Mi dulce niña (Los Kumbia Kings)

Elmer is becoming such the source of great latin music that I am struggling to keep up with all the translations…but I’m not complaining 🙂 We both adore cumbia, which sadly is not danced very much in the salsa circles that I frequent in Vancouver.

So here is Mi dulce niña by Los Kumbia Kings, the latest cumbia song stuck in an endless loop in my head. Enjoy the clip and please do correct my Spanish if I’ve messed up anywhere (and thanks to Victor for providing some initial guidance).

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXdkt8wNfXY[/youtube]

 
Chiquilla te quiero!
Vas a ser mi dulce niña…

Ya lo ves, estoy tan loco por ti
Cuando te veo venir no se ni que decir
Y no encuentro la manera de decirte lo que siento
que tengo un nudo por dentro, que de amor me estoy muriendo

Ya lo ves, yo voy siempre detras de ti
Para ver si tu al fin te fijarias en mi
pero no encuentro el camino para que tu estes conmigo
mas lo tengo decidido voy a ser mas que tu amigo

Ya te lo tengo advertido
Lo tengo bien decidido
Yo te voy a enamorar
conmigo tú vas a estar
no quieras disimularlo
si en mi tambien has pensado
vente conmigo que yo quiero estar contigo

(Na na na na na)

Mi dulce niña… (na na na)
Tú me fascinas (na na na)
Por tu sonrisa
Por tu mirada linda

(Na na na na na)

Mi dulce niña… (na na na)
Tú eres mi vida (na na na)
Contigo niña
Quiero pasar los dias

Desde que eres tú
La niña ideal
La que me tiene mal
Con la que quiero estar
Y todo lo que pido sin querer ser atrevido
Es que tú vengas conmigo por favor eso te pido

Quiero verte asi…
Tan cerquita de mi
Para poder decir
Lo que siento por ti

Te juro que te quiero
Que tengo un amor sincero
Y que yo me desespero
Por alguno de tus besos

Ya te lo tengo advertido
Lo tengo bien decidido
Yo te voy a enamorar
Conmigo tú vas a estar

No quieras disimularlo
Si en mi tambien has pensado
Vente conmigo que yo quiero estar contigo

(Na na na na na)

Mi dulce niña… (na na na)
Tú me fascinas (na na na)
Por tu sonrisa
Por tu mirada linda

Mi dulce niña… (na na na)
Tú eres mi vida (na na na)
Contigo niña
Quiero pasar los dias

Ya te lo tengo advertido
Lo tengo bien decidido
Yo te voy a enamorar
Conmigo tú vas a estar

No quieras disimularlo
Si en mi tambien has pensado
Vente conmigo que yo quiero estar contigo

(Na na na na na)

Mi dulce niña… (na na na)
Tú me fascinas (na na na)
Por tu sonrisa
Por tu mirada linda

Mi dulce niña… (na na na)
Tú eres mi vida (na na na)
Contigo niña
Quiero pasar los dias

Mi dulce niña… (na na na)
Tú me fascinas (na na na)
Por tu sonrisa
Por tu mirada linda

Mi dulce niña… (na na na)
Tú eres mi vida (na na na)
Contigo niña
Quiero pasar los dias

Y ves?…

Continue reading “Mi dulce niña (Los Kumbia Kings)”

Lola (The Kinks)

Oh my lord…I have always liked this song but I guess I had never paid attention to the lyrics before!! Priceless. Thanks to Matt for pointing this out to me (even though Lorne should have long ago!).

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMsnqQHOwFg[/youtube]

[link to guitar tab]

I met her in a club down in old soho
Where you drink champagne and it tastes just like cherry-cola
C-o-l-a cola
She walked up to me and she asked me to dance
I asked her her name and in a dark brown voice she said lola
L-o-l-a lola lo-lo-lo-lo lola

Well I’m not the world’s most physical guy
But when she squeezed me tight she nearly broke my spine
Oh my lola lo-lo-lo-lo lola
Well I’m not dumb but I can’t understand
Why she walked like a woman and talked like a man
Oh my lola lo-lo-lo-lo lola lo-lo-lo-lo lola

