Student favorite

In my tiny corner of the universe, Gloria Estefan’s Hoy has surpassed even the catchy dance rhythm of Selena’s Bidi Bidi Bom Bom among the teenage language lab crowd. I admit I find myself drawn to it too.

In Spanish:

In English:

Hoy

Tengo marcado en el pecho
todos los días que el tiempo
no me dejó estar aquí.
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Tengo una fe que madura
que va conmigo
y me cura desde que te conocí.
~~~~~~~~~
Tengo una huella perdida
entre tu sombra y la mía
que no me deja mentir.
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Soy una moneda en la fuente
tú mi deseo pendiente
mis ganas de revivir.
~~~~~~~~~
Tengo una mañana constante
y una acuarela, esperando
verte pintado de azul.
~~~~~~~~~
Tengo tu amor y tu suerte
y un caminito empinado.
Tengo el mar del otro lado.
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Tú eres mi norte y mi sur.
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Today

I have scarred on my chest
every day that time
didn’t allow me to be here.
~~~~~~~~~
I have a faith that matures
that goes with me
and cures me since I met you.
~~~~~~~~~
I have a footprint
lost between your shadow and mine
that doesn’t allow me to lie.
~~~~~~~~~
I am a coin in the fountain.
You are my unfulfilled wish,
my desire to live again.
~~~~~~~~~
I have an unchanging morning
and a water colour, hoping
to see you painted in blue.
~~~~~~~~~
I have your love and your luck
and a steep track.
I have the sea to the other side.
~~~~~~~~~
You are my north and my south.
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Hoy voy a verte de nuevo
voy a envolverme en tu ropa,
~~~~~~~~~
susúrrame en tu silencio
cuando me veas llegar.
~~~~~~~~~
Hoy voy a verte de nuevo,
voy a alegrar tu tristeza:
~~~~~~~~~
vamos a hacer una fiesta
pa’ que este amor crezca más.

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Today I am going to see you again.
I am going to wrap myself in your clothes.
~~~~~~~~~
Whisper to me in your silence
when you see me arrive.
~~~~~~~~~
Today I am going to see you again.
I am going to cheer up your sadness.
~~~~~~~~~
We are going to have a celebration
so that this love might grow more.

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Tengo una frase colgada
entre mi boca y mi almohada
que me desnuda ante ti.
~~~~~~~~~
Tengo una playa y un pueblo
que me acompañan de noche
cuando no estas junto a mí.

~~~~~~~~~

I have a phrase hanging
between my mouth and my pillow
that undresses me before you.
~~~~~~~~~
I have a beach and a village
that are with me at night
when you are not next to me.

~~~~~~~~~

Hoy voy a verte de nuevo
Voy a envolverme en tu ropa.
~~~~~~~~~
Susurrame en tu silencio
cuando me veas llegar
~~~~~~~~~
Hoy voy a verte de nuevo
Voy a alegrar tu tristeza.
~~~~~~~~
Vamos a hacer una fiesta
pa’ que este amor crezca más
Today I am going to see you again.
I am going to wrap myself in your clothes.
~~~~~~~~~
Whisper to me in your silence
when you see me arrive.
~~~~~~~~~
Today I am going to see you again.
I am going to cheer up your sadness.
~~~~~~~~~
We are going to have a celebration
so that this love might grow more.
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