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Coming out of the dark

·900 words·5 mins·
song-swap 2023
Jerry S
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Jerry S
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Listen
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There are two sets of links this time since the song is officially available in Spanish and English.

Coming out of the dark
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  1. Youtube - Coming out of the dark
  2. Amazon Music - Coming out of the dark
  3. Spotify - Coming out of the dark

Desde la oscuridad
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  1. Youtube - Desde la Oscuridad
  2. Amazon Music - Desde la Oscuridad
  3. Spotify - Desde la Oscuridad
The album cover. It’s very 90s :-)

Intro
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On Friday, May 27, 2022 I was in Washington, DC and I had the great opportunity to see the musical “On Your Feet: The story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan”. “Coming out of the dark” is one of the most memorable songs from the musical for me. If you’d like to read more about my experience at the musical you can click here. Below you’ll find links to the song if you want to listen to it and lyrics.

Lyrics
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Unlike most songs, I don’t need to translate this one into English since it was written in both English and Spanish but after looking at the exact words more closely it does appear that there are some big differences in the lyrics near the end of both versions. Regardless, it’s interesting to see how they wrote the song in each language.


[Primer verso]
No hay que temer, si sola no estoy
La vida nunca es fácil, pero sé a donde voy
Siempre llena de preguntas, así es como soy
Pasé cada momento buscando algo en que creer

[Verse 1]
Why be afraid if I’m not alone?
Though life is never easy, the rest is unknown
And up to now for me, it’s been hands against stone
Spent each and every moment searching for what to believe

[Coro]
Desde la oscuridad
Veo el sol de un nuevo día naciendo en mi
Desde la oscuridad
El amor que me ha salvado, lo recibo de ti

[Chorus]
Coming out of the dark
I finally see the light now
And it’s shining on me
Coming out of the dark
I know the love that saved me
You’re sharing with me

[Segundo Verso]
Vuelvo a empezar de nuevo otra vez
Con tu mano en la mía, más fuerte estaré
Quizás mi paso es lento, pero yo llegaré
Caminemos juntos
Quiero compartir el milagro que has hecho en mi

[Verse 2]
Starting again is part of the plan
And I’ll be so much stronger holding your hand
Step by step, I’ll make it through, I know I can
It may not make it easier, but I have felt you
Near all the way

[Coro]
Desde la oscuridad
Veo el sol de un nuevo día naciendo en mi
Veo la luz, veo la luz, veo la luz
Desde la oscuridad
El amor que me ha salvado, lo recibo de ti

[Chorus]
Coming out of the dark
I finally see the light now
And it’s shining on me
(I see the light, I see the light)
See the light (I see the light)
Coming out of the dark
I know the love that saved me
You’re sharing with me

[Puente]
Siempre, por siempre, siempre
Me aferro a la luz de tu amor
Siempre, por siempre, siempre
No hay quien me detenga ya
Siempre, por siempre, siempre
Me aferro a la luz de tu amor
Me salvará, creyendo de verdad

[Bridge]
(And ever, and ever) Ever
I stand on the rock of your love
(And ever) Ever (And ever) Ever, ooh
Can’t nobody stop me, watch me
(And ever) Ever (And ever) And ever
Stand on the rock of your love is all it takes
No matter what we face

[Coro]
Desde la oscuridad,
desde la oscuridad
Yo vi la luz, sentí tu amor llegar hasta mi
Brilla, brilla, brilla
Naciendo en mi

[Chorus]
(Coming out of the dark)
Coming out of the dark
I see the light, I feel your love
shinning (Shining, shining)
Yes, shining on me (Shining)


The above lyrics diverge a small amount but they’re comparable, but from here on the lyrics between both versions start diverging even more.


Desde la oscuridad
El amor que me ha salvado, lo recibo de ti
Sí, lo recibo de ti
Recibo de ti, recibo de ti

(Coming out of the dark)
I know the love that saved me
You’re sharing
You’re sharing with me (See the light)
You’re sharing with me (See the light)
You’re sharing with me (See the light)
You’re sharing with me (Oh-oh-oh)

Desde la oscuridad
Yo veía tu luz desde la oscuridad
Sentí tu amor y voy hacia ti
Voy hacia ti, voy hacia ti

(Coming out of the dark)
Cannot be in the dark to make it into the light, yeah
Your love is shining on me
(Shining on me) Shining on me
(I see the light, I see the light)
Shining on me (I see the light)

Desde la oscuridad
Caminemos juntos
Que con tu mano en la mía más fuerte estaré

(Coming out of the dark)
I see the light, I see the light, oh-oh (I see the light)
Got it shining on me (Shining, shining)
I didn’t think that I could take it
But your love helped me to make it

(Coming out of the dark) Coming out of the dark
I see the light now
Yes, I see the light now
(Shining, shining) (I see the light, I see the light)