Alejandro Sanz - Não Me Compares (English translation)

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English translation

Don't Compare Me

Now that our memories moan paler
Than the snow on the TV
Now that it rains on the room and
The candles of the boat that lit me up are turned off
 
Now that time sings its verses crying
And now that the world is finally awake
Now that you're lost in a ferocious silence
Why should we untie these knots?
 
Now we can see clearly and we can see ourselves behind a grudge
Now I tell you where do I come from and the roads that our love took
Now our destiny is calm and we find ourselves in this hurricane
Now I tell you where do I come from and what is my heart made of
 
I come from the air
That dried your sking, my darling
I am the street where you used to meet him
Don't compare me
I descended on the earth, on a paintbrush for you
It's unforgivable that I don't look like him... I don't look like him, I don't look like anybody...
 
Now that the cats are leaping
Searching for the leftovers, meowing a sad song
Now that you're left speechless
Compare it, compare it, compare it with such passion
 
Now we can look at our reflections
In the rear-view mirror, fearlessly
Now I'll teach you where did I come from
And the wounds that love caused me
Now I don't want any fuss about it
I only want us to talk quietly
If you want me to, I'll tell you why do I want you
And if you want me to, I'll tell you why not
You don't know
Where have I been after everything, my dear
I'm the key
To the door of where you've found someone
 
Don't compare me
Don't try to find in her the gazes I gave you
It's unforgivable
That I don't look like her
Then don't say anything
Because who touches you like I did
I hope they perish
And that you leave without knowing
 
And forevermore
Nobody will ever touch you like I did
I hope they perish
I'm your soul
You're the air I breathe
 
Let them break us apart, if they think they can
Let them break us apart, if they want to do that
Let them break us apart, if they want to do that
I'm your soul and you're my luck
Let them break us apart, if they think they can
Let them break us apart, if they want to do that
Let them break us apart, if they want to do that
I'm your soul and you're my luck
 
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Submitted by Alma Barroca on Tue, 04/03/2014 - 15:41
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joy.baab    Sun, 14/12/2014 - 14:29

I thought the translation was great, just a few places I thought it might sound a bit better with a slightly different word choice.

V1: Now that our memories have faded, to soft moans, much paler then snow falling there on the screen.
Now that the rain falls, in this room, extinguishing the candles on the craft that once glowed in me.

V2: Now that time sings its verses, crying,
And now that the world is finally awake.
Now that you're lost in a ferocious silence
Tell me, Why should we *unravel these knots?

V3: *Now we can see clearly,
Looking past the bitterness at our true selves,
*Now I will tell you where I came from and the paths that this passion took
Now our destiny has *stilled and we've *discovered ourselves in this hurricane
Now I *will tell you where I *came from and the *substance of my heart.

V4: I came from the air
That *parched your *skin, my darling.
I am the *quiet lane where you once met with him.
Don't compare me!
I descended *to earth on an artist's brush, for your sake.
Unforgivable! That I don't *resemble him... *No, not him, not anyone...

V5: Now that the cats are *out prowling. Searching for *scraps, *mewling a *mournful song.
Now that you've *fallen silent
Now, Compare it!
Compare it,
Compare it with *that passion

V6: Now we can *gaze without fear at our reflections In the rear-view mirror.
Now I'll teach you where *I came from
And the wounds *I've borne for love.
Let's not argue. I only want *to speak with you softly.
If you want me to, I'll tell you why * I want you And if you want me to, I'll tell you why *I don't.

V7: You *can't comprehend
Where *I've been after everything, my love
I am the key
*That fits the lock of the door * where you found someone.

V8: Don't compare me
Don't *seek in her the gaze I gave.
Unforgivable! That I'm not her

V9: Don't tell me!
*That their touch was like mine
*May it perish
*And you depart, never knowing

V10: No, not in all eternity, will anyone touch you as did.
May it perish
I'm your soul You're the air I breathe

V11: Let them *tear us apart, if they think they can.
Let them *tear us apart, *Let them try.
Let them *tear us apart, *let them try if they want.
I'm your soul and you're my *fortune