“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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“En El Muelle de San Blas” by Maná, English translation of lyrics

“On the Dock of San Blas” Lyrics
Album: Sueños Líquidos (Liquid Dreams), 1997
Style: Latin rock, probably a classic song by now. It is the legend of the woman at the dock of a San Blas island, who stood on the dock and waited for her lover to return, always, and who fell in love with the sea while waiting.
Country: Mexico
Listen: YouTube

Translation:

Ella despidió a su amor.
Él partió en un barco en el muelle de San Blas.
Él juró que volvería
Y, empapada en llanto, ella juró que esperaría
.

She bid farewell to her lover.
He left on a boat from the dock at San Blas.
He swore he would return
And, puffed up with tears, she swore that she would wait.

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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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“Amor Clandestino” by Maná, English translation & meaning

“Clandestine Love” Lyrics Translation
Album: Drama y Luz (Drama and Light), 2011
Style: Latin rock
Country: Mexico
Listen: YouTube, Amazon

Translation:

Eres inevitable, amor,
Casi como respirar,
Casi como respirar.

You are inevitable, love,
Almost like breathing,
Almost like breathing.

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“No Voy A Ser Tu Esclavo” by Maná, English translation of lyrics

“I Will Not Be Your Slave” Lyrics
Album: Revolución de Amor (Revolution of Love), 2002
Style: Rock
Country: Mexico
Listen @ YouTube, Amazon Music

Translation:

No me crucifiques
Con los clavos del amor, mi morena. *
No soy de tu propiedad, mi reina,
Y no voy a ser tu esclavo.

Do not crucify me
With the nails of love, my brunette. *
I am not your property, my queen,
And I will not be your slave.

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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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“Rayando el Sol” by Maná, English translation of lyrics

“Lining the Sun”
AlbumManá MTV Unplugged, 1999
Style: Rock, pining for love. It’s a common theme. He is desperate and melancholy for her love. She doesn’t pay attention to him. He can’t forget her. He claims it would be easier to reach the sun than her heart.
Country: Mexico
Listen: YouTube, Amazon

Translation:

Rayando el sol,
Rayando por ti,
Esta pena me duele,
Me quema sin tu amor.

Lining the sun,
Lining (it) for you,
This sorrow hurts me,
It burns me without your love.

No me has llamado;
Estoy desesperado.
Son muchas lunas las que te he llorado.

You have not called me;
I am getting desperate.
I have cried you many a moon.

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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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“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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