Well we drank champagne and danced all night
Under electric candlelight
She picked me up and sat me on her knee
And said dear boy won’t you come home with me
Well I’m not the worlds most passionate guy
But when I looked in her eyes well I almost fell for my lola
Lo-lo-lo-lo lola lo-lo-lo-lo lola
Lola lo-lo-lo-lo lola lo-lo-lo-lo lola

I pushed her away
I walked to the door
I fell to the floor
I got down on my knees
Then I looked at her and she at me

Well that’s the way that I want it to stay
And I always want it to be that way for my lola
Lo-lo-lo-lo lola
Girls will be boys and boys will be girls
It’s a mixed up muddled up shook up world except for lola
Lo-lo-lo-lo lola

Well I left home just a week before
And I’d never ever kissed a woman before
But lola smiled and took me by the hand
And said dear boy I’m gonna make you a man

Well I’m not the world’s most masculine man
But I know what I am and I’m glad I’m a man
And so is lola
Lo-lo-lo-lo lola lo-lo-lo-lo lola
Lola lo-lo-lo-lo lola lo-lo-lo-lo lola

my favourite salsa song.

[Update: Found better lyrics matching the version of the song shown below. Si hablan espagnol, pueden ayudarme a corrigir las muchísimas faltas en mi traducción? Muchas gracias a todos!]

Ven, devorame otra vez by Lalo Rodriguez has long been a favourite salsa song, as much for its lyricism as for its musicality.  Such passion and ardor!  Unfortunately, the English equivalent is almost crude.  But it could very well be the fault of my extremely poor translation skills.

Found the video:  enjoy!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IpggldF0Xs[/youtube]

Last Kiss (Pearl Jam)

link to guitar tab

Oh, where oh where can my baby be?
The Lord took her away from me
She’s gone to heaven, so I got to be good
So I can see my baby when I leave this world

We were out on a date in my daddy’s car
We hadn’t driven very far
There in the road, up straight ahead
A car was stalled, the engine was dead
I couldn’t stop, so I swerved to the right
I’ll never forget the sound that night
The screamin’ tires, the bustin’ glass
The painful scream that I heard last

Oh, where oh where can my baby be?
The Lord took her away from me
She’s gone to heaven, so I got to be good
So I can see my baby when I leave this world

When I woke up, the rain was pourin’ down
There were people standing all around
Something warm rollin’ through my eyes
But somehow I found my baby that night
I lifted her head, she looked at me and said
“Hold me darling just a little while.”
I held her close, I kissed her our last kiss
I found the love that I knew I would miss
But now she’s gone, even though I hold her tight
I lost my love, my life that night

Oh, where oh where can my baby be?
The Lord took her away from me
She’s gone to heaven, so I got to be good
So I can see my baby when I leave this world

Walk of Life (Dire Straits)

link to guitar tab–you’ll need a capo

Here comes johnny singing oldies, goldies
Be-bop-a-lua, baby what I say
Here comes johnny singing I gotta woman
Down in the tunnels, trying to make it pay
He got the action, he got the motion
Yeah, the boy can play
Dedication devotion
Turning all the night time into the day

He do the song about the sweet lovin’ woman
He do the song about the knife
He do the walk, he do the walk of life
Yeah he do the walk of life

Here comes johnny and he’ll tell you the story
Hand me down my walkin’ shoes
Here come johnny with the power and the glory
Backbeat the talkin’ blues
He got the action, he got the motion
Yeah, the boy can play
Dedication devotion
Turning all the night time into the day

He do the song about the sweet lovin’ woman
He do the song about the knife
He do the walk, he do the walk of life
Yeah he do the walk of life

Here comes johnny singing oldies, goldies
Be-bop-a-lula, baby what I say
Here comes johnny singing I gotta woman
Down in the tunnels, trying to make it pay
He got the action, he got the motion
Yeah the boy can play
Decidation devotion
Turning all the night time into the day

And after all the violence and double talk
There’s just a song in the trouble and the strife
You do the walk, you do the walk of life
Yeah you do the walk of life

Open Arms (Journey)

link to guitar tab

Lying beside you, here in the dark
Feeling your heart beat with mind
Softly you whisper, you’re so sincere
How could our live be so blind
We sailed on together
We drifted apart
And here you are by my side

