“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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“Eres Tú” by Carla Morrison, English translation of lyrics

“It Is You” Lyrics
Album: Dejénme Llorar (Let Me Cry), 2012
Style: Alternative rock, pop, romantic. Song for The One.
Country: Mexico, USA (Arizona)
Listen: YouTube

Happy new year, everyone!

Translation:

Hoy desperté con ganas de besarte.
Tengo una sed de acariciarte,
Enredarme a ti y no soltarte,
Eres tan embriagante.
Eres tú,
Eres tú~uh
.

Today I woke up with the desire to kiss you.
I thirst to caress you,
To entangle myself with you and not let you go,
You are so intoxicating.
It is you,
It is you~uh.

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“Flor Pálida” by Marc Anthony, English translation of lyrics

“Pale Flower” Lyrics
Album: 3.0, 2013
Style: Pop, bachata, tropical music. Song about nurturing a flower and blossoming a relationship.
Country: Puerto Rico
Listen: YouTube

Translation:

Hallé una flor
Un día en el camino
Que apareció marchita y deshojada,
Ya casi pálida, ahogada en un suspiro.
Me la llevé a mi jardín para cuidarla
.

I found a flower
One day walking
That appeared, wilted and leafless,
Already almost faded, drowning in a sigh.
I took it to my garden to take care of it.

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“Hasta La Piel” by Carla Morrison, English translation and meaning

Down To My Skin” Lyrics
Album: Dejénme Llorar (Let Me Cry), 2012
Style: Alternative rock, romantic and melancholy, emo
Country: Mexico, USA (Arizona)
Listen: YouTube

Translation:

No te quiero perder,
Que la distancia se devore nuestra miel,
Y perdamos la fe.

I don’t want to lose you,
For the distance to devour our honey,
And for us to lose faith.

No te quiero tener,
Y cuando menos piense,

Perderte otra vez,
Me duele hasta la piel.

I don’t want to have you,
And when I least expect it,
Lose you again,
It hurts me to down my skin.

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“Disfruto” by Carla Morrison, English translation and meaning

“I Enjoy” Lyrics
Album: Dejénme Llorar (Let Me Cry), 2012
Style: Alternative rock, folk pop, emo melancholy love song
Country: Mexico, USA (Arizona)
Listen: YouTube

Translation:

Me complace amarte.
Disfruto acariciarte

Y ponerte a dormir.
Es escalofriante,
Tenerte de frente,

Hacerte sonreír.

I pleases me to love you.
I enjoy caressing you
And putting you to sleep.
It is goosebump-inducing,
Having you in front of me,
Making you smile.

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“El Gavilan Pollero” by Pedro Infante, English translation of lyrics

“El Gavilán Pollero” (The Chicken Hawk) sung by Pedro Infante
Style: Ranchera about a man who lost his favorite hen and is in the bargaining stage of grief. This is a popular Mexican oldie and the title of a film from the golden age of Mexican cinema [YouTube link to the full film].
Country: Mexico
Listen: YouTube

Translation:

[Knocking sounds]

¡Cantinero! ¡Cantinero!

Barman! Barman!

Infeliz gavilán,
Se llevo la polla más linda que tenia en mi gallinero.

Wretched chicken hawk,
He took the most lovely hen I had in my chickenhouse.

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“Que Se Sepa Nuestro Amor” by Mon Laferte, Alejandro Fernández

“Let Our Love Be Known”
Album: SEIS (SIX), 2021
Style: Love song, mariachi serenade, romantic and public declaration of love.
Country: Chile, Mexico
Listen: YouTube

Translation:

Desde que estoy a tu lado no sé concentrarme.
Pierdo noción de las horas, no sé a dónde voy.

Since I have been by your side, I cannot concentrate.
I lose track of time, don’t know where I’m going.

Cuando me ven mis amigos, suelen preguntarme,
Qué es lo que pasa conmigo, no saben quién soy.

When my friends see me, they often ask me,
What’s going on with me, they don’t know who I am.

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“Hermoso Cariño” by Vicente Fernández, English translation of lyrics

“Beautiful Beloved” Lyrics
Album: Personalidad (Personality), 1992
Style: Mariachi, regional Mexican, love song, romantic serenade
Country: Mexico
Listen: YouTube

Translation:

Hermoso cariño,
Hermoso cariño
Que Dios me ha mandado
A ser destinado nomás para mí.

Beautiful beloved,
Beautiful beloved
That God has sent me
To be destined only for me.

Precioso regalo,
Precioso regalo
Del cielo ha llegado
Y que me ha colmado de dicha y amor.

Precious gift,
Precious gift
From heaven has arrived
And it fills me with bliss and love.

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“Para Siempre” by Vicente Fernández, English translation of lyrics

“Forever” Lyrics
Album: Para Siempre (Forever), 2007
Style: Romantic mariachi serenade to a lover after a rough relationship spot. Relationships take work, but their love is forever.
Country: Mexico
Listen: YouTube

Translation:

Vale más, un buen amor
Que mil costales de oro.
Vale más, un buen amor
Por eso eres mi tesoro.

It’s worth more, a good love,
Than a thousand sacks of gold.
It’s worth more, a good love,
That’s why you are my treasure.

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“Un Millón de Primaveras” by Vicente Fernández, English translation of lyrics

“A Million Springs” Lyrics
Album: Para Siempre (Forever), 2007; Un Azteca en el Azteca (An Aztec in The Aztec), 2016
Style: Regional Mexican from Jalisco, with cello, guitar, and accordion. Song about unrequited love and serenades.
Country: Mexico
Listen: YouTube

Translation Notes:

Te molesta si te hablo de mi amor,
Y me pides, por favor, olvide el tema,
Y que cambie la letra de mis canciones,
Y tu nombre, quite ya, de aquel poema.

It bothers you if I talk to you about my love,
And you ask me, please, to forget the topic,
And to change the lyrics of my songs,
And your name, to remove now, from that poem.

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