All By Myself

LOS CURSOS DE INGLES GRATIS PREFERIDOS POR LOS HISPANOHABLANTES

 

For his 1975 debut album, American vocalist and songwriter Eric Carmen looked into the early 20th century. This famous ballad was based on a piece by Russian classical composer Serge Rachmaninoff.

 

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When I was young
I never needed anyone
And making love
Was just for fun
Those days are gone

Living alone
I think of all the friends
I've known
But when I dial the telephone
Nobody's home

All by myself
Don't wanna be
All by myself ... anymore
All by myself
Don't wanna live
All by myself ... anymore

Hard to be sure
Sometimes I feel so insecure
And love so distant and obscure
Remains the cure

Cuando era joven
Nunca necesité a nadie
Y hacer el amor
Sólo era diversión
Esos días ya pasaron

Viviendo solo
Pienso en todos los amigos
Que he conocido
Pero cuando marco el teléfono
Nadie se encuentra en casa

Completamente sólo
No quiero estar
Completamente sólo ... otra vez
Completamente sólo
No quiero vivir
Completamente sólo ... otra vez

Es difícil estar seguro
A veces me siento tan inseguro
Y el amor tan distante y oscuro
Sigue siendo la cura

 

Glossary & Grammar

When (PAST SIMPLE) + I (PAST SIMPLE) = When I WAS young, I never NEEDED anyone.
just for fun = just for enjoying or amusing
(simplemente para divertirse)
those days are gone: those days are well in the past
TO THINK OF (ABOUT) = I think of (about) all the friends (pensar en todos los amigos)
to dial the telephone: after taking the receiver off the hook you usually dial a telephone number
all by myself = absolutely alone, without company
(completamente solo)
wanna = want to (informal)

anymore = any longer (ya no)
hard: difficult, not easy (complejo/a, difícil)
insecure: lacking self-confidence (inseguro/a)
obscure: confusing (confuso/a)
the cure = the remedy (la solución, la cura)

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