So now I come to you, with open arms
Nothing to hide, believe what I say
So here I am with open arms
Hoping you’ll see what your love means to me
Open arms

Living without you, living alone
This empty house seems so cold
Wanting to hold you, wanting you near
How much I wanted you home

But now that you’ve come back
Turned night into day
I need you to stay

So now I come to you, with open arms
Nothing to hide, believe what I say
So here I am with open arms
Hoping you’ll see what your love means to me
Open arms

Il était mon avenir (Teri Moïse)

jamais aimée avant lui
c’était le début d’un rêve
et désormais j’ai compris
que malgré mes souhaits tout s’achève

et on m’a dit
qu’avec le temps
l’amour se fane
mais il s’est fait une place dans mon âme

excuser-moi
si mes mots vous gênent
mon cœur m’empêche de me retenir
et jamais j’aurais cru
que sans lui je serai si perdue
il était mon avenir

je vivais quelque chose d’ineffable
toujours pour me guider
un amour inoubliable

et j’ai appris que dans la vie
rien est trop sur
et que seuls les souvenirs de l’autre durent

hey oh hey oh yeah hey

si rare l’espoir
d’éprouver un sentiment si intense
est-ce par hasard
qu’on s’est trouvé
une simple question de chance
de notre histoire
au fond de moi est née une peur
ce que j’ai eu je ne pourrai plus
vivre ailleurs

Je serai là (Teri Moïse)

Oublie tes erreurs et tes peurs
Je les efface
A chaque faux pas que tu feras
Je tomberai à ta place
Mon seul plaisir sera de t’offrir une vie idéale
Sans peine et sans mal

J’ai découvert qui je suis
Tout a changé le jour où je t’ai donné la vie
Et si jamais le monde t’es trop cruel
Je serai là toujours pour toi

Que tous tes amours soient sûrs
Tes amis sincères
Pour toi un domaine
Où la haine est la seule étrangère

Je ferai un monde où tout ira bien
Tu seras jamais seul tu manqueras de rien

J’ai découvert qui je suis
Tout a changé le jour où je t’ai donné la vie
Et si jamais le monde t’es trop cruel
Je serai là toujours pour toi

Je voudrais pouvoir tout savoir
Pour te donner une vision plus claire
De ce mystère que l’on appelle la vie

Mon seul désir sera de t’offrir une vie idéale
Sans peine et sans mal

J’ai découvert qui je suis
Tout a changé le jour où je t’ai donné la vie
Et si jamais le monde t’es trop cruel
Je serai là toujours pour toi…
Continue reading “Je serai là (Teri Moïse)”

Cool (Gwen Stefani)

link to guitar tab

It’s hard to remember how it felt before
Now I found the love of my life
Passes things, get more comfortable
Everything is going right

And after all the obstacles
It’s good to see you now with someone else
And it’s such a miracle that you and me are still good friends
After all that we’ve been through
I know we’re cool
I know we’re cool

We used to think it was impossible
Now you call me by my new last name
Memories seem like so long ago
Time always kills the pain

Remember Harbor Boulevard
The dreaming days where the mess was made
Look how all the kids have grown, oh
We have changed but we’re still the same
After all that we’ve been through
I know we’re cool
I know we’re cool

Yeah, I know we’re cool

And I’ll be happy for you
If you can be happy for me
Circles and triangles
And now we’re hanging out with your new girlfriend
So far from where we’ve been
I know we’re cool
I know we’re cool

C-cool, I know we’re cool
I know we’re cool

Time in a Bottle (Jim Croce)

link to guitar tab

If I could save time in a bottle
The first thing that I’d like to do
Is to save every day
Till eternity passes away
Just to spend them with you

If I could make days last forever
If words could make wishes come true
I’d save every day like a treasure and then,
Again, I would spend them with you

But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do
Once you find them

I’ve looked around enough to know
That you’re the one I want to go
Through time with

If I had a box just for wishes
And dreams that had never come true
The box would be empty
Except for the memory
Of how they were answered by you

But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do
Once you find them

I’ve looked around enough to know
That you’re the one I want to go
Through time with