Shakira - Ciega, sordomuda (English translation)

English translation

Blind, Deaf, Mute

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Argument and methodology
fail me
Each time your anatomy
appears before me
 
Because this love no longer understands
advice or reason
It feeds on pretext
and lacks nerve (literally, pants/trousers)
This love does not permit me
to remain standing
Because it finally even has broken
my talons
Even if I arise, I'll fall again
If you draw near nothing is useful
to this useless
 
brutish, blind, deaf-mute,
clumsy, lost, stubborn
this is all that I have been
because of you I've turned into
a thing that does
no other thing but love you
I think on you day and night
and I know not how to forget you
 
How many times I've tried
to bury you in my memory
And although I say, enough, no more
Again it's the same story
Because this love always knows
how to make me breathe deeply
It's pulls me to the left
and at odds with the world
 
If only I could exorcise your voice
If only I could escape your name
If only I could yank out my heart
and hide away so as not to feel myself,
once again, a
 
brutish, blind, deaf-mute,
clumsy, lost, stubborn
this is all that I have been
because of you I've turned into
a thing that does
no other thing but love you
I think on you day and night
and I know not how to forget you
 
haggard, skinny, ugly, disheveled,
clumsy, foolish, slow, stiff-necked, berserk
completely out of control
You realize it yet you say nothing to me
You see how my
head has become a nest
where only you have refuge
and you don't listen to what I tell you
Look well what you are going to make of me
 
brutish, blind, deaf-mute,
clumsy, lost, stubborn
this is all that I have been
because of you I've turned into
a thing that does
no other thing but love you
I think on you day and night
and I know not how to forget you
 
Submitted by mishmash on Sun, 04/04/2010 - 09:33
Author's comments:

FWIW, this translation does not attempt to capture rhyme nor meter, both marvels of construction in the original Spanish text. ;-) (I also take no responsibility for any offense caused to some by the term "deaf-mute"; I've merely translated the author's choice of words.)

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