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Deja Vu: Translated

Heard this by chance and was immediately smitten, so
Here’s the English sing-able true-to-meaning translation.
(Well, as far as possible. ;))

Like a fresh lemon tequila
With a dash of salt you flavour
Same old wounds, the same old song
Well, it’s the same old story
Like the way you would have told me
Déjà vu, an endless song
(Tú me abriste las heridas que ya daba por curadas
Con limón, tequila y sal
Una historia repetida
Solamente un déjà vu que nunca llega a su final)

Oh, I’m better solo
To forget your eyes, your touch and let you go
Oh, I’d dance alone
To forget that we had ever had it all
This bachata, hipocresía total
(Mejor me quedo solo
Y me olvido de tus cosas, de tus ojos
Mejor esquivo el polvo
No quiero caer de nuevo en esa foto
De locura, hipocresía total)

I’ll never love anymore
Leave, turn and tango
One last dance now from me with just a song
I’ll never love anymore
Like our bachata
Just a last dance for me in a song
Don’t say you love me anymore
I won’t speak of love
Won’t speak of love anymore
No, won’t speak of your love no more
(¿Quién puede hablar del amor y defenderlo?
Que levante la mano por favor
¿Quién puede hablar del dolor y pagar la fianza?
Pa’ que salga de mi corazón
Si alguien va a hablar del amor
Te lo aseguro, esa no voy a ser yo
No, esa no voy a ser yo)

It’s her idea, rewind and then play
To cajole and tease, she then sways
And my mind and soul restir
Well, it’s the same old story
Like the way you would have told me
Déjà vu, an endless song
(Esta idea recurrente
Quiere jugar con mi mente pa’ volverme a engatusar
Una historia repetida
Solamente un déjà vu que nunca llega a su final)

And oh, I’d stay alone
To forget your eyes, your touch and let you go
Oh, I’d dance alone
To forget that we had ever had it all
This bachata, de hipocresía total
(Mejor me quedo sola
Y me olvido de tus cosas, de tus ojos
Mejor esquivo el polvo
No quiero caer de nuevo en esa foto
De locura, de hipocresía total)

I’ll never love anymore
Leave, turn and tango
One last dance from me with just a song
I’ll never love anymore
Like our bachata
Just a last dance for me in a song
Don’t say you love me anymore
I won’t speak of love
Won’t speak of love anymore
(¿Quién puede hablar del amor y defenderlo?
Levante la mano por favor
¿Quién puede hablar del dolor y pagar la fianza?
Pa’ que salga de mi corazón
Si alguien va a hablar del amor
Te lo aseguro, esa no voy a ser yo)

I’ll never love anymore
Leave, turn and tango
One last dance now from me with just a song
I’ll never love anymore
Like our bachata
Just a last dance for me in a song
Don’t say you love me anymore
I won’t speak of love
Won’t speak of love anymore
Won’t speak of your love no more
(¿Quién puede hablar del amor y defenderlo?
Que levante la mano por favor
¿Quién puede hablar del dolor y pagar la fianza?
Pa’ que salga de mi corazón
Si alguien va a hablar del amor
Te lo aseguro esa no voy a ser yo
Esa no voy a ser yo)

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Heart of Stone

If my heart was made
Of stone, I’d carve our names so
They’d never bleed alone.

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Ain’t Missing

Sometimes it’s not
Our thoughts running away
With us; just maybe
The missing getting away
With it.

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Here

This song brings back so much memories, that it is time to let them go. Inspired by its lyrics, partly woven in.

So lay me down
Awake, no sound
And I dream about you
These thoughts they play
Those memories we made
Yet are no longer found

Bring me back now
To that moment when
You cast your eyes on me
And I’ll set you free
Let you go, for it was all
That is meant to be.

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Ring Me Tonight: Spoof Lyrics

Here’s a spoof that surfaced while conversing with a musician friend some weeks ago; all tech-victims should relate very well to these words. 🙂

How can you deem me telling lies when I don’t call
Leading you on, it’s not my fault
When I can’t find my phone

Without a sound
My cellphone’s sleeping somewhere cold
Until I find out where it is in my home

(Ring me up) Ring me up tonight
(I can’t pick up) Ring me up tonight
(Save me) Call my number help me find my phone
(Ring me up) Bid my feet to run
(I can’t pick up) Before the ringing’s done
(Save me) Save me from the wreck that I’ve become

Now that I know what I’m without
You can’t just hang up on me
Dial to my phone and make it ring, ring me tonight

