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Carlos Vives Is Just a Fool in Love in 'No Te Vayas' Lyric Translation

Carlos Vives, "No Te Vayas"
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Carlos Vives, "No Te Vayas"

Carlos Vives is making the rounds with his new single and video “No Te Vayas,” which puts in perspective all the obstacles we’re willing to overcome when we’re in love.

The heartwarming vallenato song forms part of Vives’ forthcoming album and tells the story of a person who’s starting to believe in destiny and the signs that surround them.

"'No Te Vayas' is another vallenato song done my way, in love like I am. To sing and announce it to the world," Vives said about the song in a press release. "It's the door to the world we'll see together with the sound that I've been studying for so long and it's the base of all the music in my country."

In the playful and colorful music video, filmed by Nuno Gomes in Colombia, Vives is living the “worst day of his life,” as he’s on the way to his date’s home. He gets chased by a jealous boyfriend, he gets covered in paint, and he even gets arrested.

On the Billboard charts, “No Te Vayas” moved 19-9 on the Tropical Airplay chart dated March 21, becoming Vives’ 19th top 10 on the tally.

Check out the complete lyrics translated to English below.

I see you today and I start to think
If destiny exists in real life
And we’re two souls that met somewhere
That love calls and that’s where it is
And it’s best to not let it escape
Because what’s yours is waiting for you out there

Your life is a beautiful flower
And I want to be your hummingbird
And flap my wings for joy
Your voice fills my heart
Your laughter is like a song
The soundtrack of my life

Don’t leave
Let me give you my crazy love in the Spring
Don’t leave
Let the fine rain wet the Earth
Don’t leave
Let my heart reach the sun and outer space
When the night sleeps, the flower comes out today

How many times did I want to escape?
To not find each other
But there’s something magical that crosses our path
The rain unites us today
That’s what Bogota has
Let me hug you, you’re shaking from the cold

Your life is a beautiful flower
And I want to be your hummingbird
And flap my wings for joy
Your voice fills my heart
Your laughter is like a song
The soundtrack of my life

Don’t leave
Let me give you my crazy love in the Spring
Don’t leave
Let the fine rain wet the Earth
Don’t leave
Let my heart reach the sun and outer space
When the night sleeps, the flower comes out today

Nananai, nanananaina
Nananai, nanananaina
Bring the soft sand from your hands
Bring the fresh water of your laughter
Bring the most tender bread from your spike
Bring the fresh pizza from the corner

Let’s go to the beach, the moon is dropping
Let’s dance until our bodies can’t anymore
I wanted to resist but the hunger forces us
Bring the Asopao and let the party continue

Don’t leave
Let me give you my crazy love in the Spring
Don’t leave
Let the fine rain wet the Earth
Don’t leave
Let my heart reach the sun and outer space
When the night sleeps, the flower comes out today

Yeah
Wepa
Don’t leave
Leave your shoes at the door and come here
Don’t leave
It’s raining out there and there’s not much to do
Don’t leave
Nothing else is important if you’re here
Don’t leave
Life is short and nothing else

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