9.11.07

CORAZONES.hearts

I guess I should introduce this video. Daddy Yankee is the biggest Reggaeton star today. He was named in the 100 Most Influential People article in the April 30, 2006 of TIME magazine. Reggaeton is a style of music that blends Jamacian reggae with Latino merengue and bachata with hip hop and rap. Most of the rap is done in Spanish, although Daddy Yankee uses a lot of Spanglish (English and Spanish mixed). It is huge in Latino America and growing around the world. When I was in Guatemala, everyone listened to Daddy Yankee, from out in the park to the dance clubs and bars.

I found this video on YouTube yesterday, and was pretty shocked at its seriousness. I admire Daddy Yankee's boldness to address such major world issues.
(I provided the English translation, so be forewarned that it is a combo of free online translation alongside my own interpretation, and thus quite imperfect. But for those who do not speak Spanish, a majority of you, it is sufficient.)

[text at the beginning]Annually, 80,000 Latin American children are murdered in their own homes

[Rap]
Situations of millions of hearts!
If the looks killed, To' the time I’d use a gavana (don’t know the translation)
A cure accompanied me
A caravan following me
If it was up to my enemies, by their hands, at the table they would take me
A viper of meat and vinegar drink
They would crucify me in a crude and murderous act
But they are mistaken, my God raises me with health and life
If it was up to the government, rappers would not exist
They would deliver us to jail and give us the death penalty
There is one that tramples and the one that helps all human beings
There is a good friend who is real as a brother
Blood weighs more than water,
And Dirty blood exists, set in each of us since Cain and Abel

Because there are...
Hearts with envy
Hearts with anger
Hearts with fury
Situations of millions of hearts with fear
sincere Hearts
warlike Hearts
treacherous Hearts


I am the capital of the capital of the crime
AND in the air a spirit of death is perceived that devours what lives
If I met all the hamlets
Proposing a truce in name of the ones that have gone Without fear,
I would tell them "My people, I, am the only brave one here. ..”
"That calls upon them that innocent blood not be spilled...”
"Settle things as men, and and do not fail each other ..”
But it is a lost dream
Like seeing the 3 united parties Fighting for the good of Puerto Rico

They do not see that education is poor in the housing projects
They need more teachers, need materials
To create more leaders and fewer criminals
There are hearts there with personal problems
If I were to give him back the time
He would heal the wounds of the teacher throughout his body
He’d stop the hands of that centurion with his spear
But within the same act, they would massacre me
The lowering of the cross remains morbid
But he had to die to save the world

It’s that the world's hearts ...
believed wise in their own opinion... ...
But perish at its end ...
Because they walk on the way to perdition ....
There are hearts that do not forgive their brothers ...
But, you know ...
That God himself will not forgive their sins ...
There are hearts that help without asking for anything in return ...
And their nobility seeks progress on a daily basis ...

[Spoken at the end]
There are treacherous hearts... That like to deceive the sincere hearts...
but more valuable is a second than all the money in the entire world...
And that heart exists that is harmful...
which torments us with fallen angels...
But there is a heart more powerful which protects us...
That never and will never be defeated ..
And the one that seeks will find it...
Forever you will be blessed...
You who take refuge in wisdom...

[text at the end]More small hearts, more hatred shelters. ~Victor Hugo

Original Spanish:
Anualmente 80,000 ninos latinoamericanos son asesinados dentro de sus propios hogares

Si las miradas mataran
To' el tiempo usara una gavana
Un cura me acompañara
Siguiendome una caravana
Si fuera por mis enemigos, a la mesa me trairían
Una víbora de carne y vinagre de bebid
Me cruzificaran en un acto crudo y homicida
Pero se equivocan, me levanta mi Dios con salud y vida
Si por el gobierno fuera, los raperos no existieran
Nos lanzan al calabozo y con la pena muerte nos dieran
Esta el que pisotea y el que ayuda al ser humano
Existe el buen amigo que es leál como un hermano
La sangre pesa mas que el agua, pero midela bien
Existe sangre sucia, fijate en Cain y Abel

Porque hay...
Corazones con envidia
Corazones con ira
Corazones con furia
Situaciones de millones de corazones
Con miedo
Corazones sinceros
Corazones guerreros
Corazones traicioneros


Soy de la capital de la capital del crimen
Y en el aire se percibe
Un espiritu de muerte que devora lo que vive
Si fuera por mi reuniría a todos los caseríos
Proponiendo una tregua en nombre de los que se han ido
Sin miedo, yo les diría
"Mi gente, yo solamente aqui soy un valiente..."
"Que les pide que no derramen ya la sangre inocente..."
"Arreglen como hombres, y no se fallen mutuamente..."
Pero se que es un sueño perdido
Como ver a los 3 partidos unidos
Luchando por el bien de Puerto Rico
No ven que es mediocre la educación en los residenciales
Necesitan mas maestros, necesitan materiales
Para crear mas líderes y menos criminales
Hay corazones allí con problemas personales
Si por mi fuera le daría para atras al tiempo
Sanaría las heridas del maestro en todo su cuerpo
Paraba las manos de aquel centurion con su lanza
Tambien en el acto me tendrian que dar matanza
Lo bajaría de la cruz estando moribundo
Pero tuvo que morir para salvar al mundo

Es que en el mundo hay corazones...
Que se creen sabios en su propia opinión...
Pero cavann en su fin...
Porque andan en camino de perdición....
Hay corazones que no perdonan a sus hermanos...
Pero, tu sabes...
Que asi mismo Dios no los perdonará por sus pecados...
Hay corazones que ayudan sin pedir nada a cambio...
Y por su nobleza encuentran el progreso a diario...
Hay corazones traicioneros...
Que le gusta engañar a los corazones sinceros...
Pero mas vale segundo que el dinero del mundo entero...
Y existe aquel corazon maligno...
Que nos atormenta con angeles caídos...
Pero hay un corazón mas poderoso que nos protege...
Que jamas y nunca será vencido...
Y el que lo busque y lo encuentre...
Para siempre sera bendecido...
Refugiate en sabiduría...

Cuanto mas pequeno el corazon, mas odio alberga. ~Victor Hugo

1 notes:

M.J. said...

http://lyricstranslate.com/en/Corazones-Corazones.html