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"Te Necesito" by Amaral, English translation of lyrics

"I Need You"
Style: Folk rock, desperate love
Country: Spain

Oh, cómo quieres que me aclare
Si aún soy demasiado joven
Para entender lo que siento.


Oh, how do you want me to clarify myself
If I am still too young
To understand what I feel.

Pero no para jurarle al mismísimo ángel negro
Que si rompe la distancia que ahora mismo nos separa
Volveré para adorarle, le daría hasta mi alma
Si trajera tu presencia a esta noche que no acaba.


But not to swear to the very one, the black angel
That if he breaks the distance that right now separates us
I will return to adore him, I would give him even my soul
If he would bring your presence to this night that does not end.

Chorus:
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Te necesito
Como a la luz del sol
En este invierno frío
Pa' darme tu calor.


I need you
Like the light of the sun
In this cold winter
To give me your warmth.
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Oh~ Cómo quieres que te olvide
Si tu nombre está en el aire
Y sopla entre mis recuerdos.


Oh~ How can (how do) you want me to forget you
If your name is in the air
And it blows between my memories.

Si ya sé que no eres libre,
Si ya sé que yo no debo
Retenerte en mi memoria.


If I already know that you are not free,
If I already know that I should not
Retain you in my memory.

Así es cómo yo contemplo
Mi tormenta de tormento,
Así es cómo yo te quiero.


This is how I contemplate
My storm of torment,
This is how I love/want you.

Extended chorus:
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Te necesito
Como a la luz del sol
En este invierno frío
Pa' darme tu calor.


I need you
Like the light of the sun
In this cold winter
To give me your warmth.

Te necesito
Como a la luz del sol
Tus ojos el abismo
Donde muere mi razón.


I need you
Like the light of the sun
Your eyes the abyss
Where my reason dies.
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Oh, ¿cómo quieres que me aclare?
Oh, amor, ¿cómo quieres que te olvide?


Oh, how do you want me to clarify myself?
Oh, love, how can you want me to forget you?

[Extended chorus]

Oh, te necesito
Te necesito
Te necesito
Te necesito.


Oh, I need you
I need you
I need you
I need you.

Translation Notes:

Pero no para jurarle al mismísimo ángel negro
But not to swear to the very one, the black angel
But not to swear to the black angel himself [alt.]

mismísimo = selfsame; the very one, the very same

LOL at my Catholic upbringing. When I'm singing, I always mute myself at "ángel negro." I'm not particularly religious, but some parts stick, I guess, particularly the parts about not swearing to the devil. Ha.

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Mi tormenta de tormento
My storm of torment [lit.]
My torrent of torment [alt., to preserve the similarity of the original word pair]

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