Cairaguas (cairaguas) wrote in songlations,

"Combatiente" by Maná, English translation of lyrics

Album: Amar es Combatir (To Love is to Battle)
Style: Rock
Country: Mexico

Desde crió, me conducía en el soñar
Toda era imposición
Desde niño, controlaba lo que iba a pensar
Mataba una ilusión

Since I was a child, I was conducted in my day dreaming
Everything was an imposition
Since I was a child, I was controlled in what I would think
An (any) illusion was killed

Lo que no mata me fortalece hoy
Ser combatiente
Me fortalece hoy, por hoy
Por hoy...

What doesn't kill me only makes me stronger today
To be a fighter
It makes me stronger today, for today
For today...

Y nunca quise ser igual
Nunca me latió ser del rebaño
Pensar tan diferente hoy
Hoy me tiene vivo combatiente

And I never wanted to be the same
It never stirred me to be part of the herd
To think so differently today
Today it keeps me alive and fighting

Soy combatiente
Nadie me va a parar
Soy combatiente
Nada me va a parar

I am a fighter
Nobody will stop me
I am a fighter
Nothing will stop me

Soy combatiente
Sobreviviente yo
Lo que no me mató
Me fortaleció

I am a fighter
A survivor, me
What didn't kill me
Made me stronger

Somos en serie fabricados
Como unos clones programados
Siempre imponiendo que pensar
Que joder, que amar, que pisotear

We are manufactured in assembly
Like some programmed clones
Always imposing what to think
What to care about, what to love, what to stomp on


Su misión es lo que nos mata
La imposición, lo que nos va a matar
Mejor es respetar
Al prójimo amar
Y ser un combatiente

Their mission is what kills us
The imposition, what will kill us
Better to respect
Our neighbor love
And be a fighter

[Chorus x2]

Translation Notes:

combatir [verb] = to combat, to fight
combatiente [noun/adj] = combatant

sobrevivir [verb] = to survive
sobreviviente [noun] = survivor

que joder = what to give a f*ck about, though it doesn't have to sound as strong in Spanish

pisar = to step on
pisotear = to step over/around/on; trample
que pisotear = what to stomp on, what to step all over


At YouTube here.
Tags: mana, mana: amar es combatir
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