Translation notes: See my first song translation for additional notes.

Text in italics is the original English, and text not in italics is my Spanish translation.

[lit.] represents a literal translation, [alt.] represents an alternative translation.

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these translations but now finally here I am again 😀

This time the song in question is Divide, another track from the TV show RWBY. It’s from the perspective of the main antagonist Salem ripping apart the protagonists’ mentor-of-sorts Ozpin for what she perceives as his failures and just promising general carnage, and since the villain songs are almost always the best (case in point: Be Prepared form The Lion King, What You Feel from the Buffy episode Once More with Feeling, every song the Phantom sings in Phantom of the Opera :P), I decided to do this one today.

Anyway… enjoy!

Credit to Kirakanjo on DeviantArt for this wonderfully creepy rendition of Salem.

Divide
Divide

Does it feel good knowing you tried?
Knowing that all that remains
Is the slow, cold, brutal death
Of the fools that will all die in vain

¿Lo siente bien saber que trataste?
Saber que todo que queda
Es la muerte lento, frío, y brutal
De los tontos que todos morirán en vano

How does it feel
Knowing your efforts will fail?
All that you’ve built will be torn down
The hope of your people assailed

¿Cómo lo siente
Saber que tus esfuerzos fallarán?
Todo lo que has construido será derribado
La esperanza de tu gente atacado

Send your guardians
They will fail
Legends and heroes will crumble and fall
You will not prevail!

Envía tus guardianes
Fracasarán
Leyendas y héroes se derrumbarán
¡Tú no prevalecerás!

When allied together
A threat men display
Divide them with doubt
It will all wash away

Cuando están aliado juntos
Una amenaza son los humanos
Pero si los divides con duda
Todo se quitará

One spark can incite their hope
And ignite the hearts of their weary souls
I will extinguish that flame!

Una chispa puede incitar su esperanza
Y encender los corazones de sus almas cansadas
¡Yo apagaré esa llama!

Form your armies, dream your dreams
Make your plans and plot your schemes

Forma tus ejércitos, sueña tus sueños
Haz tus planes y conspira tu intriga

Send your fighters one and all
Then in battle watch them fall

Manda todos tus soldados
Entonces en batalla míralos caer

It was you who ended their lives
Made them to dig their own graves
With your dark, sick, cruel design
Convinced them their world could be saved

Fuiste tú quien terminó con sus vidas
Hiciste que cavaran sus propias tumbas
Con tu diseño oscuro, enfermo, y cruel
Los convenciste que su mundo pudiera ser salvado

Have you no shame
Signing them up for your war?
Train them to fight what they can’t beat
Your sins are what they’ll pay for

¿No tienes vergüenza
Inscribirlos en tu guerra?
Entrénalos luchar lo que no pueden superar
Tus pecados son lo que pagarán

Sacrifice them for your needs
Slaughter is coming
The end drawing near
You’ll regret your deeds

Sacrifícalos por tus necesidades
Se viene la matanza
Se acerca el final
Lamentarás tus actos

Legends and fairy tales
Scattered in time
Maidens and kingdoms
Wrapped up in a lie

Leyendas y cuentos
Dispersos en tiempo
Doncellas y reinos
Envueltos en una mentira

These children you mislead
You’ll watch them all bleed
Strength will not bring victory

Estos niños tú engañas
Los verás todos sangrar
Fuerza no traerá victoria

Divide them!
Tear them apart!
Sever their trust
It will strangle their hearts

¡Divídelos!
¡Despedázalos!
Corta su confianza
Sofocará sus corazones

Inside them
Plant seeds of doubt
Hope will be smothered
They’ll turn on each other

Dentro de ellos
Planta semillas de duda
La esperanza se ahogará
Se volverán en contra el uno al otro

Hatred will sprout
Suspicion and doubt
Friendships deny
While allegiances die

El odio saldrá
Sospecha y duda
Las amistades niegan
Mientras las lealtades mueren

The taste will be sweet
When you get what you’ve earned
And I’ll watch you burn!

El sabor será dulce
Cuando consigues lo que mereces
¡Y yo te veo arder!