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Maestra Vida (перевод на Английский)

  • Исполнитель: Ruben Blades
  • Песня: Maestra Vida
  • Переводы: Английский
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Maestra Vida

Maestra Vida
 
A tu escuella llege
Sin entender porque llegaba
 
En tus salones encuentro
Mil caminos y encrucigades
 
Y aprendo mucho
Y no aprendo nada
 
Choro
Maestro vida camara’a
Te de y la quita te quita y te da
 
Maestro vida camara’a
Te de y la quita te quita y te da
 
Paso por dias del so
Luz y de aguaceros
 
Paso por noches de tinieblas
Y de lunas
 
Paso afirmando paso negando
Paso con dudas
 
Entre risas y amarguras
Buscando el porque y el cuando
 
Choro
Maestro vida camara’a
Te de y la quita te quita y te da
 
Maestro vida camara’a
Te de y la quita te quita y te da
 
Добавлено mochasunflowermochasunflower в пн, 12/09/2011 - 03:58
В последний раз исправлено Diazepan MedinaDiazepan Medina в пн, 03/12/2018 - 14:32
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this is just the first verse however i would like to see the whole translation. video can be found on youtube. thanks a bunch (muchas gracias)!

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Professor Life

(Spoken:
"All the events condemned him. The anecdotes and memories were speaking badly of him.
With his eyes buried in the floor, suffering the bad moves of his existence, Ramiro went through the streets of his neighborhood. The same corner, with the same scent. All the events condemned him.
However, nobody was speaking about his solitude, of those years in prison. Of the things he did, and stopped doing. Of his eternal bad luck.
Standing in the corner, Ramiro answered the questions nobody ever asked him.
After all, old age was his only prize;
The same reward his father Carmelo received,
The only reward that his son Rafael would most surely receive.
It is a night of May, 1970. Ramiro is still in the corner.
Alone, as always")
 
Professor Life
 
To your school I arrived
Without understanding why did I arrive
 
In your classrooms I find
Thousands of paths and dilemmas
 
And I learn a lot
And I learn nothing
 
Professor Life, comrade
It gives you and takes away from you, It takes away from you and gives you
Professor Life, comrade
It gives you and takes away from you, It takes away from you and gives you
 
I pass sunny, light and rainy days by
 
I pass dark and moonlit nights by
 
I pass by affirming and denying
I pass by with doubts
 
Among laughs and bitternesses
Searching why and when
 
Professor Life, comrade
It gives you and takes away from you, It takes away from you and gives you
Professor Life, comrade
It gives you and takes away from you, It takes away from you and gives you
 
Professor Life, of justices and injustices
Of good deeds and malices
I still can't get to understand you
Professor life, that surely doesn't forgive
I go searching between your hours
The mirror of the times, to see your feelings
And understand your things
 
And I saw thorns, and I saw roses
I saw loved ones die
I saw beauties, I was a witness of misdeeds and wars
I saw the good of the earth
And I saw famine and Misery
Between drama and Comedy
I advanced between water and fire
And I remember God first
Only when I'm in the verge of dying
Or sometimes when I'm sad
But never when I'm happy.
 
No gratitude ever lasts
To the one who gives us help
As soon as the nail comes off of us
The suffering has been forgotten
 
(Professor Life, comrade!)
 
And I have friends, known people and enemies
Lovers who have loved me
And faces who refuse to see me
I found myself facing Death
In its eyes I saw the meaning
And with the fear with me
This way I learned to love you
And today I know nothing's safe
For everything is temporary
Death is the messenger
That comes in with the last hour
And time never stops
Not even for love or for money
Death is the messenger
That comes in with the last hour
And time never stops
Not even for love or for money
 
(Carmelo!)
 
Professor Life
I leave, chasing time
Just to see if I find answers
Before the time I die
Even though I'm giving up
To this fatal reality...
 
Professor Life, comrade
It gives you and takes away from you, It takes away from you and gives you
Professor Life, comrade
It gives you and takes away from you, It takes away from you and gives you
 
Professor Life, comrade
It gives you and takes away from you, It takes away from you and gives you
Professor Life, comrade
It gives you and takes away from you, It takes away from you and gives you
 
It gives you and takes away from you, It takes away from you and gives you
It gives you and takes away from you, It takes away from you and gives you
It gives you and takes away from you, It takes away from you and gives you
It gives you and takes away from you, It takes away from you and gives you
 
Oh, Professor Life, comrade
(It gives you and takes away from you, It takes away from you and gives you)
 
It gives you and takes away from you, It takes away from you and gives you
(It gives you and takes away from you, It takes away from you and gives you)
 
Hey, when you least expect it
(It gives you and takes away from you, It takes away from you and gives you)
 
Comes the surprise, comrade
(It gives you and takes away from you, It takes away from you and gives you)
 
And see, time never stops
(It gives you and takes away from you, It takes away from you and gives you)
 
Not for love nor for money
(It gives you and takes away from you, It takes away from you and gives you)
 
Death, My friend, death is the messenger
(It gives you and takes away from you, It takes away from you and gives you)
 
That, that, that comes with the last hour
(It gives you and takes away from you, It takes away from you and gives you)
 
When Carmelo Died...
(It gives you and takes away from you, It takes away from you and gives you)
 
I felt, such a deep pain...
(It gives you and takes away from you, It takes away from you and gives you)
 
That I can't find anything in this world...
(It gives you and takes away from you, It takes away from you and gives you)
 
That can ever console me
(It gives you and takes away from you, It takes away from you and gives you)
 
Carmelo!
(It gives you and takes away from you, It takes away from you and gives you)
 
Carmelo!
(It gives you and takes away from you, It takes away from you and gives you)
 
Добавлено elece28elece28 в пн, 09/05/2016 - 22:45
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This is the translation of the original, full version of the song, which lasts more than Seven Minutes.

Before Ruben Blades, Salsa music almost always had lyrics about partying or love, lyrics that matched the overall upbeat, "dance-able" nature of the genre.

Blades was one of, if not the first artist, who started to write lyrics in Salsa music that talked about society, social issues, violence, or even more visceral lyrics that explored the themes of old age, life itself, and the meaning of existence. "Maestra Vida" (Professor Life) speaks about the latter themes, and it is considered one of Blades' best songs.

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