YO JEHOVÁ DECRETOI JEHOVA DECREE
Niconor Parratrans. W.S.Merwin
que se termine todo de una vez that they get it over with once and for all
hago la cruz al sistema solarI'm giving the solar system the slip
hay que volver al útero materno everything back into the womb
doy por finiquitada la cosaI'm saying it's over finished and done with
que no se escape nadie nobody's escaping
que se termine todo de golpe everything over with in one stroke
para qué vamos a andar con rodeoswhy beat around the bush
está muy bienla Guerra de Viet-Nam
great thingthe Vietnam War
está muy bienla Operación a la próstata
great thingthe Prostate Operation
Yo Jehová decreto la vejez I Jehovah decree old age
ustedes me dan risa you people make me laugh
ustedes me ponen los nervios de punta you people give me the creeps
sólo un cretino de nacimiento only a born moron
se arrodilla a venerar una estatuacould get down on his knees and worship a statue
francamente no sé qué decirles frankly I don't know what to tell you
estamos al borde de la Tercera Guerra Mundialwe're on the brink of the Third World War
y nadie parece darse cuenta de nadaand nobody seems to have noticed
si destruyen el mundoif you destroy the world
¿creen que yo voy a volver a crearlo?do you think I'm going to create it over again?

Copyright © Nicanor Parra; Trans. copyright © W.S.Merwin © 1972, 1979 - publ. New Directions Publ. Corp., New York, USA


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