“Gotas de Agua Dulce” by Juanes, English translation of lyrics

“Drops of Sweet Water” or “Drops of Freshwater” Lyrics
Album: La Vida… es un Ratico (Life… Is a Moment), 2007
Style: Pop/rock, love song about a person being a breath of fresh air and important for life, like freshwater, like rays of sunshine.
Country: Colombia
Listen: YouTube

Translation:

Hace mucho tiempo no me enamoraba
De unos ojos tan bonitos,
Comunes de lozano brillo.

It has been a long time since I fell in love
With a pair of eyes so beautiful,
So ordinary, with healthy brightness.

Era lo que menos en mi plan estaba
Aunque te admito que a veces soñaba
Con la belleza de tu mirada.

It was what was least in my plans
Though I admit to you that sometimes I dreamed
With the beauty of your gaze.

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“Besos En Guerra” by Morat & Juanes, English translation of lyrics

“Kisses in War” Lyrics
Album: Balas Perdidas (Lost Bullets), 2018
Style: Latin rock about love
Country: Colombia
Listen: YouTube

Translation:

¿Quién te dijo esa mentira?
Que eras fácil de olvidar.
No hagas caso a tus amigos,
Solo son testigos de la otra mitad.

Who told you that lie?
That you were easy to forget.
Don’t listen to your friends,
They’re just witnesses for the other side.

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“Si Te Vas” by Shakira, English translation of lyrics

“If You Leave” Lyrics
Album: ¿Dónde Están Los Ladrones? (Where Are the Thieves?), 1998
Style: Rock from Shakira’s brunette angry rocker days.
Country: Colombia
Listen: YouTube, Amazon

Translation:

Cuéntame, ¿qué harás después que estrenes su cuerpo?
¿Cuando muera tu traviesa curiosidad?
¿Cuando memorices todos sus recovecos
Y decidas otra vez regresar?
Ya no estaré aquí en el mismo lugar.

Tell me, what will you do after you try out her body?
When your mischevious curiosity dies?
When you memorize all her curves
And decide to return (to me)?
You won’t find me in the same place then.

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“Tuyo y Mío” by Camilo and Los Dos Carnales, English translation

“Yours and Mine” Lyrics
Album: Mis Manos (Mi Hands), 2021
Style: A romantic Norteña (a North Mexican music style)
Countries: Colombia (Camilo), Mexico (Los Dos Carnales)
Listen: YouTube.

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“La Unica” by Juanes, English translation

“The Only One” Lyrics
AlbumUn Día Normal (A Normal Day), 2002
Style: Rock, love song, sweet. Juanes sings about his irreplaceable, incomparable lover. It is a sweet love song from an old album.
Country: Colombia
Listen: YouTube

Translation:

Yo te quiero a ti.
Yo no quiero a nadie más.
Porque eres tú la que me hace suspirar.

I love you. [*querer (verb) = to love; to want]
I want no one else.
Because it is you who makes me sigh.

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“Desde Que Despierto” by Juanes, English translation

“From the Moment I Wake Up” Lyrics
(“Since I Wake Up” Lyrics)
Album: Un Día Normal (A Normal Day), 2002
Style: Pop, love song
Country: Colombia
Listen: YouTube

Translation:

Mira que mis ojos ven mejor si tú eres la luz
Y mi espera no es eterna si tú eres el final.

Look how my eyes see better if you are the light
And my wait is not eternal if you are the end.

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“Destino” by Juanes, English translation

“Destiny” Lyrics
AlbumFíjate Bien (Pay Attention), 2000
Style: Pop/rock
Country: Colombia
Listen: YouTube. This album won “Best Rock Solo Vocal Album” and “Best New Artist” at the 2001 Latin Grammy Awards.

Translation:

Estoy buscando una forma de ver
Detrás de los espejos del alma,
Más adentro donde está la luz
Que quema, pero que no mata.

I am searching for a way of seeing
Behind the mirrors of the soul,
Deeper inside where there’s the light
That burns, but does not kill.

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“Nada” by Juanes, English translation of lyrics

“Nothing”
Album: Fíjate Bien (Pay Attention), 2000
Style: Pop/rock, declaration of apathy, slow tempo
Country: Colombia
Listen: YouTube

Translation:

Ya no tengo sufrimiento.
Ya no tengo quién me mienta.
Ya no tengo a quién contarle
Lo que tengo en mi cabeza.

I no longer suffer.
I no longer have someone to lie to me.
I no longer have someone to talk about
What goes on in my head.

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“Estoy Aquí” by Shakira, English translation of lyrics

“I Am Here”
Album: Piez Descalzos (Bare Feet), 1995
Style: Rock, brunette Shakira, nostalgia about a past love with touches of obsession and sadness
Country: Colombia
Listen: YouTube, Amazon

Translation:

Ya sé que no vendrás.
Todo lo que fue,
El tiempo lo dejo atras.

I already know you won’t come.
Everything that was,
Time has left behind.

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“Dámelo” by Juanes, English translation of lyrics

“Give It To Me”
AlbumMi Sangre (My Blood), 2004
Style: Rock, shamelessly sleazy. Juanes wants to seduce a woman and “get to know her” tonight. Oh Juanes.
Country: Colombia
Listen: YouTube

Translation:

Intro whispers:

Ey… sí, tú… sí, sí, tú que está ahí. Escucha, ey…

Hey… yeah, you… yeah, yeah, you right there. Listen, hey…


¿Qué tengo que hacer para tener
En mi labios esos tus labiecitos bonitos?
¿Qué te tengo que hacer para tener
De tu sabor un poquito?

What do I have to do to have
In my lips those pretty little lips of yours?
What do I have to do to have
Of your taste a little?

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