Héroe

This song is written from the point of view of a guy who endlessly fantasizes about a girl who, to him, is “so far out of his league” that the only way he can imagine he’d get her attention is to somehow save her with exploits so heroic they’d cost him his life. She’d “get the chills” with his god-like actions, and then he’d kiss her before he died. He might have to do it a thousand times, but she’s worth it.

Maybe, instead, he should start by, I don’t know, talking to her?

His best line is perhaps his truest: “Look, in the end, what matters is that I love you.”

That is, if you can call this love.

Héroe

Quiero ser tu héroe
I want to be your hero

Si una vez yo pudiera llegar a erizar de frío tu piel
If one time I were able to make your skin bristle as though you were cold (shiver)
…a quemar, qué sé yo, tu boca y morirme allí después
(If I were able) to set on fire, I don’t know, your lips…? and die afterwards

Y si entonces temblaras por mi
And if then you were to tremble for me
…lloraras al verme sufrir
(if) you were to cry upon seeing me suffer (as I die for you)
ay, sin dudar tu vida entera dar como yo la doy por ti
without a doubt (you’d give your entire life in my memory) as I give (mine) for you

Si pudiera ser tu héroe
If I were able to be your hero
Si pudiera ser tu Dios
If I were able to be your God
que salvarte a ti mil veces
that saves you a thousand times
puede ser mi salvación
(it could be my salvation, my only hope)

Si supieras la locura que llevo
If you were to know the craziness that I carry
…que me hiere y me mata por dentro
…that hurts me and kills me inside
¿y qué más da?
(oh, what does it matter?)
Mira que al final lo que importa es que te quiero
(look, in the end) that which matters is that I love you

Si pudiera ser tu héroe
If I were able to be your hero
Si pudiera ser tu Dios
If I were able to be your God
que salvarte a ti mil veces
that saves you a thousand times
puede ser mi salvación
(it could be my salvation, my only hope)

Déjame tocarte, quiero acariciarte
Let me touch you, I want to caress you
una vez más, mira que al final lo que importa es que te quiero
one more time, look in the end what matters is that I love you

Si pudiera ser tu héroe
If I were able to be your hero
Si pudiera ser tu Dios
If I were able to be your God
que salvarte a ti mil veces
that saves you a thousand times
puede ser mi salvación
(it could be my salvation, my only hope)

Quiero ser tu héroe
I want to be your hero
Si pudiera ser tu Dios
If I were able to be your God
que salvarte a ti mil veces
that saves you a thousand times
puede ser mi salvación
(it could be my salvation, my only hope)

puede ser mi salvación
(it could be my salvation, my only hope)

Quiero ser tu héroe
I want to be your hero