Un Mundo Mejor La Oreja de Van Gogh Translation Meaning and Lyrics

Song Meaning

'Un Mundo Mejor' means 'A Better World' 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: El tiempo ha pintado las calles del mismo color

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Aligned Translation: Time has painted the streets the same color

Free Translation: Time has painted the streets the same color

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Original Lyrics: Y tú te defiendes del hambre con una sonrisa y amor

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Aligned Translation: And you defend yourself from hunger with a smile and love

Free Translation: And you defend yourself from hunger with a smile and love

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Original Lyrics: Las casas parece que miran pidiendo perdón

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Aligned Translation: The houses seem to look asking for forgiveness

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Original Lyrics: Y todo comienza a bailar cuando ya no vigila el sol

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Aligned Translation: And everything starts to dance when the sun is no longer watching

Free Translation: And everything starts to dance when the sun is no longer watching

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Original Lyrics: Quiero escuchar tu voz cantando en un mundo mejor

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Aligned Translation: I want to hear your voice singing in a better world

Free Translation: I want to hear your voice singing in a better world

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Original Lyrics: Quiero encontrarte a ti sonriendo a la vida si no te sonríe ella a ti

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Aligned Translation: I want to find you smiling at life if she doesn't smile at you

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Original Lyrics: Dime niña de ojos tristes

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Aligned Translation: Tell me sad-eyed girl

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Original Lyrics: Recuerdas aquel viejo barco que tanto quisiste

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Aligned Translation: Do you remember that old boat that you loved so much

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Original Lyrics: Donde tú y el mar hablabais de libertad

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Aligned Translation: Where you and the sea talked about freedom

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Original Lyrics: De una escalera a la luna quizá

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Aligned Translation: From a ladder to the moon maybe

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Original Lyrics: De un mundo que no deje nunca de hacernos soñar

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Aligned Translation: Of a world that never stops making us dream

Free Translation: Of a world that never stops making us dream

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Original Lyrics: Los coches se arrastran dejando detrás un olor

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Aligned Translation: The cars are crawling leaving behind a smell

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Original Lyrics: Que ahoga a turistas sin alma bebiendo en sus vasos de

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Aligned Translation: That drowns soulless tourists drinking in their rum glasses

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Original Lyrics: Un niño pregunta si la libertad es así

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Aligned Translation: A child asks if freedom is like that

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Original Lyrics: Y suena una vieja habanera que le cuenta un cuento sin fin

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Aligned Translation: And sounds an old Habanera who tells him an endless tale

Free Translation: And sounds an old Habanera who tells him an endless tale

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Original Lyrics: Quiero escuchar tu voz cantando en un mundo mejor

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Aligned Translation: I want to hear your voice singing in a better world

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Original Lyrics: Quiero encontrarte a ti sonriendo a la vida si no te sonríe ella a ti

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Aligned Translation: I want to find you smiling at life if she doesn't smile at you

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Original Lyrics: Dime niña de ojos tristes

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Aligned Translation: Tell me sad-eyed girl

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Original Lyrics: Recuerdas aquel viejo barco que tanto quisiste

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Aligned Translation: Do you remember that old boat that you loved so much

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Original Lyrics: Donde tú y el mar, hablabais de libertad

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Aligned Translation: Where you and the sea, talked about freedom

Free Translation: Where you and the sea, talked about freedom

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Original Lyrics: De una escalera a la luna quizá

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Aligned Translation: From a ladder to the moon maybe

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Original Lyrics: De un mundo que no deje nunca de hacernos soñar

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Aligned Translation: Of a world that never stops making us dream

Free Translation: Of a world that never stops making us dream

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Original Lyrics: No digas nada, sólo es un ángel jugando a vivir

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Aligned Translation: Don't say anything, it's just an angel playing at living

Free Translation: Don't say anything, it's just an angel playing at living

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Original Lyrics: Vuelve a sonreír por mí

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Aligned Translation: Smile for me again

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Original Lyrics: Por eso dime niña de ojos tristes

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Aligned Translation: That's why tell me sad-eyed girl

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Original Lyrics: Recuerdas aquel viejo barco que tanto quisiste

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Aligned Translation: Do you remember that old boat that you loved so much

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Original Lyrics: Donde tú y el mar, hablabais de libertad

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Aligned Translation: Where you and the sea, talked about freedom

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Original Lyrics: De una escalera a la luna quizá

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Aligned Translation: From a ladder to the moon maybe

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Original Lyrics: De un mundo que no deje nunca de hacernos soñar

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Aligned Translation: Of a world that never stops making us dream

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Review

La Oreja de Van Gogh Un mundo mejor meaning and lyrics explained

Un mundo mejor “A better world” is a song by the Spanish band La Oreja de Van Gogh. The song was released in 2004 and it was written when the band was visiting Cuba in 2002.

Un mundo mejor is a song about freedom and how people define it. the song is dedicated somehow to Cuba or the island worked as an inspiration for the lyrics. Everything starts saying that time has painted the streets the same color, meaning the decay of Cuba's streets and how they all look the same, gray and sad. The lyrics then say you defend yourself from hunger with a smile and love when the sun isn’t watching everyone dance. 

The lyrics are made to poetize the situation in Cuba, and how freedom looks so far from them, the song speaks about old cars contaminating the air with their smoke while soulless tourist drink rum surrounded by poverty. The song mentions the desire to see once more the child singing in a better world. 

Mysteriously Un mundo mejor was only played by the band once during one of their tours, after that, that song hasn’t been played on stage. Un mundo major is a beautiful song with a great message about who wants a better world for everyone.

In terms of difficulty, as mentioned in other songs, La Oreja de Van Gogh isn’t recognized for making a difficult song with hard lyrics, everything in Un mundo mejor is easy to comprehend and follow, the singing is slow and the lyrics are easy to understand without using difficult verbs or complex words. For learning Spanish, it is an excellent song to increase your knowledge. Un mundo major by La Oreja de Van Gogh is a magnificent song with a deep message for those who sometimes think about the real meaning of freedom.

Submitted by user: ANITA

Average Ratings

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

Most words used are in very common daily usage.RAE

Un Mundo Mejor has 146 BPM (beats per minute)

References

RAE Based on a median word frequency of 36 using the frequency database from the Royal Spanish Academy (La Real Academia Española)

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