Solo voy con mi pena
Sola va mi condena
Correr es mi destino
Por no llevar papel

Pa' una ciudad del norte
Yo me fui a trabajar
(Como una raya en el mar)
Mi vida la dejé
Entre Ceuta y Gibraltar
(Como una raya en el mar)

Solo voy con mi pena
Sola va mi condena
(Como una raya en el mar)
Correr es mi destino
Para burlar la ley
(Como una raya en el mar)

I cannot go forward
I cannot return
And the land in front don't want me
Look the land behind me burn
(Como una raya en el mar)

I am stranded on the sea
With an unknown destiny
(Como una raya en el mar)
No home to return to
Nobody waiting for me
(Como una raya en el mar)

Solo voy con mi pena
Sola va mi condena
Correr es mi destino
Para burlar la ley
(Como una raya en el mar)

Perdido en el corazón
De la grande Babylon
(Como una raya en el mar)
Me dicen el clandestino
Por no llevar papel

Lai-larai-la-lai-lai
Lai-larai-lai-lai
Lai-larai-la-lai-lai
Lai-larai-lai-lei

Prr

I cannot go forward
I cannot return
And the land in front don't want me
Look the land behind me burn

We are stranded on the sea
With my whole family
(Como una raya en el mar)
No home to return to
Nobody waiting for me
(Como una raya en el mar)

Solo voy con mi pena
Sola va mi condena
Correr es mi destino
Yo soy el quiebra ley
(Como una raya en el mar)

Oh my gosh (Lai-larai-la-lai-lai)
I am in pain (Lai-larai-lai-lai)
Prr (Lai-larai-la-lai-lai)
(Larai-larai-lai-lai)


Lyrics submitted by Nelly, edited by meaning600

"Clandestino" as written by Jose Manuel Tho Chao

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    General Commenthe's more generally painting a picture of someone who is persecuted (by laws that the listener is supposed to infer are unjust) and living in the shadows. The tension here is between the authorities or the law and the very human impulse to find a better life.
    When he says "mano Negra clandestina," it's a multifacted statement. It means clandestine black hand literally, but it refers to illegal workers (immigrants, sweatshop workers, etc) whose hidden hands turn the gears of industry. It's also a racial statement, refering to the actual hue of the hands of people of color. Finally, it's a reference to his old band, called Mano Negra.
    Mr.Meon June 16, 2007   Link

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