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Quem espera, desespera (English translation)

  • Artist: Beto
  • Song: Quem espera, desespera
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Quem espera, desespera

Qualquer dia, quando a gente se cruzar
Nos caminhos desta vida, no acaso dessa estrada
Se calhar já não vai dar desde aquela despedida
Entre nós nao ficou nada
 
E até lá eu vivo sempre à espera
Quem espera, desespera
Nem contigo nem sem ti
Não consigo
 
Mas não dá, toda a vida se altera
Não há mais primavera
Nem contigo nem sem ti
Não consigo
 
Mas quem sabe? Algo venha a despertar
Que me faça enfim mudar e voltar um tempo atrás
Talvez aprendesse a ler os sinais dessa mulher
Que não mais me deixa em paz
 
E até lá eu vivo sempre à espera
Quem espera, desespera
Nem contigo nem sem ti
Não consigo
 
Mas não dá, toda a vida se altera
Não há mais primavera
Nem contigo nem sem ti
Não consigo
 
Qualquier dia, quando a gente se cruzar
 
Submitted by carlosmstraductorcarlosmstraductor on 2021-07-14
Submitter's comments:

Lyrics by António Avelar Pinho and music by José Marinho.
This song represented Portugal in the 1998 OTI Festival held in Costa Rica.

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Whoever Waits, Despairs

Some day, when we cross paths
In the paths of life, in the fate of this road
Perhaps if won't be possible anymore, since that farewell
Nothing remained between us
 
And until then, I live always waiting
Whoever waits, despairs
Neither with you, nor without you
I can't
 
But it's not possible, all of life changes
There is no more Spring
Neither with you, nor without you
I can't
 
But who knows? Something comes to awaken
That makes me finally change and go back in time
Perhaps learn to read the signals of this woman
Nothing no longer leaves me alone
 
And until then, I live always waiting
Whoever waits, despairs
Neither with you, nor without you
I can't
 
But it's not possible, all of life changes
There is no more Spring
Neither with you, nor without you
I can't
 
Some day, when we cross paths
 
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Submitted by ito29ito29 on 2022-10-05
Added in reply to request by carlosmstraductorcarlosmstraductor
Author's comments:

The literal translation of 'Quem espera, desespera' is 'Whoever waits, despairs'. The meaning is that whenever you're waiting for something to happen, it will seem to take a long time. An expression that has the same meaning in English is 'a watched pot never boils'.

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