Rosalia’s ‘Con Altura’ Translated Into English

Con Altura (With Prowess)

by Rosalia, J. Balvin ft. El Guincho

(Verse 1: El Guincho and then Rosalia)

Let’s begin this -with prowess

I sing dembow with depth [dembow = music genre]
They say: “A star, a character”
From Hector, I learned zest [Hector Lavoe, a famous salsa singer]
You have never seen such a pure jewel

(Chorus: El Guincho and then Rosalia)

This one is here to stay, what I do lasts (With prowess)
Too many nights of mischief (With prowess)
I live fast, I am incurable (With prowess)
I’ll go young to my grave (With prowess)

This one is here to stay, what I do lasts (With prowess)
Too many nights of mischief (With prowess)
I live fast, I am incurable (With prowess)
I’ll go young to my grave (With prowess)

(Verse 2: Rosalia)

I put roses on the Panamera [Panamera is a sports car]
I clap to Guantanamera [Guantanemera is a famous salsa song]
I carry Camaron in the glove compartment (De la Isla) [Camaron de la Isla was a flamenco singer]
I do it for my people, and I do it my way

(Pre-Chorus: Rosalia)

Blue flowers and carats [Blue flowers = slang for money]
And if it’s a lie, then that I die
Blue flowers and carats
And if it’s a lie, then that I die
(With prowess)
(With prowess)

(Chorus: Rosalia and then El Guincho)

This one is here to stay, what I do lasts (With prowess)
Too many nights of mischief (With prowess)
I live fast, I am incurable (With prowess)
I’ll go young to my grave (With prowess)

This one is here to stay, what I do lasts (With prowess)
Too many nights of mischief (With prowess)
I live fast, I am incurable (With prowess)
I’ll go young to my grave (With prowess)

(Verse 3: J. Balvin)

Here up high, the winds are strong
Put your seatbelt on and take a seat
I saw inside your girlfriend (Yes)
Money never wastes time (No, no)
Against the wall (You know it)
And I had to buy her a drink because you had her thirsty
It looks so delicious from here
I’m not Sky, but I broke the bass again [a reference to a music producer nicknamed ‘Sky breaks the bass‘]

(Pre-Chorus: Rosalia)

Blue flowers and carats
And if it’s a lie, then that I die
Blue flowers and carats
And if it’s a lie, then that I die
(With prowess)
(With prowess)

(Chorus: Rosalia and then J. Balvin)

This one is here to stay, what I do lasts (With prowess)
Too many nights of mischief (With prowess)
I live fast, I am incurable (With prowess)
I’ll go young to my grave (With prowess)

This one is here to stay, what I do lasts (With prowess)
Too many nights of mischief (With prowess)
I live fast, I am incurable (With prowess)
I’ll go young to my grave (With prowess)

J. Balvin

Rosalia

(Outro)

(Balvin) Let’s, let’s, let’s go
(Rosalia) Here to stay
(Balvin) Let’s, let’s, let’s go
(Rosalia) Here, here to stay
(Balvin) Let’s, let’s, let’s go
(Rosalia) Here to stay
(Balvin) Let’s, let’s
(Rosalia) Here to stay, lasting
(Balvin) Let’s, let’s, let’s go
(Rosalia) Here to stay
(Balvin) Let’s, let’s, let’s go
(Rosalia) Here to stay
(Balvin) Let’s, let’s, let’s go
(Rosalia) Here to stay
(Balvin) Let’s, let’s, let’s go
(Rosalia) What I do lasts

Original lyrics in: Spanish

Here is Rosalia explaining the lyrics of ‘Con Altura’ (it has subtitles):

‘Con Altura’ was one of The most viewed music videos of 2019 in YouTube

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2019-08-19
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