Los Temerarios - Una Lágrima No Basta (English translation)

English translation

Shedding Tears Isn't Enough

Shedding tears isn't enough
for me to forgive you
you took my heart away
you took everything from me
and now you're here
but with nothing
I'm begging to please
not look at me with love
if you already destroyed me
what more do you want from me?
if I gave you everything, everything
 
Be compassionate, don't look for me
you don't love me anymore and when
I see you,
I forget about everything
and I want to hug you,
I'd want to hug you
and stay forever
right beside you
 
I'm begging to please
not look at me with love
if you already destroyed me
what more do you want from me?
if I gave you everything, everything
 
Be compassionate, don't look for me
you don't love me anymore and when
I see you,
I forget about everything
and I want to hug you,
I'd want to hug you
and stay forever
right beside you
 
Be compassionate, don't look for me...
 
LDGM LSGH
PALET FALDT
Submitted by Ivan Ortiz Jr. on Thu, 12/10/2017 - 15:40
Last edited by Ivan Ortiz Jr. on Wed, 15/11/2017 - 22:56
Author's comments:

This is my forty-seventh attempt at translating/interpreting a song.
This is one of the first songs I remember listening since I can remember, such a classic to me. They are still around making music. This song talks about being vulnerable after a break-up, and not wanting to be around the person because you'd fall for them regardless of the pain they put you through.
I do wish to become a Spanish/English translator much later in the future.
I wanted the English translation to match the flow of words in the Spanish version, a lot of parts don't really do. There are parts where contractions could be used, but I separated them to match the flow a bit better.
Any constructive feedback is welcomed!

Spanish

Una Lágrima No Basta

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Comments
Radu Robert    Tue, 14/11/2017 - 11:44

Wow Ivan this is a nice love song and i really liked that you take your time and tried to make a description also about the song
I myself don;t like to translate in a literar way and i like to make it sound more poetic at least when is a love song slow song etc Nice work !!

Ivan Ortiz Jr.    Tue, 14/11/2017 - 17:30

Thanks for your compliment!
I see what you mean about making it more poetic, or romantic. I usually go for translation rather than interpretation. There are a few of the songs I've worked with that are more of your taste.