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"Amar Sin Ser Amada" by Thalía, English translation of lyrics

"Loving Without Being Loved"
Album: El Sexto Sentido (The Sixth Sense), 2005
Style: Pop, dance, about how life lessons can be cruel but useful
Country: Mexico

Listen:

Spanish version at YouTube here. I also found an English version with modified lyrics on YouTube, but Thalía’s thick accent doesn’t work for me since I am already used to her Spanish work. Perdoname, Thalía. ¡Sabes que amo tu musica en español!

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Translation:

Todo este tiempo he tenido que escucharte,
Que comprenderte,
Que consolarte.


All this time I have had to listen to you,
To understand you,
To console you.

Sé que la vida no te ha sido tan sencilla,
Pero ya es tiempo para olvidarte.


I know that life has not been so easy for you,
But it is time to forget about it. [*alt. But it is time to put it behind you.]

Sé que es difícil arrancar todo de nuevo,
Que tus heridas te han marcado para siempre.


I know that it is difficult to uproot and start new,
That your wounds have marked you forever.

Pero no pienses que sufrir no te ha servido.
Es una forma de aprender
A no volver a cometer el mismo error.


But do not think that suffering has not been useful to you.
It is a way of learning
Not to commit the same error.

Chorus:
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Amar sin ser amada,
Es una puñalada.
No vuelvo ha equivocarme más,
Nunca más…


Loving without being loved,
It is a knife in the gut.
I will not make these mistakes again, [*lit. I will never make mistakes again]
Never more...

Amar sin ser amada,
Y quedar abandonada,
No pienso someterme más
[*somerterse, verb = to submit; to undergo; to put oneself in a vulnerable position]
A otro amor...

Loving without being loved,
And being left abandoned,
I don’t think I will let myself fall
For another love...

Que no pueda devolver
Todo lo que yo le doy,
Todo lo que le confié,
Nunca más volveré…


That cannot return
Everything that I give it,
Everything that I trust to it, [*alt. Everything that I confide in it]
I will never again (return)...

(A) amar sin ser amada,
Dejo mi alma quebrada,
Pero al fin pude aprender.


(To) love without being loved,
Left my soul broken,
But in the end I was able to learn.
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Parece un karma,
Algún pecado del pasado,
Es un castigo no merecido.


It seems like karma,
Some sin of the past,
It is an unearned punishment.

Entregar todo el corazón sin condiciones
Y recibir tan solo desilusiones.


To give over my whole heart without conditions
And receive only disillusionments.

No eres la única que este para sufrirlo.
No es un consuelo;
Ya ha sucedido.


You are not the only one here to suffer it.
That’s not a consolation;
It already happened.

Pero no ha sido un sufrimiento sin sentido.
Es una forma de aprender,
A no volver a cometer el mismo error.


But it has not been a senseless suffering.
It is a way of learning
To not make the same mistakes again.

[Chorus: "Amar sin ser amada..."]

Pero no pienses que sufrir no te ha servido.
Es una forma de aprender,
A no volver a cometer el mismo error.


But do not think that suffering has not helped you.
It is a way of learning
To not make the same mistakes again.

[Chorus: "Amar sin ser amada..."]

Translation Notes:

Every lyrics website has this line:

Pero ya es tiempo para olvidarte.
But it is time to forget about it. [*lit., emphasis on subject]
But it is time to forget you. [*alt. lit., emphasis on object]

But I think I hear this line:

Pero ya es tiempo para olvidarme.
But it is time for me to forget. [*lit.]
But it is time for you to forget me. [*alt. lit.]

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No pienso someterme más [*somerterse, verb = to submit; to undergo; to put oneself in a vulnerable position]
A otro amor...

I don’t think I will let myself fall
For another love...

*lit.
I don’t think I will yield/submit
To another love...
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