Shakira: Pies Descalzos, Sueños Blancos (1996)

 

Engelsk oversettelse:

Bare feet, white dreams

You belonged to an ancient race
of bare feet and white dreams
Dust to dust… you are dust
thinking iron always softens to heat

You bit the apple
and rejected Paradise,
condemed a serpent
When is was you that made it that way
for milleniums and milleniums
You remained nude
and you came across dinosaurs
under a roof and without shield

And now you’re here
wanting to be happy
When you’re destiny meant squat to you

  You belonged to an ancient race
of bare feet and white dreams
Dust to dust… you are dust
thinking iron alwys softens to heat

You constructed an exact world
of perfect endings
Every little thing calculated
in its space and time
I, being a complete chaos
the entries and exits
the names and sizes
don’t fit in my brains

And now you’re here
wanting to be happy
When you destiny meant squat to you

You belonged to an ancient race
of bare feet and white dreams
Dust to dust… you are dust
thinking iron always softens to heat

Greet the neighbor
Sleep an hour
Work everyday
to live in Life
Answering only that
and feeling only this
And may God spare us of bad thoughts

Fullfill our duties,
attend college
What would the family say
if you were a failure?
Always wear shoes,
keep it down at the dinner table,
wear hosiery to evening events
and a tie to parties

Women always marry before 30
If they don’t become nuns
even if they didn’t want to
And at the 15th birthday celebration
it’s best not to forget
a fine champagne
and to waltz your best

Waltz your best