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24 January 2010

Contigo (With you) by Joaquin Sabina (Spain)

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Contigo (With you) by Joaquin Sabina (Spain)
Translation: Laura

Yo no quiero un amor civilizado,
I don't want a civilized love
con recibos y escena del sofá,
with bills and the sofa scene (1)
yo no quiero que viajes al pasado
I don't want you to go back on time (think about the past)
y vuelvas del mercado con ganas de llorar.
and come back from the market wanting to cry

Yo no quiero vecinas con pucheros
I don't want neighbours with (stew)pots (2)
yo no quiero sembrar ni compartir,
I don't want to sow nor share (3)
yo no quiero catorce de febrero
I don't want 14 of February (Sant Valentine’s day)
ni cumpleaños feliz.
nor happy birthday

Yo no quiero cargar con tus maletas,
I don't want to carry your lugagge
yo no quiero que elijas mi champú,
I don't want you to choose my champoo
yo no quiero mudarme de planeta,
I don't want to move to another planet
cortarme la coleta,
cut my braid off (get retired) (4)
brindar a tu salud.
make a toast to your sake

Yo no quiero domingos por la tarde,
I don't want Sunday afternoons
yo no quiero columpio en el jardin,
I don't want (children) swing in the garden (5)
lo que yo quiero, corazón cobarde,
What I want, you coward heart,
es que mueras por mí.
is that you die for me

Estribillo (Refrain)
Y morirme contigo si te matas,
And dying with you if you kill yourself
y matarme contigo si te mueres,
And killing myself if you die
porque el amor cuando no muere mata,
Because love, when it doesn't die, it kills
porque amores que matan nunca mueren.
Because those loves that kill never die

Yo no quiero juntar para mañana,
I don't want to save for tomorrow
no me pidas llegar a fin de mes,
Don't ask me to get to the end of the month (6)
yo no quiero comerme una manzana
I don't want to eat an apple
dos veces por semana
twice a week
sin ganas de comer.
not being hungry

Yo no quiero calor de invernadero,
I don't want greenhouse warmth (heat)
yo no quiero besar tu cicatriz,
I don't want to kiss your scar
yo no quiero París con aguacero, (7)
I don't want rainy Paris
ni Venecia sin ti.
nor Venice without you.

No me esperes a las doce en el juzgado,
Don't wait for me at 12 in court
no me digas volvamos a empezar,
Don't tell me “lets start again”.
yo no quiero ni libre ni ocupado,
I don't want free nor ocuppied
ni carne ni pecado,
nor flesh or sin
ni orgullo ni piedad.
nor pride or mercy

Yo no quiero saber por qué lo hiciste,
I don't want to know why did you do it
yo no quiero contigo ni sin ti,
I don't want with or without you
lo que yo quiero, muchacha de ojos tristes,
What I want, girl with the sad eyes,
es que mueras por mí.
is that you die for me

Estribillo (Refrain) X3

(1) Paying bills and making love in the sofa
(2) Neighbours cooking, house wifes, a normal neighbour environment
(3) this are famous sayings: if you seed, you will crop after.
(4) “Cortarse la coleta” (to get the braid cut off) means to get retired from an activity. This is a famouse saying that bullfighter use when they get retired form the job.
(5) children playground in the backyard of the house
(6) Tom have money at the end of the month
(7) Paris con Aguacero and Venecia sin ti are the titles of two famous songs or movies…


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2 comments:

sol said...

Hola Laura. Buena elección. Preciosa canción. Besos, tambien para la baby.

Anonymous said...

Aprendi mucho