Mecano - Hijo de la luna (English translation)

English translation

Hijo De La Luna

Don't misunderstand me
and wait until the ending
of a gypsy legend
telling of a woman who prays to the moon in the sky
crying she was asking
pleading until sunrise
if she could marry today
"You will have you husband
darker coat but
you will have to promise"
said the moon "that
the first son he gives you
will be mine at want,
and that's the price you shall pay
If you sacrifice him not to be alone
then you would barely love him
 
Moon you want to be mother
when you can't find a love
so what will you do
tell me silvery moon
what will happen to you
with a kid made of skin
Hijo de la Luna
 
So the boy was born from
the dark father
but his skin was pale as
snow in winter
his eyes weren't olive
as they had expected
he was son of the moon
"This is a betrayal
he isn't my son,
and you, you've dishonored my name."
 
Moon you want to be mother
when you can't find a love
so what will you do
tell me silvery moon
what will happen to you
with a kid made of skin
Hijo de la Luna
 
Man was made unconscious
by his anger
grabbed the woman violently
knife in hand and
shouted with a cymbal
"How dare you deceive me!"
Then, he hurt her to death
Grabbing small albino
he went into the mountain
and abandoned him there
 
Moon you want to be mother
when you can't find a love
so what will you do
tell me silvery moon
what will happen to you
with a kid made of skin
Hijo de la Luna
 
If the moon becomes full
son is sleeping
but if she is half
he'll be weeping
so she'll be his cradle
lower than diminish
and embrace him again
so she'll be his cradle
lower than diminish
and embrace him again
 
Submitted by Catharine Tew on Sat, 20/02/2016 - 12:55
Author's comments:

This is a very nice song when sung in English mainly because then you understand it and follow the legend and story till the very end, and what a weird ending it was. My favorite part has always been the refrain.

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Hijo de la luna

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