Friday, November 25, 2011

Don't give up. No te rindas.



Don't Give Up
by Mario Benedetti

Don't give up, you still have time
to reach up and start anew,
Accept your shadows,
Bury your fears,
Free your burdens,
Fly again.

Don't give up, that's what life is
Continue the journey,
Follow your dreams,
Unstuck time,
Move the rubble,
And uncover the sky.

Don't give up, please don't give way,
Even if the cold burns,
Even if fear bites,
Even if the sun sets,
And the wind goes silent,
There is still fire in your soul
There is still life in your dreams.

Because life is yours and yours is the desire
Because you have loved it and because I love you
Because wine exists and love is true.
Because there are no wounds that time doesn't cure.

To open the doors,
Take away the locks,
Abandon the walls that have protected you,

To live life and accept the challenge
Get back laughter,
Practice a song,
Lower the guard and extend the hands
Open the wings
And try again,
Celebrate life and take back the skies.

Don't give up, please don't give way,
Even if the cold burns,
Even if fear bites,
Even if the sun sets,
And the wind goes silent,

There is still fire in your soul
There is still life in your dreams.
Because every day is a new beginning,
Because this is the hour and the best moment.
Because you are not alone, because I love you.

Mario Benedetti (1920-2009) is regarded as one of Latin America's most important twentieth-century writers and one of Uruguay's most revered writers of novels, short stories, poetry, plays, and essays.


No te rindas
Mario Benedetti

No te rindas, aún estás a tiempo
De alcanzar y comenzar de nuevo,
Aceptar tus sombras,
Enterrar tus miedos,
Liberar el lastre,
Retomar el vuelo.

No te rindas que la vida es eso,
Continuar el viaje,
Perseguir tus sueños,
Destrabar el tiempo,
Correr los escombros,
Y destapar el cielo.

No te rindas, por favor no cedas,
Aunque el frío queme,
Aunque el miedo muerda,
Aunque el sol se esconda,
Y se calle el viento,
Aún hay fuego en tu alma
Aún hay vida en tus sueños.

Porque la vida es tuya y tuyo también el deseo
Porque lo has querido y porque te quiero
Porque existe el vino y el amor, es cierto.
Porque no hay heridas que no cure el tiempo.

Abrir las puertas,
Quitar los cerrojos,
Abandonar las murallas que te protegieron,

Vivir la vida y aceptar el reto,
Recuperar la risa,
Ensayar un canto,
Bajar la guardia y extender las manos
Desplegar las alas
E intentar de nuevo,
Celebrar la vida y retomar los cielos.

No te rindas, por favor no cedas,
Aunque el frío queme,
Aunque el miedo muerda,
Aunque el sol se ponga y se calle el viento,

Aún hay fuego en tu alma,
Aún hay vida en tus sueños
Porque cada día es un comienzo nuevo,
Porque esta es la hora y el mejor momento.
Porque no estás solo, porque yo te quiero.

Mario Benedetti (1920-2009) es considerado como uno de los escritores Latinoamericanos mas importantes del siglo XX y uno de los novelistas, poetas, dramaturgos y ensayistas mas queridos de Uruguay.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Acompaname a estar solo. Accompany me to be alone.



Accompany me to be alone

To get rid of the ghosts
To get in bed without touching
Accompany me to the mystery
Of being alone together
To go to sleep without expecting
anything to happen
Accompany me to be alone

Accompany me in silence
Talking without words
Knowing you're there next to me
and I next to you
Accompany me to the absurdity
of embracing without touching
You in your space and I in mine
Like a guardian angel
Accompany me to be alone

Chorus
Accompany me
Saying without words
What a blessing is to be together
and to be unfaithful
only with this solitude
Accompany me
Loving you without saying it
Touching you without contact
the reflection of your skin in the light
To think of me so I can live for you

Accompany me to be alone
To get rid of the ghosts
To get in bed without touching
Accompany me to the mystery
Of being alone together
To go to sleep without expecting
anything to happen
Accompany me to be alone
Accompany me in silence
Let's talk without words
knowing you're there next to me
and I next to you
Accompany me to the absurdity
of embracing without touching
You in your space I in mine
Like a guardian angel
Accompany me to be alone

Accompany me to be alone
To calibrate my fears
To poison little by little
my memories
Love me a little
So I can love you as I do
Detoxing me from the past
Accompany me to be alone

Chorus
Accompany me
To say without words
How blessed I am to have you
and to be unfaithful
only with this solitude
Accompany me
Loving you without saying it
Touching you without contact
the reflection of your skin in the light
To think of me so I can live for you

And if the light goes out
And if hell breaks loose
And if I feel lost
I know you will be there
To save me with a kiss

Accompany me to be alone
Chorus

Accompany me
To say without words
How blessed I am to have you
and to be unfaithful
only with this solitude
Accompany me
Loving you without saying it
Touching you without contact
the reflection of your skin in the light
To think of me so I can live for you
this time

Accompany me to be alone















ACOMPAÑAME A ESTAR SOLO
A purgarme los fantasmas 
A meternos en la cama sin tocarnos 
Acompáñame al misterio 
De no hacernos compañía 
A dormir sin pretender que pase nada 
Acompáñame a estar solo 
Acompáñame al silencio 
De charlar sin las palabras 
A saber que estás ahí y yo a tu lado 
Acompáñame a lo absurdo de abrazarnos sin contacto 
Tú en tu sitio yo en el mío 
Como un ángel de la guarda 

Acompáñame a estar solo 
Coro 

Acompáñame 
A decir sin las palabras 
Lo bendito que es tenerte y serte infiel solo con esta soledad 

Acompáñame 
A quererte sin decirlo 
A tocarte sin rozar ni el reflejo de tu piel a contraluz 
A pensar en mí para vivir por ti 
Acompáñame a estar solo 
Acompáñame a estar solo 
Para calibrar mis miedos 
Para envenenar de a poco mis recuerdos 
Para quererme un poquito 
Y así quererte como quiero 
Para desintoxicarme del pasado 

Acompáñame a estar solo 
(coro) 

Y si se apagan las luces 
Y si se enciende el infierno 
Y si me siento perdido 
Se que tú estarás conmigo 
Con un beso de rescate 
Acompáñame a estar solo 
(coro)