Se Iluminaba Fred De Palma & Ana Mena Translation Meaning and Lyrics

Song Meaning

'Se Iluminaba' means 'It Lit Up' in English. It is a name of a song by 'Fred De Palma & Ana Mena' human translated here by a native speaker.

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Lyrics and Translations

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Line 1
Original Lyrics: Ana Mena

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Aligned Translation: Ana Mena

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Line 2
Original Lyrics: De Palma

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Aligned Translation: De Palma

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Line 3
Original Lyrics: Yo

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Aligned Translation: I call apon the wind

Free Translation: I ask the wind

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Original Lyrics: Que te traiga hasta a mí

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Aligned Translation: That brings you to me

Free Translation: That brings you to me

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Original Lyrics: Solo espero

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Aligned Translation: I just wait for the moment

Free Translation: I just wait for the moment

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Original Lyrics: Para verte pasar aunque sea un segundo, hacerte

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Aligned Translation: To see you spend time even though it might be just for a second to let you know

Free Translation: To spend some time with you even for a second, to let you know

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Original Lyrics: Que

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Aligned Translation: That I want to ask you out

Free Translation: That I want to ask you out

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Original Lyrics: No lo pienses, acompáñame

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Aligned Translation: Don't think about it come with me

Free Translation: Don't think about it, come with me

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Original Lyrics: Porque vas

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Aligned Translation: Because you are going live next to me

Free Translation: Because you're gonna live by my side

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Line 10
Original Lyrics: El misterio de un amanecer

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Aligned Translation: The mystery of a dawn

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Original Lyrics: Dime si vas

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Aligned Translation: Tell me if you're gonna stay

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Original Lyrics: Tal

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Aligned Translation: Maybe the same thing will happen to you as to me

Free Translation: Maybe the same thing will happen to you as to me

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Original Lyrics: Solo

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Aligned Translation: All I know is that I was in the dark

Free Translation: All I know is that I was in the dark

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Original Lyrics: Y vi que el camino hacia a ti

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Aligned Translation: And I saw that the path toward you

Free Translation: And I saw that the way to you

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Original Lyrics: Se iluminaba

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Aligned Translation: It lit up

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Original Lyrics: Bajo el sonido de una melodía lejana

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Aligned Translation: Under the sound of a distant melody

Free Translation: To the sound of a distant melody

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Original Lyrics: Los dos bailamos hasta ver la madrugada

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Aligned Translation: We both danced till we seen the dawn

Free Translation: We both danced till we saw the dawn

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Original Lyrics: Y es que encontramos no fue solo por fortuna

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Aligned Translation: And it wasn't just by luck we found it

Free Translation: And it wasn't just by luck we found it

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Original Lyrics: Cuando me abrazas siento

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Aligned Translation: When you hold me I feel my body fly fly

Free Translation: When you hold me I feel my body fly, fly

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Original Lyrics: Recógeme te espero

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Aligned Translation: Pick me up I'll wait for you any time

Free Translation: Pick me up I'll wait for you any time, any time

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Original Lyrics: No quiero pasar esta noche sola

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Aligned Translation: I don't want to spend tonight alone

Free Translation: I don't want to spend tonight alone.

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Original Lyrics: Sin ti, mi amor, mi mundo es un desierto

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Aligned Translation: Without you my love my world is a desert

Free Translation: Without you, my love, my world is a desert

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Original Lyrics: La città senza

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Aligned Translation: The city without you

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Original Lyrics: Dime que el amor no tiene ciencia

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Aligned Translation: You say to me that love isn't science

Free Translation: Tell me love isn't science

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Original Lyrics: Dime que el amor no es solo es pura coincidencia

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Aligned Translation: Tell me love is not just pure coincidence it is only it is pure

Free Translation: Tell me love is not just pure coincidence

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Original Lyrics: Y

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Aligned Translation: And your arrow pierced me

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Original Lyrics: Rompiendo la coraza de mi corazón

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Aligned Translation: Breaking the armour of my heart

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Original Lyrics: Y quién sabe si estaba escrito

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Aligned Translation: And who knows if it was written

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Original Lyrics: Y acabaremos en el altar

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Aligned Translation: And we finish up at the altar

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Original Lyrics: Pasando la noche en una cama matrimonial, yeh, yeh

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Aligned Translation: Spending the night in a double bed yeah, yeah

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Original Lyrics: Dime si vas

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Aligned Translation: Tell me if you're gonna stay

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Original Lyrics: Tal

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Aligned Translation: Maybe the same thing will happen to you as to me

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Original Lyrics: Solo

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Aligned Translation: All I know is that I was in the dark

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Original Lyrics: Y vi que el camino hacia a ti

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Aligned Translation: And I saw that the path toward you

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Original Lyrics: Se iluminaba

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Aligned Translation: It lit up

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Original Lyrics: Bajo el sonido de una melodía lejana

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Aligned Translation: Under the sound of a distant melody

Free Translation: To the sound of a distant melody

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Original Lyrics: Los dos bailamos hasta ver la madrugada

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Aligned Translation: We both danced till we seen the dawn

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Original Lyrics: Y es que encontrarnos no fue solo por fortuna

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Aligned Translation: And it is that meeting was not only by fortune