(Ring me up) Ring me up tonight
(I can’t pick up) Ring me up tonight
(Save me) Call my number help me find my phone
(Ring me up) Bid my feet to run
(I can’t pick up) Before the ringing’s done
(Save me) Save me from the wreck that I’ve become
Ring me tonight
(I’ve been looking alright
But it’s nowhere in sight)
Ring me tonight

Frozen in time without your texts, Whatsapps or calls, darling
Only you can find my phone among the mess

All this time, I can’t believe I couldn’t see
Searched in the pile, it could be there in front of me

I’ve been searching all the wrong places here it seems
Got to open my eyes to everything

Without a thought, without a voice, without a call
Can’t find my phone here
There must be something wrong
Ring me tonight

(Ring me up) Ring me up tonight
(I can’t pick up) Ring me up tonight
(Save me) Call my number help me find my phone
(Ring me up) Bid my feet to run
(I can’t pick up) Before the ringing’s done
(Save me) Save me from the wreck that I’ve become
Ring me tonight
(I’ve been looking alright
But it’s nowhere in sight)
Ring me tonight

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Daily Prompt: I just wanna chill, got a sack for us to roll

I stirred and awoke,
Between the sheets in your room
To the sight of deep eyes
On a sultry afternoon

I yawned to your tease
While you grinned to my smile
But we just wanna chill on your sack
For a little more while.

Third line from “Trap Queen” KYFRA remix:

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No Other (너 같은 사람 또 없어)

Then Korean pop conquered the scene here and I had a particular liking for this catchy tune. This was way challenging than translating Mandarin songs because of my need to do a double-translation (Hangul lyrics -> lyrics meaning in English -> English lyrics). But happily, these can be put to the original tune too. 

Chorus:

Girl there’s no other one like you, no matter where I
Go there’s just no other like you
You’re always there to
Gimme all your loving, gimme all your loving
Give me your best loving, that’s all I need your loving

And you can trust me with your heart girl
Cuz I will never hurt you never make you shed a tear
With you right here it’s
All I ever wanted, all I ever wanted
Nothing else I wanted, you’re all I ever wanted

Verse 1:

Just one look at you is all I need to warm my soul
A fire in this cold and lonely world
When I take a fall you come to me and hold me near
And you take away my fears
Don’t you know that I wanna give you more and more each day
Take my hand right now and just hold me here so silently
Can’t you hear how my heart beats
Just wanna give my all to you believe me when I say yeah

Pre-chorus:

Call out to my heart now, baby, reach inside and free my soul
It always feels like the first time when I’m with you girl
This is how we’ll always be together you and me

Chorus:

Girl there’s no other one like you, no matter where I
Go there’s just no other like you
You’re always there to
Gimme all your loving, gimme all your loving
Give me your best loving, that’s all I need your loving

And you can trust me with your heart girl
Cuz I will never hurt you never make you shed a tear
With you right here it’s
All I ever wanted, all I ever wanted
Nothing else I wanted, you’re all I ever wanted

Verse 2:

I know there are times when I wanted more than that
And my heart’s insatiable
And I know I’ve let you down just too many times
So many wrongs that I could never right
Then you shine your love down on me like the glorious sun
Bring me to life back from the darkness of my broken heart
Without you there’s nowhere that I could be that I should be
Where loving can be yeah

Pre-chorus:

Call out to my heart now, baby, reach inside and free my soul
It always feels like the first time when I’m with you girl
This is how we’ll always be together you and me

Chorus:

Girl there’s no other one like you, no matter where I
Go there’s just no other like you
You’re always there to
Gimme all your loving, gimme all your loving
Give me your best loving, that’s all I need your loving

And you can trust me with your heart girl
Cuz I will never hurt you never make you shed a tear
With you right here it’s
All I ever wanted, all I ever wanted
Nothing else I wanted, you’re all I ever wanted

Bridge – Rap/Vocal:

You know, yes you know I’m just a little shy so
You’re burning like the sun how could you not realize or know
TV show where all those pretty girls just show
Can’t make me take my eyes from you head to toe
(Going crazy crazy baby)
Saying that you love me need me
There’s nothing else I want
You & I, we’re so fine, we could be two of a kind
Love you so, please know oh there’s only you in my world
There’s only you that I see with me right here right now my girl

When I look into your eyes I know they’re saying you’ll always be mine
I’m so thankful for, I’m so thankful that we stood the test of time

Chorus:

Girl there’s no other one like you, no matter where I
Go there’s just no other like you
You’re always there to
Gimme all your loving, gimme all your loving
Give me your best loving, that’s all I need your loving

And you can trust me with your heart girl
Cuz I will never hurt you never make you shed a tear
With you right here it’s
All I ever wanted, all I ever wanted
Nothing else I wanted, you’re all I ever wanted

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