —


Chorus:
Podemos hacernos daño,
Podemos odiarnos tanto,
Podemos hacernos daño.
Podemos perder las riendas
Y encontrarnos en la guerra.

We can cause each other harm,
We can hate each other so (much),
We can cause each other harm.
We can lose the reins
And find ourselves at war.


Ves, el tiempo como cambia todo.
Creíste usar al mundo
Pero fue el mundo el que te usó sin darte cuenta
.

See, how time changes everything.
You thought you used the world
But it was the world that used you without you knowing.

Mira la vida tiene un solo aviso
Que dice que no sigas
Y tú lo estás pasando y de pronto mi amor
.

Look, life has only one warning
That says that you shouldn’t follow
And you are passing by it and all of a sudden, my love.

[Chorus x3]

Yo no quiero eso para ti.
Yo no quiero eso para mi
.

I do not want that for you.
I do not want that for me.

[Musical interlude, then chorus repeated:]

Podemos hacernos daño,
Podemos odiarnos tanto,
Podemos hacernos daño.
Podemos perder las riendas
Y encontrarnos en la guerra.

We can cause each other harm,
We can hate each other so (much),
We can cause each other harm.
We can lose the reins
And find ourselves at war.

Translation Notes:

cotidiano [adj] = quotidian, daily, everyday; ordinary

[Pero fue el mundo el que te usó] sin darte cuenta

[But it was the world that used you] without you knowing
[But it was the world that used you] without you finding out [*altenative]
[But it was the world that used you] without you taking notice [*literal]

“Podemos Hacernos Dano” – without special characters so WordPress can find this song lyrics translation

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