Joaquin Sabina - El rocanrol de los idiotas (English translation)

English translation

The Rock and Roll of Fools

I wasn't feeling like laughing,
You were laughing to not cry;
I was winking at my nose,
You were consoling your solitude.
 
I wasn't having a broom for sale1,
You were having one thousand and one nights to forget;
There wasn't even a woman loving me,
Your city was dying out.
 
You had missed the last bus,
They had thrown me out of another bar;
The same voodoo pins,
The same story which ends up badly.
 
But Heaven would
Baptize the ground
With its drop by drop
And with sand shampoo
For your broken-doll
Mane.
And your blue glance
Told me: let's toss for it,
And my gambler soul
doubled it down.
And my boots like coloured fish
And your faded, heeled little shoes,
mad about to be wrecked,
They went out to dance,
In time to the rain over the hoods,
The Rock and Roll of Fools.
 
I wasn't coming from any country,
You were on your way to everywhere;
The future wasn't counting on me,
The verb "love" wasn't remembering you.
 
I wasn't playing so as not to lose,
You were cheating so as not to win;
I wasn't praying so as not to believe,
You weren't kissing so as not to dream.
And, without vaudeville misunderstandings
Or red alerts in heart,
The storm god would open
Pandora's box so there were thunder,
Because Heaven would
Caress the ground
With its drop by drop
And with sand shampoo
For your broken-doll
Mane.
 
How absurd that
Chess game
With a partner
Who was addict to checkmate!
And your handbag like a seagull nest
And my future with stale bread in chest.
Being mad about to be wrecked,
They went out to dance,
In time to the rain over the hoods,
The Rock and Roll of Fools.
 
Riding out the storm,
They went out to dance
Like two madmen under the shower of notes
Of the Rock and Roll of Fools.
 
The Rock and Roll,
The Rock and Roll of Fools
Like me and you,
The Rock and Roll of Fools.
 
The street had
A nice touch with us
Leaving us alone.
 
The Rock and Roll of Fools.
And by chance
it started to play
The Bartolo's flute2.
 
The Rock and Roll of Fools.
Go Johnny go, go, go.
The Rock and Roll of Fools.
All you need is love.
And dancing
The Rock and Roll of Fools.
A wamba buluba balam bambu.
 
Tutti frutti.
The Rock and Roll of Fools.
Don't worry.
The Rock and Roll of Fools.
 
Submitted by inedito on Wed, 22/02/2017 - 07:28
Last edited by inedito on Thu, 23/02/2017 - 19:32
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