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17:27 Mar 20, 2007
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English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Poetry & Literature / agradecería si me ayudaran con esta frase, porque no me gusta como suena literlamente
English term or phrase: That I've let all these years go by, wasted
Cause' I don't wanna' spend my life jaded
Waiting to wake up one day and find
That I've let all these years go by
Wasted

porque no quiero pasar mi vida desganada/amargada
y esperar despertarme algun dia y encontrar
que deje pasar estos años, desperdiciados
daydreamer
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Summary of answers provided
5que he dejado pasar/perdido todos estos años, emborrachada/borracha/borrada
kironne
4 +1que he malgastado tantos años
patricia scott
4que desperdiciadamente he dejado pasar los añostrans4u
3que he dejado pasar los años en baldeSwatchka


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10 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
that i've let all these years go by, wasted
que desperdiciadamente he dejado pasar los años


Explanation:
In a pinch.

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15 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
that i've let all these years go by, wasted
que he dejado pasar los años en balde


Explanation:
another option :))

Swatchka
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7 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
that i've let all these years go by, wasted
que he malgastado tantos años


Explanation:
y encontrarme con que he malgastado tantos años...

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Note added at 8 mins (2007-03-20 17:36:10 GMT)
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Perdón, ahora que veo las estrofas, podría ser:

tantos años que han pasado
para nada...

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Note added at 20 mins (2007-03-20 17:47:54 GMT)
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esperando despertar(me) un día para encontrar
que dejé pasar todos estos años, (que han pasado todos estos años)
en vano.

patricia scott
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Local time: 07:17
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Asker: gracias pero el hecho de qye exista una coma, on cambia el sentido? i dont wanna- spend my life jaded -Waiting to wake up ´´no quiero pasarme la vida desanimada, ´´y´´ esperar , que despierte un dua y encuentre: que dje pasar todos estos años, desperdiciados o que deje desperdiciar todos estos años, para no ser tan literal


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12 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
that i've let all these years go by, wasted
que he dejado pasar/perdido todos estos años, emborrachada/borracha/borrada


Explanation:

Hi guys,

I just wanted to contribute to this song's translation.

I think, given the context of Carrie Underwood's song, I'm pretty sure she's talking about "being wasted", that means, being totally drunk (or under the influence of drugs).

My interpretation is that she doesn't want to continue this kind of life, to miss out on life itself. She doesn't want to wake up one day and realize she's left all of those years go by, while she was WASTED, both ways (desperdiciándolos y estando borracha). And ergo, the comma Asker very wisely pointed out.

These are the lyrics.

Wasted

Standing at the back door she tried to make it fast
One tear hit the hardwood, it fell like broken glass
She said sometimes love slips away
And you just can’t get it back lets face it
For one split second she almost turned around
But that would be like pouring raindrops back into a cloud
So she took another step and said
I see the way out and I’m gonna take it

I don’t wanna spend my life jaded, waiting
To wake up one day and find
That I let all of these years go by wasted

Another glass of whiskey, but it still don’t kill the pain
He stumbles to the sink and pours it down the drain
He said it’s time to be a man and stop living for yesterday
Gotta face it

I don’t wanna spend my life jaded, waiting
To wake up one day and find
That I let all of these years go by wasted
I don’t wanna keep on wishing, missing
The still of the morning, the color of the night
I ain’t spending no more time wasted

She kept driving along ‘til the moon and the sun
Were floating side by side
He looked in the mirror and his eyes were clear
For the first time in a while

I don’t wanna spend my life jaded, waiting
To wake up one day and find
That I let all of these years go by wasted
I don’t wanna keep on wishing, missing
The still of the morning, the color of the night
I ain’t spending no more time wasted.



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Note added at 13 hrs (2007-03-21 06:32:30 GMT)
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HEY LOOK!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wasted_(Carrie_Underwood_song)



kironne
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