El universo sobre mi Amaral Translation Meaning and Lyrics

Review

There is a bit of a story here: there has been a party, and the guest are leaving.  There is a cake with a single candle.

Amaral seems to be happy in some lines, yet frustrated with her partner in others. 

She's had a nice day, yet says she's having trouble smiling, then launches off into a stream of consciousness about wanting to be free etc. 

She calms down at the end and remember stuff from her youth, yet still want to know if her partner wants to eat the last bit of cake?  Maybe has some figurative meaning?

It is a little bit sad, but has a thumping chorus where you feel she will get what she wants in her universe, if not today, at some point.

The slower parts of the song the vocalist is seen in a dull room with one of the guitar players.  He's generally looking like he's depressed, or very pensive anyway.

She's made up with a lot of black eyeliner which is her trademark look.   Why anyone over the age of 25 needs to show their belly-button I don't know.

You see the band playing live in the chorus sections and she gets animated about what she wants to do.

Sadly no real connection with the lyrics for language learners in the YouTube ide - but a nice visually interesting video.   This was the song that made me realise I needed to code the 'cloud lingo script' video system.

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Sólo queda una vela

Only one candle left

Encendida en medio de la tarta

Lit in the middle of the cake

Y se quiere consumir

And you want to consume

Ya se van los invitados

The guests are leaving

Tú y yo nos miramos

You and I looked at each other.

Sin saber bien qué decir

Not knowing what to say

Nada que descubra lo que siento

Nothing to reveal what I feel

Que este día fue perfecto

That this day was perfect

Y parezco tan felíz

And I look so happy

Nada como que hace mucho tiempo

Nothing like a long time ago

Que me cuesta sonreír

That I have a hard time smiling

Quiero vivir

I want to live

Quiero gritar

I want to scream

Quiero sentir

I want to feel

El universo sobre mí

The universe above me

Quiero correr en libertad

I want to run free

Quiero encontar mi sitio

I want to find my site

Una broma del destino

A joke of fate

Una melodia acelerada

An accelerated melody

En una canción que nunca acaba

In a song that never ends

Ya he tenido suficiente

I've had enough.

Necesito alguien que comprenda

I need someone who understands

Que estoy sola en medio de un montón de gente

That I'm alone in the middle of a lot of people

¿Qué puedo hacer?

What can I do?

Quiero vivir

I want to live

Quiero gritar

I want to scream

Quiero sentir

I want to feel

El universo sobre mí

The universe above me

Quiero correr en libertad

I want to run free

Quiero llorar de felicidad

I want to cry with happiness

Quiero vivir

I want to live

Quiero sentir

I want to feel

El universo sobre mí

The universe above me

Como un náufrago en el mar

Like a castaway at sea

Quiero encontrar mi sitio

I want to find my site

Solo encontrar mi sitio

Just find my site

Todos los juguetes rotos

All broken toys

Todos los amantes locos todos

All crazy lovers all

Los zapatos de charol

Patent leather shoes

Todas las casitas de muñecas

All dollhouses

Donde celebraba fiestas

Where he celebrated parties

Donde sólo estaba yo

Where only I was

Vuelve el espíritu olvidado

The forgotten spirit returns

Del verano del amor

Of the summer of love

Quiero vivir

I want to live

Quiero gritar

I want to scream

Quiero sentir

I want to feel

El universo sobre mí

The universe above me

Quiero correr en libertad

I want to run free

Quiero llorar de felicidad

I want to cry with happiness

Quiero vivir

I want to live

Quiero sentir

I want to feel

El universo sobre mí

The universe above me

Como un náufrago en el mar

Like a castaway at sea

Quiero encontrar mi sitio

I want to find my site

Solo encontrar mi sitio

Just find my site

Quiero vivir

I want to live

Quiero gritar

I want to scream

Quiero sentir

I want to feel

El universo sobre mí

The universe above me

Quiero correr en libertad

I want to run free

Quiero llorar de felicidad

I want to cry with happiness

Quiero vivir

I want to live

Quiero sentir

I want to feel

El universo sobre mí

The universe above me

Como un náufrago en el mar

Like a castaway at sea

Quiero encontrar mi sitio

I want to find my site

Sólo queda una vela

Only one candle left

Encendida en medio de la tarta

Lit in the middle of the cake

Y se quiere consumir

And you want to consume