Stay with me: We love Pastora Soler!

Pastora Soler—Spanish Eurovision goddess and ultimate ballad diva—has finally released “Stay with Me”, the English-language version of her Eurovision entry “Quédate Conmigo.” We’re sad to report that a lot of the fabulousness of the original has been lost in translation. We don’t like the repetition of “you can show me heaven” as much as we loved the repetition of “quédate conmigo.” And we most certainly do not like English-as-a-second-language moments like, “I never meant to lose your heart.” In any case, you can judge for yourself by listening to the song and then reading the lyrics below.

 As we previously reported, Pastora chose to translate the song into English to capitalize on her success at Eurovision. “I want to perform my song in English because although the song is in Spanish, after Eurovision some non-Spanish countries have the song in the top of the charts,” she said recently. “The song is having a great reception on iTunes, and for me it is very important to translate the message.”

Listen:

Lyrics

Now skies are crying over me
I try to say just anything
Just anything so you won’t go

I know you think it is too late
I see that look upon your face
But please hold on, be strong for me
I still believe

You can show me heaven
You can show me how to speak love
Fight the shadows light the way
Stay with me for one more day

You can show me heaven
You can show me heaven
Let the sun shine through the rain

I never meant to lose your heart
So when I see that’s all I have
I fall apart

You can show me heaven
You can show me how to speak love

Fight the shadows light the way
Stay with me for one more day
You can show me heaven
You can show me heaven
Let the sun shine through the rain

And if we make it through the night
I know we can make the sun shine

My love
My love

You can show me heaven
You can show me heaven
Let the sun shine through the rain

And if we make it through the night
I know we can make the sun shine

You can show me heaven
You can show me heaven
Let the sun shine through the rain

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que
7 years ago

Eu gosto que as informações sobre mulheres. Obrigado.

Lucia
Lucia
8 years ago

So I don’t speak good English, but I prefer the Spanish! It has bigger soul!