Cafe Tacuba – Volver a Comenzar / To Begin Again

Little Big Planet was the first game I got on the PS3 (thanks to the darling wife) and it’s one of the best out there – some of the music in the soundtrack is just super-catchy, and I woke up singing this to myself today so thought I’d post it up so others can get hooked, too ;) – I never knew that Spanish could be such a beautiful sounding language…

Si hiciera una lista de mis errores, If I did a list of my errors,
De los menores hasta los peores, From the minor to the worst ones,
Que expusiera todas las heridas, That would expose all the wounds,
Los fracasos, desamores y las mentiras, The failures, the indifference and the lies,
Ofreceré el aroma del ámbar, I will offer the scent of amber,
Ofreceré el cedro y mis lagrimas,, I will offer the cedar and my tears,
Con la paciencia del mar esperaré I will wait with the patience of the sea,
Toda una vida a que sane la confianza. All my life so that the trust will be recovered.
 
Si volviera a comenzar, If I began again,
No tendría tiempo de reparar. I wouldn’t have time to make amends.
 
Si hiciera un viaje a mis adentros, If I made a journey in my insides,
Y sobreviviera a los lamentos, And (if) I survived the regrets,
Pediría fuerzas para decir cuanto lo siento, I would ask for the strength to say when I’m sorry,
Si volviera en un viaje a mis adentros. If I returned to a journey in my insides.
 
Si volviera a comenzar, If I began again,
No tendría tiempo de reparar, I wouldn’t have time to make amends,
El agua derramada está, The water is spilt,
La sed que siento no saciará. The thirst I am feeling won’t be satisfied.
 
Cuantas cosas más puedo guardar?, How many more things can I guard (keep)?,
Cuantas cosas puedo atesorar?, How many things can I hoard?,
Dulce tentación de dejarlo todo. Sweet temptation to abandon everything.
 
Cuanto espacio más quiero ocupar?, How much time do I want to occupy?,
Cuantas cosas me puedo llevar?, How many things can I carry?,
Dulce tentación…. Sweet temptation…
De dejarlo todo. To abandon everything.
Dulce tentación…. Sweet temptation…
Regalarlo todo To give everything away.
 
Si volviera a comenzar, If I began again,
No tendría tiempo de reparar, I wouldn’t have time to make amends.
 
El agua derramada está, The water is spilt,
La sed que siento no saciará, The thirst I am feeling won’t be satisfied,
El agua derramada está, The water is spilt,
La sed que siento no saciará. The thirst i am feeling won’t be satisfied.

Sing it with me…. Kwan-tess Coss-as Meh Pwair-doh Jehh-vah…. (what I hear when they sing “Cuantas cosas me puedo llevar” [5:17]) Hehehehe…

Many Thanks: Media Molecule for doing such a good job on the game, Cafe Tacuba for the lovely song, Marifen (marifen-24362) for his/her lyrics translation and sparrow79 for putting together the video!

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