Free Translation: And it is that finding us was not only by fortune

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Original Lyrics: Cuando me abrazas siento

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Aligned Translation: When you hold me I feel my body fly fly

Free Translation: When you hold me I feel my body fly, fly

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Original Lyrics: Recógeme te espero

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Aligned Translation: Pick me up I'll wait for you any time

Free Translation: Pick me up I'll wait for you any time, time

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Original Lyrics: No quiero pasar esta noche sola

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Aligned Translation: I don't want to spend tonight alone

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Original Lyrics: Sin ti, mi amor, mi mundo es un desierto

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Aligned Translation: Without you my love my world is a desert

Free Translation: Without you, my love, my world is a desert

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Original Lyrics: La città senza

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Aligned Translation: The city without you

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Original Lyrics: ¿Qué es lo que pasa, qué has hecho de mí?

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Aligned Translation: What now what have you done to me?

Free Translation: What's the matter, what have you done to me?

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Original Lyrics: Como un embrujo solo pienso en ti

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Aligned Translation: Like a spell I think only of you

Free Translation: Like a spell I only think of you

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Original Lyrics: Lunes o martes, da igual para mí

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Aligned Translation: Monday or Tuesday it doesn't matter to me

Free Translation: Monday or Tuesday, it doesn't matter to me

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Original Lyrics: Siempre es festivo desde

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Aligned Translation: It's always festive since I saw you

Free Translation: It's always festive since I saw you

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Original Lyrics: Vamo' a tomarno' en la playa unos tragos

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Aligned Translation: Let's have some drinks on the beach

Free Translation: Let's have a drink on the beach

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Original Lyrics: Luego juntitos nos damos un baño

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Aligned Translation: After together we take a bath

Free Translation: Then together we take a swim

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Original Lyrics: Ponte el bikini más trendy

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Aligned Translation: Wear the trendiest bikini

Free Translation: Wear the trendiest bikini

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Original Lyrics: Pa' fuera los

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Aligned Translation: Out of jeans

Free Translation: To be out of the jeans


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Original Lyrics: Se iluminaba

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Aligned Translation: It lit up

Free Translation: It Lit Up

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Original Lyrics: ¿Cómo te llamas? Yo

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Aligned Translation: How you yourself you call

Free Translation: What's your name? I don't know but it's okay

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Original Lyrics: Quiero estar contigo en mi cama vola, vola

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Aligned Translation: I want to be with you in my bed fly! fly!

Free Translation: I want to be with you in my bed fly, fly

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Original Lyrics: Recógeme te espero

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Aligned Translation: Pick me up I'll wait for you any time

Free Translation: Pick me up I'll wait for you any time, any time

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Original Lyrics: No quiero pasar esta noche sola

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Aligned Translation: I don't want to spend tonight alone

Free Translation: I don't want to spend tonight alone.

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Original Lyrics: Sin ti, mi amor, mi mundo es un desierto

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Aligned Translation: Without you my love my world is a desert

Free Translation: Without you, my love, my world is a desert

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Original Lyrics: La città senza

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Aligned Translation: The city without you

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Review

Real summer-love sounding duet with caribbean overtones.  Fred is from Italy so you get the single line 'La città senza di te' in Italian meaning 'The city without you', in this otherwise entirely Spanish song.

"Se Iluminaba"... means "It lit up".   But what is it "it"?

There are two candidates...  one the "city" that is "without you", but I prefer reading three lyric lines:

Solo sé que yo andaba a oscuras 
Y vi que el camino hacia a ti
Se iluminaba

Only I know that I felt in the dark
And could tell the path to you
It lit up

So it was the path (to each other) that lit up.

Ana and Fred appear to be a trailer-trash couple with a premium residence on a deserted beach.  They not too badly off as he's got a Harley, time to play golf off the roof of the trailer, and can frequent the local beach bar at their leisure.

Few very interesting lines:

"No lo pienses, acompáñame" - "Don't think about it, come with me"

"pienses" appears both as 2nd Person Singular Imperative Negative and 2nd Person Singular Subjunctive Present Tuteo in the Verb lookup.  To my mind both apply, maybe this is common in Spanish; Fred is commanding Ana to "not think about it", yet at the same time is expressing his emotions - he wants her to "not think about it".

Researching this it seems that only the negative imperatives are same as the subjunctive forms.  I'm going to plump for the imperative here due to the pronoun placement.

"A wish is not a demand, the conjugations just happen to be the same but the nuance between subjunctive and imperative is very different.

When you learn the language as a native you naturally learn all the nuances during childhood, but you don´t notice these similarities of conjugation until later when you study grammar, so it´s best not to think of "imperative uses subjunctive".  - from comment by 005faa61.

So I can't really see the nuance, except maybe if there was tone of voice change or in text form an exclamation mark.

Imperative use in this instance is also backed up by the use of acompaña (which is in 2nd person positive imperative form) - with no ambiguities.

Submitted by user: BENDECKO

Average Ratings

Most people find the song lyrics easy to understand lyrics, lyrics sung fast and it has very hard to remember verbs and nouns

Most words used are in very common daily usage.RAE

Se Iluminaba has 124 BPM (beats per minute)

References

RAE Based on a median word frequency of 283 using the frequency database from the Royal Spanish Academy (La Real Academia Española)

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