Songs in Spanish with English Translations: “Yo No Naci Para Amar” by Juan Gabriel

In this post we will review a slow ballad by the famous Mexican singer songwriter Juan Gabriel so you can practice your listening Spanish skills.

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First, I suggest you play the video you’ll find below these paragraphs so you can listen to the song while reading the lyrics one full time.

Second, click play once again and scroll down so you can read the translated lyrics in the sections you didn’t understand the first time.

Third, listen to the song once again without reading the lyrics. Continue to listen to the song several times throughout the week so you can continue to practice your listening skills (and your singing!)

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You can listen to “Yo No Naci Para Amar” by Juan Gabriel over here:

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Now, let’s review the lyrics in Spanish with English translations:

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“Yo No Naci Para Amar” (I was not Born to Love):

A mis dieciseis anhelaba tanto un amor que no llegó
(When I was sixteen I longed so much for a love that did not arrive)

Siempre lo esperé
(I always waited for it)

Todos mis amigos se encontraban en la misma situación
(All my friends were in the same situation)

Y después yo vi como iban cambiando su manera de vivir
(and later I saw how they were changing their way of living)

Todos con su amor, cada uno de ellos
(All of them with their love, each one of them)

Muy sonrientes muy felices
(Very smiley, very happy)

Menos yo
(Except me)

Y la soledad
(and the loneliness)

Cada vez más triste, y más oscura yo viví
(Each time sadder, and darker I lived)

Y a esa edad
(And at that age)

Todos preguntaban los motivos
(Everyone asked for the reasons)

Yo solia siempre decir
(I always used to say)

Yo no nací para amar
(I was not born to love)

Nadie nació para mí
(Nobody was born for me)

Tan solo fui
(I was just)

Un loco soñador nomás
(Only a crazy dreamer)

Yo no nací para amar
(I was not born to love)

Nadie nació para mí
(Nobody was born for me)

Mis sueños nunca
(My dreams never)

Se volvieron realidad
(Became a reality)

Siempre lo busqué pero, nunca pude encontrar ese amor
(I always searched for it but, could never find that love)

Siempre lo esperé y en todas partes que esperaba
(I always waited for it and everyone I was waiting for it)

Ese amor nunca llegó
(That love never arrived)

Hoy mi soledad cada vez más triste
(Today my loneliness, sadder every time)

Y más oscura pueden ver
(And darker as you can see)

Hoy en esta edad aún me preguntan mis amigos
(Today at this age my friends still ask me)

Y es tan triste responder
(And answering is so sad)

Yo no nací para amar
(I was not born to love)

Nadie nació para mí
(Nobody was born for me)

Tan solo fui
(I was just)

Un loco soñador nomás
(Only a crazy dreamer)

Yo no nací para amar
(I was not born to love)

Nadie nació para mí
(Nobody was born for me)

Mis sueños nunca
(My dreams never)

Se volvieron realidad
(Became a reality)

Yo no nací para amar
(I was not born to love)

Nadie nació para mí
(Nobody was born for me)

Tan solo fui
(I was just)

Un loco soñador nomás
(Only a crazy dreamer)

Yo no nací para amar
(I was not born to love)

Nadie nació para mí
(Nobody was born for me)

Mis sueños no se realizaron
(My dreams never realized)

Yo no nací para amar
(I was not born to love)

Finally, go ahead and listen to the song one more time without reading the lyrics over here:

“Yo No Naci Para Amar” by Juan Gabriel:

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