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This Is Not America (Engels vertaling)

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This Is Not America

We are here, listen
As we are here
Look at me, we are here
 
Even before you all came
The prints of our shoes were already here
You even stole our cat food
But they're still licking the plate
 
Really pissed off with these ingrates
Now I beat the drums hard, till I'm accused of abuse
If you don't understand this fact, I'll throw it to you in a cumbia1
Bossa nova2, tango3 or vallenato4
 
Really insolent with Calabó y Bambú5
Blood as hot as Timbuktu6
We're on the menu
Tupac is named Tupac after Túpac Amaru from Peru
 
America is not only the USA, dude
It goes from Tierra del Fuego7 up to Canada
You must be really ignorant, a complete deadhead
It's like saying that Africa is only Morocco
 
These fuckers
Forgot the calendar they use was created by the Mayans
This continent has been walking for a long time
 
But not even with all the Navy can they take the crazy peasant
Out of the showcase
This is for the foreman of the company
The machete is not only for chopping sugarcane
It is also for chopping heads chopping heads
 
We are here, we have always been
We didn't leave, we will not go
We are here so you remember
If you want my machete, it will bite you
We are here, we have always been
We didn't leave, we will not go
We are here so you remember
If you want my machete, it will bite you
 
If you want my machete, it will bite you
If you want my machete, it will bite you
If you want my machete, it will bite you
It will bite you, it will bite you
 
The paramilitary, the guerrilla
The sons of war, the gangs
The black lists, the false positives
The murdered journalists, the missing
 
The narco governments, all they stole
Those that protest and those that forgot
Persecutions, coups d'État
The country in bankruptcy, the exiled, the devaluated peso
 
The drug trafficking, the cartels
The invasions, immigrants without documents
Five presidents in eleven days
Police shooting at point blank range
 
More than a hundred years of torture
The new trova singing in the midst of a dictatorship
We're the blood that blows the atmospheric pressure
Gambino, my brother, this truly is America8
 
We are here, we have always been
We didn't leave, we will not go
We are here so you remember
If you want my machete, it will bite you
We are here, we have always been
We didn't leave, we will not go
We are here so you remember
If you want my machete, it will bite you
 
If you want my machete, it will bite you
If you want my machete, it will bite you
If you want my machete, it will bite you
It will bite you, it will bite you
 
  • 1. Northern Colombian music genre
  • 2. Brazilian music genre
  • 3. Argentinian dance
  • 4. Colombian music genre
  • 5. Seems to be a Puerto Rican folk song about the strength of black people
  • 6. A city of Mali
  • 7. The Southernmost tip of America, part of Argentina
  • 8. This song can be interpreted as an answer to Childish Gambino's 'This is America'
bedankt!
15 maal bedankt

This translation has been made by Alma Barroca. In case you want to use it elsewhere, please ask for permission - if given, my name must be always mentioned as the author.

Ingediend door Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca op 2022-03-19
Laatst bewerkt door Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca op 2022-04-29
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I hope I made a good job with all those cultural and historical references and with Spanish slang. / Thanks to aneel, SaritaMon and Geborgenheit for providing suggestions.

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This Is Not America

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aneelaneel    Di, 22/03/2022 - 23:52

Line 55: presión atmosférica = atmospheric pressure
What about "te muerde" -> "it will bite you"?

Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Woe, 23/03/2022 - 20:25

Hey, there. Thanks, I updated these two parts. Sounds more natural now.

SaritaMonSaritaMon    Zon, 03/04/2022 - 15:00

Line 7: Y todavia se estan lamiendo el plato = and they are still licking the plate
Chorus: No nos fuimo’, no nos vamo = we didn’t leave, we will not go
Line 56: Esto si es America = this truly is America
^ the si in this context usually means
really or truly

Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Ma, 04/04/2022 - 00:22

Hola. Muchisimas gracias. Ya he hecho las correcciones debidas.

GeborgenheitGeborgenheit    Do, 28/04/2022 - 20:14

Hi Juan, a few corrections and suggestions for the sake of register:

You stole even our cat food - You even stole our cat food
I hit the drums hard - I beat the drums hard
I'll throw it in a cumbia - I'll throw it to you in a cumbia
We're in the menu - We're on the menu
that Africa is only about Morocco - that Africa is only Morocco
to cut sugarcane - for chopping sugarcanes
It also serves to cut heads off - It is also for chopping heads
the disappeared - the missing
The broken country - The country in bankruptcy
the depreciated peso - the devalued peso
Close range shots by the police - Police shooting at point blank range ("por parte de" indicates that it is the police that are doing the action)

Hope they help.

Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Do, 28/04/2022 - 19:18

Hello, G. Thanks for your comment, all have been updated.
I'm surprised I didn't use 'chop' in that sentence, I totally forgot about that verb...

GeborgenheitGeborgenheit    Do, 28/04/2022 - 20:37

My pleasure, btw I sent you a PM in case you haven't gotten it yet. You don't have to reply though if you don't want to, just thought I would let you know.

Anyways, register is everything, especially when it comes to songs like this.

I have one more suggestion:

But not even with all the Navy they can take off the shelf, the aggressive peasants - But not even with all the Navy can they take the crazy peasant out of the showcase

Also:

It also serves for chopping heads - It is also for chopping heads ("It serves for" does not sound natural here)
devaluated - devalued

Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Vrij, 29/04/2022 - 15:49

Just answered you Wink smile
Thanks again for your feedback, it's much welcomed and appreciated.

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