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YO NO QUIERO SER FELIZ By LOS ENEMIGOS November 16, 2011

Filed under: 1990s,Enemigos — spanishpoplyrics @ 3:15 pm

This song is from the 1990 album “La Vida Mata” by Los Enemigos, one of the most critically acclaimed Spanish groups of the nineties.

These days their singer/songwriter Josele Santiago has a solo career.

YO NO QUIERO SER FELIZ

Me alegra que sepas distinguir
entre el principio y el final
y seas tan feliz.

Me alegra que sepas distinguir
entre el premio y el castigo
y seas tan feliz. 

Me alegra que sepas distinguir
entre el principio y el final
y seas tan feliz.

Pero a mí me sabe tan mal.

Yo no quiero ser feliz
Yo no…

Me alegra que puedas trabajar
y sepas hacia donde vas,
muy bien chaval.

Es bueno que puedas sonreír
cuando lo exija la ocasión,
muy bien chaval

Pero a mí me sabe tan mal.

Yo no quiero ser feliz
Yo no…
I DON’T WANT TO BE HAPPY

I’m glad that you can tell the difference
Between the beginning and the end
And that you’re so happy

I’m glad that you can tell the difference
Between the prize and the punishment
And that you’re so happy

I’m glad that you can tell the difference
Between the beginning and the end
And that you’re so happy

But to me it feels so wrong

I don’t want to be happy
Not me…

I’m glad that you can work
And that you know where you’re going
That’s great kid

It’s good that you can smile
When the occasion demands it
That’s great kid

But to me it feels so wrong

I don’t want to be happy
Not me…
CHORDS / ACORDES / TAB:
Verse / Estrofa:
D – B5 – E – D – A   (repeat/repetir)
Riff: A5 – B5  – D5/A – E5
Riff: A5 – B5  – A5 – E5
Chorus / Estribillo
E – D – A
Coda:
D – E – D – A 

GRAMMAR: THE SUBJUNCTIVE
Here’s another time when you need to use the (present) subjunctive: giving your opinion.
(as opposed to stating the facts – which uses the indicative)
Me alegro que / Es bueno que… + Present Subjunctive
 

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