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Gracias a la vida (English translation)

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Gracias a La Vida

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Thank you life, for giving me so much
You gave me starry eyes, and when I open them,
I can perfectly distinguish black from white
And I can see the other stars in the great dark sky
And in the multitudes [I can see] the man I love
 
Thank you life, for giving me so much
you gave me hearing so that its breadth
hears night and day, crickets and canaries,
Hammers, engines, barking, rain,
And the tender voice of my beloved
 
Thank you life, for giving me so much
you gave me sound and the alphabet;
And the words I think and proclaim:
Mother, friend, brother, and the shining light
showing me the way to my lover's soul
 
Thank you life, for giving me so much
you gave me my tired feet to walk;
With them I walked cities and puddles,
Beaches and deserts, mountains and plains,
And your house, your street and your courtyard.
 
Thank you life, for giving me so much
You gave me the heart that beats in my chest
When I look at the fruit of the human brain,
When I look at good apart from evil,
When I look into the depths of your clear eyes
 
Thank you life, for giving me so much
You gave me laughter and you gave me tears
So I can distinguish bliss from misery,
Two of the elements that make up my song,
And your song, which is the same as mine
And the song of all of you, which is [also] the same as mine
 
Thank you life, for giving me so much
 
Thanks!
thanked 19 times
Submitted by cconticconti on Thu, 16/02/2017 - 04:02
Author's comments:

This is my interpretation. I wrote it before I read a better one here, but since I made the effort, I hope I captured at least some of the meaning of this beautiful song.

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Gracias a la vida

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