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Author: Cairaguas Gonzalez
I am the Spanish-English translator for songlations.com, where I post English translation of Spanish song lyrics. I am Mexican-American, grew up bilingual thanks to my immigrant parents and neighborhood, and love languages.
“The Democracy” Lyrics Album:SEIS (Six), 2021 Style: Cumbia about politics in Latin America, lamenting poor conditions and atrocities done in the name of democracy. Country: Chile, Mexico Listen:YouTube
Tú no tienes la culpa de que la plata a nadie le alcanza. Tú no tienes la culpa de la violencia y de la matanza. Así el mundo nos recibió: con muchas balas, poca esperanza. Quiero que todo sea mejor, que se equilibre esa balanza.
It’s not your fault that money doesn’t stretch out far enough for anyone. It’s not your fault, the violence and the killings. This is how the world received us: with many bullets, little hope. I want everything to be better, for that scale to balance.
“The Fall”Lyrics, lit. “The Impact” or “The Blast of Wind” Style: Mariachi Countries: United States (Texas), Mexico Listen: This song is full of life advice and metaphors. It speaks about the fall of a great tree. It was so large, and it fell so hard. The song is covered on Selena Quintanilla-Pérez’s anthology album, disc 2. Listen to Flor Silvestre’s original version on YouTube.
Deja amistades pa’ cuando caigas, Te den la mano. Brinde una copa pa’ cuando llores, Te den un trago.
Keep friendships so that when you fall, They give you a hand. Raise your glass (to others’ happiness) so that when you cry, They give you a drink.
“Let No One Know of My Suffering” Style: Varies, but commonly in the style of a Peruvian waltz Composer: Ángel Cabral (Argentina), 1936 Songwriter: Enrique Dizeo (Argentina) Country: Sung by many, originally from Argentina