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SPANISH LYRICS TRANSLATIONS

This section of the breakdown provides English translations of the Spanish lyrics, as well as a recording of the lyrics spoken in Spanish for further pronunciation guidance. 

#2 Cuando Salí de Cuba

GLORIA

NUNCA PODRÉ MORIRME/ I can never die

MI CORAZÓN NO LO TENGO AQUÍ/ I don’t have my heart here

 

LITTLE GLORIA (CONT’D)

ALGUIÉN ME ESTÁ ESPERANDO/ someone is waiting for me

ME ESTÁ AGUARDANDO QUE VUELVA AQUÍ/waiting for me to return here

CUANDO SALÍ DE CUBA/when I left Cuba

DEJÉ MI VIDA DEJÉ MI AMOR/ I left my life I left my love

CUANDO SALÍ DE CUBA/ When I left Cuba

DEJÉ ENTERRADO MI CORAZÓN/ I left my heart buried there

 

LITTLE GLORIA

CUANDO SALÍ DE CUBA/ When I left Cuba

 

LITTLE GLORIA & JOSE

DEJÉ ENTERRADO MI CORAZÓN/ I left my heart buried there

#3 Tradición

LITTLE GLORIA

QUE SIGA QUE SIGA LA TRADICIÓN/ Continue the tradition

DE MI CUBA TE LO TRAIGO YO/ of the Cuba that I bring to you

QUE SIGA LA TRADICIÓN/ Continue this tradition

ES MI 

 

LITTLE GLORIA & OLD MAN (MAN 8)

GÜAGÜANCO GÜAGÜANCO GÜAGÜANCO

 

LITTLE GLORIA 

PARA QUE SIGA QUE SIGA LA TRADICIÓN/to continue the tradition

#3B Si Señor

THE MIAMI LATIN BOYS (MAN 6+7)

SI SEÑOR SI SEÑOR ES MIS SON/ yes sir this is my sound

COMO NO COMO NO/ why not?

BAILADOR VEN GOZA EL SON/ Come enjoy the sound, dancer!

SI SEÑOR COMO NO/ yes sir why not?

#7 Mi Tierra

GLORIA FAJARDO & WOMAN 7+8

DE MI TIERRA BELLA/ My beautiful homeland

DE MI TIERRA SANTA/ My holy land

OIGO ESE GRITO DE LOS TAMBORES/ I hear the drums scream

Y LOS TIMBALES AL CUMBANCHAR/ and the drums of the party

 

GLORIA FAJARDO

Y ESE PREGÓN QUE CANTA UN HERMANO/ and the song that a brother sings

QUE DE SU TIERRA VIVE LEJANO/ because he is far from his homeland

Y QUE EL RECUERDO LE HACE LLORAR/ and the memory of it makes him cry

 

GLORIA FAJARDO & WOMAN 7+8

UNA CANCIÓN QUE VIVE ENTONANDO/ a song that lives in tune

DE SU DOLOR DE SU PROPIO LLANTO/ of pain and of your own sadness

Y SÉ LE ESCUCHA PENAR/ and you hear him grieve

 

GLORIA FAJARDO, WOMAN 7+8, MAN 8

LA TIERRA TE DUELE/ the homeland will hurt you

LA TIERRA TE DA/the homeland gives to you

EN MEDIO DEL ALMA, CUANDO TÚ NO ESTÁS/ in the middle of your soul, when you’re not here

LA TIERRA TE EMPUJA DE RAÍZ Y CAL/ the homeland pushes you from its roots

LA TIERRA SUSPIRA SI NO TE VEMÁS/ the homeland sighs when it doesn’t see you

 

GLORIA FAJARDO

LA TIERRA DONDE NACISTE/ the homeland where I was born

NO LA PUEDES OLVIDAR/ I can’t forget her

PORQUE TIENE TUS RAIZES/ because that’s where you have your roots

Y LO QUE DÉJAS ATRÁS/ and that’s what you left behind

 

MI TIERRA / my homeland

COMO ME DUELE PERDERTE/ it hurts me so much to lose you

NO VOY A OLVIDAR/ I’m not going to forget

 

#8 Con Los Años Que Me Quedan

THREE GUITARRISTAS (MAN 7+8+6)

SÉ QUE AÚN ME QUEDA UNA OPORTUNIDAD/I know that I still have an opportunity

SÉ QUE AÚN NO ES TARDE PARA RECAPACITAR/ I know that it’s not too late to reconsider

 

SÉ QUE NUESTRO AMOR ES VERDADERO/I know that our love is true

Y CON LOS AÑOS QUE ME QUEDAN POR VIVIR/with the years that I have left to live

DEMOSTRARE CUANTO TE QUIERO/ I’m going to show you how much I love you

#14 World Tour Medley - Iberia Announcer

Invitamos a los pasajeros de Iberia vuelo 946 abordar en la puerta 17 con destino a Washington Dulles Aereopuerto Internacional.

 

We invite passengers of Iberia flight 946 to board at gate 17 with destination to Washington Dulles International Airport.

#14 World Tour Medley - Cuba Libra

QUIERO MI CUBA LIBRE/ I want my Cuba to be free

PA' QUE LA GENTE PUEDA/ So that the people can

PA' QUE MI GENTE PUEDA BAILAR/ So that my people can dance

#21 Mega Mix

OYE MI CUERPO PIDE SALSA/ Hey my body is asking for salsa

Y CON ESTE RITMO VAMOS A BAILAR/ and with this beat we’re going to dance

OYE MI CUERPO PIDE SALSA/ Hey my body is asking for salsa

Y CON ESTE RITMO NO QUIERO PARAR/ and with this beat I don’t want to stop

All About Foxes

Practice your Miami dialect with a reading of "All About Foxes"along with Kae. 

1. The quick brown fox took four small sips of strong coffee.

2. Oh boy, Kathy! Father is mad as hell! Why did you lie? You’re not even sorry.

3. Carry these cheeses to the train before it’s too late!

4. That fluffy little kitten slashed the cotton sofa apart! And now her poor paw is hurt!

5. Do you fear death, fair one?

6. Cut the flow! Now! The bathroom is flooding! Get the bags!

7. Where will you go, do you think, when the earth turns cold? Will you walk north?

8. Hurry it up! Sheesh. Does anybody take pride in their work anymore?

9. Two students planted big fir trees all around the zoo.

10. The abbot liked to fish without a lure.

 

Additional Resources
 

Cuban spanish
 
cuban accent in English
Miami dialect