Clandestine* (Clandestino)

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Clandestino

Solo voy con mi pena
Sola va mi condena
Correr es mi destino
Para burlar la ley
Perdido en el corazón
De la grande Babylon
Me dicen el clandestino
Por no llevar papel
 
Pa' una ciudad del norte
Yo me fui a trabajar
Mi vida la dejé
Entre Ceuta y Gibraltar
Soy una raya en el mar
Fantasma en la ciudad
Mi vida va prohibida
Dice la autoridad
 
Solo voy con mi pena
Sola va mi condena
Correr es mi destino
Por no llevar papel
Perdido en el corazón
De la grande Babylon
Me dicen el clandestino
 
Yo soy el quiebra ley
Mano Negra clandestina
Peruano clandestino
Africano clandestino
Marijuana ilegal
 
Solo voy con mi pena
Sola va mi condena
Correr es mi destino
Para burlar la ley
Perdido en el corazón
De la grande Babylon
Me dicen el clandestino
por no llevar papel
 
Argelino, clandestino
Nigeriano clandestino
Boliviano clandestino
mano negra illegal
 
Submitted by eyure on Fri, 10/12/2010 - 18:08
Submitter's comments:

not:
clandestino: gizlenen kanun kaçağı
mano negra: manu chao'nun eski grubu

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English translation

Clandestine*

I come only with my punishment
There comes only my conviction
Running is my fate
In order to deceive the law
Lost in the heart
Of the great Babylon
They call me the Clandestine*
'cause I don't carry any identity papers
 
To a northern city
I went for work
I left my life behind
Between Ceuta and Gibraltar
I'm a just a rake on the sea
A ghost in the city
My life is prohibited
Says the authority
 
I come only with my punishment
There comes only my conviction
Running is my fate
'cause I don't carry any identity papers
Lost in the heart
Of the great Babylon
They call me the Clandestine*
 
I'm the sellout of law
Clandestine Black Hand**
Peruvian Clandestine*
African Clandestine*
Marijuana illegal
 
I come only with my punishment
There comes only my conviction
Running is my fate
In order to deceive the law
Lost in the heart
Of the great Babylon
They call me the Clandestine*
'cause I don't carry any identity papers
 
Algerian Clandestine*
Nigerian Clandestine*
Bolivian Clandestine*
Black Hand** illegal
 
Submitted by Mauler on Sat, 11/12/2010 - 01:58
Author's comments:

* Clandestino means that this guy is an "illegal immigrant", coming "privately" (=clandestine) into a country; ** "Mano Negra" was (allegedly) an anarchist group in Spain in the late 19th century and also the name of Manu Chao's former band;
"Between Ceuta and Gibraltar": crossing the Mediterranean, coming from Africa to Europe...

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