“Alma de Acero” by José Alfredo Jiménez, English translation of lyrics

“Soul of Steel” Lyrics
Style: Ranchera
Country: Mexico
Listen: YouTube

Translation:

Podrás tener mucha suerte,
Podrás andar por el mundo
Destrozando corazones.

You can have lots of luck,
You can travel the world
Destroying hearts.

Podrás hacer lo que quieras,
Podrás tener mil amores,
Pero este que estás dejando,
Aunque quisieras, no lo repones
.

You can do what you want,
You can have a thousand loves,
But this one that you are leaving,
Even if you want, you can’t replace him.

Tú sabes que soy parejo.
Ya te lo dije una vez.
Si yo no te causo penas,
No quiero que me las des
.

You know that I am a straight shooter (honest).
I already told you once.
If I do not cause you sorrows,
I do not want you to give them to me.

Tú ya conoces mi vida.
A veces, me ando cayendo
Y el orgullo me levanta
.

You already know my life.
Sometimes, I am falling
And pride lifts me up.

Nací con alma de acero
Y aunque deveras te quiero,
Te dejo que me abandones.
Nomás no llores si alguien te canta
.

I was born with a soul of steel
And even though I truly love you
I let you abandon me.
Just don’t cry if someone sings about you.

Tú sabes que soy parejo.
Ya te lo dije una vez.
Si yo no te causo penas,
No quiero que me las des
.

You know that I am a straight shooter (honest).
I already told you once.
If I do not cause you sorrows,
I do not want you to give them to me.

Translation Notes:

Podrás {andar} [por] (el mundo)

You can travel the world
You can {walk/roam/travel} [over] (the world)


{Nomás} [no llores] si <alguien> te canta

{Just} [don’t cry] if <someone> sings about you
{Just} [do not cry] if <someone> sings you


Alma de acero

Soul of steel

He is saying his soul is strong like steel.

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