Without a map - Marketa Irglova


No puedo creer que se me haya pasado traer a este blog a una de las voces que más me gustan. Afirmaría que no existe ni una sola canción de su discografía que me disguste. Debo reparar pronto mi omisión, así que hoy os presento a Marketa Irglova.

Marketa Irglova (Valašské Meziříčí, Checoslovaquia, 28 de febrero de 1988) es una compositora y multiinstrumentista que actualmente reside en Dublín.

Se hizo conocida en 2006, luego de coprotagonizar la película Once con Glen Hansard, al mismo tiempo que lanzaron la banda sonora de dicha película.

Empezó a tocar instrumentos a los siete años, cuando sus padres le regalaron un piano y unas clases. Cuando tenía nueve años, su padre le compró una guitarra y empezó a tocar canciones que ella sola aprendía de oído. Conoció a Glen Hansard durante una visita del músico a Praga. Inmediatamente empezaron a tocar juntos, y terminaron lanzando el dueto 'The Swell Season', logrando ganar el Óscar a mejor canción en la ceremonia del 2008, por la canción Falling slowly.

En 2011 inició su carrera en solitario con el lanzamiento de su álbum Anar, con un sonido muy soul y donde priman el piano y la batería.

La canción escogida es una de las que más me gusta de ella. Lástima que no haya un video oficial en you tube y tenga que conformarme con una imagen estática, pero si despierta vuestro interés por ella,  entonces objetivo alcanzado. El tema se titula "Without a map" perteneciente a su álbum "Muna" publicado en septiembre de 2014.

Nota: Si alguien quiere hacer una buena traducción, se lo agradeceré

God, I’ve been sent here blind to learn to see,
Remembering you were always there with me.
But do you know just how hard that’s been?
Could all of this have really been foreseen?
I’d like to say a prayer, how does it go?
I’m tired. Tell me, God, does it show?
What could have called for such a handicap?
I was sent out here without a map.
All this time I’ve had to guess the way,
To keep moving when I wished to stay.
I’ve been wrong as much as I’ve been right.
You tell me: ‘Walk by faith and not by sight, and
Keep your heavy heart afloat.
You are a timber carved by knife, but
Someday you may serve as a boat.’

What I lose here on earth…
…Is lost in heaven.
If I ask you for help…
…it will be given.
But you’ve waited this long…
…you weren’t ready.
My devotion was strong…
…it wasn’t steady.
I have one more question…
…you have the answer too.
But what does that mean?
You’re I, and I am you.
Why speak in riddles?
Then let me show the way.
That’s all I’ve wanted.
That’s all you’ve had to say.

Well come on then, God, show me,
Which way you would like me to go, and
I won’t resume to question,
How I was ever supposed to know.
There have been signs along the way, but
They’ve been so very obscure.
At times I thought I knew their meaning, but
How could I’ve ever been sure?

God, I was sent here deaf to learn to hear,
To have faith in you and never fear.
Life is an ocean, you its every wave,
Your arms would cradle me, and keep me safe.
You’re right, all this, and more I need to learn,
All this unease just makes my stomach churn.
It was I not you who set this trap, but
You did leave me here without a map.
All this time I’ve had to guess the way,
To keep moving when I wished to stay.
I’ve been right as much as I’ve been wrong, so
All I hear from you is: ‘You are strong enough,
For all you’ll ever have to face,
The only map you need is Love,
To guide you through this illusion of a maze.’

Our Father, who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
On earth, as it is in heaven,
Give us today our daily bread,
Forgive us, Father, all our sins,
As we forgive those who sin against us, and
Lead us not into temptation, but
Deliver us from evil, for thy is the kingdom, and
The power, and the glory,
Now and forever more,
Amen.

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  1. Maravilloso. Amén.
    Muchas gracias, Ángel.
    No lo conocía.

    Un abrazo.

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