“Amanecí en Tus Brazos” by José Alfredo Jiménez, English translation of lyrics

“I Woke Up in Your Arms” Lyrics
Style: Ranchera, love song
Country: Mexico
Listen: YouTube

Translation:

Amanecí otra vez
Entre tus brazos
Y desperté llorando
De alegría.

I woke up again
In your arms
And I woke up crying
From joy.

Me cobijé la cara
Con tus manos
Para seguirte amando todavía.

I covered my face
With your hands
To keep loving you still.

Te despertaste tú,
Casi dormida,
Y me querías decir
,
No sé qué cosas.

You woke up yourself,
Almost asleep,
And you wanted to tell me,
I don’t know what things.

Pero callé tu boca
Con mis besos
Y así pasaron muchas,
Muchas horas
.

But I quieted your mouth
With my kisses
And like that passed many,
Many hours.

Cuando llegó la noche,
Apareció la luna
Y entró por la ventana.

When night came,
The moon appeared
And it entered through the window.

Qué cosa más bonita,
Cuando la luz del cielo
Iluminó tu cara
.

What a most beautiful thing,
When the light of the sky
Lit up your face.

Yo me volví a meter
Entre tus brazos.

I went back
Into your arms.

Tú me querías decir,
No sé qué cosas,
Pero callé tu boca

Con mis besos
Y así pasaron muchas,
Muchas horas.

You wanted to tell me,
I don’t know what things,
But I quieted your mouth
With my kisses
And like that passed many,
Many hours.

Y así pasaron muchas,
Muchas horas
.

And like that passed many,
Many hours.

Translation Notes:

Me cobijé la cara
Con tus manos

I covered my face
With your hands

The verb cobijar (to cover, to protect) has a soft connotation here. The noun una cobija means a blanket in Latin America.


Yo me volví a meter
Entre tus brazos.

I went back
Into your arms.

I returned to put myself
Between your arms.

The verb meterse (literally “to put oneself into”) has a variety of uses, so take a look at the Collins dictionary link for examples. Here, it has the connotation of burrowing back into a warm and comfortable spot between his lover’s arms.


“Amaneci en Tus Brazos” by Jose Alfredo Jimenez, song translation

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