Diego Torres’ Recuerda Lyric Translation

Well, this one is an “oldie” alright.

I remember in 1999, I was obsessed with this song — at least, it was one of the many songs I obsessed over in those years. It has nothing to do with the video, even though I probably taped the video a million times over on VHS. Hey! We didn’t have YouTube back then!

The video is… very 90s Latin America. Floating face hovering on top of the movie — because Recuerda was the main theme song for an Argentinean movie called La Venganza. You would notice the use of Mistral in one of those scenes. It’s hilarious to watch the video now.

The song is pretty simple in lyrics. Diego Torres is an apt vocalist and songwriter at times, but nothing too extraordinary, so his songs tend to be easier to translate. He’s got some pretty good singles, though.

Recuerda (Remember)

Remember when times were good,
just like yesterday.
When a friend was just a friend,
with nothing left to lose.

Tell me when it was
that the magic was broken…
Tell me when it was
that the good things were over…

Remember when your father used to tell you
– it’s better to over-give.
When you swore that night to the stars
that you’d be the same.

Tell me when it was
that the magic was broken…
And where was left hidden
everything that’s good about you…

Chorus:
When you notice
through the early morning
that your dream got lost.
You’ll travel so far away,
far away from this game
and you’ll open up your heart.

(Your heart…)
When you notice
through the early morning
that your dream got lost.
(Your dream got lost…)
You’ll travel so far away,
far away from this game
and you’ll open up your heart.

Behind that wall, there’s your cross,
which you’ll someday carry.
Which you’ll never be able,
never be able to buy…

Chorus

(Follow your heart,
don’t lose the illusion)

Chorus fade out

(Follow your heart)

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