Los visitantes (The Visitors)

English

The Visitors

I hear the doorbell ring and suddenly the panic takes me
The sound so ominously tearing through the silence
I cannot move, I'm standing
Numb and frozen
Among the things I love so dearly
The books, the paintings and the furniture
Help me
 
The signal's sounding once again and someone tries the doorknob
None of my friends would be so stupidly impatient
And they don't dare to come here
Anymore now
But how I loved our secret meetings
We talked and talked in quiet voices
Smiling
 
Chorus:
Now I hear them moving
Muffled noises coming through the door
I feel I'm cracking up
 
Voices growing louder
Irritation building and I'm close to fainting
Cracking up
 
They must know by now
I'm in here trembling in a terror evergrowing
Cracking up
 
My whole world is falling
Going crazy, there is no escaping now
I'm cracking up
 
These walls have witnessed all the anguish of humiliation
And seen the hope of freedom glow in shining faces
And now they've come to take me
Come to break me
And yet it isn't unexpected
I have been waiting for these visitors
Help me
 
Chorus: (x3)
Now I hear them moving
Muffled noises coming through the door
I feel I'm cracking up, I have been waiting for these visitors
 
Voices growing louder
Irritation building and I'm close to fainting
Cracking up, I have been waiting for these visitors
 
They must know by now
I'm in here trembling in a terror evergrowing
Cracking up, I have been waiting for these visitors
 
My whole world is falling
Going crazy, there is no escaping now
I'm cracking up, I have been waiting for these visitors
 
Submitted by nicholas.ovaloff on Sun, 31/01/2016 - 16:36
Last edited by nicholas.ovaloff on Tue, 06/09/2016 - 01:42
Submitter's comments:

The official stated theme is a protest against the mistreatment of political dissidents in the Soviet Union at the time, as ABBA seemed to input political issues into their lyrics in the final days of the group. Björn Ulvaeus has stated that at the time of release he preferred that the song should have a sense of mystery so did not explain the exact meaning.
Source: Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Visitors_(song)

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Spanish translation

Los visitantes

Escucho sonar el timbre y de repente me toma el pánico.
El sonido tan ominosamente atravesando el silencio
No me puedo mover, estoy parado
Paralizado y congelado
Entre las cosas que quiero cariñosamente
Los libros, las pinturas y los muebles.
Ayúdame
 
La señal suena otra vez y alguien prueba el picaporte
Ninguno de mis amigos sería tan estúpidamente impaciente
Y no se atreven a venir aquí
De nuevo
Pero cómo me encantaban nuestras reuniones secretas
Hablábamos y hablábamos con voces calladas
Sonriendo
 
Coro:
Ahora los oigo mover
Ruidos amortiguados vienen de la puerta
Siento que me estoy descojonándome
 
Las voces son más ruidosas,
aumenta la irritación estoy cerca de desmayarme,
descojonándome
 
Deben saber por ahora
que estoy aquí temblando de terror que aumenta,
descojonándome
 
Mi mundo está cayendo,
me vuelvo loco no hay escape,
estoy descojonándome
 
Estas paredes fueron testigos de la angustia de la humillación
Y vieron la esperanza de la libertad brillando en las caras
Y ahora vienen a llevarme
Vienen a destrozarme
Y no es nada inesperado
Que estuve esperando a los visitantes
Ayúdame
 
Coro: (x3)
Ahora los oigo mover
Ruidos amortiguados vienen de la puerta
Siento que me estoy descojonándome Estuve esperando a los visitantes
 
Las voces son más ruidosas,
aumenta la irritación estoy cerca de desmayarme,
descojonándome Estuve esperando a los visitantes
 
Deben saber por ahora
que estoy aquí temblando de terror que aumenta,
descojonándome Estuve esperando a los visitantes
 
Mi mundo está cayendo,
me vuelvo loco no hay escape,
estoy descojonándome Estuve esperando a los visitantes
 
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