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Monday, February 4, 2008

Translated: Juanes

Many of us have had relationships that sour because they change from something that was wonderful to something that reduces us to tears. Sometimes we have to watch friends go through this heartbreaking process as well, as I have had too much occasion to do these past few weeks. At some point, we have to say that the situation is unacceptable and move on.

I think that my favourite song of the moment, "Clase de Amor" by Juanes, says it all. The speaker in the song has had his heart broken by a certain woman one too many times and refuses to accept the type of love she offers him. It's certainly an anthem for those of us who can't tolerate a broken relationship any longer and want to set themselves free! This is my rough translation of Juanes's lyrics, and I'm dedicating it to anyone who's hung up and feels frustrated by a less-than-ideal love life. You can listen to the song here.

Clase de Amor ("Sort of Love")

Now you know nobody loves you like I do
That nobody has given you his heart like I did mine
Now I can't tolerate this much longer
I believe that I'll be better off alone, better than with bad company
This was not what you and I agreed to do yesterday

I know that after the torment comes the calm
But I don't see calmness in you, nor how to have it with all this drama
It's impossible for me to keep quiet now
It's impossible if you ignore me, and then you cry because I distance myself
This was not what you and I agreed to do yesterday

If this is the sort of love that you offer me
You're mistaken, I can't accept it
If this is how you love me better then I distance myself
Find me if you want to when you're cured
See how you broke down the motor and I exploit my heart
I see that you have no more remedies to offer me.

If someday you cure yourself, if someday I forgive
It's possible that we can go back and mend everything
For now no, for now no, for now no, for now no...
I'm sorry
This was not what you and I agreed to do yesterday

If this is the sort of love that you offer me
You're mistaken, I can't accept it
If this is how you love me better then I distance myself
Find me if you want to when you're cured
See how you broke down the motor and I exploit my heart
I see that you have no more remedies to offer me.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful song. The lyrics ring too true. Thanks for putting up with me and my drama so much BFF!

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