"Mala Vida" as written by and Jose Manuel Chao....
Tu me estás dando mala vida
Yo pronto me voy a escapar
Gitana mía por lo menos date cuenta
Gitana mía por favor tu no me dejas ni respirar
Tu me estás dando mala vida

Cada día se la traga mi corazón
Dime tu porque te trato yo tan bien
Cuando tu me hablas como a un cabrón
Gitana mía mi corazón está sufriendo
Gitana mía por favor sufriendo malnutrición
Me estás dando m'estás dando mala vida

Cada día se la traga mi corazón
Dime tu porque te trato yo tan bien
Cuando tu me hablas como a un cabrón
Me estás dando me estás dando Ché
Mi corazón

Soleil

Tu me estás dando mala vida
Yo pronto me voy a escapar
Gitana mía por lo menos date cuenta
Gitana mía por favor tu no me dejas ni respirar
Tu m'estás dando m'estás dando mala vida

Cada día se la traga mi corazón
Cada día se la traga mi corazón
Cada día se la traga mi corazón
Cada día se la traga mi corazón
Cada día se la traga mi corazón
Cada día se la traga mi corazón
Cada día se la traga mi corazón


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"Mala Vida" as written by Jose Manuel Chao

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  • +1
    General Commentthis song talk about
    a girl (gitana) that crush the life of manu chao
    turn a good life in bad
    bad life = mala vida
    BECERROon August 28, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenten esta parte
    "Cada dia se la traga mi corazon"

    Yo entinedo:
    "que diseca mi corazón"
    Scissors333on August 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti don't understand spanish but next to that, great song!
    Aerobabeon August 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really like the Gogol Bordello cover.
    fleepinsheepinon July 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn english this could be:

    You are giving me a bad life
    I am going to escape soon
    gitana mia at least realize
    gitana mia, please
    you don't let me even breath
    you are giving me
    a bad life

    everyday my heart swallows her
    tell me why I treat you so well
    when you are talking to me like a pig
    gitana mia
    mi little heart is suffering
    gitana mia, please
    suffering from malnutrition
    you are giving me
    a bad life
    everyday my heart swallows her


    I didn't traduce "gitana mia", as it is being used like "my love", refering to a woman. It means "my gypsy woman", literally.
    Danxon July 24, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHi, I am Mexican and speak fluid English, The actual meaning of the song would be:

    You're making my life become bad
    Im soon going to escape
    (literally my gypsy) my girl at least notice that...
    my girl please, you're not letting me breathe
    You're giving me a bad life (literally)

    Everyday my heart falls for it
    Tell me why do I treat you so well
    when you talk to me like a bastard
    my girl, my heart is on pain
    my gril please, suffering, malnutrition
    you're making my life become bad
    weedmaniac420on March 28, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing song, amazing energy. This song injects more energy into you than any energy drink can do :) "Gitana mia" is almost certainly slang for "Novia mia" or "Girl(friend) of mine". Manu Chao is often using slang in many songs, both solo and with Mano Negra.

    This song was this breakthrough song and bombarded them to stars in France and beyond.
    Cracked Pleasureson August 15, 2012   Link
  • 0
    TranslationBad Life

    Sun

    You're giving me a bad life
    Soon I'm going to escape
    My gypsy, at least realize
    My gypsy, please, you don't even let me breathe
    You're giving me a bad life

    Every day my heart gets swallowed
    Tell me why I treat you so well
    When you talk to me like a jerk
    My gypsy, my heart is suffering
    My gypsy, please, it's suffering from malnutrition
    You're giving me, you're giving me a bad life

    Every day my heart gets swallowed
    Tell me why I treat you so well
    When you talk to me like a jerk
    You're giving me, you're giving me, hey!
    my heart

    Sun

    You're giving me a bad life
    Soon I'm going to escape
    My gypsy, at least realize
    My gypsy, please, you don't even let me breathe
    You're giving me, giving me a bad life

    Every day my heart gets swallowed
    NooContacton August 15, 2012   Link

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