Carlos do Carmo - Por Morrer Uma Andorinha (Engels vertaling)

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Because A Swallow Died

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If you are no longer mine
I didn't stop being who I was
Spring doesn't end
because a swallow died
Spring doesn't end
because a swallow died
 
As you can tell, I haven't changed
Nor I am discontented
I preserve the same Present
and keep the same Past
I preserve the same Present
and keep the same Past
 
I was already accustumed
to you not being sincere
That's why I don't keep waiting
For a sensation I never had
If you are no longer mine
I didn't stop being who I was
If you are no longer mine
I didn't stop being who I was
 
Do I live life like before?
I don't have less nor more
The days are the same
as those that have already passed
The days are the same
as those that have already passed
 
Hours, minutes, instants
Do they follow the austere order?
Does nobody cling to the chimera
that destiny has kept?
'Cause spring doesn't end
because a swallow died
'Cause spring doesn't end
because a swallow died
 
Toegevoed door dowlenon1 op Zon, 05/01/2014 - 22:16
Added in reply to request by Kamran
Laatst bewerkt door dowlenon1 op Ma, 06/01/2014 - 22:28
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francisco.translate    Ma, 06/01/2014 - 20:03

Hi Lenon!
I posted a new English translation, according to some differences I noticed on the Portuguese lyrics (see my comment on the original post), and according to my interpretation of the meaning of this fado.
I indicated also a video.

dowlenon1    Ma, 06/01/2014 - 20:59

Hello Francisco!

A second translation is always welcome, as it seeks for improvement! It was very good for me because I could fix the first part that I had misread (confusion with 'past' and 'present' verbs). To be honest I had never heard of the proverb you have cited, that's why I stuck to a more literal translation, but yours looks fine.

Edit: the video you provided has been updated, thank you!