translation of "esta cobardia" Julio Iglesias

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Hi, my name is Vicky. Can someone translate the Lyrics of "Esta cobardia"-Francisco Lopez Cepero, please? In English...
Thank you in advance...

No se da ni cuenta que cuando la miro
por no delatarme me guardo un suspiro
que mi amor callado se enciende con verla
que diera la vida para poseerla.

No se da ni cuenta que brillan mis ojos
que tiemblo a su lado y hasta me sonrojo
que ella es el motivo que a mi amor despierta
que ella es mi delirio y no se da ni cuenta.

Esta cobardía de mi amor por ella
hace que la vea igual que a una estrella
tan lejos, tan lejos en la inmensidad,
que no espero nunca poderla alcanzar. (2x)

No se da ni cuenta que le he concedido
los cálidos besos que no me ha pedido
que en mis noches tristes desiertas de sueño
de loco deseo me siento su dueño.

No se da ni cuenta que ya la he gozado
porque ha sido mi sin haberla amado
que es su alma fría la que me atormenta,
que ve que me muero y no se da ni cuenta.

Esta cobardía de mi amor por ella
hace que la vea igual que a una estrella
tan lejos, tan lejos en la inmensidad,
que no espero nunca poderla alcanzar. (2x)

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I don't know if she realizes that when I look at her,
not to be caught, I keep a sigh locked
that my quiet love lits up when it sees her
that I would give my life away if I could own her

She doesn't even realize that my eyes shine
that I shiver by her side and even blush
that she's the reason my love awakes
that she's my delirium and she doesn't realize it

This cowardice of my love for her
makes me see her just as one would see a star
far, far away in the immensity
that I don't even hope to reach her, ever(x2)

She doesn't realize that I gave her
the warm kisses she didn't ask for
that in my sad, sleepless nights
with a maddening desire I become her owner

I don't know if she realizes that I have already enjoyed her
because she's been mine without physically loving her
that it's her cold soul what is tormenting me
that she sees me dying and she doesn't even realize it

This cowardice of my love for her
makes me see her just as one would see a star
far, far away in the immensity
that I don't even hope to reach her, ever(x2)

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Good work, Citruswind. Allow me to suggest an alternate translation for the first verse:

She doesn't even realize that when I look at her,
To keep from giving myself away, I hold in a sigh
that my quiet love lights up when I see her
that I would give my life just to have her

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Thank you!!! Smile You are a diamond!!!! Laughing out loud

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thank so much for the try... i appreciate this a lot! Smile

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Sure =) and I like Activepirate's alternate version a lot . Thanks!
I was unsure If the expression hold in a sigh or conceal a sigh existed since I always use hold my breath in or something similar so... yeah that's how the part about locked sighs ended up there XD.

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This was hot when I was running away from proposals...
and that one word is "ralidad" and not "imensidad", right?
It's a second language. I used it on Columbia road for awhile.
and uh... deal with people speaking languages you don't know in line at the BK
They aren't talking about you.....unless you MAKE it about YOU.
mkay? sheesh.... LOL
I'm just loving these memories and remember how I didn't mind my head
throbbing at the end of the day of broken Spanglish.