Sunday, 30 August 2015

It's more beautiful to live singing



As the Notting Hill Carnival - a true sign of the impending end of the Summer Season if ever there was one - gets underway, and the weather here has that typically grey "Bank Holiday Weekend look" about it, I think we should have a bit of jolly music to remind us what sunshine and partying is really all about.

Who better to provide it than someone I haven't featured in absolute ages - our Patron Saint of Salsa, Señorita Celia Cruz!



The lyrics of La Vida Es Un Carnaval translate as:

Everyone out there that thinks that life is unfair,
Needs to know that's not the case,
Because life is beautiful, you just have to live it.

Everyone out there that thinks they are alone and they are unhappy
Needs to know that's not the case,
Because in life no one is alone, there is always someone

Oh, there's no need to cry, because life is a carnival,
It's more beautiful to live singing.
Oh, there's no need to cry,
For life is a carnival
And your pains go away through song.


And you can't say fairer than that!

4 comments:

  1. Any excuse for Celia is a good thing.
    An icon and a role model for all of us oldies.
    ' life is beautiful, you just have to live it.
    '

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  2. Lovely - thanks for the translation.

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    1. I still think it sounds better in Spanish... Jx

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