“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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“Tu Falta De Querer” by Mon Laferte, English translation of lyrics

“Your Failure to Love” Lyrics
Album: Mon Laferte Vol. 1, 2015
Style: Latin rock about a devastated woman wondering “why?” after a breakup.
Country: Chile
Listen: YouTube

Translation:

Hoy volví a dormir en nuestra cama
Y todo sigue igual.
El aire y nuestros gatos, nada cambiará.
Difícil olvidarte estando aquí, oh, oh, oh.

Today I went back to sleep in our bed
And everything remains the same.
The air and our cats, nothing will change.
It’s difficult to forget you being here, oh, oh, oh.

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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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“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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“Que Me Quedes Tú” by Shakira, English translation of lyrics

“As Long As I Have You”
Album: Laundry Service, 2001
Style: Pop/rock, love song bargain in an apocalypse scenario. She is willing to let a lot fall to ruin “as long as I have you.”
Country: Colombia
Listen: YouTube, Amazon

Translation:

Que se arruinen los canales de noticias,
Con lo mucho que odio la televisión.
Que se vuelvan anticuadas las sonrisas,
Y se extingan todas las puestas de sol.

Let the news station channels fall to ruins,
I hate television anyway.
Let smiles become ancient relics,
And let all the rays of sunlight be extinguished.

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“Tarde De Domingo Rara” by Amaral, English translation of lyrics

“Rare Sunday Afternoon” Lyrics
Album: La Barrera Del Sonido (The Sound Barrier), 2009
Style: Pop/rock, energetic, sounds cheerful, song about spending a weekend with a crush.
Country: Spain
Listen: YouTube, Amazon

Translation:

Domingo por la tarde
Me vienes a buscar
Y vamos a perder el tiempo un rato.

Sunday (by the) afternoon
You come to look for me
And we go to waste some time.

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“El Mar” by Caramelos de Cianuro, English translation of lyrics

“The Sea” Lyrics
Album: Frisbee, 2002
Style: Rock
Country: Venezuela
Listen: YouTube, Amazon

Translation:

Yo no soy el Mar
Que es el agua y que es la sal.
Soy tan sólo una ola que
Vino, se rompió y después se fue.

I am not the Sea
That is the water and that is the salt.
I am nothing more than a wave that
Came, broke and then left.

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“Asteroide” by Zoé, English translation

“Asteroid” Lyrics
AlbumZoé (Zoe), 2008
Style: Rock song using an asteroid metaphor for a relationship
Country: Mexico
Listen at YouTube

Translation:

Déjate ver,
Estuvo chido poder besar (*)
Tu estereocuerpo lunar,
Tus ojos brillan más cada vez.

Let yourself be seen,
It was nice being able to kiss (*)
Your stereobody beauty spot,
Your eyes shine more very time.

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“En Mi Lado Del Sofá” by La Oreja de Van Gogh, English translation of lyrics

“On My Side of the Sofa” Lyrics
Album: Guapa (Good Looking), 2006
Style: Pop/rock song about devoted love, except it goes slightly too far and sounds like a stalker song. I find it funny. She says she will wait for him in the shadows!
Country: Spain
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“Podemos Hacernos Daño” by Juanes, English translation

“We Can Cause Each Other Harm” Lyrics
Album: Fíjate Bien (Pay Good Attention), 2000
Style: Pop rock, about the potential of new relationships
Country: Colombia
Listen: YouTube, Amazon

Translation:

Ya es tarde para que te vea
Igual que lo hacía
En los días lejanos de mi cotidiano eterno
.

It is late now for me to see you
The (same) way I used to
In those far away days of my everyday eternity.

Mira que ya todo es tan distinto,
Estamos explotando,
Uno tan cerca del otro y de pronto mi amor

Look, see that everything is so different now,
We are exploding,
One so close to the other and all of a sudden, my love —

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“Combatiente” by Maná, English translation of lyrics

“Combatant” Lyrics
Album: Amar es Combatir (To Love is To Battle), 2006
Style: Latin rock
Country: Mexico
Listen: YouTube

Translation:

Desde crió, me conducían el soñar.
Toda era imposición.
Desde niño, controlaban lo que iba a pensar.
Mataban la ilusión
.

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“El Desierto” by Maná, English translation of lyrics

“The Desert” Lyrics by Maná
Album: ¿Dónde jugarán los niños? (Where will the children play?), 1992
Style: Latin Rock
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Translation:

Ya me voy muy lejos del pueblo,
Empacando maletas, guardando recuerdos
De amor
.

Now I go very far away from the village
Packing suitcases, putting memories away
(Memories) of love.

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“Arráncame el Corazón” by Maná, English translation of lyrics

“Tear Out My Heart”
Album: Amar Es Combatir (To Love is To Fight), 2006
Style:
Rock
Country: Mexico


Translation:

Yo sigo solo.
Aquí en la habitación, solo.
Ya anunciaste que te ibas a marchar de mi lado.

I continue alone.
Here in my room, alone.
You already declared you were leaving me.

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“Moscas en la Casa” by Shakira, English translation of lyrics

“Flies in the House”
Albums¿Dónde Están Los Ladrones? (Where Are The Thieves?) and Shakira MTV Unplugged
Style: Rock, subdued and soft, melancholy
Country: Colombia
Listen: YouTube

Translation:

Mis días sin ti son tan oscuros,
Tan largos, tan grises,
Mis días sin ti.

My days without you are so dark,
So long, so gray,
My days without you.

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“La Contestación” by Los Lonely Boys, English translation

“The Answer” by Los Lonely Boys, English Translation of Spanish Version
Album: Los Lonely Boys, Track #12
Style: Rock
Country: USA (Texas)
Listen @ YouTube

¿A poco no está
Duro pa’ ti?
¿Pa’ que sigues así
Si aquí estoy yo?

Isn’t it
Hard for you?
Why do you continue like this
If I’m here?

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