"Pies Descalzos Suenos Blancos (Bare Feet, White Dreams: English Translation)" as written by and Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll....
You belonged to an old race,
Of barefoot feet and white dreams…
You were dust, and dust you are (now)
He thinks that the iron is always soft to the heat…

Chorus:
You bit the apple, and renounced the paradise
Condemned the snake, even though you’re the one who wanted it...

For millenniums and millenniums
You remained naked
And you faced dinosaurs under a roof, and without a shield.

Now you are here…
Wanting to be happy…
When I do not concern a cucumber to your destiny.

You constructed an exact world, finished it so perfectly.
Each thing calculated in it’s space…

That I am a complete chaos…the entrances, the exits, the names, and the measures do not fit me.

And now you are here…
Wanting to be happy…
When I do not concern a cucumber to your destiny…

To greet the neighbor, to rest an hour,
To work every day, to live life…
And a single answer to that…
To feel single to this…
God protects us from bad thoughts…

To fulfill the tasks, and to attend the school.
That tells the family if your failing?
And always wear shoes,
Don’t make noise at the table,
Use guarded averages…
And neckties at celebrations…

Women always marry before 30
Yes, they don’t dress holy…
Even though he does not want it…
And in his 15th celebration, he better not forget…
Fine champagne and to dance waltz well…dance waltz well…


Lyrics submitted by KitCat444

Pies Descalzos, Suenos Blancos (English Translation) song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentThere are a few problems with the translation...No importa un pepino tu destino is not "concerning a cucumber" (lmao!) ... the whole line means "Now you are here, wanting to be happy, your future does not concern you at all."

    And the ending of the song "saludar al vecino" begins a list of commands to fit into the expectations of modern world. Like this:

    Greet your neigbor
    Go to bed at the same time
    Work every day in order to make it in life
    Answer only that question
    And feel only this way
    And God will always protect us from bad thoughts.
    Do your homework! Go to school!
    What would your family think if you were a failure?
    Always wear shoes! Don't make noise at the table!
    Wear pantyhose and ties at parties.
    Women must always marry before they are 30 unless they are nuns, even if they don't want to.
    And in your quinceañera, it's best not to forget the fine champagne and dance the waltz well.

    It is a typical teenage rebellion song against the establish order of things!
    mdlealon May 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFirst of all the translation is not complety correct... second of all is not about being a gentleman and a good one is waaaay deeper than that
    Its about when we used to be sin free and we lived naked blah blah and by eating the apple we renounced to paradise and now have stupid rule ewhich we werent meant to have!
    DharmaBVon September 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFirst of all the translation is not complety correct... second of all is not about being a gentleman and a good one is waaaay deeper than that
    Its about when we used to be sin free and we lived naked blah blah and by eating the apple we renounced to paradise and now have stupid rule ewhich we werent meant to have!
    DharmaBVon September 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFirst of all the translation is not complety correct... second of all is not about being a gentleman and a good one is waaaay deeper than that
    Its about when we used to be sin free and we lived naked blah blah and by eating the apple we renounced to paradise and now have stupid rule ewhich we werent meant to have!
    DharmaBVon September 05, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General CommentEveryone enjoy the translation! I really think this song is about staying civilized and how gentlemen are better...
    KitCat444on April 09, 2006   Link

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