Lila Downs - Justicia (English translation)

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Justicia

No no voy a llorar por ti
voy a guardarme este recuerdo
no no voy a llorar por ti
que mi corazon no ha muerto
no ha muerto no ha muerto
 
que quieren sueños de nuestra Tierra
o bislumbres de cada guerra
donde los dientes de un zapoteca liberan sueños de mezcal
que lo malo se va a acabar
que lo bueno ya va a empezar
 
ya no quiero llorar de pena
solo quiero cantar azusenas
que el cielo me quiere cantar
que el cielo me quiere cantar
platicaba la espuma al mar
platicaba la espuma al mar
 
en los ojos que estaban llorando
en los puños que se cerraron
y en el viento que secrecia
mariposas que ya no volavan
y una guerra tapada con su manto
unas calles con lumbres quebrados
donde manda la ley de la selva
donde fueron las cosas buenas
 
yo te culpo por el silencio
en la culpa de una mirada
yo te busco como testigo
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yo te busco por el bordado
de mujeres y de poetas
el discurso que causa preguntas
el tejido de servilletas
 
justicia! te busqué en la calle
te busqué en el diario
en la television
en las voces sordas de los tribunales
 
justicia! te busque en las caras
te busque en las bocas
te busque en las mentes
te busque en los ojos de nuestras ciudades
 
sigo creyendo que lo malo acaba
que lo bueno viene
la conciencia te llama
sigo creyendo que lo malo acaba
que lo bueno viene
la conciencia te llama
 
yo te busco en las defunciones
que en papel nunca aparecieras
en las manchas de las canteras
la pintura te borraria
pero no borra mi memoria
ni el orgullo ni valentia
ni la voz de las cacerolas
ni las radios de mis vecinas
 
Submitted by EddieA on Fri, 08/09/2017 - 23:08
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English translation

Justice

No, I'm not going to cry for you
I'm going to keep this memory
no, I'm not going to cry for you
my heart has not died
has not died, has not died
 
Who want dreams of our Earth
or glances of each war
where the teeth of a Zapotec release mezcal dreams
bad things are going to end
good things are going to start already
 
I don´t want to cry anymore
I just want to sing azusenas
that heaven wants to sing to me
that heaven wants to sing to me
the foam was talking to the sea
the foam was talking to the sea
 
In the eyes that were crying
in the fists that were closed
and in the wind that secretes
butterflies that no longer fly
and a war covered with his cloak
some streets with broken lights
where the law of the jungle sends
where were the good things
 
I blame you for the silence
in the guilt of a look
I'm looking for you as a witness
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I look for you by embroidery
of women and poets
the speech that causes questions
the tissue of napkins
 
Justice! I looked for you on the street
I looked for you in the newspaper
on television
in the deaf voices of the courts
 
Justice! I look for you in the faces
I look for you in the mouths
I searched for you in the minds
I looked for you in the eyes of our cities
 
I still believe that the bad thing ends
that good comes
the conscience calls you
I still believe that the bad thing ends
that good comes
the conscience calls you
 
I look for you in the deaths
on paper you never show up
in the spots of the quarries
the paint would erase you
but it doesn´t erase my memory
neither pride nor bravery
nor the voice of the pans
nor the radios of my neighbors
 
Submitted by Monika_Thalía on Sat, 02/12/2017 - 01:17
Added in reply to request by EddieA
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