Learners’ Notes

  • Excellent song to internalize the Spanish future tense
  • Use as “más que” as a synonym of “especialmente”
  • Full of words of endearment, such as “amor” and “cariño”
  • Usage of “jamás” as an alternative translation of “never,“ the other being “nunca”
  • Usage of “quedar” as a synonym of “estar”
  • Multiple instances of verbs in the imperative conjugation
Tu Cárcel

Te vas amor si así lo quieres que le voy hacer

tu vanidad no te deja entender

que en la pobreza se sabe querer

Quiero llorar y me destroza que pienses así

y más que ahora me quede sin ti

me duele lo que tu vas a sufrir

Pero recuerda nadie es perfecto y tu lo veras

mas de mil cosas mejores tendras

pero cariño sincero jamás

Vete olvidando de esto que hoy dejas y que cambiaras

por la aventura que tu ya veras

sera tu cárcel y nunca saldras

Quiero llorar y me destroza que pienses así

y mas que ahora me quede sin ti

me duele lo que tu vas a sufrir

Pero recuerda nadie es perfecto y tu lo veras

mas de mil cosas mejores tendras

pero cariño sincero jamás

Vete olvidando de esto que hoy dejas y que cambiaras

por la aventura que tu ya veras

sera tu cárcel y nunca saldras

Your Prison

My love, you're leaving, if that's what you want what can I do?

your vanity doesn't let you understand

that in poverty we know how to love

I want to cry and it destroys me that you feel that way

especially now that I'll be without you

it hurts me to know what you will suffer

Just remember nobody's perfect and you'll find that out

more than a thousand better things you will have

but sincere love, never

go on forgetting what today you leave behind and will exchange

for the affair that you shall find

will be your prison and you'll never get out

I want to cry and it destroys me that you feel that way

especially now that I'll be without you

it hurts me to know what you will suffer

Just remember nobody's perfect and you'll find that out

more than a thousand better things you will have

but sincere love, never

go on forgetting what today you leave behind and will exchange

for the affair that you shall find

will be your prison and you'll never get out