La Playa La Oreja de Van Gogh Translation Meaning and Lyrics

Song Meaning

'La Playa' means 'The beach' in English. It is a name of a song by 'La Oreja de Van Gogh' human translated here by a native speaker.

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Lyrics and Translations

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Original Lyrics: No sé si aún me recuerdas

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Aligned Translation: i don't know still remember me

Free Translation: I don't know if you remember me

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Original Lyrics: Nos conocimos al tiempo

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Aligned Translation: We met at the time

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Original Lyrics: Tú, el mar y el cielo

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Aligned Translation: you the sea and the sky

Free Translation: You, the sea and the sky

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Original Lyrics: Quien me trajo a ti

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Aligned Translation: Who brought me to you

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Line 5
Original Lyrics: Abrazaste mis abrazos

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Aligned Translation: You hold my hugs

Free Translation: you hold my hugs

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Original Lyrics: Vigilando aquel momento

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Aligned Translation: Watching over that moment

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Line 7
Original Lyrics: Aunque fuera el primero

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Aligned Translation: Even if it was the first

Free Translation: Even if it was the first

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Line 8
Original Lyrics: Y lo guardara para

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Aligned Translation: And i keep it to myself

Free Translation: And i keep it to myself

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Line 9
Original Lyrics: Si pudiera volver a nacer

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Aligned Translation: If I could again reborn

Free Translation: If only I could be reborn again

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Original Lyrics: Te vería cada día amanecer

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Aligned Translation: I would see you each day waking up

Free Translation: I would see you every day waking up (waking up)

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Original Lyrics: Sonriendo como cada vez

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Aligned Translation: Smiling like every time

Free Translation: Smiling like every time

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Original Lyrics: Como aquella vez

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Aligned Translation: Like that time

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Original Lyrics: Te voy

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Aligned Translation: i'm going to write you the song more beautiful of the world

Free Translation: I'm going to write you the most beautiful song in the world

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Original Lyrics: Voy a capturar nuestra historia en tan solo un segundo

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Aligned Translation: I', going to our capture our story in only one second

Free Translation: I'm gonna capture our story in just a second

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Original Lyrics: Un día verás que este loco de poco se olvida

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Aligned Translation: One day you will see that this crazy of little he forgets

Free Translation: One day you will see that this crazy don't forget much

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Original Lyrics: Por mucho que pasen los años de largo en su vida

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Aligned Translation: for much that pass the years pass by in your life

Free Translation: no matter how many years pass in your life

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Original Lyrics: el dia de la despedida

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Aligned Translation: the day of the goodbye

Free Translation: the day of the goodbye

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Original Lyrics: De esta playa de mi vida

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Aligned Translation: from this beach of my life

Free Translation: from this beach of my life

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Original Lyrics: Te hice una promesa

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Aligned Translation: i made a promise

Free Translation: i made a promise to you

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Original Lyrics: Volverte a ver así

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Aligned Translation: come back to see you like this

Free Translation: Come back and see you like this

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Original Lyrics: Más de cincuenta veranos

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Aligned Translation: More than fifty summers

Free Translation: more than fifty summers passed by

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Original Lyrics: Hace hoy que no nos vemos

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Aligned Translation: nowadays we don't see each other

Free Translation: and nowadays we don't see each other

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Original Lyrics: Ni tú, ni el mar, ni el cielo

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Aligned Translation: Neither you nor the sea nor the sky

Free Translation: Neither you, nor the sea, nor the sky

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Original Lyrics: ni quien me trajo a

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Aligned Translation: nor either who brought me to you

Free Translation: neither who brought me to you

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Original Lyrics: Si pudiera volver a nacer

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Aligned Translation: If I could again reborn

Free Translation: If only I could be reborn again

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Original Lyrics: Te vería cada día amanecer

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Aligned Translation: I would see you each day waking up

Free Translation: I would see you every day waking up (waking up)

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Original Lyrics: Sonriendo como cada vez

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Aligned Translation: Smiling like every time

Free Translation: Smiling like every time

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Original Lyrics: Como aquella vez

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Aligned Translation: Like that time

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Original Lyrics: Te voy

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Aligned Translation: i'm going to write you the song more beautiful of the world

Free Translation: I'm going to write you the most beautiful song in the world

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Original Lyrics: Voy a capturar nuestra historia en tan solo un segundo

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Aligned Translation: I', going to our capture our story in only one second

Free Translation: I'm gonna capture our story in just a second

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Original Lyrics: Un día verás que este loco de poco se olvida

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Aligned Translation: One day you will see that this crazy of little he forgets

Free Translation: One day you will see that this crazy don't forget much

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Original Lyrics: Por mucho que pasen los años de largo en su vida

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Aligned Translation: for much that pass the years pass by in your life

Free Translation: no matter how many years pass in your life

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Original Lyrics: Y te voy a escribir la canción más bonita del mundo

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Aligned Translation: And I'm going to write the song most beautiful in the world

Free Translation: And I'm going to write you the most beautiful song in the world

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Original Lyrics: Y voy a capturar nuestra historia en tan solo un segundo

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Aligned Translation: And I'm i'm going to our story in only one second

Free Translation: And I'll capture our story in just a second

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Original Lyrics: Y un día verás que este loco de poco se olvida

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Aligned Translation: And one day you will see that this crazy of not much he forgets

Free Translation: And one day you will see that this crazy don't forget much

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Original Lyrics: Por mucho que pasen los

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Aligned Translation: for as long as go by the years

Free Translation: As long as the years go by

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Original Lyrics: Por mucho que pasen los años de largo en tu vida

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Aligned Translation: as long as pass the years go by in your life

Free Translation: no matter how many years pass in your life

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Original Lyrics: Tu vida, tu vida

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Aligned Translation: Your life your life

Free Translation: your life, your life

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Review

Song summary:

Despite what it may seem, the central theme of the song is not a young summer love but a dialogue between the author and a beach with personified features where memories accumulate.

Where:

This great song, by the band La Oreja de Van Gogh, is dedicated to the famous Playa de La Concha in San Sebastián, Spain, where the band spent their childhood and shared many memories in 1996 also there they used to spend many summers in their youth.

When:

La playa is the third song from the album "El viaje de Copperpo", the second album by La Oreja de Van Gogh, and was written 4 years before its release on the album in 2000 also, the video was also released a long time later.

Song emotion:

Better known as "The most beautiful song in the world", for being the phrase with which the chorus begins. It is considered, among others, as one of the group's most memorable and remembered songs for the melancholy and the beauty of this emotional piece of music.

About the video:

In the video, the band is sitting on an armchair while computerized fish surround them and dive among them. At the same time, events take place in a fish tank, where a boy is seen playing with a girl and giving her first kiss. Then it suddenly passes 50 years and we can see that boy, already very old, throwing stones into the sea and waiting for the return of his first love.

The facts are interspersed between the fish tank and the room, although in the end, it seems to be discovered that everything we have been seeing has actually happened only inside the fish tank, which serves as a trunk of memories for the old man, where his story of love is kept.

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Submitted by user: PAULETTE

Average Ratings

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

Most words used are in very common daily usage.RAE

La Playa has 177 BPM (beats per minute)

References

RAE Based on a median word frequency of 234 using the frequency database from the Royal Spanish Academy (La Real Academia Española)

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