Grupo 5 Adios Amor


This song has been on the radio all the time lately here in Lima. The thing about Peru is they play the same songs over and over and over, which is good because it gives you a chance to learn the vocabulary (if you’re trying to learn Spanish…which you should be).

When I first heard this one, the only lyric that was clear to me was, “Adios adios, amor adios.” So naturally I presumed the poor guy was being noble and giving up his girlfriend because he was from the wrong side of the tracks or something….haha, as it turns out, the guy’s giving up his lover because he has to return to his wife and family! Isn’t that GREAT! There’s even a line in there where the guy says, “don’t look at me any more, don’t cause me any more pain!” hahahaha! They have a great word for people like that in Spanish: Sinverguenza…”sin” means without and verguenza means “embarrassment.” I guess we might say “shameless” but it just doesn’t roll off your tongue quite as accurately as “Sinverguenza” (that’s also my nickname down here).

Anyway, here’s the song, you’ll find the lyrics below:

Quiero que te olvides de mí,
I want you to forget about me,
Que te alejes de mí para siempre,
that you stay away forever,
Quiero que te olvides de mí,
I want you to forget about me,
Ya no luches contra la corriente,
And don’t swim against the current,
Quiero que te olvides de mí,
I want you to forget about me,
Pues tu amor no lo merezco
I don’t deserve your love
Aunque te amo con locura,
Even though I love you madly,
Nos conocimos a destiempo.
We met too late.

Se que no podré olvidarte
I know that I can’t forget you,
Por eso pido que me olvides tú,
So I ask you to forget me
Yo nunca dejaré de amarte
I’ll never stop loving you
Por eso pido que no me ames tú;
So I ask you to stop loving me
Este amor puede dañarte
This love can hurt you
Y puede arruinar mi hogar.
and it can ruin my home.
Por eso olvídame tú
So you have to forget me
Porque yo nunca te podré olvidar.
Because I could never forget you
Por eso olvídame tú
So you have to forget me
Porque yo nunca te podré olvidar.
Because I could never forget you.

Adiós, adiós amor adiós
Bye, bye, my love
Ya no me mires a los ojos por favor
Please don’t look in my eyes anymore
Adiós, adiós amor adiós
Bye, bye my love
Ya no me pidas más explicación
And don’t ask me to explain anymore
Adiós, adiós amor adiós
Bye, bye, my love
Deja de llorar, no me causes más dolor
Stop crying, don’t cause me any more pain

Don’t cause me any more pain! Ha….but man, even though I’m laughing I feel that guy’s pain. We’ve all been there I think…Adios, adios…hehehe!

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