Somos el Mundo : I’m having deja vu in Spanish

I’m sure you are aware that there is a new version of “We Are the World” that’s been floating around the last couple of weeks that was recorded to raise funds for earthquake relief in Haiti. Are you also aware that there is a Spanish version of the song called “Somos el Mundo” that premiered on Univision this week? The line-up for this one includes many well-known Latin pop, rock, and rap stars such as Gloria Estefan, Shakira, José Feliciano, Thalía, Pitbull, and Carlos Santana. And while the song is meant for a good cause, your brain might explode if you listen to the whole thing.

El día llegó/The day has come
No hay momento que perder/There’s not a moment to lose
Hay que buscar unir el mundo de una vez/We must seek to unite the world once again
Tantos necesitan un nuevo amanecer/So many need a new dawn
Hay que ayudar/We must help
Tenemos el deber/We have a duty

No hay que esperar/Do not expect
Que sea el otro el que va actuar/That it is the other who will act
Cuando el dolor a tu puerta pueda tocar/When pain may knock at your door
Al estar unidos no hay nada que temer/United we have nothing to fear
Para triunfar/To triumph
Tenemos que entender/We have to understand

Somos Amor, Somos el Mundo/We are Love, We are the World
Somos la luz que alumbra con ardor, lo más oscuro/We are the light that ardently brightens the darkest places
Llenos de esperanza/Filled with hope
Podemos rescatar/We can rescue
La fe que nos puede salvar/The faith that can save us
Juntos tu y yo/Together you and me

De Corazón/From the heart
Que sepan que importantes son/Let them know how important they are
Que su pesar sentimos todos también/That we all feel regret as well
Y que no están solos/And that they are not alone
Queremos ayudar/We want to help
Con compasión, firmeza y hermandad/With compassion, determination and brotherhood

Cuando alguna vez te canses de luchar/When ever you tire of fighting
Es que aquí estaré a tu lado sin dudar/Is when I’ll be here by your side without hesitation
Te daré mi mano para juntos aprender/I will give you my hand so that together we can learn
La manera de poder vencer/The way to overcome

Source: AFS

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